District: Worthington is a suburban community located in the diverse and rapidly growing northwest section of metropolitan Columbus, Ohio. Historically, it is a community of New England heritage where residents enjoy traditional celebrations and support progressive ideas. The socioeconomic level of the population is above average, with many of the 61,307 residents being college-oriented, business, and professional people.
School: Thomas Worthington High School is regarded as one of the outstanding public high schools in Ohio. Our school is rated as “Excellent” by the State Department of Education with a performance index rating of 107.4. In 2011, eighty-six percent of sophomore students passed all five parts of the Ohio Graduation Test compared to the state of Ohio at sixty nine percent. Thomas Worthington offers academic programs that are strong and quite diverse. Students have over 180 courses to choose from including challenging courses like those in our Pre-Engineering program (Project Lead the Way) and STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Students can take advantage of courses in our Entrepreneurial Business Academy, participate in our award winning fine and performing arts programs, study and develop skills in Spanish, French and Latin or learn life-long skills in Health and Wellness and Family Consumer Science courses. Students can also take advantage of dual enrollment courses or enroll in Ohio’s Post-Secondary Educational Options at local colleges. Thomas Worthington offers a broad range of educational support such as our Freshman Learning communities, our CARDS center (Comprehensive Alternate for Reaching Diverse Students) which houses AP study rooms, online learning, learning labs, academic assistants, and individualized testing rooms.
Enrollment: The school’s current enrollment is 1558 students in grades nine through twelve. 108 Thomas Worthington students attend the Linworth Alternative Program, an adjacent campus based on experiential learning.
Faculty: Thomas Worthington is composed of 112 certified professionals; 110 hold a Master’s degree, and two hold a doctorate. Faculty members were awarded the Governors’ Award for outstanding opportunities in science education, and one teacher was awarded a Fulbright Grant to teach in India. Over 90% have more than five years of experience.
Graduation Requirements: The curriculum at Thomas Worthington is comprehensive including advanced placements, honors, occupational, and vocational programs. For the class of 2011, a minimum of 20 credits is required for graduation. Specific requirements include the following:
4 units of English (1/2 credit Speech) 3 units of Science 1/2 unit of Health & 1/2 unit of PE
3 units of Social Studies 3 units of Math** 6 units of Electives
**Starting with the class of 2014, students will be required to complete 4 units of math.
Class Rank: Grade Point Average is computed using semester grades for all subjects. Grades of students who transfer to TWHS are calculated using the Worthington Schools’ system for determining GPA and class rank. A college wishing to re-compute a student’s GPA may call the registrar at 614-450-6304 for a copy of the previous school’s transcript. All students with a GPA of 4.0 or above are ranked number one in the class. It is the policy of the Worthington Schools to report a rank only for these students.
Post High School Plans: In the class of 2011, 90% of Thomas Worthington students planned to continue their education after high school. 70% planned to attend four year universities and 20% planned to attend two year or vocational programs. 6% planned to work or enter a trade and 4% planned to enter the military.
Thomas Worthington High School Additional Data
Advanced Placement Exam Results
Students took 362 exams Advanced Placement Tests last year, and 79% of those tested achieved scores of three or above. Three faculty members are AP program graders.
Composite Scores 2011
National Merit Finalist and Commended Scholars 12
NationalAchievement Finalist 1
State of Ohio Award of Merit 156 State of Ohio Diploma with Honors 111
Mean Scores 2011