Ross High School – Hamilton, OH

Award Year 2015

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Ross High School

3601 Hamilton Cleves Road
Hamilton, OH, 45013-9505

(513) 863-1252

Mr. Brian Martin, Principal at time of Nomination

Ross Local School District

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Student Demographics

  • White: 97%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 21%


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Ross High School is located in the southwest corner of Butler County, Ohio, 25 miles northwest of Cincinnati. This rural/suburban district encompasses 70 square miles and includes four small villages. Ross High School serves 925 students in grades 9-12. Its unique 4x4 block schedule allows staff and students additional time each day to engage in learning activities. Within this type of schedule, courses that are one quarter in length are equivalent to a typical high school’s semester offering. Likewise, semester courses are actually equivalent to a yearlong course in a typical high school. Ross High School is truly a place where each and every child who enters its doors is valued and where every staff member demonstrates a relentless passion for helping students and each other succeed. This is evident through curricular offerings, approach to instruction, assessment data, school climate, and collaborative leadership. Ross High School has consistently achieved excellent ratings on the State of Ohio School District Report Card and been recognized for consistently turning out college and career-ready graduates. The district’s Performance Index is the highest among all Butler County school districts, and its most recent graduation rate of 99% marks four consecutive years above 97%. Ross High School has been named to U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek’s Best High Schools lists. Success is not limited to the classroom as Ross offers students numerous opportunities to participate in a number of athletic and other extracurricular programs.