High School


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Academic Brief:

Northland High School is the largest comprehensive high school in Columbus City Schools. We offer an extensive curriculum which is designed to meet the needs of all learners. Our Advanced Placement (AP) classes, as well as the remedial courses we offer, are tailored to meet all students at their level. Northland High School students are encouraged to participate in many different extra-curricular offerings, as well as serving their community in our many service organizations. The goal of Northland High School is to prepare all students for success in college or their career path.

Northland’s staff is a reflection of our ethnically and culturally diverse community. Members of the Northland High School faculty are highly-qualified, committed to student academic achievement, and promoters of life-long learning. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of a rigorous curriculum, relevance through the application of new knowledge to real-world situations, and relationships through a culture of mutual esteem, caring, and success. The faculty is an excellent mix of experience and truly talented new teachers.

Dress Code:

We follow the Districs Dress Code Policy with clothing that does not detract from the educational atmosphere. For more information, click here

Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch Menu:



Mission Statement:

"Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community."

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The make-up of our student body reflects the diversity apparent in the larger context of our wonderful city, Columbus, Ohio. The most-recent Class of 2015 received approximately $4 million dollars in scholarships. Northland alumni have earned National Merit Semifinalist, National Achievement Commended Scholar recognition, and have graduated from the most prestigious colleges and universities in our nation, including the military academies.

Many Northland graduates have attained national recognition as Gates Millenium Scholars. Our graduates consistently receive recognition and awards on the local, state, and national level.

The Northland High School Athletic Department is known nation-wide for superior performances on and off the court by our student-athletes.

The music and drama departments at Northland offer multiple opportunities for public performances, whether as an actor/actress, choir member, or playing an instrument in the Marching Band.

Our S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Club has won District and Regional competitions. The Club’s Regional win in Detroit, Michigan earned the team a position in the National Try-Math-Alon USA Quiz Bowl.

Northland’s Junior and Senior Link Crew Leaders provide mentoring and leadership to the incoming freshman class.

Scholarship Award List

Akron University Benedict College Bowling Green State University Cameron University Capital University Carnegie Melon Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus State Community College Defiance Denison University DeVry Eastern Michigan University El Paso Community College Florida Community College Grace College Heidelberg University Hope College Indiana University Kent State University Marshall University Miami University Michigan State Muskingum North Carolina State at Greensboro Northern Kentucky Ohio Dominican University The Ohio State University Ohio Wesleyan Olivet Nazarene Otterbein College Rose-Hulman Shawnee State St. John’s Tennessee State Texas Christian Tiffin University University of Chicago University of Cincinnati University of Kentucky University of Pittsburgh University of Toledo Walsh University West Virginia State University Wittenberg Wright State Xavier University

School Colors:
Green and Gold
Principal - Jason Johnson
614-365-5342  |   1919 Northcliff Drive Columbus, OH 43229
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