PUTNAM COUNTY- Columbus Grove and Kalida High Schools were ranked high in the 2013 US News Best High Schools ranking. In Ohio there are 892 schools and Columbus Grove is ranked 20th and Kalida 60th putting both schools in the top 100 best schools in Ohio.

Columbus Grove is nationally ranked at 502 and received a Silver medal award. The Advance Placement (AP) participation rate for students is at 50 percent. Columbus Grove's state test scores include 96 percent are proficient in reading, 96 percent are proficient in math and the college readiness index for students is 45.7. Kalida is nationally ranked at 1,249 and also received a Silver medal award. The Advance Placement participation rate is 32 percent for students. Kalida students tested well in state exams giving them a 96 percent proficient in reading, 98 percent proficient in math and 28.4 in the college readiness index. Most Putnam County schools proved to being doing well, with most schools receiving a Bronze medal award. In Ohio 109 schools received a Bronze and schools such as Ottawa-Glandorf, Continental, Miller City, Ottoville, Leipsic and Fort Jennings were all included in that list. For more information visit http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/ohio/rankings?int=84981e