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A Letter from Superintendent Jeff Brandt





Welcome to another great year in Oak Hills Local Schools! Whether you’re among the thousands of west-side families who have called OHLSD home for generations, or an incoming family who’s new to the region, your children and your family are about to experience an incredible year of growth, accomplishment and belonging.


In the world of local education, Oak Hills is the land of opportunity. With almost unparalleled course offerings – from 30 Advanced Placement courses to classes that lead directly to professional certifications – and a wealth of clubs and sports, Oak Hills offers students an exceptional chance to explore their interests and try out their talents. And since service-opportunities are big from elementary school through high school, all Highlanders grow up learning how to give, serve and lead.


Teaching and learning are rich, creative and engaging experiences in our district and they take place everywhere – in our classrooms, in our athletic venues, on our stages, at regional and state arts competitions, and during regional, national and international enrichment trips. 


An Oak Hills hallmark – which may be a sign of the westside emphasis on collaboration and community – are the many partnerships our schools are involved in. A close working relationship with Mount St. Joseph University sends education majors to tutor, mentor and even take their own college coursework in our schools. One of the many benefits of a partnership with the University of Cincinnati allows OHHS students to take their first year of undergraduate IT coursework at Oak Hills High School, then guarantees their admission to the UC Bachelor of Science in Informational Technology or Cybersecurity programs – saving their families a full year’s tuition. Our collaboration with Cincinnati State University allows students to take College Credit Plus courses either at OHHS or on the CSU campus.


An additional partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has provided psychologists in each of our nine schools at no cost to the district. And our Director of Safety and Security Bill Murphy – a former Delhi Township police officer – has continued to build a very close working relationship with local police and emergency services that includes joint training exercises in our buildings.


Meanwhile, our close relationship with our parents, grandparents, alumni and community groups and residents provides a strong foundation for our students, and lies at the heart of everything we do.


All of us in Oak Hills Local Schools welcome you to our buildings, to all of our extracurricular events, and to the new school year. May it be a time of growth, connection, accomplishment – and lots of fun – for your family.



Jeff Brandt

Superintendent of Schools