Education System

Gahanna, the home of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School System, is conveniently located in northeast Franklin County, adjacent to I-270 and approximately 8 miles from downtown Columbus. The district, which includes the city of Gahanna and parts of Jefferson and Mifflin townships, is a culturally diverse suburban area with about 36,000 residents. Some 7,000 students from kindergarten through grade 12, attend the district's seven elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Approximately 64% of the students graduating from Gahanna Lincoln High School are pursuing a four-year college education, 18% are entering two-year colleges, 3% are entering the military and the remainder are pursuing other opportunities.

The elementary schools have approximately 450 students in each building. The middle schools have around 550 to 590 students per building and the high school level has around 2,000 students in attendance.

The district also provides a 'big picture' view of education, going beyond schools and encompassing the community. A broad scope of academic, cultural and athletic programs abound for both students and adults. The Gahanna Concert Series featuring nationally known musicians, local community theater productions, the Gahanna City Recreation Department and Junior League athletic events, local religious groups and Columbus State Community College, all use the G-J facilities to provide services that enhance educational opportunities for our students and the community.

The mission of the Gahanna-Jefferson School District is to develop citizens who possess the self-esteem, motivation and skills needed to communicate effectively, acquire and apply knowledge, make responsible decisions, respect cultural diversity and adapt to the challenges of the 21st century, by providing a diverse, well-trained staff, dedicated to delivering a comprehensive curriculum which is based on research and which meets student and community needs.

For further information, please visit the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School website.

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools (Public)

Administrative Offices
160 South Hamilton Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Phone: 614-471-7065
Fax: 614-478-5568

  • Blacklick Elementary - 614-759-5100
  • Chapelfield Elementary - 614-478-5575
  • Goshen Lane Elementary - 614-478-5580
  • High Point Elementary - 614-478-5545
  • Jefferson Elementary - 614-478-5560
  • Lincoln Elementary - 614-478-5555
  • Lincoln High School - 614-478-5500
  • Middle School East - 614-478-5550
  • Middle School South - 614-337-3730
  • Middle School West - 614-478-5570
  • Royal Manor Elementary - 614-478-5585

Private Schools

Columbus Academy
4300 Cherry Bottom Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Phone: 614-475-2311


Gahanna Christian Academy
817 N Hamilton Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Phone: 614-471-9270


St. Matthews Catholic School
795 Havens Corners Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Phone: 614-471-4930


Library System

The Gahanna Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library at 310 Granville Street provides over 143,000 volumes for check-out and reference seven days a week. In addition to books, magazines, newspapers, books-on-tape and CD, DVDs, CDs, and interactive multimedia, the library has 19 internet access computers and 8 kids' computers. Originally founded in 1969, the library opened on its current site in 1991 and was expanded in 1998. In 2023, the Library opened its new building on the same day the library system turned 150.  Today's library includes meeting space and a kids' reading room and a host of other amenities.

For more information, call 614-645-2275 or go to the Columbus Metropolitan Library website.