Central Ohio's school's grades are finally out... but subject to revision. All Ohio school districts grades for the 2011- 2012 school year are "subject to revision" because of an audit of attendance data by school districts that could change the Report Card Data.
October 17, 2012 the grades... "Report Card Data" for the 2011-2012 school year were reported to the public by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE.) Some central Ohio school's grades:
- Big Walnut - Excellent with Distinction
- Buckeye Valley - Excellent with Distinction
- Columbus - Continuous Improvement
- Delaware - Excellent with Distinction
- Dublin - Excellent with Distinction
- Gahanna Jefferson - Excellent
- Grandview Heights - Excellent with Distinction
- Hilliard - Excellent with Distinction
- Olentangy - Excellent with Distinction
- Plain Local (New Albany) -Excellent with Distinction
- Upper Arlington - Excellent with Distinction
- Westerville - Excellent with Distinction
- Worthington - Excellent with Distinction
Ohio schools got their grades
On October 17, 2012 the grades for the 2011-2012 school year were reported to the public by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE.) Usually Ohio school's grades come out in August, just as the new school year is starting. This year grades for schools throughout the state were delayed by an investigation into alleged tampering with attendance data by some school districts.
I saw the 2011 - 2012 information first on the online Columbus Business First newspaper yesterday. They have a slide show with schools throughout central Ohio highlighted, some in Delaware and Franklin County and some in other central Ohio counties. The Columbus Dispatch has an “Online Database” with the data released on October 17, 2012 and the Dispatch says “SOURCE: Ohio Department of Education.” Looking at the familiar ODE site for report cards I still see the 2010 - 2011 report cards.
The grades available to Ohio schools from the Ohio Department of Education are:
- Excellent with Distinction
- Continuous Improvement
- Academic Watch
- Academic Emergency
Do the familiar A, B, C, D, F grades correlate? I am not sure if they do, but central Ohio Ohio School's grades using the familiar letter grades to describe the rating from the Ohio Department of Education, use grades that most of us are more familiar with:
- A+ = Excellent with Distinction
- A = Excellent
- B = Effective
- C = Continuous Improvement
- D = Academic Watch
- F = Academic Emergency
The Columbus Dispatch headline today is "Columbus clings to it's "C." A local television news-person referred to the "Excellent with Distinction" rating as A+ last night.
On the Ohio Departement of Education site there is a page called “Spreadsheets containing preliminary results” I downloaded the 1.8 MB of data but I looked at the data on the Columbus Dispatch site. It is much easier to use. I am not a subscriber. I was surprised to see as much as I did online on the Columbus Dispatch today. I love their database. It is easiet to see grades by looking at a county, all school districts on their site.
When can we see the report cards on the Ohio Department of Education site? The ODE site says “ODE will not publish PDFs of the Local Report Cards until the investigation by the Auditor of State is concluded.” Each school within a district is graded by the state. All grades for the 2011 to 2012 school year in the state of Ohio are subject to revision.
Central Ohio's school grades - counties
Why are just "some" central Ohio school's grades on this site? It is purely geographic. I live and work near the Delaware - Franklin County line. All Delaware County schools are on this list, since there are only 4 district in the county. This is not a complete list of Franklin County schools. I have tried to highlight schools my clients and readers of this Columbus, Ohio real estate site would be interested in. This site is Delaware County and northern Franklin County. I noticed Marysville schools in Union County received an Excellent with Distinction grade. All schools throughout the state of Ohio are available from the state (spread sheet on the ODE site) and may be available on the Columbus Dispatch site. I really, really want to put South-West City Schools in the list with their grade of excellent in this list but it is not in northern Franklin County. If I included the information for South-West City Schools, then why not Bexley, Reynoldsburg, etc.?
The Columbus City School District is huge. The Columbus school district stretches from northern Franklin County to... ? but there is no way to divide the school district data up. Well except individual schools. That data is available from the state. I may highlight schools in Clintonville, north-west Columbus or the northland area in the future if time allows.
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