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How does your kid’s school stack up on state report card?

Posted: 2:53 PM, Sep 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-12 20:50:53-04
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The Ohio Department of Education released its annual state report cards for public schools Thursday.

CLICK here to get your school or district's report card.

Schools are given a letter grade for six components: Achievement, Graduation, Progress, Gap Closing, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success.

Cincinnati Public Schools spokesperson Frances Russ said the district raised its Gap Closing score from an F to a B, and 14 schools improved their overall grades, according to the report.

Two CPS schools, Evanston Academy and Walnut Hills High School, received an overall grade of A. Covedale School, Dater Montessori School, Hyde Park School, Kilgour School and Sands Montessori School all earned an overall B grade.

At Evanston Academy, the keys to success are "good solid instruction and believing in every kid and every seat," said principal Stacey Hill-Simon.

"My goal every year is to make sure that each one of my kids grows academically no matter where they came from. With your higher kids, you want to challenge them to make academic gain," Hill-Simon said.

Overall, CPS received a D, same as last year. Deputy Superintendent Tianay Amat and other officials will discuss the report card at the Sept. 16 CPS Board of Education meeting.

“We want to do better, and we will do better,” Amat said in a statement. “Our steps are deliberate and strategic, as noted in our recently adopted Strategic Plan."

See how some of the area's school districts fared below:

Cincinnati Public Schools

Achievement component grade: D
Graduation component grade: F
Progress component grade: F
Gap closing component grade: B
K-3 Literacy component grade: C
Prepared for success grade: F

Wyoming City Schools

Achievement component grade: A
Graduation component grade: A
Progress component grade: B
Gap closing component grade: A
K-3 Literacy component grade: NR
Prepared for success grade: A

Madeira City Schools

Achievement component grade: A
Graduation component grade: A
Progress component grade: A
Gap closing component grade: A
K-3 Literacy component grade: NR
Prepared for success grade: A

Mt. Healthy City Schools

Achievement component grade: F
Graduation component grade: D
Progress component grade: D
Gap closing component grade: F
K-3 Literacy component grade: D
Prepared for success grade: F

North College Hill City School District

Achievement component grade: F
Graduation component grade: D
Progress component grade: D
Gap closing component grade: C
K-3 Literacy component grade: D
Prepared for success grade: F

Norwood City School District

Achievement component grade: D
Graduation component grade: D
Progress component grade: C
Gap closing component grade: C
K-3 Literacy component grade: C
Prepared for success grade: F

Achievement measures the amount of students who passed state tests. The Gap Closing component represents how well schools are meeting expectations for “vulnerable populations” of students in language arts, math and graduation.

The K-3 Literacy portion looks at how successful the school is at getting struggling readers on track, and he progress part is based on the growth of students compared to previous years. Graduation rate looks at the percentage of students who successfully finish high school in four or five years, and the Prepared for Success portion represents how well prepared Ohio’s students are for the future.

Click here for full list of schools.