Ohio school report cards released: See how your district performed

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Education released school report cards Thursday, assigning grades from A though F for a list of performance components.

The school districts receive grades in the following categories: Achievement, Gap Closing, K-3 Literacy, Progress, Graduation Rate, and Prepared for Success. Click here for more information on each of these components.

Columbus City Schools received an F in every category except K-3 Literacy, where the district received a D.

State superintendent Paolo DeMaria says district report cards released Thursday show more first-time test takers in 2017 than in 2016 scored proficient or higher in every subject area.

But DeMaria says families should judge their schools by more than report cards because they don’t measure teacher engagement, arts offerings and more.

The percentage of students testing proficient fell for only two tests; 5th grade math and high school history.

Public schools’ overall performance index rose nearly 2.5 points, and graduation rates improved.

The state says educators and students are continuing to adjust to new tests, higher achievement targets and more challenging expectations.

Districts won’t face consequences for poor report cards until 2018.

Click here to download an Excel spreadsheet of all Ohio schools’ rankings. Below is a sample of results looking at five categories for school districts located in central Ohio.

CCS sent home a letter to parents saying the grades use a “narrow range of data” and suggested parents visit MoreToTheScore.info for a different perspective.

Dublin City Schools and Hilliard City Schools also received multiple failing grades in different categories and expressed their disagreement with the findings in statements to NBC4.

Hilliard says they won’t “teach to the test,” an apparent reference to the statewide testing that much of the statewide grades are based on.

Dublin pointed out that 98.9 percent of their third graders meet the school’s reading requirements, yet they still received a ‘C’ in that area. They also added, “We’re interested in great thinkers, not great test takers.”

Chris Woolard, Senior Executive Director of Ohio’s Department of Education, says the standards are growing for Ohio schools.

“It’s not about trying to punish a school,” Woolard says. “It’s about saying, ‘Look, these things are important. We want to make sure these are things students are achieving.”

DISTRICT NAME INDICATORS MET GRADE PERFORMANCE INDEX SCORE GRADE GRADUATION COMPONENT GRADE K-3 LITERACY COMPONENT GRADE PREPARED FOR SUCCESS GRADE
Ada Exempted Village D C B B C
Adena Local F D B D D
Alexander Local F C A C D
Amanda-Clearcreek Local F C A B D
Athens City F C B D C
Bellefontaine City F C A B D
Benjamin Logan Local F C A C D
Berne Union Local F C A D D
Bexley City B B A B A
Big Walnut Local F C A B C
Bloom-Carroll Local F C A B D
Buckeye Central Local F C A C D
Buckeye Valley Local F C A B C
Bucyrus City F D C C F
Caldwell Exempted Village F D A C D
Cambridge City F C D C D
Canal Winchester Local F C A C D
Cardington-Lincoln Local F C C C D
Centerburg Local F C A B D
Chillicothe City F D D C D
Circleville City F D B A D
Colonel Crawford Local F C A C C
Columbus City F D F D F
Coshocton City F D A B D
Crestline Exempted Village F D B C F
Crooksville Exempted Village F D B C D
Danville Local F D B C D
Delaware City F C B C D
Dublin City D B A C B
East Guernsey Local F C B B F
East Holmes Local D B B C C
East Knox Local F D C C D
East Muskingum Local F C A C D
Eastern Local F D B C F
Elgin Local F D A C D
Fairbanks Local F C A NR C
Fairfield Union Local F C B C D
Federal Hocking Local F D B C F
Franklin Local F C A C D
Fredericktown Local F C A C D
Gahanna-Jefferson City F C A C D
Galion City F D C D D
Grandview Heights Schools B B A C B
Granville Exempted Village A B A NR A
Groveport Madison Local F D D C F
Hamilton Local F C A B F
Hardin Northern Local F C A B D
Heath City F C A NR D
Highland Local F C A C D
Hilliard City F C A C C
Huntington Local F D C D D
Indian Lake Local F C A C D
Jefferson Local F C A C D
Johnstown-Monroe Local F C B C D
Jonathan Alder Local F C A C C
Kenton City F C B C D
Lakewood Local F D B C D
Lancaster City F C B C D
Liberty Union-Thurston Local F C A C D
Licking Heights Local F C A C D
Licking Valley Local F C A NR D
Logan Elm Local F C B C D
Logan-Hocking Local F C A C D
London City F C A C D
Madison-Plains Local F C B B D
Marion City F D C C D
Marysville Exempted Village F C B C C
Maysville Local F C A C D
Miami Trace Local F C A C D
Morgan Local F C B A F
Mount Gilead Exempted Village F D A D D
Mount Vernon City F C B B D
Nelsonville-York City F D B C F
New Albany-Plain Local D B A NR B
New Lexington School District F D D B F
Newark City F C C B D
Noble Local F D C C D
North Fork Local F D A D D
North Union Local School District F C A C D
Northern Local F C B D D
Northmor Local F C A D D
Northridge Local F C A D C
Olentangy Local A B A C B
Paint Valley Local F D C D D
Pickerington Local F C A C C
Pleasant Local F C A C C
Reynoldsburg City F C A C D
Ridgedale Local F D B D D
Ridgemont Local F D B B D
Ridgewood Local F C B C D
River Valley Local F C A F D
River View Local F C B C D
Riverside Local F D B C F
Rolling Hills Local F D B B F
Scioto Valley Local F D C C D
Southeastern Local F C B D D
Southern Local F D B F F
Southwest Licking Local F C B B D
South-Western City F D C B D
Teays Valley Local D B B C D
Trimble Local F D B C F
Tri-Valley Local F C B C D
Union-Scioto Local F C B B D
Upper Arlington City C B A NR A
Upper Scioto Valley Local F D C C D
Walnut Township Local F C B B D
Washington Court House City F D B C D
Waverly City F D C D D
West Holmes Local F C B C D
West Muskingum Local F C A NR D
Western Local F D D D F
Westerville City F C B C C
Westfall Local F C B C D
Whitehall City F D D C F
Worthington City F B A C C
Wynford Local F C A C D
Zane Trace Local F C A NR D
Zanesville City F D C D F

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