Gazette News Report
XENIA — The Ohio Department of Education released the first part of school report cards Thursday, grading schools on K-3 literacy improvement, graduation rate and preparedness for success.
The high school’s 4-year graduation rate (class of 2014) of 84.8 percent received a C. The school’s five-year graduation rate, which applies to the class of 2013 members who graduated in 2014, was 90.7 percent, inside the B threshold.
Both percentages are considerably higher than they were in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and only a slight decrease from 2013.
last year’s 5-year rate was 82.9.
The district received a D for K-3 literacy improvement. In the 2014-14 school year, a total of 239 students were considered not on track. Ninety-five of those (39.7 percent) improved to on-track, however there was a deduction for the 16 third graders who did not pass the Ohio Achievement Assessments and were not on a reading improvement and monitoring plan, according to the ODE, lowering the percentage to 33.1.
All four grade levels show at least 70 percent of the students are on track.
There was no specific grade or benchmark released for the prepared for success category however more than 55 percent of the 2014 graduating class took the ACT or SAT and more than 17 percent graduated with an honors diploma.
Gazette News Report compiled by Scott Halasz.