Cincinnati drops a category in Ohio school ratings report; other districts listed
Ohio academic data is now out after being delayed by a student-attendance investigation. Cincinnati dropped a category from Effective to Continuous Improvement. Superintendent Mary Ronan has a plan to improve the district's academic report card.
"We really would have liked to have stayed effective but in order to do this our performance index or final grade would have to be 90 and it was 88.5."
Ronan says the district's focus is now firmly on implementing new and more rigorous academic standards.
WVXU looked at 20 area school districts. In the top category of Excellent with Distinction there were six. Six also ranked Excellent. There were two in Effective, five in Continuous Improvement, including Cincinnati, and Winton Woods is listed in the Academic Watch category.
Here is a sampling of local districts:
- Excellent with Distinction: Forest Hills, Lakota, Lebanon, Norwood, Princeton, Sycamore
- Excellent: Fairfield, Loveland, Mason, Milford, Oak Hills, Southwest
- Effective: Batavia, Little Miami
- Continuous Improvement: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Middletown, Northwest, North College Hill
- Academic Watch: Winton Woods
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost considers the results preliminary until the enrollment and attendance irregularities investigation is finished.
Here is a link to the report with all the districts in Ohio.