More than half of each school’s overall grade depends on how students perform on state tests each spring. Six factors are nearly evenly weighted- achievement, progress and “gap closing” on state tests, plus graduation rate, improving in K-3 reading and a “prepared for success” measure based on high school accomplishments.
Springfield City School District was among the lowest rated. The district received an overall grade of, “F,” making it one of only four districts in the state to receive a failing grade.
Also falling in ratings this year was Southeastern Local Schools, who dropped to a “C” overall grade from a “B”, and Greenon Local Schools who dropped from a “C” overall grade to a “D.”
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Here is how every other district in Clark County scored:
Clark-Shawnee Local School District: C
Greenon Local School District: D
Northeastern Local School District: C
Northwestern Local School District: B
Southeastern Local School District: C
Tecumseh Local School District: C
In addition to receiving overall grades, statistics were also released on each district’s 4-year graduation rate for 2018.
Northwestern was also ranked the highest in graduation rates with 97.4%, while Springfield City School District had the lowest at 76.7%.
Northwestern Junior/Senior High School had an enrollment of about 800 students last year while Springfield High School had an enrollment of over 1700.
According to statistics from the state report card, here is the 4-year graduation rate for the 2018-19 school year for Clark County schools.
Northwestern Local School District: 97.4%
Northeastern Local School District: 96.8%
Clark-Shawnee Local School District: 94.6%
Greenon Local School District: 89.9%
Southeastern Local School District: 88.9%
Tecumseh Local School District: 87.7%
Springfield City School District: 76.7%
The Springfield News-Sun has reached out to superintendent of every school district in Clark County in order to get their comments on the grades and is awaiting a response.