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Highland Receives A; Ranks #26 in State!

On Thursday, September 12, The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released the 2019 Ohio School Report Cards for districts and schools, showing how each performed during the 2018-19 school year.

Districts and schools across Ohio are graded primarily on six components:

  • Achievement (how well students performed on state tests)
  • Progress (the growth all students make based on their past performance)
  • Gap Closing (how well schools are doing in closing the achievement gap between students based on income, race, ethnicity or disability)
  • Graduation Rate
  • K-3 Literacy
  • Prepared for Success (a measurement of how well-prepared students are for college and technical training)

Highland’s Results:

  • Our district earned an overall A grade!
  • Only 31 of 608 school districts in the State of Ohio earned an overall A grade.
  • Based upon the levels of student achievement demonstrated, Highland ranks #26 of 608 school districts, based on the Performance Index calculation.

Report Card Grades:

  • Achievement: A (23 of 24 Test Indicators Met)
  • Performance Index: 105.3
  • Gifted Indicator: MET
  • Gap Closing: A
  • Graduation Rate: A
  • K-3 Literacy: NR (not reported at district level)
  • Value-Added Progress: A (measure of the student growth over one year)
  • Prepared for Success: B

“This level of success is only possible through the hard work of our exceptional staff and our highly motivated students,” stated Highland Superintendent Catherine Aukerman. “This does not happen by accident – it is through purposeful and focused conversations about instructional best practices, staying current on the latest research and remaining dedicated to the highest outcomes.  It is always nice when the external systems and accountability measures that have been developed to rank our district and our students actually reflects the great work we do each day.”

In a letter sent by State Superintendent Paola DeMaria on Thursday, he congratulated the Highland School District on being one of only 31 districts in the state to receive an overall A grade. “While the report cards are not the only measure of a district’s success, your teachers, your staff and your community should be proud of this accomplishment,” he stated. “I know your district will serve as an example to other districts, and they can benefit from learning from you given what you have achieved.”

To view the full report card, please visit: https://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/district/overview/048496 

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