OHIO APPALACHIAN COLLABORATIVE
HIGH SCHOOL COMPARISONS
2014
JANUARY 8, 2015
PREPARED BY SCOTT GERBER
GERBER ANALYTICS, LLC

 

The table below highlights the academic performance of the high schools in the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative. Included with the table are links that provide even greater insight and detail.

What Was Included?

The table below uses the March 2013-2014 data from the Ohio Graduation Test for only the 10th graders who took the test. For those unfamiliar with the Ohio Graduation Test, there are five parts -- Reading, Mathematics, Writing, Science, and Social Studies. There is also a summary page that shows the percentage of students who successfully passed all five parts with a “Proficient” rating. The data used in this report is from those five parts and the summary.

There were 996 schools included in the rankings of public and private schools. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Local Report Card data download capability was used to acquire most of the data for the public schools. The ODE provided electronic media as the source for the private school data, the charter schools, and the "percentage of students who passed all five parts" of the test for all schools.

Rankings

To create the statewide rankings, the Performance Index Scores were calculated for each individual subject. The schools' subject Performance Index Scores were then sorted.

The subject rankings provide an additional dimension by helping to identify the strengths and weaknesses within each school. To view detailed performance on each school, click on the school name.

The table below is sorted so that schools are in Performance Index Scores order.

STATE RANK / HIGH SCHOOL /
DISTRICT
COUNTY
# STU.
PIS
PASS 5%
STATEWIDE RANKINGS
READING
MATH
WRITING
SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES
367 - John Glenn High School
East Muskingum Local
Muskingum
177
103.7
74.6%
317
420
291
358
440
376 - Warren High School
Warren Local
Washington
166
103.6
80.7%
379
451
440
288
365
399 - Waterford High School
Wolf Creek Local
Washington
44
103.3
75.0%
236
352
261
506
559
432 - River View High School
River View Local
Coshocton
160
102.7
80.6%
570
393
442
355
424
467 - South Webster Jr/Sr High School
Bloom-Vernon Local
Scioto
47
102.2
72.3%
426
368
278
491
641
501 - Maysville High School
Maysville Local
Muskingum
175
101.5
77.7%
653
512
514
503
353
531 - Sheridan High School
Northern Local
Perry
186
100.8
72.0%
576
551
592
620
344
549 - Philo High School
Franklin Local
Muskingum
157
100.6
68.2%
642
472
633
625
384
597 - West Muskingum High School
West Muskingum Local
Muskingum
116
99.7
74.1%
568
651
677
490
523
612 - Miller High School
Southern Local
Perry
48
99.4
62.5%
685
388
774
608
521
647 - Marietta High School
Marietta City
Washington
218
98.4
67.4%
596
644
670
565
688
670 - Batavia High School
Batavia Local
Clermont
146
97.5
61.6%
678
721
567
695
576
690 - Georgetown Jr/Sr High School
Georgetown Exempted Village
Brown
80
96.9
58.8%
628
728
701
615
703
692 - Meadowbrook High School
Rolling Hills Local
Guernsey
138
96.8
64.5%
740
745
646
683
551
STATE RANK / HIGH SCHOOL /
COUNTY
COUNTY
# STU.
PIS
PASS 5%
STATEWIDE RANKINGS
READING
MATH
WRITING
SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES
691 - Morgan High School
Morgan Local
Morgan
183
96.8
62.3%
771
660
680
657
683
703 - Shenandoah High School
Noble Local
Noble
65
96.4
61.5%
647
714
576
754
655
702 - Belpre High School
Belpre City
Washington
71
96.4
60.6%
674
754
727
707
497
716 - Coshocton High School
Coshocton City
Coshocton
127
95.9
63.8%
775
732
781
679
566
765 - Glenwood High School
New Boston Local
Scioto
36
93.1
55.6%
802
753
695
769
764
775 - Crooksville High School
Crooksville Exempted Village
Perry
93
91.8
51.6%
817
789
786
763
761
857 - Franklin Local Community School
Franklin Local
Muskingum
17
85.2
23.5%
830
951
845
804
787

Trend Charts for Performance Index Scores, % Who Passed all Five Tests, and # Taking Test

While the table above provides a good, static comparison among these schools, it does not provide readers with an "over time" perspective. Click on this link to see five year trend charts for each school's Performance Index Score, % Who Passed All Five Tests, and Number of Students who took the test.

Click on this link to return to the table-only view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparative Analysis

While the performance numbers and trend charts are beneficial, what sets this web site apart from others is the comparative analysis that this site permits with other schools and within schools.

Warren has done a great job in Science. What can it do better in Reading, Writing, Math, and Social Studies? Why is Waterford so strong in Reading and Writing?

One of the goals for this web site is to encourage communities to become better informed and to ask questions. These tools encourage this.

Corrections

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Calculation of Performance Index Score (Adjusted)

Note that the Performance Index Score (Adjusted) is different from what you may have seen on the Ohio Department of Education’s Report Card. The calculation in this document is only for the 10th grade students. It was calculated as follows:

Ada High School


Subject
Below Basic Basic Proficient Accelerated Advanced

 

Mathematics 9.4% 9.4% 24.5% 20.8% 35.8%  
Reading 3.8% 5.7% 43.4% 35.8% 11.3%  
Science 3.8% 18.9% 26.4% 22.6% 28.3%  
Social Studies 15.1% 9.4% 24.5% 22.6% 28.3%  
Writing 5.7% 5.7% 39.6% 47.2% 1.9%  
             
Total of Above 37.7% 49.1% 158.5% 149.1% 105.7%  
Average of 5 7.5% 9.8% 31.7% 29.8% 21.1%  
Factor

0.3 0.6 1 1.1 1.2  
            Summation
Average * Factor 2.3 5.9 31.7 32.8 25.4 98

The new "Advanced Plus" designation was used randomly for some schools. To insure an "apples-to-apples" comparison, the percentage of students scoring "Advanced Plus" was added to the Advance category.