School Report Cards

Ohio has released its latest report cards for school districts without the usual performance rankings , letter grades and some other key indicators. 

Critics are giving low marks to a study of the state’s school report cards put out by a group of lawmakers.

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have made several amendments to a bill repeling and replacing the process used to take over failing school districs. 

State education officials say eight central Ohio school districts got improved grades on their report cards this year.  

Columbus City Schools will receive a "D" on the latest state report card, according to preliminary data from the Ohio Department of Education.  

An analysis of state school report cards conducted by a pro-charter school group shows Ohio has yet to reach its goal of having 65 percent of working-age adults hold college degrees or industry certificates by 2025. 

The Columbus City Schools' board voted Tuesday to proceed with an aggressive plan to pull away from last month’s dismal state report card grade – with the threat of a state takeover hanging over the district’s future.


The Ohio Board of Education has delayed until November a vote to change state school report cards. 


A new proposal would completely change the current state report card system. The bill would back off of the “A” through “F” grading scheme and offer a more comprehensive view.

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a strong supporter of charter schools,  says state report cards on public schools are unfair to those with high poverty rates. 

Ohio Public Radio

The poor grades for many school districts in the latest round of state report cards has upset some parents and school officials.

Ohio’s newly-released school report cards rank the Columbus City Schools among the lowest performing districts in the region, despite an improvement in elementary school literacy.

Early test results are showing academic progress by Ohio's public school students. 

A report commissioned by three groups representing public schools shows what the groups say is a strong link between academic performance and household income.

Fifteen of 19 Columbus area school districts got F grades in the state's latest school report cards for academic achievement gaps. More than two thirds got A's for graduation rates.

Ohio Public Radio

Newly-released state report cards show fewer Ohio school districts got  an "A" grade on a key performance measure.


Last year, frustrated parents spurred a movement by pulling their kids out of the annual standardized tests. 

An analysis of Ohio Department of Education school report-card data shows the achievement gap between low-income and wealthier school districts continues to widen.

The Columbus City Schools have received a grade of D in a main area of the state's report card.

The release of school report cards are being delayed.

WCBE files

The Ohio Department of Education says the Columbus City Schools met only 2 of 24 academic performance standards last year.

Why State School Reports Aren’t So Helpful to Parents

Oct 2, 2013

Ohio collects data about school performance, most of it based on standardized tests.

Two-dozen local school districts received the state's highest honors on this year's report card.