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SHOUT-OUTS: Multiple Columbus City Schools Show Improvement, Achievement In Key Areas

Dr. Dixon with students


In the annual State Report Card, released last month, Columbus City Schools saw a full letter-grade improvement on its overall score. At the time, Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon remarked that the District’s focus was to improve student outcomes in the areas of literacy, mathematics, and graduation rate while ensuring that students are on track and put in a position to succeed.

 
To that end, progress is happening everywhere. Columbus City Schools is proud to shout-out and acknowledge the following achievements by its schools across the region, indicating advancement by students in several key areas of academic and personal development.
 
REGION 1
 
Avondale Elementary School: decreased chronic absenteeism rate from 36.1% in 2017-18 to 30.7% in 2018-19.
 
Highland Elementary School: no out-of-school suspensions in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
 
Wedgewood Middle School: 100% passing rate on ELA 1 EOC tests in Spring 2019.
 
West High School: four-year graduation rate increased from 64.2% in 2017-18 to 77.8% in 2018-19.
 
Valleyview Elementary School: improved multiple metrics, including a Gap Closing from 50.0% (F) to 100.0% (A), a Performance Index score increase by 6.5 points from 65.7 to 72.2, and an increase in the percentage of students at every grade level scoring proficient or above on the ELA and Math OSTs.
 
REGION 2
 
Independence High School: improved Gap Closing score from a 19.4% in 2017-18 to an 80.8% in 2018-19.
 
Oakmont Elementary School: improved in two components of the Report Card, with an overall grade increase from a D in 2017-18 to a C in 2018-19 and a Gap Closing score surging from 72.2% to 100%.
 
Scottwood Elementary School: overall grade improved from a D in 2017-18 to a C in 2018-19, with every grade level meeting their NWEA MAP goal in math.
 
Olde Orchard Elementary School: improved in three components of the Report Card, including an overall grade rise from a D to a C, a Gap Closing increase from 52.7% to 89.9%, and overall progress climbing from an F to a B. Every grade level met every NWEA MAP goal in both reading and math.
 
Woodcrest Elementary School: Gap Closing score improved from 57.8% in 2017-18 to 86.7% in 2018-19.
 
REGION 3
 
Watkins Elementary School: overall grade rose from an F to a C in the State Report Card
 
Parsons Elementary School and Trevitt Elementary School: both facilities improved their Gap Closing AMO on the State Report Card, with Parsons increasing from an F to a B and Trevitt increasing from an F to a C.
 
East High School: increased four-year graduation rate from 69% in 2017-18 to 76.1% in 2018-19.
 
Buckeye Middle School: increased their Value-Added score on the State Report Card from an F in 2017-18 to a D in 2018-19.
 
Stewart Elementary School: improved their Gap Closing AMO on the State Report Card from a 50% (F) in 2017-18 to 100% (A) in 2018-19.
 
REGION 4
 
Dominion and Ridgeview Middle Schools: both facilities had a 100% passing rate on their Math 1 EOC tests in Spring 2019.
 
Colerain Elementary School: improved their Gap Closing AMO on the State Report Card from a 65.0% (D) in 2017-18 to an 80.0% (B) in 2018-19.
 
Centennial High School: earned an A in both four-year (96.4%) and five-year (97.0%) graduation rates on the State Report Card.
 
Indianola K-8: improved their Progress Component on the State Report Card from a D in 2017-18 to an A in 2018-19.
 
Hubbard Elementary School: improved their Gap Closing AMO on the State Report Card from a 52.4% (F) in 2017-18 to an 89.4% (B) in 2018-19.
 
REGION 5
 
East Linden Elementary School: improved their Progress Component on the State Report Card from a D in 2017-18 to an A in 2018-19.
 
Innis Elementary School: improved their Gap Closing AMO on the State Report Card from 50.3% (F) in 2017-18 to a B (83.2%) in 2018-19.
 
Mifflin High School: improved their Gap Closing AMO on the State Report Card from 40.0% (F) in 2017-18 to a C (70.4%) in 2018-19.
 
Watkins Elementary School: soared from an overall grade of an F (.904 overall points) in 2017 18 on the State Report Card to an overall grade of C (2.53 overall points) in 2018-19.
 
Woodward Park Middle School: improved their Progress Component on the State Report Card from a B in 2017-18 to an A in 2018-19.
 
REGION 6
 
Africentric High School: improved their Gap Closing AMO on the State Report Card from a 49.0% (F) in 2017-18 to an 89.9% (B) in 2018-19.
 
Arts Impact Middle School: improved their Gap Closing AMO on the State Report Card from a 48.4% (F) in 2017-18 to a 68.6% (D) in 2018-19.
 
Berwick Alternative K-8: achieved the same average scale scores as the Ohio Department of Education/Statewide for Grade 6 English Language Arts ‘703’ and Grade 6 Math ‘708’in 2018-19.

Eastmoor Academy High School: improved their Gap Closing AMO on the State Report Card from a 23.3% (F) in 2017-18 to an 86.7% (B) in 2018-19.

South Mifflin STEM Academy: improved their Gap Closing AMO from a 66.7% (D) in 2017-18 to an A (97.1%) in 2018-19 on the State Report Card.

Windsor STEM Academy: improved their Progress Component from an F in 2017-18 to a C on the 2018-19 State Report Card.