The Ohio Department of Education gave the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District a “Continuous Improvement” rating on its 2010-2011 report card.
The district received the same ranking last year, but met one less state standard this year. Out of 26 standards, 10 were met, according to the preliminary results released Monday by The Columbus Dispatch.
However, CHUH Schools did receive a slightly higher performance index score, moving from 86.9 to 87.3 out of 120 possible points.
According to a press release from the CHUH School District, received the highest rating possible — “Excellent with Distinction.” And more schools received "Effective" ratings; , and were on that list.
“In 2009, we had one school rated Effective. This year we have three Effective and one Excellent with Distinction. We always want to improve, and according to the state test results, that’s exactly what our schools have done,” Superintendent Douglas Heuer said in a press release.
While some schools did improve, moved down from the “Continuous Improvement” to the “Academic Watch” rating this year. If it spends two of three years in that category, the school must give parents and students the option to use vouchers to go to a different school.
The ODE again placed in the “Academic Watch” category, and it must continue to offer vouchers through the “EdChoice” program.
The ODE uses test scores, graduation rates, attendance and other factors to determine schools’ rankings each year, and it will release full results Wednesday. Look for more details about the district’s rating on Cleveland Heights Patch as information becomes available.