Thursday, February 28, 2013
Ohio Department of Education released final report card data for most districts in the state Wednesday.
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools' 'Continuous Improvement' rating with the Ohio Department of Education was finalized yesterday with the statewide release of the state's district report cards. Click the PDF above to see the full report card. School and district report cards are usually released at the beginning of the school year, but that timeline has been pushed back while the state auditor investigates whether some districts manipulated attendance data. Those nine districts identified as "scrubbing" attendance scores have watermarks on their report cards indicating that the scores could change pending the state auditor's investigation, the department reports. Some preliminary data—without the ratings—was released in …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Look for the ratings for individual schools in Cleveland Heights-University Heights or others in the state in our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education released preliminary report card data for schools across the state on Wednesday. The final results won’t be released until the state finishes its investigation into some districts' attendance data. Search through our database above to find information on any traditional, public school in the state. You’ll find the school’s preliminary state report card rating — CH-UH Schools can also be viewed here with a comparison to last year's data — and enrollment data, attendance rates and graduation rates for high schools. You’ll also find the percent of students who scored proficient or above on each state test and the school’s performance index, which measures how well students do on state tests overall. *The …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Compare local districts with our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education today released all of the preliminary data for the 2011-2012 state report cards. The final data is on hold until the state completes an investigation into some districts’ attendance numbers. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District again received a "Continuous Improvement" rating. Use our searchable database above to see how any public district in the state performed. The database includes data on the percentage of students who scored proficient or above on sections of the Ohio Achievement Assessments and the percentage of students who passed the Ohio Graduation Test, as well as data on the percentage of teachers in classrooms that are highly qualified, properly certified or conditionally …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Ohio Department of Education says the new method of calculating graduation rates is a more accurate measure, but Superintendent Doug Heuer said it penalizes districts for students who take longer than four years to graduate.
On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Education released some preliminary data from the school report cards, including four-year and five-year graduation rates. The graduation rate for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District fell from 92 percent in 2009-2010 to 75.5 percent in 2010-2011. The five-year graduation rate was 85.7 percent. Though the numbers could still change, Superintendent Douglas Heuer said the decrease does not reflect a change in students, but a change in calculation. “The state of Ohio is using a completely different calculation, which lowers our graduation rate. The federal calculation will divide the total number of graduates by the total number of students who began ninth grade four years earlier,” …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Check out our searchable database to find out how Cleveland Heights-University Heights and other schools performed in 2011-2012 according to data released by the Ohio Department of Education so far.
Although Ohio Department of Education rankings for local school districts have been delayed, you can see how Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools and other area districts have performed in categories such as annual yearly progress and graduation rate now. MORE: Preliminary Report Card Data For Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools Released The Ohio Department of Education released partial data from these rankings Sept. 26. Check out our searchable database above to see how area schools stack up.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
There are no overall ratings yet, but Cleveland Heights-University Heights parents, teachers and community members can take a look at how the district did on some of the important indicators like graduation rate and adequate yearly progress.
Traditional state report cards for local school districts have been delayed, but the Ohio Department of Education today released some preliminary data to give the public an idea of how their local school district performed last year. The information does not include an overall rating, such as “excellent” or “effective,” that the public is used to seeing. The state is investigating whether some districts manipulated attendance data and is holding off on releasing final report cards until that investigation is complete. The available information includes the percentage of students who scored proficient or higher on state tests in 2011-2012 and the graduation rates from 2010-2011. It also includes the value-added measure—which tracks whether …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Report cards for Ohio schools are supposed to be released Aug. 29. But state school officials may delay the release until September while the state auditor investigates whether school districts have manipulated data for better results.
A data-tampering scandal may cause the Ohio Department of Education to delay the release of the school report cards until September, reports the Columbus Dispatch. The report cards are slated to be released Aug. 29. But State Board of Education President Debe Terhar has requested that the release of report cards be delayed until at least Sept. 10 when the state board meets again. The concern is that the school report card data may not be accurate. The Dispatch reports that the state auditor is currently investigating whether some districts, including Columbus, have manipulated data to obtain a better score. The allegations, which began in Columbus schools, are that school employees withdrew and then re-enrolled students so their test …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Ohio Department of Education is giving the district $850,000 over five years to support the SHINE! program at Cleveland Heights High School, in partnership with Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has received a grant to pay for an afterschool arts program for at-risk freshmen to help with that big transition into high school. The 21st Century grant funding is from the Ohio Department of Education and will allow the district to partner with Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio to offer and support the program, SHINE! The district will receive $850,000 over five years to implement and run the program, which will "emphasize arts enrichment to engage students" and "focus on the key areas of increased reading and math achievement, homework completion, youth development, and parent and family skill building and education," according to a press release from the district. Up to 50…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
As the first day of school gets closer, see how your local schools performed on last year’s state report card using our interactive search form.
For students entering middle school, the first day is more than new books and class assignments. It’s a time of physical, social and academic transition. So what are parents supposed to do to help students navigate this tumultuous time? Keep communicating and encourage students to get involved, local principals suggest. A 2011 study from the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University found that students in Florida experienced a significant drop in math and reading achievement when they entered middle school. The study’s authors address the study in an article for EducationNext. The database above includes all public middle schools for the Patch communities in Ohio. You can search for your local school to see how it …
Friday, December 2, 2011
A "preview" of Ohio's new rankings system places Cleveland Heights-University Heights among the lowest of traditional public schools
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District is ranked in the bottom 5 percent of public schools in the state based on standardized test scores. Out of 611 traditional schools ordered in what’s called the performance index, CH-UH landed in 583rd place, according to preliminary information released by the Ohio Department of Education. These preliminary rankings measured student performance on all tested subjects in grades three to eight on Ohio’s Achievement Assessments and on the 10th grade Ohio Graduation Test, according to the ODE. Students at all levels — advanced, accelerated, proficient, basic and limited — are included. CH-UH Superintendent Douglas Heuer said though the performance index measure has actually improved…