ODE Releases Ohio School Report Cards; Local Schools Listed


Yesterday the Ohio Department of Education released the 2023 Ohio School Report Cards.

New this year, schools and districts will receive overall ratings of 1-5 stars in half-star increments.

The overall rating is comprised of five rated components:

  • Achievement
  • Progress
  • Gap Closing
  • Early Literacy
  • Graduation



  • Bellefontaine received a 3.5 rating
  • Benjamin Logan received a 4 rating
  • Graham received a 4 rating
  • Indian Lake received a 4.5 rating
  • Jackson Center received a 5 rating
  • Mechanicsburg received a 4.5 rating
  • Ohio Hi-Point received a 5 rating
  • Riverside received a 4 rating
  • Triad received a 3.5 rating
  • Urbana received a 3 rating
  • West Liberty-Salem received a 4.5 rating


You may click here to quickly search for your school or district and get more detailed scoring.

Nearly 90% of districts and 79% of schools earned overall ratings of three stars or higher, meaning they met state expectations for performance. Achievement continues to climb with the statewide Performance Index improving. Chronic absenteeism is down from the previous year (30.2% to 26.8%) but remains a concern as student engagement is key to success in school and beyond.

“Ohio School Report Cards illustrate consistent growth while helping schools pinpoint areas where continued focus is needed,” Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Chris Woolard said. “Ohio’s administrators, educators, staff, and families are dedicated to continuous improvement and raising student achievement, and this data will help inform decisions and drive additional support for our state’s learners.”

Ohio’s spring 2023 assessment results build on last year’s improvement with increased proficiency in English language arts and math across all groups of students. The percentage of third-grade students scoring proficient on Ohio’s State Test for English Language Arts increased from 59.8% to 62.2%.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently announced ReadOhio, a statewide effort to encourage improved literacy skills for all ages. The state will continue its focus on literacy achievement with the implementation of instructional materials and methods aligned with the science of reading in Ohio’s schools. The Department also unveiled new, no-cost resources to help schools and districts accelerate student achievement by providing access to high-dosage tutoring and Zearn Math.

The Ohio School Report Cards are one part of the story detailing the efforts in learning communities throughout the state. Ohio’s schools and districts have many points of pride to share, and the Department encourages communities, including parents, caregivers, businesses, and philanthropy, to learn what’s happening in their local schools. Talking with parents and neighbors, browsing school and district websites, or visiting schools and meeting educators can provide a more complete picture of students’ educational experiences.

The 2023 Guide to the Ohio School Report Cards provides an overview and explanation of the key components of the report cards. Find the report cards and other data for all districts and schools, including community schools, on the Ohio School Report Cards webpage.

  1. Mike
    September 15, 2023 at 7:51 am

    Do they grade how much money is embezzled and how many staff members are pedos

  2. Suzanne
    September 15, 2023 at 9:49 am

    According to the ODE website WLS is a 5 star…

    • Fact Checker
      Fact Checker
      September 15, 2023 at 1:26 pm

      Check that again…..

  3. Proud Pirate
    Proud Pirate
    September 15, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Great job Riverside staff and students!

  4. Report Cards
    Report Cards
    September 15, 2023 at 11:51 am

    A 2019 report from Michigan State University a***yzed long-term education spending trends and found that in every state but two — Michgan and West Virginia — education revenue increased from 1995 to 2015, but there was no clear correlation between spending increases and test improvements from 2003 to 2015.
    A 2016 report a***yzing school districts in Michigan found similar results. The a***ysis tracked years of data of spending by individual schools and compared it to 28 different measures of achievement in these schools. On only one measure did more spending correlate statistically with a better result, but, even then, the gains from extra spending were miniscule.

    The relationship between school spending and student learning is complex and nuanced. It may depend on how the money is spent, where it is spent, and what other factors affect student achievement.

    • Marxists
      September 15, 2023 at 6:34 pm

      The teachers unions don’t care if your kids can read or do math.

    • Christy.
      September 20, 2023 at 6:13 am

      Very well said.

  5. Jon
    September 15, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    Parents, and the importance they place on education and how involved they get with their children’s educations is the number one contributor to a successful education. The grades that have parent teachers conferences…as those teachers which parents take the time to show…are the parents generally who have the better kids. The parents that teachers NEED to talked to are the ones that don’t or barely show up.

    • Report Cards
      Report Cards
      September 15, 2023 at 4:43 pm

      I agree with you. Parental involvement is one of the most important factors in a child’s education. Studies have shown that children whose parents are involved in their education are more likely to do well in school, have better attendance, and have fewer behavioral problems.

      There are many ways that parents can be involved in their children’s education. Some common ways include:

      Attending parent-teacher conferences
      Helping with homework
      Reading to their children
      Talking to their children about school
      Volunteering at their children’s school
      Getting involved in school activities
      Even small acts of involvement can make a big difference. For example, reading to your child for just 20 minutes a day can help them improve their reading skills and vocabulary.

      Of course, not all parents have the same level of involvement. Some parents are able to be more involved than others, due to factors such as work schedules, transportation, or childcare. However, even small amounts of involvement can make a difference.

      If you are a parent, I encourage you to find ways to be involved in your child’s education. It is one of the best things you can do to help them succeed in school and in life.

      I also agree with you that the parents who don’t show up to parent-teacher conferences are the ones that teachers need to talk to the most. These are the parents who are most likely to be disengaged from their child’s education, and their children are the ones who are most likely to struggle in school.

      If you are a parent who doesn’t usually attend parent-teacher conferences, I encourage you to make an effort to go to the next one. It is a valuable opportunity to learn about your child’s progress and to get advice from their teacher. It is also a chance to build a stronger relationship with your child’s teacher.

      Parental involvement is essential for a child’s success in school. By being involved, you can help your child develop a love of learning and set them up for success in the future.

    • CJ
      September 15, 2023 at 7:41 pm

      You are so right!

  6. Real
    September 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    Yes the parents have a role to play. But the educators at the schools are paid to teach. The administrators are paid to have a good system in place to insure a positive learning environment. Our taxes go to the school systems with the understanding that they will do an excellent job with our kids. The area schools seem to be doing an above average job (Great job WLS) but this statement concerned me…..”Ohio’s State Test for English Language Arts increased from 59.8% to 62.2%.”
    Is it just me or does the fact that almost 4 out of 10 3rd graders are not proficient in English Language Arts, concerning?

    • Report Card
      Report Card
      September 15, 2023 at 7:24 pm

      You are right to be concerned. The fact that almost 4 out of 10 third graders are not proficient in English Language Arts is a problem. This means that a significant number of students are not developing the reading and writing skills they need to succeed in school and in life.
      The good news is that there are things that can be done to address this problem.


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