Prepared for college: Which local schools have highest, lowest rates for grads needing remedial courses?

Springboro and Carroll high schools had college remediation rates around 10%, among the best in the Dayton area, according to the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Springboro and Carroll high schools had college remediation rates around 10%, among the best in the Dayton area, according to the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Local schools vary widely in what percentage of their graduates need remedial coursework as college freshmen.

According to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the statewide remediation rate dropped for the seventh straight year in 2018-19.

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The report also shows a remediation rate for each high school in the state that had at least six students enroll at an Ohio public college. These rates are not a clear proxy for a high school’s academic performance, as they don’t measure the academics of students who attend private colleges, out-of-state colleges or no college.

This list examines only students who attended Ohio public colleges and universities as freshmen in 2018-19. It shows what percentage of freshmen from each high school took remedial (developmental) math or English.

College “remediation rate” for Dayton-area schools

67% — Horizon Science Academy

56% — Middletown Christian

41% — Meadowdale HS, Northridge HS

40% — Ohio Virtual Academy

39% — Trotwood-Madison HS

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38% — Preble Shawnee HS

36% — Fairborn HS

33% — Dayton Business Tech HS

32% — Stivers HS, Ponitz CTC

31% — Belmont HS, DECA

30% — National Trail HS

29% — Ohio Connections Academy

28% — Dunbar HS, Wayne HS, Twin Valley South HS

27% — West Carrollton HS

26% — Northmont HS, Chaminade Julienne HS

25% — Piqua HS

24% — Thurgood Marshall HS

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22% — Tri-County North HS

21% — Stebbins HS

20% — Troy HS, East Dayton Christian

19% — Butler HS, Miamisburg HS, Franklin HS, Waynesville HS

18% — Xenia HS, Greeneview HS

17% — Miami East HS, Newton HS

16% — Beavercreek HS, Lebanon HS, Milton-Union HS, Yellow Springs HS

14% — Fairmont HS, Centerville HS, Bellbrook HS, Bethel HS

13% — Brookville HS, Tippecanoe HS, Alter HS, Dayton Christian

12% — Dayton Regional STEM School, Fenwick HS

11% — Carroll HS, Valley View HS, Eaton HS

10% — Xenia Christian

9% — Carlisle HS

8% — Springboro HS, Spring Valley Academy

7% — Covington HS

5% — Oakwood HS

4% — Dixie HS, Troy Christian

0% — Cedarville HS, Miami Valley School

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How many students were counted?

For context, here is the raw number of first-time freshmen attending Ohio public colleges and universities as freshmen in 2018-19:

394 — Centerville HS

358 — Beavercreek HS

290 — Springboro HS

283 — Fairmont HS

208 — Miamisburg HS

202 — Lebanon HS

194 — Wayne HS

183 — Northmont HS

149 — Ohio Virtual Academy

136 — Troy HS

126 — Stebbins HS

125 — Bellbrook HS

112 — Butler HS

107 — Tippecanoe HS

104 — Carroll HS

99 — Oakwood HS

89 — West Carrollton HS

87 — Ponitz CTC

85 — Piqua HS

83 — Ohio Connections Academy

82 — Xenia HS

78 — Fairborn HS

76 — Valley View HS

74 — Franklin HS

73 — Chaminade Julienne HS

66 — Trotwood-Madison HS

63 — Alter HS

60 — Stivers HS

58 — Waynesville HS

50 — Dayton Regional STEM School

50 — Fenwick HS

48 — Brookville HS

42 — Bethel HS

39 — Greeneview HS

38 — Milton-Union HS

37 — Eaton HS

35 — Miami East HS

35 — Carlisle HS

35 — DECA

32 — Belmont HS

29 — Preble Shawnee HS

29 — Dunbar HS

28 — Dixie HS

27 — Covington HS

27 — Yellow Springs HS

25 — Twin Valley South HS

25 — Thurgood Marshall HS

24 — Dayton Christian

23 — Newton HS

23 — Troy Christian

23 — Tri-County North HS

22 — Northridge HS

21 — Horizon Science Academy

17 — Meadowdale HS

16 — Miami Valley School

12 — Cedarville HS

12 — Spring Valley Academy

10 — Xenia Christian

10 — East Dayton Christian

10 — National Trail HS

9 — Dayton Business Tech HS

9 — Middletown Christian