Oakwood High School students study in the entryway of the building during their lunch period. Oakwood ranked first among Ohio high schools in both Performance Index and the Prepared for Success measurement, according to Ohio school report card data. TY GREENLEES/STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees
Photo: Ty Greenlees

Oakwood No. 1 high school in state on test scores

Oakwood High School earned the highest performance index on 2016-17 state tests of any high school in the state, according to Ohio Department of Education data.

OHS’ index score was 92.0 on a 100-point scale, with no other pure high school in Ohio above 90.

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Performance Index is the most detailed measure of state test performance on the state report card. A subset of the Achievement grade, it goes deeper than just a “yes or no” on proficiency, giving more credit for the highest performers and less credit for lowest scorers to create an overall score.

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“With the new state testing, this tells us that our students did exceptionally well relative to other high schools in Ohio,” Principal Paul Waller said. “It affirms what a great job students, teachers and parents do every day. There’s great work going on in this building every day, meeting the needs of all of our students.”

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Columbus Preparatory Academy, a multi-level charter school that requires a placement test, had a performance index of 96.3. That counted test scores in both elementary and high school grades.

After Oakwood, the highest-scoring pure high schools were the Cleveland suburb of Solon at 89.9, and Cincinnati-area schools Madeira and Walnut Hills around 89.1.

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Oakwood also was the No. 1 district in Ohio in the “Prepared for Success” category, which tries to measure how well-prepared students are for the future. Prepare for Success tracks ACT/SAT scores, honors diplomas, industry credentials and participation in college credit-bearing programs.

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