Oakwood was again near the top in performance index, ranking No. 7 in Ohio. Tiny Marion Local schools near Grand Lake St. Marys ranked fifth, and Waynesville, which had a very strong overall report card, was in the top 5 percent in Ohio.
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Oakwood was the only local district and one of only nine in the state to earn an “A” in the Prepared for Success grade. Prepared for Success aims to measure how well prepared students are for a variety of post-high school opportunities. It takes into account students’ scores on ACT/SAT college entrance exams, qualification for industry job credentials or high school honors diplomas, collection of college credits while in high schools and other pathways.
Oakwood also ranked No. 1 in the state by having 77.5 percent of tested students qualify as “remediation-free” on the ACT or SAT.
Year-over-year student progress is one of the report card areas the Ohio Department of Education calls most important. Miami East, Eaton and Brookville schools all scored in the top 5 percent of the state in that category. Other districts earning A’s in that category included Beavercreek, Centerville, Miamisburg and Northmont.
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On the other end of the spectrum, eight local districts received F’s in student progress with Trotwood and Mad River ranking among the bottom 5 percent in the state.
In graduation rate, small Miami County districts Newton and Covington were among the 33 Ohio school districts that posted a 100 percent graduation rate for the class of 2017. Waynesville, Yellow Springs and Lebanon were just behind them at 98 percent. Dayton (69.5 percent) and Jefferson Twp. (77.1) were the lowest locally, with Dayton ranking fifth-lowest in the state.
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