The Enquirer reported last week that only 19 of the 49 districts in Greater Cincinnati — Mason included — avoided getting any D’s or F’s on new state district report cards. Here’s a more detailed look at Mason’s performance.
Mason Schools ranked seventh in the state when ranked by the Performance Index, perhaps the most important measure in Ohio’s new report cards. The index is a composite of student test scores.
For now, each school and district receive up to nine letter grades in various categories, but no overall grade. Those do not come until 2015.
Here’s how the district scored for the 2012-2013 school year:
- Performance Index: A
- 4-Year Graduation Rate 2012: A
- 5-Year Graduation Rate 2011: A
- Value-Added Overall: A
- Value-Added Gifted Students: A
- Value-Added Lowest 20% in Achievement: B
- Value Added Students with Disabilities: A
- Annual Measurable Objectives: B
Mason has long received consistent Top 10 academic rankings among Ohio’s 614 schools systems and “Excellent” rankings in the state’s previous rating system. Earlier this year, Mason High School celebrated a record number of National Merit finalists – 19 – second in the region, behind Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills High School.
Of the state’s top 10 performing schools, Mason spends less — $10,413 — to educate the most amount of students, school officials pointed out. That’s lower than the Ohio per-pupil average of $11,222 during fiscal year 2011.
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