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2016 Ohio School Report Cards Released

Release date: 9/15/2016

Today the Ohio Department of Education released the annual Ohio School Report Cards.

Users can find the grades and other data for all schools and districts, including community and other schools, at

“Ohio has raised expectations for students to reflect what is necessary for them to be successful in college, careers and life. This year’s report cards and the grades we’re seeing reflect a system in transition,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria said. “They reflect new tests, higher achievement targets and more challenging expectations. Improvement is happening, and with time, it will begin to show on the report cards. There are many ways that parents and communities gauge the success and improvement of schools and districts — the report card is one of them. At the same time, we know schools and districts will use these report cards to have discussions about performance and make decisions about instruction and improvement strategies.”

Districts and schools were graded on six components for the 2015-2016 school year. The components are Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success. While the department has given letter grades on most of the individual measures within the components for several years, new this year are letter grades on each of the six components. More information about the components can be found here.

Last summer, Ohio lawmakers extended “safe harbor” provisions to give students and schools time to adjust to the new standards and tests. During the safe harbor school years, schools may not use test results in any decision to grant credit to a student or as a factor to promote or deny a student’s promotion to a higher grade level. The only exception to this safe harbor provision is the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Safe harbor also does not apply to graduation requirements.

For spreadsheets of the district-level and building-level report card data, click here.