Overall Sponsor Ratings

What's a Sponsor? A sponsor has the authority (ability) to establish a community school. Sponsors ensure that schools adhere to their contracts, and they make important decisions, such as whether to renew contracts with community schools. They also provide oversight and technical assistance.

What's a Community School? Community schools, which are often called charter schools nationally and in other states, are public schools created in Ohio law; are independent of any school district; and are part of the state’s education program. Community schools are public schools of choice and are state and federally funded. 

The Ohio Department of Education, with input from the stakeholders, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers and an impartial panel of experts, has created one of the most comprehensive sponsor evaluation systems in the country—which will lead to more high-quality options for Ohio students. The evaluation system, and other measures in Ohio’s charter school reform law, significantly strengthen the accountability structures that govern Ohio’s charter schools, state oversight of sponsors and operator transparency.

The three components of the framework are:

  • Alignment of academic performance to Ohio’s report card;
  • Compliance with laws and administrative rules; and
  • Adherence to quality sponsor practice measures

Summary Result Files


School Year 2014-2015

School Year 2015-2016

Overall Rating Results Results
Academic Performance Results Results
Compliance Sponsor Compliance Summary • Sponsor Compliance Summary
• Sponsor Compliance Detail
• Sampled Schools Compliance Summary
• Sampled Schools Compliance Detail
• Report Only Schools Compliance Summary
• Report Only Schools Compliance Detail
Quality Practices Results Results

Details regarding how the 2016-2017 evaluation scores will be calculated

Schools excluded from academic calculation files

Sponsor Results

Who sponsored my school in: 2014-2015 | 2015-2016


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