OH releases 2017 state report cards


The Ohio Department of Education has released its 2017 Ohio School Report Cards.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District, one of the biggest districts in OH, received failing marks in most categories.

Public schools' overall performance index rose almost 2.5 points, and graduation rates improved.

Where Girard maintained its 2016 A grade, Bloomfield-Mespo and Austintown each improved in that category - jumping from the B grade they each received on the 2016 report cards.

Districts and schools received A-F grades on each of the six components and most of the individual measures. The district was given a D.

Several school districts dropped in their grades for overall excellence. In those two counties, only Ottawa Hills saw their performance index score decrease, although high performing districts often reach a ceiling on their scores that can be hard to top year-to-year.

The report cards aim to give the community a clear picture of the progress of each district.

The components are achievement, progress, gap closing, graduation rate, K-3 literacy and prepared for success.

CMSD CEO Eric Gordon said the district will continue to dig deeper into its strategies from early literacy to graduation. The district saw dips in their performance index score, K-3 Literacy, achievement components.