It’s a big day for schools in Ohio, report card day. But its not the students being graded...it's the schools.
In Muskingum County the news is good news...the six school districts - all improved or stayed consistent from last year. In the last three years, the Zanesville City Schools have shown great strides, they consistently moved up from the lowest, academic emergency, in 1999. Then, in 2000, Zanesville was under Academic Watch, and for 2001 they moved one notch again to continuous improvement by gaining 13 or the 27 state standards.
West Muskingum’s marks remained the same. In 2000, they were at continuous improvement with 18 of the 27 state standards met and in 2001 the result was exactly the same.
Next is Tri-Valley where the district saw an improvement in numbers from 16 to 17 – but not ranking. They remain under the continuous improvement category.
Then Maysville made a one tier jump in levels from academic watch to continuous improvement - but their number only increased by one from 12 to 13.
In Franklin Local School District at Philo High School – the district is still under an academic watch, but their numbers did increase from 10 to 12.
East Muskingum Local School District or John Glenn ranks the best in Muskingum County. They went from 19 of 27 and continuous improvement to 21 of 27 and the effective label, which is the highest a district can receive.
The ratings are based on academic standards, which include passage rates on proficiency tests as well as graduation and attendance rates.