The Ohio Department of Education released the 2016-17 School Report Card on Thursday and the Mariemont City School District scored well above the state average on all indicators. Districts were graded on six components for the 2016-17 school year, including Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success.
“I am thrilled with our state report card for the 2016-17 state assessments” said Mariemont City Schools Superintendent Steven Estepp. “Although this is only one data point among the many we monitor, it’s nice to see such a great performance on this metric and I know that it is a direct result of the hard work of our students and staff.”
As a district, Mariemont City Schools met 23 out of 24 indicators used to determine the Achievement letter grade.
Despite what the report card currently states, Mariemont is one of only three districts in Hamilton County to receive all “As” and “Bs” for the 2016-17 school year. An error in data reporting led to a “C” grade in the K-3 Literacy component, however the report card should actually read “NR” (not rated) for that component because we do not have enough students “off track” to generate a valid score. The district is currently working with the Department of Education to resolve the reporting issue.
The district received four “A” grades in Achievement, Progress, Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success and one “B” score in Gap Closing.
“I was most excited about the Value-Added data in this year’s report card” said Mariemont Assistant Principal and Director of Data and Assessment Trevor Block. “The grade of ‘A' in the Progress component demonstrates our commitment to the academic growth of all students in the district, not just those traditionally successful on standardized assessments. Although this is just one measure of the achievement for our students, it is great to see the progress we have made as a district since the onset of the more rigorous state testing requirements.”
Nearly three-quarters of state end-of-year tests taken by Mariemont students scored “advanced” or “accelerated” with some of the highlights including:
- 100 % of third graders passed the benchmark for the state’s third-grade reading guarantee
- 100% of juniors scored proficient or above in United State History
- 99% of fourth graders scored proficient or above in math
- 96% of fourth graders scored proficient or above in social studies
- 95% of sixth graders scored proficient or above in reading
Other measures not included in the state report card demonstrate the success of Mariemont students too. The graduating class of 2017 earned a composite score of 25.5 on the ACT standardized test, nearly four points above the state and six points above than national average. The class graduated with a 98% graduation rate and finished with a cumulative 3.84 GPA while 92% of the graduates went on to attend a four-year college. Additionally, 86% of students who took AP exams scored a three or higher with 93 students earning AP Scholar awards.
As a companion to the state report card, Mariemont City Schools released its 2016-17 Quality Profile this week to highlight its achievement in six areas not addressed in the state’s findings: Academics, Facilities, Finances, Partnerships, Arts & Athletics and Student Experiences.