Wednesday, April 17, 2013
To cap a week's worth of festivities, the students of Bryden Elementary dressed as what they want to be when they grow up
Bryden Elementary capped its celebration of Right To Read week Friday when its students dressed up as the professions they want to have when they grow up. (Good news: Parents can look forward to a lot of doctors.) The school district posted several photos of the students in costume on the district's Facebook page. In other Bryden-related news, Bryden had the state's third highest Performance Index score - out of 3,457 Ohio public and charter schools - on the Ohio Department of Education's report cards for the 2011-2012 school year. Bryden's 114.3 performance index was the third highest in the state and the highest of any noncharter public school. Performance index scores are based on student performance on the Ohio Achievement Assessments …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Take a look at the most recent revenue numbers for school districts across the state. If you're viewing this on your mobile device, switch to desktop version.
Beachwood City Schools' annual revenue in 2010-2011 was about $30.6 million, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Education. $23 million came from local sources, and less than $800,000 — about 2.5 percent — came from federal sources. In 2012-2013, the district receives only $466,000 from federal sources, according to district officials. The information in the searchable database above can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website. The revenue amounts listed are for the 2010-2011 school year, the most recent numbers available. These numbers have likely changed since then—and could change again in the next state budget—so this is just for comparison. More on this year's state budget proposal To see your local …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Ohio Department of Education released final report card data for most districts in the state Wednesday.
Beachwood City Schools' 'Excellent' rating with the Ohio Department of Education was finalized yesterday with the statewide release of the state's district report cards. Click the PDF above to see the full report card. School and district report cards are usually released at the beginning of the school year, but that timeline has been pushed back while the state auditor investigates whether some districts manipulated attendance data. Those nine districts identified as "scrubbing" attendance scores have watermarks on their report cards indicating that the scores could change pending the state auditor's investigation, the department reports. Some preliminary data—without the ratings—was released in late September.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Look for the ratings for individual schools in Beachwood or across the state in our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education released preliminary report card data for schools across the state on Wednesday. The final results won’t be released until the state finishes its investigation into some districts' attendance data. Search through our database above to find information on any traditional, public school in the state. You’ll find the school’s preliminary state report card rating—all Beachwood schools were ranked “Excellent” or above for the 2011-2012 school year—and enrollment data, attendance rates and graduation rates for high schools. You’ll also find the percent of students who scored proficient or above on each state test and the school’s performance index, which measures how well students do on state tests overall. *The…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Compare local districts with our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education today released all of the preliminary data for the 2011-2012 state report cards. The final data is on hold until the state completes an investigation into some districts’ attendance numbers. Beachwood City Schools earned an 'Excellent' ranking for the 13th year in a row. Use our searchable database above to see how any public district in the state performed. The database includes data on the percentage of students who scored proficient or above on sections of the Ohio Achievement Assessments and the percentage of students who passed the Ohio Graduation Test, as well as data on the percentage of teachers in classrooms that are highly qualified, properly certified or conditionally certified. You can also …
The school district's 2011-2012 data was published by the Ohio Department of Education. Find out how the district fared.
Beachwood City Schools have been rated 'Excellent' for the 13th year in a row in preliminary results released today by the Ohio Department of Education. The district met all 26 of the report card indicators—measures like how many students scored proficient on a certain state test or attendance rate—and have a preliminary performance index of 108.8 out of 120. The performance index, up from 107.4 for the 2010-2011 school year, measures how well students performed on state tests overall. Beachwood High School, Middle School and Hilltop Elementary were all rated 'exellent' as well. (Bryden Elementary School is not rated because there are no statewide assessments for kindergarten through second grade.) While the attendance rate and performance…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Check out our searchable database to find out how Beachwood and other schools performed in 2011-2012 according to data released by the Ohio Department of Education so far.
Although Ohio Department of Education rankings for local school districts have been delayed, you can see how Beachwood City Schools and other area school districts have performed in areas such as annual yearly progress now. MORE: Beachwood City Schools Report Card Data Released The Ohio Department of Education released partial data from these rankings today. Check out our searchable database above to see how area schools stack up. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Ohio Department of Education releases partial 2011-2012 school year data.
Traditional state report cards for local school districts have been delayed, but the Ohio Department of Education today released some preliminary data to give the public an idea of how their local school district performed last year. More: How Did Beachwood's Neighbor Schools Perform? The information does not include an overall rating, such as “excellent” or “effective,” that the public is used to seeing. The state is investigating whether some districts manipulated attendance data and is holding off on releasing final report cards until that investigation is complete. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook The available information includes the percentage of students who scored proficient or higher on state tests and the graduation …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Report cards for Ohio schools are supposed to be released Aug. 29. But state school officials may delay the release until September while the state auditor investigates whether school districts have manipulated data for better results.
A data-tampering scandal may cause the Ohio Department of Education to delay the release of the school report cards until September, reports the Columbus Dispatch. The report cards are slated to be released Aug. 29. But State Board of Education President Debe Terhar has requested that the release of report cards be delayed until at least Sept. 10 when the state board meets again. The concern is that the school report card data may not be accurate. The Dispatch reports that the state auditor is currently investigating whether some districts, including Columbus, have manipulated data to obtain a better score. The allegations, which began in Columbus schools, are that school employees withdrew and then re-enrolled students so their test …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
As the first day of school gets closer, see how your local schools performed on last year’s state report card using our interactive search form.
For students entering middle school, the first day is more than new books and class assignments. It’s a time of physical, social and academic transition. So what are parents supposed to do to help students navigate this tumultuous time? Keep communicating and encourage students to get involved, local principals suggest. A 2011 study from the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University found that students in Florida experienced a significant drop in math and reading achievement when they entered middle school. The study’s authors address the study in an article for EducationNext. The database above includes all public middle schools for the Patch communities in Ohio. You can search for your local school to see how it …