The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released the 2017-18 Local Report Cards for all schools and school districts in Ohio. Grandview Heights Schools report card was the best one the district has had since the new format was created by ODE. Our Performance Index (PI) score of 106.3 is the highest score since the development of the new report card format. Grandview Heights Schools’ score is the highest PI score of the 16 school districts in Franklin County and the 16th highest of the 608 school district’s in Ohio.
Grandview Heights Schools received an overall grade of a high “B” with “A” component scores in both Gap Closing and Graduation Rate, a “B” component score in Achievement, Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers and Prepared for Success, and a “C” component score in Progress. The district missed an overall “A” designation by just 0.207 points. Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jamie Lusher will be giving a presentation on the state report card, quality profile, and academic prospectus at the October 10, 2018, Board of Education meeting.
"While we are excited about these results we also know that we must use this data, along with our other tools, to always keep getting better. We know that we are providing an excellent value to our community. We also know the experiences we value go far beyond these test scores. We are committed to preserving this excellence by also addressing our outdated classrooms and school facilities," said Superintendent Andy Culp.
The combined 1-mill operating levy and a $55.25 million bond issue on the November 6 ballot is critical to future success. The operating issue is the lowest request in more than 70 years and the bond issue will fund safety and security upgrades to all school buildings, build a new fourth through eighth grade school and comprehensively renovate Grandview Heights High School.
"At its core, this issue is about creating better learning environments for students that bring the schools up to modern day standards. It’s about fixing heating, air conditioning and plumbing systems, and fixing leaking roofs. It’s about making sure our students have classrooms that meet the demands of a 21st century education so they are fully prepared for the expectations of today’s college and career requirements. It’s about ensuring we can focus on the education that is happening in our classrooms instead of the problems the buildings create," explained Culp.