Dear Blue Ace Families,
On September 14, the Ohio Department of Education released its Report Card for 2022-2023 school year. We are proud to say that Granville Schools earned a 5-star overall rating (5 stars in Achievement, Gap Closing, Early Literacy, and Graduation; 4 stars in Progress). Our Performance Indicator score – a summary of the star ratings – means Granville Schools are #1 in not only Licking County, but in Central Ohio, and in the top 20 in the state!
While this rating is in alignment with our expectations of our own performance based on internal data, it does not have much impact on how we view student performance. For the past several years, we have been prioritizing going beyond the local report card – an emphasis on our Portrait of a Graduate competencies and making sure that we are supporting the growth of all students. We go beyond just academics to educate and support the whole child – our students acquire the necessary mindsets, skills, and dispositions to complement their strong academic performance in their journey toward Learning for Life.
For background, the State of Ohio created a new system of accountability for Local School Districts called the State Report Card in 2021. According to the Ohio Department of Education website, “Report Cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators, and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools — to celebrate achievement and success and identify areas for improvement. The information provides clear and easily available reporting on student performance, drives local conversations on school improvement and identifies schools to receive support or getting better. The goal is to ensure all students receive an excellent education that can lead to success in life, careers, and future learning.”
The Report Card has five metrics related to student academic performance: Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Early Literacy, Graduation, and Readiness (college, career, workforce, military). These areas are ranked on a 1-5-star measure, with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest. If you are interested in learning more about the State Report Card, I encourage you to visit the ODE’s webpage.
This rating is just further evidence of the great things our students and staff are doing each and every day. To witness a more complete picture, please talk to your children, other students, educators, and families about what is happening in our buildings each day. Please visit our District website, subscribe to our newsletters, and follow our social media channels. We are Learning for Life!
Your partner in education,
Superintendent, Granville Schools