Olentangy Local Schools has again earned the state’s highest ranking of Excellent with Distinction. This is the ninth straight year that Olentangy has been rated Excellent or better by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). In addition, all of the 22 schools with tested students during the 2011-2012 school year received ratings of Excellent or Excellent with Distinction.
“Anyone who has spent time in an Olentangy school knows this district has the winning combination of quality teachers, talented students and supportive families,” said Superintendent Wade Lucas, Ed.D. “This data shows how powerful that combination can be.”
Another highlight of the ODE data is Olentangy’s Performance Index (PI), which continues to climb. The PI is a weighted average that reflects the achievement of every tested student in the district. This year Olentangy’s PI reached an all-time district high of 107.3, placing it among the top six percent of districts in the state.
The ODE data show that Olentangy met all 26 indicators included in the report and met the federal standard of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), which measures the achievement of each subgroup of students. Olentangy also exceeded the growth standard for the 2011-2012 school year, indicating that students learned more than a year’s worth of material during that time.
“We are very proud that our district is providing students more than just the expected level of growth,” said Lucas. “We teach our students to strive for their best and this shows our staff is doing the same.”
Olentangy is the largest district in the state to earn the top rating of Excellent with Distinction, and it does so while spending just $9,465 per student – more than $1,200 less than the state average.
To see the 2011-2012 data for Olentangy Local Schools or any of its individual school building, click here.