Olentangy Earns Overall A Grade on State Report Card

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For the 2013-2014 school year, the district earned a record-high 108.7 overall Performance Index (PI) score. The state average PI score for the 2013-2014 school year was 99.1.

Olentangy Local Schools has again led the way in academic achievement based on the results of the 2013-2014 Ohio School District Report Cards released September 12, 2014.

For the 2013-2014 school year, the district earned a record-high 108.7 overall Performance Index (PI) score. This places Olentangy in the top three school districts in central Ohio and in the top 4.2 percentage of the 610 public school districts statewide to earn all A’s and B’s.

“I am pleased with the results, and we will continue working toward meeting the goal of all A’s,” said Olentangy Local Schools Superintendent Wade Lucas, Ed.D.

The release marks the second year under the state’s new evaluation system, which uses letter grades rather than terms ranging from Excellent to Academic Watch.

A PI ranking is a state calculation that measures overall academic performance based on the results of the Ohio Achievement Assessments and the Ohio Graduation Tests. The state average PI score for the 2013-2014 school year was 99.1.

The revamped report-card grading system is more complex than in the past. In addition to assigning a letter grade, the new reporting method raises the benchmark from 75 percent to 80 percent of a district’s students needing to score “proficient” or better to meet the 24 individual benchmarks. Olentangy has exceeded these levels, meeting 24 of the 24 indicators.

The district also performed well in the value-added categories (a measure of student academic growth within a single school year), and in the sub-group categories which include students with disabilities and students in the lowest 20 percent of the statewide achievement benchmarks. The Olentangy gifted-student population also showed growth in earning an A, up from the letter grade B earned last year.


 

2013-2014 DISTRICT-WIDE REPORT CARD RESULTS

Accountability
Performance Index| | 108.7: A
Performance Indicators | 24 of 24: A Graduation Rate
4-Year Graduation Rate | 97.7 percent: A
5-Year Graduation Rate | 99.0 percent: A
Progress (Value Added)
All Students:  A
Gifted Students: A
Students with Disabilities (IEP and take the OAA): A
The Lowest 20% (distribution of statewide scores): A

Click HERE to download a copy of the the full 2013-2014 District Report Card.


 

* Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) measure the academic performance of specific groups of students, such as racial and demographic groups. Each of these groups is compared against the collective performance of all students statewide.

Olentangy Earns State Award for Excellent Record Keeping

IMG_5873Olentangy Treasurer Brian Kern has accepted the Auditor of State Award with Distinction in honor of the district’s excellent record keeping.

A representative with Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office presented Kern with the award during the September 11 board of education meeting. The award is presented to local governments and school districts upon completion of a financial audit.  Entities that receive the award must meet several criteria including incurring no findings for recovery, material citations or material weaknesses.

The state audits about 5,800 local governments and public schools every year and only about 5 percent receive the award. Olentangy has earned the award for two consecutive years, and seven times overall.

Food Service Adds Built-to-Order Burritos to Menu

A new item on the lunch menu at Olentangy photo 3Local Schools is proving to be a big hit with students. The district’s Food Service Department has introduced a Fiesta Bar that allows students to select their own toppings for a Chiptole-style burrito or bowl. The burritos and select toppings are available during lunch every Tuesday and Thursday at the district’s high schools, and every Thursday at the middle schools.

 

A chef from JTM Food Services, the manufacturer of the food products, was on hand at Liberty High School August 26 to help dish out the personalized burritos and promote the new FiestIMG_5770a Bar. Students began asking for a Chipotle-style burrito option last year, which prompted Olentangy’s Food Service Department to create the Fiesta Bar.

 

 

Olentangy Students Earn Perfect Scores

The Olentangy Local School district is proud to announce that 153 Olentangy students earned perfect scores on one or more sections of the Spring Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). Fifty students scored perfect on the math portion of the test, 107 scored perfect on the reading test, and three students scored perfect on the science test

**See the list of students below:

  • Will Biggins ACES 3 Math
  • Aidan Bugayong ACES 3 Math
  • Karun Gopal ACES 3 Math
  • Dheeraj Gosula ACES 3 Math
  • Olivia Troxell CES 3 Math
  • Luke Border FTES 3 Math
  • Elizabeth Gruen FTES 3 Math
  • Matthew Scovic GOES 3 Math
  • Kaivalya Gupta HES 3 Math
  • Ali Hussein ISES 3 Math
  • Andrew Vermeer OCES 3 Math
  • Nixon Smith OMES 3 Math
  • Reed Kroeger SRES 3 Math
  • Felicia Park SRES 3 Math
  • Jacob Rygielski SRES 3 Math
  • David Cruise TRES 3 Math
  • Roland Tokarski TRES 3 Math
  • Noah Yanich WRES 3 Math
  • Mindy Condon ACES 3 Reading
  • Srikruthi Godavarthi ACES 3 Reading
  • Sai Kancharla ACES 3 Reading
  • Advik Marini ACES 3 Reading
  • Ashley Sideri ACES 3 Reading
  • Abigail Kezele AES 3 Reading
  • Ethan Koons AES 3 Reading
  • Gwendolyn Laber AES 3 Reading
  • Jack Steele AES 3 Reading
  • Emily Bush CES 3 Reading
  • Justin Henry CES 3 Reading
  • Logan Jones CES 3 Reading
  • Zoe Mattox CES 3 Reading
  • Carys Moore CES 3 Reading
  • Lauren Nahay CES 3 Reading
  • Bailey Allender FTES 3 Reading
  • Aryan Bommena FTES 3 Reading
  • Kayla Delmore FTES 3 Reading
  • Raeann Hedrick FTES 3 Reading
  • Jillian Hickman FTES 3 Reading
  • Jadia Kershaw FTES 3 Reading
  • Grace Luo FTES 3 Reading
  • Emily M. FTES 3 Reading
  • Eleni Rores FTES 3 Reading
  • Sonika Manakikar GOES 3 Reading
  • Luke Mercer GOES 3 Reading
  • Niharika Talele GOES 3 Reading
  • Jacob Thornton GOES 3 Reading
  • Elizabeth Weinberger GOES 3 Reading
  • Lucille Altieri HES 3 Reading
  • Kya Angle HES 3 Reading
  • Alissa Luchianova HES 3 Reading
  • Evan Waldo HES 3 Reading
  • Mia Kuharcik ISES 3 Reading
  • Aiden Milton ISES 3 Reading
  • Sadie Mittendorf ISES 3 Reading
  • Deven Philip ISES 3 Reading
  • Taylor Sessanna ISES 3 Reading
  • Ian Stanton ISES 3 Reading
  • Adrien Zhong ISES 3 Reading
  • Olivia Bauknecht JCES 3 Reading
  • Marin Curry JCES 3 Reading
  • Jack Delligatti JCES 3 Reading
  • Garrett Farver JCES 3 Reading
  • Ava Harl JCES 3 Reading
  • Aiden Miller JCES 3 Reading
  • Samantha Price JCES 3 Reading
  • Katherine Reinard JCES 3 Reading
  • Charlie Wagner JCES 3 Reading
  • Madison Harper LTES 3 Reading
  • Shreya Arunkumar OCES 3 Reading
  • Kali Jodrey OMES 3 Reading
  • Saisree Kona OMES 3 Reading
  • Carson Smith OMES 3 Reading
  • Gauri J. SRES 3 Reading
  • Porter Martin SRES 3 Reading
  • Claire Mrukowski SRES 3 Reading
  • Daniel Sanchez SRES 3 Reading
  • Jack Van Riper SRES 3 Reading
  • Ava Brenneman TRES 3 Reading
  • Jonah Brinkman TRES 3 Reading
  • Kathryn Dockery TRES 3 Reading
  • Esha Ghadi TRES 3 Reading
  • Madison Huret TRES 3 Reading
  • Ryan Jackman TRES 3 Reading
  • Eleanor Mohler TRES 3 Reading
  • Shlok Srikant TRES 3 Reading
  • Weston Waterstreet TRES 3 Reading
  • Quinn Barber WCES 3 Reading
  • Leila Glass WCES 3 Reading
  • Lauren Rudek WRES 3 Reading
  • Jerry Wang* FTES 3 Reading & Math
  • Colin Graham* HES 3 Reading & Math
  • Nathan Fifield* TRES 3 Reading & Math
  • Luke Woolard* WCES 3 Reading & Math
  • Andrew Yuschak FTES 4 Math
  • Rishika Gorai GOES 4 Math
  • Wyatt Bednar JCES 4 Math
  • Jessica Lilko SRES 4 Math
  • Leah Smith ACES 4 Reading
  • Sydney Shultz CES 4 Reading
  • Jennifer Kabealo FTES 4 Reading
  • Tanner Martin FTES 4 Reading
  • Alexander Shinn FTES 4 Reading
  • Tyler Zinn FTES 4 Reading
  • Alexander Smith ISES 4 Reading
  • Lacy Thompson LTES 4 Reading
  • Danielle Potts OCES 4 Reading
  • Sarah Boone OMES 4 Reading
  • Dilan Saucedo Lopez SRES 4 Reading
  • Dean Stack SRES 4 Reading
  • Hanna Wallace SRES 4 Reading
  • Connor Ingram TRES 4 Reading
  • Connor Churan WCES 4 Reading
  • Krish Patel WCES 4 Reading
  • Audrey Piero SRES 5 Reading
  • Grace Bezold OBMS 6 Math
  • Andrew Fate-Bolognone OBMS 6 Math
  • Sarah Latzke OHMS 6 Math
  • Brian Pang OLMS 6 Math
  • Christopher Johnson OHMS 6 Reading
  • Emily Rogers OOMS 6 Reading
  • Tyler McMaster OBMS 7 Math
  • Mackenzie Scott OBMS 7 Math
  • Pranjal Suri OBMS 7 Math
  • Schuyler Alexander OHMS 7 Math
  • Karen Chu OHMS 7 Math
  • John Galloway OLMS 7 Math
  • Mitchell Kershner OLMS 7 Math
  • Kelly Rothert OOMS 7 Math
  • Alex Wing OOMS 7 Math
  • Christian Bova OSMS 7 Math
  • Sonam Rustagi OHMS 7 Reading
  • Delaney Smith OHMS 7 Reading
  • Saarthak Gaur OHMS 8 Math
  • Alexander Miller OHMS 8 Math
  • Natalie Amodeo OLMS 8 Math
  • Nicolas Knowlton OLMS 8 Math
  • Melissa Pleasnick OOMS 8 Math
  • Asreeta Ushasri OSMS 8 Math
  • Rishilka Vinaykumar OSMS 8 Math
  • Erin Barr OBMS 8 Reading
  • Claire Jones OBMS 8 Reading
  • Abilasha Kandalu OBMS 8 Reading
  • Sarah Colvin OHMS 8 Reading
  • Maia Kropp OHMS 8 Reading
  • Cole Paluch OHMS 8 Reading
  • Emma Storer OOMS 8 Reading
  • Ella Mills OSMS 8 Reading
  • Alexis Baumeyer* OBMS 8 Reading & Math
  • Kelly Lawrence* OBMS 8 Reading & Math
  • Lindsay Borger* OOMS 8 Reading & Math
  • Luke Caskey OHMS 8 Science
  • Michael Monago OOMS 8 Science
  • Namrata Kantamneni OSMS 8 Science

*These students earned a perfect score in more than one subject area

**The parents of these students have been notified and gave permission for us to identify them in press releases or other public notifications.