It appears that there is a big pink elephant in the middle of the room and no one wants to talk about it. Before the last election a lot of people did a lot of campaigning for and against a levy for a new school. I don't know if any of them looked at the real facts. This blog has unearthed a lot of cold, hard facts. Numbers usually don't lie, especially when they can be backed up with facts. In this case the research that I did came from the Board of
Elections and the Ohio Department of Education.
These facts show very plainly that people within the city limits of Greenville pretty much support the schools and with only a couple of exceptions, everyone else whom we've invited into the system in years past doesn't support the schools at all. It's right there in black and white. No one has said a word about it.
A comparison of Greenville Schools Sophomore classes taking the Ohio Graduation Test with schools within 25 miles of Greenville shows that we consistently come in behind everyone else. Those figures weren't made up, they're the State of Ohio figures, not just last year but for the last 4 years.
Well as this elephant gets bigger, you got to wonder if all those people outside Greenville knew this and not voting was there way of complaining about low test scores and the people in the city just didn't care or what. More than likely nobody ever looked at the stats before. The counter on this blog was reset at 500 hits and it now has over 700 so it's pretty obvious that at least 700 people know what the statistics are now and yet the elephant still stands there. No one has said a word
It's sort of embarrassing that the levy went down as many times as it has. It's even more embarrassing that our kids are graduating and the figures show that they only comprehend about 75% of what they were taught. Why is that? In 20 years those same kids will be wondering where all the elephants came from!
Greenville Board of Education Meetings
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This chart is a comparison of four years of Proficiency test results. Please note in each area of study what the state average is.
In Math the state average is 81%, in Greenville it is 77%, 16 points below average.
In Writing the state average is 90%, in Greenville it is 83%, 7% below average.
In Science the state average is 76%, in Greenville it is 68%, 8% below average.
In Social Studies the state average is 82%, in Greenville it is 74%, 8% below average.
In Reading the state average is 85%, in Greenville it is 72%,13% below average.
These figures tell us that our kids can't read, although they can write which is sort of odd%. While 76% of the kids statewide understand science and what makes the world go around, our kids haven't a clue at 68% and so on. Wonder if a new school would fix this?
Friday, September 17, 2010
Recently someone asked the question " who actually owns Memorial Hall"? A little searching yielded a lot of information. The best information was found on Wikipedia. I've edited it here and added a couple of bits of information. Hope this answers the question.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) is a test mandated by the state of Ohio and given to all sophomores each school year. The chart below shows all schools within a 25 mile radius of Greenville. It does not include private or parochial schools as they are not mandated to report. This particular version was sorted by the Science Scores. Click on the chart to enlarge for better reading.
Here are some different statistics about the Greenville City School District and the people living here. Click on the link for more HERE. Click on any chart to enlarge for better reading.
This is a comparison of high schools in Darke County in the Great Schools Ratings. In calculating these ratings, GreatSchools analyzed the 2008-2009 Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) and the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) reading, writing, math, science and social studies results for the school and compared them to the test results for all Ohio schools with the same grade levels.
If there are no GreatSchools Ratings for a school, the school's test results were either not reported or incomplete. The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.
Keep in mind that when comparing schools using GreatSchools Ratings, it's important to factor in other information, including the quality of each school's teachers, the school culture, special programs, etc.
GreatSchools Ratings cannot be compared across states, because of differences in the states' standardized testing programs.
The chart above shows the standings of all county schools in the Great Schools.org standings.
Above is a sort of all county schools sorted by OGT reading scores.
Above is a sort of the OGT by the Math Scores.
Above compares the OGT Reading Scores.
The chart above shows the OGT stats for Science.
|This is the graduation rates for the area schools listed above.|
If you want to learn more about the Ohio Graduation Test Scores, Click Here.
This is a comparison of teachers in all Darke County Schools.