September 14, 2023
Today, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) officially released the 2022-2023 annual school report cards. Upper Arlington Schools is one of just eight districts in the state to earn a five-star overall rating as well as earning five stars in each of the five separate components on the report card: achievement, progress, gap closing, graduation and early literacy.
“Our school district has been - and will continue to be - committed to the development of the whole child,” said Superintendent Robert Hunt, Ph.D. “So while this is a well-deserved recognition, we keep in mind that this is just one data point we review in our pursuit of challenging and supporting every student, every step of the way.”
This is the second year that ODE has given schools and districts star ratings, on a scale of one to five, for the five components and the first year for the overall star rating. Upper Arlington Schools also received five stars on all five components last year on the state report card reflecting 2021-2022. “Earning a five-star rating in each of these categories for two years in a row is notable,” Hunt added, “particularly in the area of growth, which, due to the way it is calculated, is difficult to achieve year after year.”
Upper Arlington Schools will be looking carefully at the data behind its report card results.
“As we move forward, this will prompt discussions about what is working for our students and where we might find areas to improve,” Hunt said. We will also continue to evaluate all of the other data available to us regarding our students’ growth, achievement and well-being. You can read more about that in our annual accountability report, the Quality Profile.”
The district will review and share more detailed information regarding the state report cards with the Board of Education during its next regular meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10 at the Municipal Building, 3600 Tremont Road. A live-stream of the meeting will be available on the district YouTube channel.