Trotwood-Madison Schools To Avoid State Takeover, Following Release of State School Report Cards

Sep 14, 2018

State school report card grades were mixed this year for districts in the Miami Valley. The annual report measures district performance based on test scores from the 2017-2018 school year.

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek, Oakwood, Russia, Springboro, and Wayne schools all received an overall grade of “A” on the report. “A” ratings were rare across the state this year – only 28 of Ohio’s more than 600 districts received them.

The report brought good news to Trotwood-Madison schools – the district’s overall “D” grade means it will avoid state takeover this year. It had received F’s on its last two report cards. An Academic Distress Commission would have been appointed by the state immediately if grades hadn’t improved.

Report card results will trigger state takeover for only East Cleveland schools this year. Other districts, including Dayton, will face takeover next year if scores do not improve.

This is the first year districts have been given overall letter grades. A number of factors determine that rating, including a district’s graduation rate, literacy rate, and year-over-year progress.