The Bexley City Schools were ranked excellent for the 10th year in a row on the state of Ohio report card.

The Bexley City Schools were ranked excellent for the 10th year in a row on the state of Ohio report card.

Anne Hyland, director of curriculum and instruction, announced at the June 28 Bexley City Schools Board of Education meeting the district met all of the indicators on the 2009-2010 state report card, adding that 90.12 percent of students were proficient or better in all subject areas.

"That is really pretty remarkable," she said. "We were rated excellent as a school district. Every building was rated excellent.

School board member Diane Peterson said she was happy with the report card but asked for clarification on the district meeting 26 out of 30 indicators this year.

Hyland said the state removed all writing and social studies at the elementary level but failed to remove it from the report card, so the district met all state indicators.

"I hope that is something that will be corrected," Peterson said.

District attendance and graduation rates were also high, Hyland said. The district's attendance rate is 96.5 percent compared to the state standard of 93 percent. Bexley's graduation rate is 99.5 percent compared to the state standard of 90 percent.

Hyland said there is some concern about future test scores. For instance if next year the district's graduation rate is 99.4 percent the report card would say Bexley did not meet the previous standard set.

"You have to be better than you were the year before," Hyland said.

Fishel said this is the district's 10th year in a row being named an excellent school district, adding she really appreciates the efforts of administrators to get there.

"This is not something to be blas about," Fishel said. "Just because this is your 10th year in a row doesn't mean you don't need to work your tushy off to get there."