The Dublin City School District earned an "excellent with distinction" rating on the state report card released last week.

The Dublin City School District earned an "excellent with distinction" rating on the state report card released last week.

Ratings from building to building varied, though.

Some buildings reached the highest ranking, but a few others didn't fare as well.

Thomas and Wright elementary schools are in "school improvement," or SI.

According to information from the Ohio Department of Education, a building enters SI after not meeting adequate yearly progress for two years in a row. To get out of SI, the school must meet AYP two years in a row.

Schools in SI must create an improvement plan, and "being in SI for three or more years requires more extensive corrective actions and, eventually, restructuring," the ODE states.

Superintendent David Axner said Wright and Thomas would get some additional aid.

"One of the things we've tried to do is support buildings that are more diverse with additional intervention after school. We're trying to supply them with more staff as needed," he said.

Wright Elementary School, which has been in SI for four years, made some improvements on the report card, Axner said.

"Wright, across the board, had some of the most significant gains over any school in our district," he said. "Third-grade math at Wright increased 27 percent, and their (performance index) score went up. And the bar has been raised, and it's tougher and tougher for them to hit it. We're really going to concentrate on grades that need more support and give them a little lighter class size."

Report-card grades by building are as follows:

Bailey Elementary School was rated excellent on the 2010-11 report card, met all state indicators and met AYP. Last year, the school was rated excellent with distinction and met all state indicators. On the 2010-11 report card, the school scored 111.1 on the performance index, down from 111.7 in the previous year.

As on the 2009-10 report card, Chapman Elementary School was rated excellent with distinction and met AYP. On the 2010-11 report card, the school scored 102.8 on the performance index, following a 101.1 score in the prior year.

Deer Run Elementary School was rated excellent on the state report card this year, following an excellent with distinction rating on the 2009-10 report card. Although the district scored higher on performance index this year, with 111.2 over 110.6 last year, the school did not exceed educational growth on the "value-added" measurement as it had last year. It met value-added growth.

Glacier Ridge Elementary School improved from an excellent rating on the 2009-10 report card to an excellent-with-distinction rating this year. The school also improved its performance-index score from 103.4 to 107.6.

Indian Run Elementary School also improved this year with an excellent-with-distinction rating, although it met six of eight state indicators. The school fell short on fifth-grade math and science achievement test scores.

Olde Sawmill Elementary School rose two grades this year from effective to excellent with distinction. Last year, the school fell short on meeting state indicators and scored 98.7 on the performance index. This year, the school met all state indicators and scored 103.8 on the performance index.

Pinney Elementary School was rated excellent with distinction again and rose from a 105.4 performance-index score on the 2009-10 report card to a 106.3 this year.

Riverside Elementary School fell from excellent with distinction last year to excellent this year. The school met seven of eight state indicators because it failed to meet the state requirement that 75 percent of fifth-graders score proficient or better on the reading achievement test.

Scottish Corners Elementary School improved to an excellent-with-distinction rating from excellent last year. The school also improved its performance-index score to 111.5 from 110.6 last year.

Thomas Elementary School was rated excellent but did not meet AYP because of reading proficiency levels. Last year's report card also rated the school excellent even though it did not meet AYP.

Wright Elementary School was rated effective and met four of eight state indicators on this year's report card. It did not meet AYP because of reading proficiency levels. Last year, the school also was rated effective because it did not meet AYP.

Wyandot Elementary School again was rated excellent with distinction and improved on its performance-index score from 110.1 to 111.1.

Davis Middle School was rated excellent again this year but fell slightly in performance index from 100.7 last year to 100.3 this year.

Grizzell Middle School was rated excellent this year after being rated excellent with distinction last year. Last year, the school exceeded educational growth in the value-added measurement. This year, the school met value-added criteria.

Karrer Middle School again was rated excellent on the state report card and improved its performance-index score from 109.5 to 109.7.

Sells Middle School fell from an excellent-with-distinction rating to excellent this year. The school met value-added measurements this year but exceeded it last year.

Coffman High School was rated excellent again but did not meet AYP because not enough students with disabilities were rated proficient or better in reading and math achievement tests. The school improved its performance-index score from 109.1 to 110.2.

Jerome High School also was rated excellent again, meeting AYP and all state indicators. The school's performance-index score also rose from 112.1 to 114.

Scioto High School was rated excellent again but did not meet AYP. According to the report card, not enough limited-English students scored proficient or better on math and reading achievement tests. The school's performance-index score rose, however, from 103.2 last year to 105.9.