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Lincoln High School scored mostly B's

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Gahanna Lincoln High School received mostly B's on the state report card recently released by the Ohio Department of Education.

On the newly formatted report card, featuring letter grades, Lincoln High School earned a B (88.1 percent) for achievement on the performance index, indicating how many students passed the state test. The high school earned an A (100 percent) for meeting all of the indicators showing how well students did on the state tests.

The high school received a C (7.4 percent) in gap closing, a measure that shows how well students are doing in reading, math and graduation. The measure asks the question, "Is every student succeeding, regardless of income, race, culture or disability?"

The high school scored B's for graduation rate. Results show 91.5 percent of students graduate in four years and 94.5 percent graduate in five years.

In achievement at Gahanna Middle School East, the school received a B (87.7 percent) on the performance index and an A (100 percent) on the number of indicators met.

In gap closing, MSE received a C (70 percent) on annual measurable objectives.

In the progress category, showing the school's average progress for its students in math and reading in grades 4-8, MSE scored a C overall, with a D in gifted value-added, a D in lowest-20-percent value-added and a C in value-added for students with disabilities.

In achievement at Gahanna Middle School South, the school earned a B (84.6 percent) for performance index and a B (85.7 percent) on indicators met. The school received a D (66.7 percent) for gap closing.

On progress, MSS received an A overall; A, gifted; B, lowest 20 percent in achievement; and A, students with disabilities.

In achievement, Gahanna Middle School West earned a B (80.7 percent) on the performance index and a B for indicators met (85.7 percent). In gap closing, MSW received a D (62.1 percent) on annual measurable objectives.

Measuring progress, MSW scored an A, overall; D, gifted; B, lowest 20 percent in achievement; and A, students with disabilities.

Gahanna-Jefferson's elementary schools scored as follows:

Blacklick

Achievement: B, 84.6 percent, performance index; C, 71.4 percent, indicators met.

Gap closing: A, 92.9 percent, annual measurable objectives.

Progress: A, overall; C, gifted; B, lowest 20 percent in achievement; B, students with disabilities.

Chapelfield

Achievement: B, 87.8 percent, performance index; A, 100 percent, indicators met.

Gap closing: A, 100 percent, annual measurable objectives.

Progress: B, overall; A, gifted; B, lowest 20 percent in achievement; C, students with disabilities.

Goshen Lane

Achievement: B, 82.7 percent, performance index; B, 85.7 percent, indicators met.

Gap closing: B, 86.4 percent, annual measurable objectives.

Progress: A, overall; gifted (not rated); A, lowest 20 percent in achievement; A, students with disabilities.

High Point

Achievement: B, 88.6 percent, performance index; A, 100 percent, indicators met.

Gap closing: D, 66.7 percent, annual measurable objectives.

Progress: A, overall; B, gifted; (not rated), lowest 20 percent in achievement; C, students with disabilities.

Jefferson

Achievement: B, 83.3 percent, performance index; B, 85.7 percent, indicators met.

Gap closing: C, 74.5 percent, annual measurable objectives.

Progress: A, overall; B, gifted; C, lowest 20 percent in achievement; B, students with disabilities.

Lincoln

Achievement: B, 83.9 percent, performance index; A, 100 percent, indicators met.

Gap closing: D, 60 percent, annual measurable objectives.

Progress: B, overall; C, gifted; C, lowest 20 percent in achievement; C, students with disabilities.

Royal Manor

Achievement: C, 79 percent, performance index; D, 57.1 percent, indicators met.

Gap closing: F, 39.3 percent, annual measurable objectives.

Progress: C, overall; (not rated), gifted; C, lowest 20 percent in achievement; C, students with disabilities.

The new report card is meant to be easier to understand than the previous format. It's designed to provide parents, taxpayers, school administrators and teachers with a more comprehensive view of the performance of schools and districts.

School districts won't receive an overall letter grade until 2015.

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