Tri-Village News

Grandview Heights schools earn A's, B's


The Grandview Heights City School District earned all A's and B's on the 2012-13 state report card.

The Ohio Department of Education released the report cards Thursday. Aug. 22. Districts and schools are now evaluated using letter grades rather than categories such as "excellent" or "continuous improvement."

Grandview met all 24 state standards, earning an A grade.

The district also earned an A for the Performance Index, which measures the achievement of every student enrolled for the entire school year.

Grandview earned another A in the Value Added category.

"That's the area I think people should pay particular attention to," Superintendent Ed O'Reilly said. "If you get a C grade, it means your students have made a year's worth of academic progress over a year's time. If you get an A or B, it means they are gaining more than a year's progress over a year's time."

Overall, Grandview earned six A's and three B's.

O'Reilly said he believes the results on the new state report card would have again qualified the district for an overall rating of "excellent with distinction" under the old report card system. Grandview has earned excellent with distinction or excellent ratings the last eight years.

An overall grade in the new report card system will not be given to districts until 2015.