Johnstown Independent

Northridge's report card yields both good, bad grades


The Northridge Local School District's new report card yielded two A's, three B's, three D's and one F.

The Ohio Department of Education released the new letter-grade report cards Aug. 22.

Prior report cards assessed schools and districts mostly on achievement test results and rated them using such descriptors as "excellent" and "academic watch."

Northridge schools were rated excellent last year, the second-highest rating below excellent with distinction.

In the latest report, Northridge scored an A in four-year graduation rates (2012) and five-year graduation rates (2011).

Northridge received a B in achievement, meeting 20 of 24 state standards.

The district also scored a B in performance index and gifted value-added.

Northridge received a D in overall value-added, lowest-20-percent value-added and annual measurable objectives.

The district's lowest mark, an F, was in disabled value-added.

Districts won't receive an overall letter grade until 2015.