Columbus City Schools officials say the district is making noticeable progress in several areas, despite the district receiving an overall F grade on the latest state-issued report card released to today, Sept. 13.

According to the Ohio Department of Education, CCS received a failing grade in four key categories -- achievement, progress, gap closing and prepared for success -- and a D in two: graduation rate and improving at-risk K-3 students.

“During the 2017-2018 school year, Columbus City Schools continued to show improvements on state assessments and in helping more students meet state-mandated proficiency levels,” according to a district statement released in response to the report cards.

“On 16 of 21 state assessment measures, more Columbus students met or exceeded proficiency levels this past year compared to the previous year, averaging at least a 5.5-percentage-point improvement.”

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