Behold the Achievement Gap

A couple of days ago, I ran across this article from that showed the median household incomes for school districts in Ohio. I thought it would be interesting to add to this chart, each school district’s rating from the 2010-2011 school year. The results are seen below. The rating system in Ohio is ranked (from best to worst) Excellent with Distinction, Excellent, Effective, Continuous Improvement, Academic Watch, and Academic Emergency.

County School district Median AGI Rank Rating
Delaware Olentangy LSD $76,444 1 Excellent with Distinction
Cuyahoga Orange CSD $75,280 2 Excellent with Distinction
Summit Hudson CSD $75,016 3 Excellent with Distinction
Hamilton Indian Hill EVSD $74,736 4 Excellent with Distinction
Lucas Ottawa Hills LSD $73,248 5 Excellent
Franklin New Albany-Plain LSD $72,772 6 Excellent
Hamilton Wyoming CSD $69,798 7 Excellent
Cuyahoga Chagrin Falls EVSD $68,241 8 Excellent with Distinction
Warren Springboro Community Sd $67,434 9 Excellent with Distinction
Montgomery Oakwood CSD $66,054 10 Excellent with Distinction
Licking Granville EVSD $65,931 11 Excellent with Distinction
Franklin Upper Arlington CSD $64,770 12 Excellent with Distinction
Franklin Bexley CSD $64,682 13 Excellent with Distinction
Summit Revere LSD $64,158 14 Excellent with Distinction
Warren Mason CSD $63,227 15 Excellent with Distinction
Lorain Avon LSD $60,407 16 Excellent with Distinction
Cuyahoga Bay Village CSD $59,936 17 Excellent
Geauga Kenston LSD $59,605 18 Excellent
Cuyahoga Beachwood CSD $58,396 19 Excellent
Greene Sugarcreek LSD $57,874 20 Excellent
Butler Lakota LSD (Butler Co.) $57,127 21 Excellent with Distinction
Cuyahoga Solon CSD $57,065 22 Excellent
Hamilton Maderia CSD $56,114 23 Excellent
Greene Beavercreek CSD $55,555 24 Excellent with Distinction
Medina Highland LSD (Medina Co.) $55,365 25 Excellent
Lorain Avon Lake CSD $55,355 26 Excellent
Portage Aurora CSD $55,072 27 Excellent with Distinction
Hamilton Forest Hills LSD $54,964 28 Excellent with Distinction
Hamilton Sycamore CSD $54,736 29 Excellent with Distinction
Hamilton Loveland CSD $54,388 30 Excellent
Lucas Anthony Wayne LSD $53,716 31 Excellent
Warren Little Miami LSD $53,458 32 Excellent
Wood Perrysburg EVSD $53,334 33 Excellent
Ottawa Middle Bass LSD $52,670 34
Franklin Dublin CSD $52,377 35 Excellent with Distinction
Cuyahoga Brecksville-Broadview Heights CSD $51,589 36 Excellent with Distinction
Hamilton Mariemont CSD $50,763 37 Excellent
Montgomery Centerville CSD $50,638 38 Excellent with Distinction
Franklin Hilliard CSD $50,583 39 Excellent with Distinction
Fairfield Pickerington LSD $50,379 40 Excellent with Distinction
Cuyahoga Westlake CSD $49,739 41 Excellent
Cuyahoga Shaker Heights CSD $49,218 42 Effective
Franklin Gahanna Jefferson CSD $49,156 43 Excellent with Distinction
Summit Twinsburg CSD $49,037 44 Excellent with Distinction
Summit Copley-Fairlawn CSD $48,874 45 Excellent
Delaware Buckeye Valley LSD $48,517 46 Excellent
Cuyahoga Rocky River CSD $48,331 47 Excellent with Distinction
Delaware Big Walnut LSD $48,275 48 Excellent
Lake Kirtland LSD $47,990 49 Excellent
Franklin Grandview Heights CSD $47,967 50 Excellent with Distinction
Geauga West Geauga LSD $47,869 51 Excellent
Mahoning Canfield LSD $47,824 52 Excellent
Hancock Van Buren LSD $47,464 53 Excellent
Union Fairbanks LSD $47,409 54 Excellent with Distinction
Franklin Worthington CSD $47,348 55 Excellent
Cuyahoga Strongsville CSD $47,279 56 Excellent
Fairfield Bloom-Carroll LSD $47,065 57 Excellent with Distinction
Cuyahoga Independence LSD $46,995 58 Excellent
Medina Medina CSD $46,679 59 Excellent
Lucas Sylvania CSD $46,544 60 Excellent
Hamilton Three Rivers LSD $46,538 61 Excellent
Summit Nordonia Hills CSD $46,173 62 Excellent with Distinction
Licking Southwest Licking LSD $46,152 63 Excellent
Clermont Milford EVSD $45,706 64 Excellent
Lorain North Ridgeville CSD $45,701 65 Excellent with Distinction
Warren Kings LSD $45,634 66 Excellent
Franklin Canal Winchester LSD $45,355 67 Excellent with Distinction
Franklin Westerville CSD $44,663 68 Excellent with Distinction
Licking Licking Heights LSD $44,432 69 Excellent
Union Marysville EVSD $44,428 70 Excellent with Distinction
Lake Riverside LSD $44,402 71 Excellent
Miami Bethel LSD $44,234 72 Excellent
Cuyahoga Olmsted Falls CSD $44,196 73 Excellent
Geauga Chardon LSD $44,187 74 Excellent
Stark Jackson LSD $44,044 75 Excellent with Distinction
Butler Monroe LSD $43,853 76 Excellent
Medina Buckeye LSD (Medina Co.) $43,592 77 Excellent
Greene Yellow Springs EVSD $43,546 78 Excellent with Distinction
Putnam Kalida LSD $43,445 79 Excellent
Cuyahoga North Royalton CSD $43,096 80 Excellent
Mahoning Poland LSD $42,990 81 Excellent
Miami Tipp City EVSD $42,597 82 Excellent
Summit Stow Munroe Falls CSD $42,526 83 Excellent
Licking Northridge LSD ( Licking County ) $42,515 84 Excellent with Distinction
Summit Green LSD (Summit Co.) $42,265 85 Excellent with Distinction
Warren Wayne LSD $42,174 86 Excellent
Butler Ross LSD $42,154 87 Excellent with Distinction
Sandusky Woodmore LSD $42,016 88 Excellent with Distinction
Clark Greenon LSD (Mad River Green) $41,838 89 Excellent with Distinction
Wood Otsego LSD $41,809 90 Excellent
Warren Lebanon CSD $41,800 91 Excellent
Putnam Jennings LSD $41,743 92 Excellent
Allen Shawnee LSD $41,623 93 Excellent with Distinction
Hamilton Oak Hills LSD $41,505 94 Excellent
Shelby Anna LSD $41,460 95 Excellent
Putnam Miller City-New Cleveland LSD $41,447 96 Excellent
Licking Johnstown Monroe LSD $41,305 97 Excellent
Cuyahoga Mayfield CSD $41,284 98 Excellent with Distinction
Geauga Ledgemont LSD $41,260 99 Effective
Medina Brunswick CSD $41,104 100 Excellent
Stark Lake LSD (Stark Co.) $41,104 100 Excellent
Cuyahoga Fairview Park CSD $41,077 102 Excellent
Lorain Amherst EVSD $41,002 103 Excellent
Lake Mentor EVSD $40,957 104 Excellent
Auglaize Minster LSD $40,862 105 Excellent with Distinction
Hamilton Finneytown LSD $40,847 106 Effective
Lake Perry LSD (Lake Co.) $40,808 107 Excellent
Madison Jonathan Alder LSD $40,607 108 Excellent with Distinction
Hancock Liberty Benton LSD $40,598 109 Excellent
Stark North Canton CSD $40,569 110 Excellent
Cuyahoga Cleveland Hts-University Hts CSD $40,558 111 Continuous Improvement
Cuyahoga South Euclid-Lyndhurst CSD $40,540 112 Continuous Improvement
Portage Rootstown LSD $40,516 113 Excellent
Clinton Clinton Massie LSD $40,440 114 Excellent with Distinction
Erie Huron CSD $40,425 115 Excellent
Miami Miami East LSD $40,377 116 Excellent with Distinction
Knox Centerburg LSD $40,370 117 Excellent with Distinction
Medina Wadsworth CSD $40,364 118 Excellent with Distinction
Wood Eastwood LSD $40,007 119 Excellent
Montgomery Valley View LSD $39,888 120 Excellent with Distinction
Pickaway Teays Valley LSD $39,872 121 Excellent with Distinction
Lorain Keystone LSD $39,869 122 Effective
Clark Northeastern LSD (Clark Co.) $39,747 123 Excellent with Distinction
Shelby Russia LSD $39,664 124 Excellent
Defiance Northeastern LSD (Defiance Co.) $39,569 125 Excellent
Fairfield Liberty-Union-Thurston LSD $39,529 126 Excellent
Lorain Columbia LSD $39,524 127 Excellent with Distinction
Geauga Newbury LSD $39,457 128 Excellent
Ottawa Genoa Area LSD $39,423 129 Effective
Logan Benjamin Logan LSD $39,260 130 Effective
Hancock Arlington LSD $39,253 131 Excellent
Clermont New Richmond EVSD $39,218 132 Excellent with Distinction
Fulton Evergreen LSD $39,074 133 Excellent
Putnam Ottoville LSD $39,073 134 Excellent
Erie Kelleys Island LSD $39,070 135
Montgomery Northmont CSD $38,988 136 Excellent with Distinction
Richland Lexington LSD $38,855 137 Excellent
Butler Madison LSD (Butler Co.) $38,827 138 Excellent
Hancock Vanlue LSD $38,826 139 Effective
Lorain Firelands LSD $38,812 140 Excellent
Allen Bluffton EVSD $38,784 141 Excellent with Distinction
Summit Tallmadge CSD $38,749 142 Excellent
Ottawa Benton-Carroll-Salem LSD $38,716 143 Excellent
Defiance Ayersville LSD $38,674 144 Excellent
Mahoning Western Reserve LSD (Mahoning Co.) $38,595 145 Excellent
Champaign Triad LSD $38,560 146 Effective
Stark Northwest LSD (Stark Co.) $38,493 147 Excellent
Mercer Marion LSD $38,483 148 Excellent
Butler Fairfield CSD (Butler Co.) $38,418 149 Effective
Auglaize New Bremen LSD $38,328 150 Excellent
Henry Liberty Center LSD $38,282 151 Excellent with Distinction
Cuyahoga Cuyahoga Heights LSD $38,253 152 Excellent
Summit Manchester LSD $38,220 153 Excellent
Lucas Springfield LSD (Lucas Co.) $38,188 154 Excellent
Delaware Delaware CSD $38,102 155 Excellent with Distinction
Greene Greeneview LSD $38,031 156 Effective
Montgomery Miamisburg CSD $38,008 157 Excellent
Henry Holgate LSD $37,953 158 Effective
Butler Edgewood CSD $37,901 159 Excellent
Marion Pleasant LSD $37,830 160 Effective
Clark Southeastern LSD $37,810 161 Excellent
Portage Field LSD $37,797 163 Effective
Cuyahoga North Olmsted CSD $37,797 162 Excellent
Lucas Oregon CSD $37,784 164 Effective
Montgomery Vandalia-Butler CSD $37,773 165 Excellent
Lorain Midview LSD $37,764 166 Effective
Trumbull Lakeview LSD $37,682 167 Excellent
Summit Norton CSD $37,670 168 Excellent
Van Wert Crestview LSD (Van Wert Co.) $37,658 169 Excellent
Mahoning South Range LSD $37,635 170 Excellent
Lorain Sheffield-Sheffield Lake CSD $37,610 171 Excellent
Shelby Fort Loramie LSD $37,590 172 Excellent
Shelby Botkins LSD $37,574 173 Excellent
Fulton Swanton LSD $37,535 174 Excellent
Marion Ridgedale LSD $37,479 175 Continuous Improvement
Champaign West Liberty Salem LSD $37,474 176 Excellent
Portage Streetsboro CSD $37,457 177 Effective
Clark Clark-Shawnee LSD $37,447 178 Excellent with Distinction
Union North Union LSD $37,390 179 Excellent
Hamilton Northwest LSD (Hamilton Co.) $37,367 180 Effective
Richland Ontario LSD $37,344 181 Excellent
Mercer St. Henry-Consolidated LSD $37,299 182 Excellent
Champaign Mechanicsburg EVSD $37,247 183 Excellent with Distinction
Hancock Cory-Rawson LSD $37,232 184 Effective
Ross Zane Trace LSD $37,210 185 Effective
Hancock Arcadia LSD $37,196 186 Excellent
Clark Northwestern LSD (Clark Co.) $37,150 187 Excellent with Distinction
Pickaway Westfall LSD $37,101 188 Effective
Montgomery Brookville LSD $37,044 189 Excellent
Madison Madison Plains LSD $36,947 190 Effective
Trumbull Mathews LSD $36,926 191 Excellent
Fairfield Fairfield Union LSD $36,911 192 Effective
Stark Tuslaw LSD $36,824 193 Excellent
Erie Berlin-Milan LSD $36,793 194
Allen Allen East LSD $36,788 195 Excellent
Mercer Ft. Recovery LSD $36,759 196 Excellent with Distinction
Butler Talawanda CSD $36,736 197 Excellent with Distinction
Miami Newton LSD $36,720 198 Excellent
Erie Perkins LSD $36,718 199 Effective
Champaign Graham LSD $36,694 200 Effective
Putnam Columbus Grove LSD $36,691 201 Excellent with Distinction
Montgomery Huber Heights CSD $36,668 202 Effective
Putnam Pandora-Gilboa LSD $36,595 203 Excellent
Clermont Clermont-Northeastern LSD $36,573 204 Effective
Shelby Jackson Center LSD $36,531 205 Effective
Medina Cloverleaf LSD $36,524 206 Excellent
Wood Rossford EVSD $36,511 207 Excellent with Distinction
Marion River Valley LSD $36,472 208 Effective
Wayne Chippewa LSD $36,470 209 Excellent
Fulton Archbold Area LSD $36,459 210 Excellent with Distinction
Pickaway Logan Elm LSD $36,406 211 Excellent with Distinction
Clermont Batavia LSD $36,404 212 Excellent
Summit Woodridge LSD $36,373 213 Excellent
Wood Lake LSD (Wood Co.) $36,370 214 Excellent
Darke Franklin-Monroe LSD $36,352 215 Excellent
Tuscarawas Tuscarawas Valley LSD $36,325 216 Excellent with Distinction
Ashland HilLSDale LSD $36,322 217 Effective
Warren Carlisle LSD $36,317 218 Excellent
Hancock Mc Comb LSD $36,289 219 Excellent
Brown Fayetteville-Perry LSD $36,271 220 Excellent
Van Wert Lincolnview LSD $36,246 221 Excellent
Montgomery Kettering CSD $36,243 222 Excellent
Lorain Oberlin CSD $36,239 223 Effective
Clermont West Clermont LSD $36,217 224 Excellent
Wood Northwood LSD $36,197 225 Excellent with Distinction
Belmont St. Clairsville-Richland CSD $36,112 226 Excellent
Trumbull Lordstown LSD $36,089 227 Excellent
Miami Troy CSD $36,082 228 Excellent with Distinction
Fulton Pettisville LSD $36,037 229 Excellent
Ashland Mapleton LSD $36,020 230 Effective
Trumbull Champion LSD $35,959 231 Excellent
Medina Black River LSD $35,853 232 Excellent
Seneca Old Fort LSD $35,841 233 Excellent
Huron Monroeville LSD $35,822 234 Effective
Cuyahoga Berea CSD $35,815 235 Excellent
Portage Crestwood LSD $35,789 236 Excellent
Geauga Berkshire LSD $35,777 237 Excellent
Darke Versailles EVSD $35,752 238 Excellent with Distinction
Putnam Ottawa-Glandorf LSD $35,744 239 Excellent
Muskingum East Muskingum LSD $35,688 240 Excellent
Knox East Knox LSD $35,681 241 Effective
Hardin Hardin-Northern LSD $35,636 242 Effective
Mercer Coldwater EVSD $35,612 243 Excellent
Cuyahoga Richmond Heights LSD $35,529 244 Continuous Improvement
Perry Northern LSD $35,488 245 Excellent
Hamilton Southwest LSD (Hamilton Co.) $35,482 246 Excellent
Hamilton Deer Park CSD $35,477 247 Excellent
Franklin Reynoldsburg CSD $35,462 248 Excellent
Hamilton Princeton CSD $35,397 249 Effective
Crawford Colonel Crawford LSD $35,368 250 Effective
Portage Waterloo LSD $35,315 251 Excellent
Washington Warren LSD $35,292 252 Excellent
Madison Jefferson LSD (Madison Co.) $35,241 253 Effective
Licking North Fork LSD $35,179 254 Effective
Greene Cedar Cliff LSD $35,137 255 Excellent
Portage Southeast LSD (Portage Co.) $35,117 256 Effective
Trumbull Southington LSD $35,112 257 Effective
Seneca Seneca East LSD $35,079 258 Effective
Trumbull Howland LSD $35,074 259 Excellent
Lawrence Fairland LSD $35,066 260 Excellent
Lucas Maumee CSD $35,021 261 Excellent
Auglaize Waynesfield-Goshen LSD $34,994 262 Effective
Ottawa Danbury LSD $34,944 263 Excellent
Preble Twin Valley LSD $34,940 264 Excellent
Scioto Wheelersburg LSD $34,940 264 Excellent
Lorain Wellington EVSD $34,923 266 Effective
Hamilton Winton Woods CSD $34,906 267 Continuous Improvement
Scioto Green LSD (Scioto Co.) $34,896 268 Excellent
Auglaize New Knoxville LSD $34,892 269 Excellent
Wayne Greene LSD $34,888 270 Excellent
Stark Louisville CSD $34,877 271 Excellent
Allen Bath LSD $34,868 272 Effective
Erie Vermilion LSD $34,852 273 Effective
Richland Clear Fork Valley LSD $34,809 274 Excellent
Lake Willoughby-Eastlake CSD $34,771 275 Excellent
Wood Elmwood LSD $34,759 276 Effective
Richland Lucas LSD $34,716 277 Effective
Stark Plain LSD (Stark Co.) $34,680 278 Excellent with Distinction
Knox Fredericktown LSD $34,657 279 Excellent
Wayne Dalton LSD $34,633 280 Excellent
Marion Elgin LSD $34,604 281 Effective
Wayne North Central LSD (Wayne Co.) $34,587 282 Excellent
Henry Patrick Henry LSD $34,529 283 Effective
Hardin Riverdale LSD $34,484 284 Excellent
Paulding Antwerp LSD $34,450 285 Excellent
Fairfield Amanda-Clearcreek LSD $34,439 286 Effective
Defiance Central LSD $34,394 287 Excellent with Distinction
Erie Margaretta LSD $34,375 288 Excellent
Ross Union-Scioto LSD $34,373 289 Effective
Summit Mogadore LSD $34,366 290 Effective
Preble Preble-Shawnee LSD $34,354 291 Effective
Fairfield Berne-Union LSD $34,329 292 Excellent
Mahoning Springfield LSD (Mahoning Co.) $34,303 293 Excellent
Crawford Buckeye Central LSD $34,261 294 Excellent
Richland Crestview LSD (Richland Co.) $34,236 295 Excellent with Distinction
Clermont Williamsburg LSD $34,228 296 Excellent
Shelby Fairlawn LSD $34,172 297 Excellent with Distinction
Scioto Minford LSD $34,160 298 Excellent
Morrow Northmor LSD $34,158 299 Effective
Seneca Hopewell-Loudon LSD $34,158 300 Excellent
Lake Madison LSD (Lake Co.) $34,133 301 Excellent
Preble Tri County North LSD $34,120 302 Effective
Logan Riverside LSD $34,101 303 Effective
Portage James A. Garfield LSD $34,068 304 Excellent
Preble Eaton Community Sd $34,037 305 Excellent
Wyandot Mohawk LSD $34,031 306 Excellent with Distinction
Paulding Wayne Trace LSD $34,005 307 Effective
Lake Wickliffe CSD $34,005 308 Excellent
Licking Lakewood LSD $33,965 309 Effective
Morrow Highland LSD (Morrow Co.) $33,945 310 Effective
Summit Coventry LSD $33,913 311 Excellent
Henry Napoleon CSD $33,908 312 Excellent
Huron Western Reserve LSD (Huron Co.) $33,905 313 Effective
Sandusky Gibsonburg EVSD $33,814 314 Excellent
Trumbull Mc Donald LSD $33,801 315 Excellent
Stark Perry LSD (Stark Co.) $33,783 316 Excellent
Darke Arcanum-Butler LSD $33,776 317 Excellent
Mahoning Lowellville LSD $33,760 318 Excellent
Fulton Pike-Delta-York LSD $33,700 319 Excellent
Clermont Bethel-Tate LSD $33,698 320 Excellent with Distinction
Summit Cuyahoga Falls CSD $33,688 321 Excellent
Auglaize Wapakoneta CSD $33,671 322 Effective
Wayne Triway LSD $33,643 323 Excellent
Fairfield Walnut Twp LSD $33,596 324 Effective
Seneca New Riegel LSD $33,585 325 Excellent
Madison London CSD $33,583 326 Effective
Mahoning Jackson Milton LSD $33,569 327 Excellent with Distinction
Tuscarawas Strasburg-Franklin LSD $33,567 328 Effective
Trumbull Maplewood LSD $33,557 329 Excellent
Clermont Goshen LSD $33,548 330 Excellent
Ross Adena LSD $33,540 332 Effective
Franklin South Western CSD $33,540 331 Excellent
Cuyahoga Parma CSD $33,539 333 Excellent
Licking Licking Valley LSD $33,524 334 Excellent
Huron Bellevue CSD $33,496 335 Excellent
Allen Spencerville LSD $33,446 336 Excellent
Hardin Ada EVSD $33,429 337 Excellent
Jefferson Edison LSD $33,428 338 Excellent
Ashtabula Jefferson Area LSD $33,424 339 Effective
Hardin Ridgemont LSD $33,421 340 Effective
Miami Covington EVSD $33,340 341 Excellent
Putnam Continental LSD $33,329 342 Excellent
Miami Milton Union EVSD $33,302 343 Excellent
Columbiana Beaver LSD $33,288 344 Excellent
Mahoning Boardman LSD $33,270 345 Excellent
Crawford Wynford LSD $33,257 346 Effective
Trumbull Joseph-Badger LSD $33,239 347 Excellent with Distinction
Scioto Valley LSD $33,157 348 Excellent
Shelby Hardin-Houston LSD $33,152 349 Effective
Auglaize St. Marys CSD $33,146 350 Effective
Sandusky Lakota LSD (Sandusky Co.) $33,040 351 Effective
Sandusky Clyde EVSD $33,028 352 Excellent with Distinction
Columbiana Crestview LSD (Columbiana Co.) $32,957 353 Excellent
Carroll Brown LSD $32,945 354 Effective
Morrow Cardington-Lincoln LSD $32,903 355 Effective
Darke Tri-Village LSD $32,869 356 Excellent
Allen Elida LSD $32,852 357 Effective
Williams Edon-Northwest LSD $32,839 358 Excellent
Muskingum West Muskingum LSD $32,815 359 Excellent
Stark Marlington LSD $32,660 360 Excellent
Scioto Bloom/Vernon LSD $32,564 361 Excellent
Huron New London LSD $32,556 362 Excellent
Licking Heath CSD $32,495 363 Excellent
Scioto Clay LSD $32,468 364 Effective
Meigs Eastern LSD (Meigs Co.) $32,461 365 Effective
Mahoning Austintown LSD $32,425 366 Effective
Fulton Wauseon EVSD $32,399 367 Excellent
Muskingum Tri-Valley LSD $32,354 368 Excellent
Tuscarawas Dover CSD $32,353 369 Excellent
Athens Alexander LSD $32,317 370 Excellnet
Pike Waverly CSD $32,296 371 Effective
Logan Indian Lake LSD $32,243 372 Effective
Columbiana Columbiana EVSD $32,187 374 Excellent
Mercer Parkway LSD $32,187 373 Excellent
Trumbull Bristol LSD $32,175 375 Excellent
Wyandot Upper Sandusky EVSD $32,167 376 Effective
Allen Delphos CSD $32,143 377 Excellent
Ross Southeastern LSD (Ross Co) $32,133 378 Effective
Williams Edgerton LSD $32,125 379 Effective
Jefferson Indian Creek LSD $32,086 380 Effective
Highland Lynchburg Clay LSD $32,078 381 Excellent
Warren Franklin CSD $32,077 382 Effective
Trumbull Weathersfield LSD $32,063 383 Effective
Ross Paint Valley LSD $32,042 384 Effective
Summit Springfield LSD (Summit Co.) $32,011 385 Excellent
Brown Eastern LSD (Brown Co.) $31,996 386 Effective
Trumbull Hubbard EVSD $31,983 387 Excellent
Cuyahoga Lakewood CSD $31,977 388 Excellent
Trumbull Liberty LSD $31,959 389 Effective
Carroll Carrollton EVSD $31,958 390 Excellent
Harrison Conotton Valley LSD $31,910 391 Effective
Clinton Blanchester LSD $31,907 392 Excellent
Columbiana United LSD $31,893 393 Excellent
Belmont Union LSD $31,843 394 Effective
Wayne Northwestern LSD (Wayne Co.) $31,838 395 Excellent
Noble Noble LSD $31,836 396 Effective
Hancock Findlay CSD $31,824 397 Excellent
Huron South Central LSD $31,817 398 Effective
Greene Xenia Community CSD $31,775 399 Effective
Wayne Orrville CSD $31,740 400 Excellent
Wood North Baltimore LSD $31,723 401 Effective
Williams Millcreek-West Unity LSD $31,699 402 Effective
Mahoning West Branch LSD $31,682 403 Excellent
Williams Stryker LSD $31,632 404 Effective
Coshocton River View LSD $31,630 405 Ecellent
Wayne Wooster CSD $31,624 406 Excellent with Distinction
Williams North Central LSD (Williams Co.) $31,616 407 Excellent
Montgomery New Lebanon LSD $31,587 408 Effective
Franklin Groveport-Madison LSD $31,564 409 Excellent
Clark Tecumseh LSD $31,527 410 Effective
Highland Fairfield LSD (Highland Co.) $31,493 411 Effective
Hardin Upper Scioto Valley LSD $31,480 412 Effective
Defiance Hicksville EVSD $31,450 413 Excellent
Ottawa Put In Bay LSD $31,411 414
Cuyahoga Bedford CSD $31,340 415 Continuous Improvement
Morrow Mount Gilead EVSD $31,330 416 Excellent
Stark Minerva LSD $31,317 417 Effective
Washington Wolf Creek LSD $31,309 418 Excellent
Fayette Miami Trace LSD $31,273 419 Excellent
Clermont Felicity-Franklin LSD $31,241 420 Effective
Stark Osnaburg LSD $31,210 421 Excellent
Putnam Leipsic LSD $31,209 422 Effective
Meigs Southern LSD (Meigs Co.) $31,179 423 Effective
Wyandot Carey EVSD $31,162 424 Effective
Ashtabula Buckeye LSD (Ashtabula Co.) $31,158 425 Excellent
Clinton Wilmington CSD $31,149 426 Excellent
Brown Western Brown LSD $31,116 427 Effective
Fulton Gorham-Fayette LSD $31,069 428 Excellent
Knox Mount Vernon CSD $31,042 429 Effective
Ottawa Port Clinton CSD $31,031 430 Effective
Stark Fairless LSD $30,996 431 Excellent
Greene Fairborn CSD $30,939 432 Effective
Hamilton Mount Healthy CSD $30,883 433 Continuous Improvement
Gallia Gallipolis CSD $30,867 434 Excellent
Lawrence Symmes Valley LSD $30,862 435 Effective
Belmont Shadyside LSD $30,835 436 Effective
Darke Ansonia LSD $30,822 437 Excellent
Columbiana East Palestine CSD $30,777 438 Effective
Richland Shelby CSD $30,767 439 Effective
Montgomery Jefferson LSD (Montgomery Co.) $30,766 440 Academic Watch
Jackson Jackson CSD $30,764 441 Effective
Hamilton Reading CSD $30,750 442 Excellent
Mercer Celina CSD $30,720 443 Excellent with Distinction
Tuscarawas Indian Valley LSD $30,707 444 Effective
Preble National Trail LSD $30,642 445 Effective
Ashtabula Grand Valley LSD $30,632 446 Effective
Lucas Washington LSD (Lucas Co.) $30,588 447 Effective
Ashtabula Geneva Area CSD $30,574 448 Effective
Stark Sandy Valley LSD $30,521 449 Excellent
Wood Bowling Green CSD $30,502 450 Excellent with Distinction
Lawrence Chesapeake Union EVSD $30,487 451 Effective
Cuyahoga Brooklyn CSD $30,474 452 Effective
Trumbull Newton Falls EVSD $30,392 453 Excellent with Distinction
Columbiana Southern LSD (Columbiana Co.) $30,365 454 Effective
Paulding Paulding EVSD $30,319 455 Excellent
Washington Fort Frye LSD $30,306 456 Effective
Coshocton Ridgewood LSD $30,293 457 Excellent
Preble College Corner LSD $30,280 458
Sandusky Fremont CSD $30,265 459 Effective
Seneca Bettsville LSD $30,246 460 Effective
Wayne Rittman EVSD $30,242 461 Effective
Geauga Cardinal LSD $30,217 462 Effective
Miami Bradford EVSD $30,201 463 Effective
Fairfield Lancaster CSD $30,177 464 Excellent
Defiance Defiance CSD $30,154 465 Effective
Ashland Ashland CSD $30,123 466 Effective
Scioto Northwest LSD (Scioto Co.) $30,117 467 Effective
Stark Canton LSD $30,002 468 Effective
Washington Marietta CSD $29,964 469 Effective
Monroe Switzerland Of Ohio LSD $29,902 470 Effective
Montgomery West Carrollton CSD $29,898 471 Excellent
Clinton East Clinton LSD $29,893 472 Effective
Muskingum Franklin LSD $29,884 473 Effective
Columbiana Leetonia EVSD $29,869 474 Effective
Cuyahoga Garfield Heights CSD $29,819 475 Continuous Improvement
Athens Federal Hocking LSD $29,757 476 Effective
Williams Bryan CSD $29,714 477 Excellent with Distinction
Seneca Tiffin CSD $29,700 478 Excellent
Van Wert Van Wert CSD $29,641 479 Excellent with Distinction
Jefferson Buckeye LSD (Jefferson Co.) $29,625 480 Excellent
Wayne Southeast LSD (Wayne Co.) $29,597 481 Excellent
Shelby Sidney CSD $29,568 482 Continuous Improvement
Hocking Logan CSD $29,503 483 Excellent
Ashland Loudonville-Perrysville EVSD $29,480 484 Effective
Lake Fairport Harbor EVSD $29,456 485 Effective
Tuscarawas New Philadelphia CSD $29,438 486 Excellent with Distinction
Franklin Hamilton LSD $29,434 487 Effective
Jefferson Toronto CSD $29,426 488 Effective
Tuscarawas Garaway LSD $29,408 489 Excellent
Knox Danville LSD $29,358 490 Effective
Champaign Urbana CSD $29,311 491 Effective
Jackson Oak Hill Union LSD $29,287 492 Effective
Cuyahoga Maple Heights CSD $29,284 493 Effective
Harrison Harrison-Hills CSD $29,281 494 Effective
Cuyahoga Euclid CSD $29,268 495 Continuous Improvement
Perry Crooksville EVSD $29,258 496 Effective
Gallia Gallia County LSD $29,247 497 Excellent
Huron Willard CSD $29,240 498 Excellent
Pickaway Circleville CSD $29,238 499 Effective
Hardin Kenton CSD $29,223 500 Effective
Scioto Washington/Nile LSD $29,186 501 Effective
Washington Frontier LSD $29,163 502 Effective
Ross Chillicothe CSD $29,117 503 Effective
Brown Georgetown EVSD $29,103 504 Effective
Portage Kent CSD $29,080 505 Effective
Huron Norwalk CSD $29,073 506 Excellent
Ashtabula Pymatuning Valley LSD $29,066 507 Effective
Hamilton North College Hill CSD $29,033 508 Continuous Improvement
Hamilton Cincinnati CSD $28,988 509 Effective
Portage Ravenna CSD $28,944 510 Effective
Columbiana Lisbon EVSD $28,931 511 Excellent
Montgomery Mad River LSD $28,916 512 Effective
Trumbull Brookfield LSD $28,909 513 Effective
Washington Belpre CSD $28,795 514 Effective
Trumbull Labrae LSD $28,784 515 Effective
Darke Greenville CSD $28,726 516 Excellent
Crawford Galion CSD $28,697 517 Excellent
Belmont Barnesville EVSD $28,693 518 Effective
Holmes West Holmes LSD $28,614 519 Excellent
Perry New Lexington CSD $28,520 520 Effective
Highland Bright LSD $28,439 521 Effective
Perry Southern LSD (Perry Co.) $28,393 522 Effective
Guernsey East Guernsey LSD $28,348 523 Effective
Lawrence South Point LSD $28,296 524 Effective
Logan Bellefontaine CSD $28,279 525 Excellent
Lorain Elyria CSD $28,273 526 Effective
Lawrence Dawson-Bryant LSD $28,267 527 Effective
Athens Athens CSD $28,266 528 Excellent
Richland Madison LSD (Richland Co.) $28,215 529 Excellent
Lawrence Rock Hill LSD $28,208 530 Effective
Columbiana Salem CSD $28,164 531 Excellent
Vinton Vinton LSD $28,129 532 Effective
Jackson Wellston CSD $28,118 533 Effective
Pike Eastern LSD (Pike Co.) $28,100 534 Effective
Ross Huntington LSD $28,038 535 Effective
Allen Perry LSD (Allen Co.) $27,987 536 Effective
Hamilton St. Bernard-Elmwood Place CSD $27,962 537 Effective
Brown Ripley-Union-Lewis LSD $27,952 538 Effective
Noble Caldwell EVSD $27,936 539 Effective
Franklin Columbus CSD $27,859 540 Continuous Improvement
Miami Piqua CSD $27,842 541 Effective
Butler Hamilton CSD $27,810 542 Continuous Improvement
Hamilton Norwood CSD $27,648 543 Excellent
Richland Plymouth LSD $27,617 544 Effective
Morgan Morgan LSD $27,615 545 Excellent
Trumbull Niles CSD $27,525 546 Effective
Holmes East Holmes LSD $27,467 547 Excellent with Distinction
Adams Ohio Valley LSD $27,352 548 Effective
Trumbull Bloomfield-Mespo LSD $27,322 549 Excellent
Muskingum Maysville LSD $27,274 550 Effective
Highland Hillsboro CSD $27,231 551 Effective
Meigs Meigs LSD $27,180 552 Effective
Crawford Crestline EVSD $27,016 553 Effective
Pike Scioto Valley LSD (Pike Co.) $27,010 554 Continuous Improvement
Williams Montpelier EVSD $27,004 555 Effective
Licking Newark CSD $26,941 556 Excellent
Stark Massillon CSD $26,910 557 Effective
Athens Trimble LSD $26,894 558 Effective
Belmont Martins Ferry CSD $26,893 559 Continuous Improvement
Guernsey Rolling Hills LSD $26,865 560 Effective
Summit Barberton CSD $26,841 561 Effective
Trumbull Girard CSD $26,833 562 Effective
Portage Windham EVSD $26,821 563 Effective
Ashtabula Ashtabula Area CSD $26,774 564 Continuous Improvement
Lawrence Ironton CSD $26,682 565 Effective
Darke Mississinawa Valley LSD $26,616 566 Effective
Tuscarawas Newcomerstown EVSD $26,590 567 Effective
Columbiana Wellsville CSD $26,537 568 Continuous Improvement
Ashtabula Conneaut Area CSD $26,402 569 Effective
Cuyahoga Warrensville Heights CSD $26,305 570 Academic Watch
Highland Greenfield EVSD $26,213 571 Effective
Butler Middletown CSD $26,122 572 Continuous Improvement
Columbiana East Liverpool CSD $26,116 573 Continuous Improvement
Mahoning Struthers CSD $26,074 574 Effective
Montgomery Trotwood-Madison CSD $26,057 575 Continuous Improvement
Mahoning Sebring LSD $25,984 576 Effective
Belmont Bellaire CSD $25,979 577 Effective
Marion Marion CSD $25,922 578 Continuous Improvement
Fayette Washington Court House CSD $25,873 579 Excellent
Lucas Toledo CSD $25,846 580 Continuous Improvement
Belmont Bridgeport EVSD $25,769 581 Effective
Crawford Bucyrus CSD $25,651 582 Effective
Tuscarawas Claymont CSD $25,600 583 Effective
Summit Akron CSD $25,484 584 Continuous Improvement
Butler New Miami LSD $25,435 585 Excellent
Lake Painesville CSD $25,292 586 Continuous Improvement
Jefferson Steubenville CSD $25,192 587 Excellent
Seneca Fostoria CSD $25,177 588 Continuous Improvement
Pike Western LSD $24,984 589 Continuous Improvement
Guernsey Cambridge CSD $24,717 590 Effective
Mahoning Campbell CSD $24,711 591 Effective
Coshocton Coshocton CSD $24,678 592 Effective
Franklin Whitehall CSD $24,451 593 Continuous Improvement
Athens Nelsonville York CSD $24,392 594 Effective
Adams Manchester LSD (Adams Co.) $24,348 595 Effective
Scioto Portsmouth CSD $24,232 596 Continuous Improvement
Stark Alliance CSD $24,015 597 Effective
Clark Springfield CSD $24,014 598 Effective
Lorain Clearview LSD $23,977 599 Effective
Lorain Lorain CSD $23,896 600 Continuous Improvement
Montgomery Dayton CSD $23,673 601 Continuous Improvement
Hamilton Lockland CSD $23,417 602 Continuous Improvement
Montgomery Northridge LSD (Montgomery Co.) $23,300 603 Excellent
Richland Mansfield CSD $23,262 604 Continuous Improvement
Muskingum Zanesville CSD $23,143 605 Continuous Improvement
Cuyahoga Cleveland Municipal S.D. $23,095 606 Academic Watch
Trumbull Warren CSD $22,992 607 Academic Watch
Ottawa North Bass LSD $22,198 608
Erie Sandusky CSD $22,097 609 Continuous Improvement
Allen Lima CSD $21,820 610 Continuous Improvement
Stark Canton CSD $21,747 611 Continuous Improvement
Cuyahoga East Cleveland CSD $20,982 612 Academic Watch
Mahoning Youngstown CSD $20,826 613 Academic Watch
Scioto New Boston LSD $18,928 614 Continuous Improvement

Ohio Department of Education, District Rating Data 2010-2011
Ohio Department of Taxation, 2010

6 thoughts on “Behold the Achievement Gap

  1. Hello Spencer, You should take your spreadsheet one step further by adding revenue per pupil a district actually receives. This can be accessed from the ODE as well. The more detailed the data, the clearer the picture becomes. For instance, the Cleveland school district from the PD story was one of the poorest in both median agi and ODE rating. Yet when the revenue per student the cmsd gets is added, all of a sudden the cmsd is 10th from the top for being one of the highest funded school districts in the state.

    IMHO, the PD story is deceptive by not adding additional data. Another small detail that the PD leaves out is that in Ohio, we have a school funding formula that allows poor performing school districts such as the cmsd to receive a boat load of funding to make up where property taxes fail and the state requires no accountability in return. The cmsd has been perpetually rated academic emergency and watch since the inception of the ODE rating system. The district did receive a mark of continuous improvement once, but the district quickly returned to academic watch once it was found that too many test scores were “scrubbed”.

    Once the additional data is added, then we can really talk about beholding the achievement gap and why a school district like the cmsd which receives almost $16,000 per student perpetually fails to perform while other districts can receive excellent ratings with half the funding. We can talk about things like parents who don’t value education; the dysfunction and enabling of poor urban areas where the poor can afford satellite tv and designer clothes. We can talk about fudging attendance numbers – the cmsd’s attendance is aroung 94% yet teachers will tell you that many times only half the class shows up. (Can’t wait to see what the ODE finds now that it is auditing some schools). We can talk about how disruption and violence is out of control in the urban classroom and how teachers complain that nothing is done because a principal may be demoted if her school is found to be out of control.

    For me personally, the bottom line is this – no amount of money; no amount of teachers; no amount of new school buildings or special programs can make a kid learn if that kid chooses not to learn or has no desire to learn. This is perpetuated by parents who do not value education and really care less about their kids’ education. But those are uncomfortable realities which few in the education community are willing to mention.


    • Thanks for your input! I will probably be adding per pupil expenditure soon. Although, I would argue, the achievement gap really isn’t about money spent on students. That myth has pretty much been debunked. But, obviously, an affluent school district has other benefits that a low-income school district does not. For instance, affluent parents because they are more likely to feel entitled, are more likely to demand better schooling for their children. This is not to say low-income parents don’t care about their children’s education. It’s been my experience that they often care more. It’s just that they are more likely to accept the system the way it is, either because of learned helplessness or because of respect for authority. A loud, angry parent can do more for a school district than a couple thousand dollars can.

      You mention an uncomfortable reality. I humbly disagree with you. I don’t think that the uncomfortable reality has to do with parents but with teachers. We cannot control how parents feel about education or whether they are “good” parents or not. A teacher is charged with helping a kid learn no matter his or her background or home life. When we say we educate all children in this country, we don’t just say we are only going to educate the ones with good parents. We say ALL. I believe it’s uncomfortable to think that we may hold teachers responsible for where parents fail. But that’s the truth of the matter. And that’s how it should be.

  2. …the achievement gap really isn’t about money spent on students…

    No argument here. I agree. As I already said – no amount of money can make a kid learn if that kid chooses not to learn or has no desire to learn.

    …this is not to say low-income parents don’t care about their children’s education. It’s been my experience that they often care more…

    I don’t know what low income area you are experienced with, but it certainly isn’t Cleveland. From my own experience, many if not most parents do not care. Have you ever had a chance to visit Cleveland’s schools? To walk its halls? Do you realize that in the cmsd, every school has airport type security measures? Kids have to place their bags on x-ray machines and walk through metal detectors. Even the kindergartners have to do this. Yes, Cleveland has some real hindrances to education and it is not that the teachers aren’t teaching.

    Have you ever lived in Cleveland? How well do you know Cleveland?

    … I humbly disagree with you. I don’t think that the uncomfortable reality has to do with parents but with teachers. We cannot control how parents feel about education or whether they are “good” parents or not…

    Nor can we make kids learn. There is no control button for making kids want to learn.

    …A teacher is charged with helping a kid learn no matter his or her background or home life. When we say we educate all children in this country, we don’t just say we are only going to educate the ones with good parents. We say ALL. I believe it’s uncomfortable to think that we may hold teachers responsible for where parents fail. But that’s the truth of the matter. And that’s how it should be…

    And this is where we are really going to disagree. What makes you think that teachers aren’t doing their job of teaching? First of all do you realize that education is not a right in this country? You won’t find a right to an education written in any bill of rights in the good old USA. FDR wanted to amend the constitution to add the right to an education among other things, but he was unsuccessful. So if it isn’t a right, where does a free education fit in the scheme of things? To begin with, it is a law that the opportunity must exist for a kid to receive a free education. The school districts provide this opportunity by having schools, teachers, books, a school board and administration; all the things necessary for any kid to go to school and receive a free primary education. Then there is the other side of the equation, the part where by law a parent is responsible for ensuring their kids attend school. There are all kinds of laws in place that place the responsibility of parenting on the parent. And there are consequences written for parents who neglect their kids. Unfortunately in the big cities, rarely are those laws enforced to the extent they should be.

    A teacher’s job is to teach, not to fill in as parent. In fact, a teacher is obligated to report suspected child neglect and abuse. If a kid comes in hungry every day and it is suspected that the parents aren’t feeding their kids, it is to be reported. A teacher being responsible where parents fail is not how it should be. Show me where this is written in the law or is this simply your opinion?

    This is a free country. People are free to choose whether they have kids or not regardless if they are financially able to. People are also free to not value education. And kids are free to simply go to school and take up space. They do not have to learn, but they have to attend school. Teachers cannot make a kid learn. Teachers do teach. But there has to be some desire and interest on the part of the student in order for education to work. This is not the case in Cleveland as well as in many other urban school districts across the state and the country.

    You can lead a kid to education, but you cannot make him learn.


  3. “Have you ever lived in Cleveland? How well do you know Cleveland?”

    I have never lived in Cleveland. I have had some interaction with families from low-income areas in Cincinnati and Columbus and Appalachian regions of Ohio – a little closer to my hometown. Obviously, this interaction is limited considering I have never taught in a school or had a classroom of my own. However, I think it’s dangerous to cast all of the responsibility on negative stereotypes one may have of low-income areas. I fail to see, for instance, how metal detectors have anything to do with how much parents care about their children’s education.What it DOES show is that students in CMPS are living within a very specific range of racism and classism that expects them to be violent drug-users who don’t want to learn. This is not the case. Is the current K-12 system set up in such a way that it is relevant to all (even our low-income) students? Absolutely not. Does that mean that there are vast majorities of students who don’t want to learn.? I don’t think so.

    If I was a low-income gay black female student in CMPS, I certainly wouldn’t be interested in learning American history, the vast majority of which involves the oppression of people like me. English isn’t much better. The things I might read are all written by dead white men, set in much more middle-class settings. And science. Where are the black scientists? So maybe I pay attention in math. But if I am pulling C’s and D’s in all my other classes, why should I think that I’m smart even if I like math and am doing well in it?

    I bring this up not because I think my hypothetical situation is the trend for all students but because I think there is an important difference between saying not all children are interested in the content that is being taught and saying not all children want to learn. All people want to learn. Learning is a basic function of humanity. Perhaps low-income students just don’t want to learn the same material we’ve been trying to teach them for fifty years.

    “A teacher’s job is to teach, not to fill in as parent.”

    I absolutely agree. I was unclear when I spoke before. Teachers should be filling in the gaps *in learning* left by the parents. I came into kindergarten reading because my grandmother (a former first-grade teacher) had taught me to read. But my kindergarten teacher didn’t just throw her hands up and say, “Gosh, Spencer already knows how to read. I guess I won’t teach any of my other students literacy.” I recognize that this is a simplification, but I feel like this is what the discussion comes down to.

    I’m a naturally positive person. I wouldn’t describe myself as an idealist, but I don’t typically see limitations. I see opportunities. I don’t think teachers should get caught up in the things that hold their students back. That’s not what they are there for. Teachers are there to encourage their students to see opportunities and to seize them.

    “But there has to be some desire and interest on the part of the student in order for education to work. This is not the case in Cleveland as well as in many other urban school districts across the state and the country.”

    How many students have you talked to? Have you talked to every student in every urban school district? Although it would radically shake how I feel about the world, I challenge you to find links to studies that show that students in urban districts don’t care about education.

  4. …How many students have you talked to?…

    I lost count years ago (not that I was actually counting).

    There is a fallacy in logic called a hasty generalization. Spencer, you need to get out and observe for yourself what goes on in the urban classroom. You must experience it first hand to even try to comprehend it. There is much you just have to experience for yourself. You will be shocked. It will leave you shaking your head. You will wonder why people choose to live such a lifestyle. I like to use this analogy – it’s like trying to describe a high definition tv to someone who has never seen one. Words just can’t describe what must be witnessed.

    It appears that you want to tackle some of the problems of education in this country. Good. Go for it. But don’t rely in studies or other outside sources to base your opinions. If you want to understand why education fails especially in lower income areas, get out there and witness for yourself. See if you can get permission to spend a day with a big city school policeman. Many urban school districts have their own police force. Or see if you can get permission to ride with a city EMS ambulance that serves the inner city. Work with a big city school teacher in one of the many academic emergency rated schools and see what goes on during class. Observe, question. Perhaps you may even get a chance to speak with some parents. Go and visit some homes of kids who are chronically truant and ask them what they think of school.

    Until you do that, I fear that you will not believe anything I tell you. Your current mindset won’t allow it.

    You have a great day Spencer.

    • “See if you can get permission to spend a day with a big city school policeman.”

      This is a great suggestion. I will see what I can do about making that a reality. Thanks so much for the conversation and dialogue. You have a great day as well!

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