The Westerville City School District earned an Excellent with Distinction ranking on the 2011-2012 School Year Report Card, released yesterday by the Ohio Department of Education. The district met all state standards and attained its highest ever Performance Index of 102.9 out of 120. Students’ performance on the 14 Ohio Achievement Assessment measures surpassed the state minimum 75 percent passing rate by an average of 12.2 percent. Student performance on the 10 Ohio Graduation Test measures also far surpassed the state minimums.
Westerville City Schools has a comprehensive strategy for approaching its improvement efforts, including examining its curriculum and instruction alignment; analyzing data; reviewing the resources provided to teachers; and providing focused professional development in these areas. “Our continued success is the result of the hard work of our teachers and students, as well as the involvement of our families and support of our community,” said Superintendent Dan Good. “We never stop looking for ways to improve, so we will continue to make the adjustments necessary to raise student achievement and remain fiscally responsible in doing so.”