For the sixth year in a row, and for the tenth time in the past 12 years, the Boardman Local School District has received an excellent rating on the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) report card.
This year the Boardman Schools met 25 of 26 indicators the ODE uses to measure the performance of public school districts across the state.
School building and district-wide performance reports are issued annually, detailing students’ performance on standardized statewide tests, rates of improvement on those tests, student attendance and graduation rates.
The complete reports this year have not yet been issued, while the ODE investigates allegations of fraud concerning some districts that some claim did not accurately report their attendance rates. The ODE released a spread sheet detailing some preliminary information contained on the report cards.
That information shows some 4,617 students were enrolled in the Boardman Local School District last year.
According to the ODE, 13.8 per cent of the students enrolled in the local school district have disabilities; and 2.1 per cent of the student body are ‘limited proficient’ in English.
71 per cent of the teaching staff in the Boardman Local School District have at least a master’s degree, according to the ODE.