People want to know where the best schools are located so we have graded the school districts on a bell curve of the state assigned performance index. The top 6 school districts have been given an A. The bottom 6 school districts a D, and in between an equal number of school districts a B and C. About 1/3 of the students in the A graded schools obtained advanced scoring on their state testing! Note: Performance Index is no longer listed as part of each school district report card, but is available through their data download.
School district data we use for ranking is not being made available until January 2016. We asked the Ohio Department of Education what is up and and they said, "You can expect to see that information appear on our website sometime in late January/early February." When the data comes out we will re-score the districts and update our rankings here on SellingColumbus.com
It took a month longer than usual, but the new 2013 - 2014 state report cards are out and we have them below. Areas measured include: Standards Met, Performance Index, Overall Value-Added, Gifted Value-Added, Disabled Value-Added, Lowest 20% Value-Added, Annual Measurable Objectives, 4-Year Graduation Rate, and 5-Year Graduation Rate.
Follow the "Find Homes" link next to the school district to see a current list of homes for sale in that school district.
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|Grade||School District Website||Location||Homes For Sale
by School District
|A||Bexley Schools||Central||Find homes|
|B||Big Walnut Local School District||North-East||Find Homes|
|B||Buckeye Valley Local Schools||North||Find Homes|
|B||Canal Winchester Local Schools||South-East||Find Homes|
|D||Columbus City Schools||Central||Find Homes|
|C||Delaware City Schools||North||Find Homes|
|A||Dublin City Schools||North-West||Find Homes|
|C||Fairbanks Local Schools||North-West||Find Homes|
|B||Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools||East||Find Homes|
|A||Grandview Heights City Schools||Central||Find Homes|
|D||Groveport Madison Schools||South||Find Homes|
|C||Hamilton Local Schools||South||Find Homes|
|B||Hilliard City Schools||West||Find Homes|
|D||Jefferson Local Schools||West||Find Homes|
|B||Johnstown-Monroe Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|B||Jonathan Alder Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|C||Licking Heights Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|C||Marysville Schools||North-West||Find Homes|
|A||New Albany - Plain Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|C||Northridge Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|A||Olentangy Local Schools||North||Find Homes|
|B||Pickerington Local School District||South-East||Find Homes|
|C||Reynoldsburg City Schools||East||Find Homes|
|D||South-Western City Schools||South-West||Find Homes|
|C||Southwest Licking Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|C||Teays Valley Local Schools||South||Find Homes|
|A||Upper Arlington Schools||Central||Find Homes|
|B||Westerville City Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|D||Westfall Local Schools||South||Find Homes|
|D||Whitehall City Schools||East||Find Homes|
|A||Worthington Schools||North||Find Homes|
The public schools and school districts in Ohio are all given designations by the Ohio Department of Education. To see details on individual Schools or to find out more about the report cards, follow the link above to the Ohio Department of Education report cards.
A: 6 School Districts
B: 9 School Districts
C: 9 School Districts
D: 6 School Districts
Districts with a "D" grade have "A" schools.
# of performance indicators met increased over last year
# of performance indicators met decreased over last year
|School District||Location||Homes For Sale
by School District
|# 1||E||109.4||43.2%||30.5%||Grandview Heights City Schools||Central||Find Homes|
|# 2||+ 2||108.9||42.7%||30.2%||Upper Arlington Schools||Central||Find Homes|
|# 3||E||108.7||42.2%||30.0%||Olentangy Local Schools||North||Find Homes|
|# 4||- 2||108.3||43.5%||28.2%||Dublin City Schools||North-West||Find Homes|
|# 5||E||107.4||39.3%||29.2%||Bexley Schools||Central||Find homes|
|# 6||E||106.7||38.3%||29.3%||New Albany - Plain Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|# 7||+ 1||104.6||35.0%||27.9%||Worthington Schools||North||Find Homes|
|# 8||- 1||104.6||30.8%||30.0%||Big Walnut Local School District||North-East||Find Homes|
|# 9||E||104.3||32.3%||29.3%||Hilliard City Schools||West||Find Homes|
|# 10||+ 4||104.1||32.6%||26.0%||Buckeye Valley Local Schools||North||Find Homes|
|# 11||E||103.3||28.2%||39.8%||Johnstown-Monroe Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|# 12||E||103.0||30.9%||27.4%||Westerville City Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|# 13||+ 4||102.8||28.5%||28.5%||Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools||East||Find Homes|
|# 14||- 1||102.7||29.4%||27.7%||Jonathan Alder Local Schools||North-West||Find Homes|
|# 15||+ 5||102.7||26.9%||29.0%||Canal Winchester Local Schools||South-East||Find Homes|
|# 16||- 6||102.3||27.9%||28.6%||Pickerington Local School District||South-East||Find Homes|
|# 17||- 2||102.3||29.9%||27.5%||Fairbanks Local Schools||North-West||Find Homes|
|# 18||- 2||101.7||27.2%||27.2%||Teays Valley Local Schools||South||Find Homes|
|# 19||- 1||101.6||28.5%||28.2%||Marysville Schools||North-West||Find Homes|
|# 20||+ 2||101.4||27.9%||27.7%||Delaware City Schools||North||Find Homes|
|# 21||E||101.0||21.9%||26.3%||Hamilton Local Schools||East|
|# 22||E||100.3||22.5%||28.6%||Southwest Licking Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|# 23||+ 1||100.2||23.9%||26.1%||Licking Heights Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|# 24||- 4||99.4||23.3%||25.7%||Reynoldsburg City Schools||East||Find Homes|
|# 25||- 1||99.1||22.2%||27.0%||Northridge Local Schools||North-East||Find Homes|
|# 26||E||97.0||18.0%||24.4%||Jefferson Local Schools||West||Find Homes|
|# 27||E||96.2||17.9%||23.9%||Westfall Local Schools||South||Find Homes|
|# 28||E||94.9||19.5%||23.2%||South-Western City Schools||South-West||Find Homes|
|# 29||+ 1||89.3||11.3%||20.4%||Whitehall City Schools||East||Find Homes|
|# 30||- 1||89.0||11.0%||20.0%||Groveport Madison Schools||South||Find Homes|
|# 31||E||79.8||9.4%||14.5%||Columbus City Schools||Central||Find Homes|
In order to find out which school district is best, we rank the school districts by their Performance Index.
The Performance Index is a weighted average that includes all tested subjects and grades and untested students.
In order to get a high Performance Index score the school district must have a high percentage of students in the advanced and accelerated categories. Below is how the school districts in central Ohio performed in order from the best schools district to the worst.