Eight Clermont County schools achieved excellent ratings on the state report cards released by the Ohio Department of Education last week. Three districts further achieved excellent with distinction ratings.
Milford Exempted Village School District achieved an excellent with distinction rating for the second year in a row. West Clermont Local Schools and Bethel-Tate Local School each earned the rating for the first time since the “with distinction” qualification was added for the 2007-2008 school year.
Williamsburg Local Schools achieved an effective rating by meeting 76.9 percent of the indicators including standardized testing results, graduation rate, and attendance rate. The district also achieved a performance index of 96.3. Williamsburg did not meet annual yearly progress requirements and achieved less than one year of expected growth for individual students over last year.
Milford, and West Clermont each met 100 percent of the state indicators, as did Goshen Local Schools. Bethel-Tate met 96.2 percent of the state indicators. Four districts achieved a performance index score of greater than 100. Bethel-Tate achieved a 101.6, Goshen a 101.4, Milford a 104, and West Clermont earned a 100.5.
Overall, Ohio students met six percent more performance indicators in the 2009-2010 school year as they did in the 2008-2009 school year.
Ohio Department of Education superintendent of public instruction Deborah Delisle said communities across Ohio should be proud of the achievements their students have made in the past year.
"I have made it a priority to ensure that all Ohio students, regardless of their zip code, have access to a world-class education," said Delisle. "The fact that more districts are earning ratings of Effective or higher is an indication of the commitment educators across the state have to enhancing the teaching and learning processes."