Monday, March 11, 2013
District earns "Excellent with Distinction," Meets AYP
Westlake Schools are once again “Excellent.” For the 13th straight year, the District has earned an “Excellent” rating from the Ohio Department of Education. And for the second straight year, it has received the “with Distinction” honor, the highest rating a district can receive. The state finalized ratings after a statewide review. The district also met the “value added” component of Adequate Yearly Progress requirements (AYP), which measures how effective the district is with certain subgroups. To meet an indicator, the district must meet a minimal 75 percent. Here’s how grade levels scored for the 2011-12 school year: The district had an all-grade attendance rate of 95.5 percent and a four-year graduation rate of 92.7.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Here's the top stories of the past week
Westlake City Schools were given the top rating, Excellent With Distinction, as the Ohio Department of Education released preliminary report card data. Use our interactive databases to compare districts and see how each school did. Westlake city government has some work to do before the American Greetings world headquarters project can proceed. A special meeting of the Committee of the Whole may be called in the next few weeks to discuss the bids for the general contractor. Westlake Police are investigating after two men paid Dave & Buster's with counterfeit money. The pair are believed to have spent more fake money in Sheffield Village that same day. Mike and Gerri Medoro were honored as Mr. and Mrs. Westlake by the Westlake Town Criers …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Look for the ratings for individual schools in Westlake or across the state in our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education released preliminary report card data for schools across the state on Wednesday. The final results won’t be released until the state finishes its investigation into some districts' attendance data. Search through our database above to find information on any traditional, public school in the state. You’ll find the school’s preliminary state report card rating — all of Westlake City Schools were ranked “Excellent” or above for the 2011-2012 school year — and enrollment data, attendance rates and graduation rates for high schools. You’ll also find the percent of students who scored proficient or above on each state test and the school’s performance index, which measures how well students do on state tests …
Westlake High principal Tim Freeman is proud of district's achievements
For Westlake High School principal Tim Freedman, Wednesday's news that Westlake City Schools had earned an Excellent With Distinction rating from the Ohio Department of Education was sweet. "Our goal is educating for excellence," he said. "It's great to have that reinforced." Freeman knew good things were happening after he saw the test scores. "I knew our kids had performed well enough for at least an Excellent (rating)," he said. Westlake had been rated Excellent in 2011. He had not had a chance to review the spreadsheet, a new format as the state released preliminary data on Wednesday. "Westlake is a perfect storm," Freeman said. "We have talented students, a good community, dedicated parents and outstanding educators. That all came …
Use our searchable database to see ratings from all over Ohio
The Ohio Department of Education today released all of the preliminary data for the 2011-2012 state report cards. The final data is on hold until the state completes an investigation into some districts’ attendance numbers. Westlake City Schools earned the highest possible state rating of Excellent with Distinction. Use our searchable database above to see how any public district in the state performed. The database includes data on the percentage of students who scored proficient or above on sections of the Ohio Achievement Assessments and the percentage of students who passed the Ohio Graduation Test, as well as data on the percentage of teachers in classrooms that are highly qualified, properly certified or conditionally certified. You…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
District moves up from previous Excellent rating on state report card
Westlake City Schools students, parents and staff have something to celebrate. The district was rated Excellent With Distinction by the Ohio Department of Education as preliminary data and report card information were released Wednesday. Excellent With Distinction is the highest rating given. Westlake had been rated excellent in 2011. Here are some of the results for Westlake City Schools posted on Wednesday: