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Lake County Schools Show Success in State Report Card

7 school districts in Lake County exceed state standards in overall ranking
September 14, 2023
Republican Newsroom

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COLUMBUS – Lake County School Districts continue to show improvement in the 2022-2023 school year state report card, announced State Representative Jamie Callender (R-Concord). This includes the Kirtland and Perry School Districts achieving a 5-star rating, the highest overall rating that can be achieved by a district, which places them in the top 12% of schools in Ohio. 

First implemented during the 2021-2022 school year, the current state report card scores districts on a 1-to-5-star scale with a 3 representing meeting state standards for that given category. These categories include achievement, progress, gap closing, graduation, and early literacy. A readiness component will be added to the report card for the 2024-2025 school year. 

There were 9 areas of improvement across 6 districts between the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. Kirtland and Perry School District each improved two areas, bringing their scores up to 5 stars, while Wickliffe, Fairport Harbor, Mentor, and Madison school districts saw improvement in at least one category. All but two school districts in Lake County achieved a minimum of 3 stars overall. 

“This state report card shows that the school districts in Lake County continue to invest in their students and improve education outcomes,” said Representative Callender. “While there is still work to be done at the Federal, State, and district level, we are beginning to see the results of a constitutional school funding model, refocusing on the fundamental principles of K-12 education, and a resurgence in career technical education.” 

This state school report card shows that Lake County’s students are continuing to have access to a robust public education system, enabling students to graduate college or career ready. 

“The strength of Lake County’s public education system benefits both local businesses and communities, while standing as a glowing example of what happens when educators and parents work together to support students,” said Callender.