Schools Exceed State Standards on 2021-22 Ohio Report Card

The release of the Ohio Department of Education 2021-22 School Report Cards was good news for the Cuyahoga Heights Schools (CHS). CHS received a total of 22 out of 25 possible stars ranking it among the top five percent of school districts in the state. 

And there’s more good news. Cuyahoga Heights High School (CHHS) ranked 20th among 823 high schools in the state in the Performance Index.  This index is a measure of all levels of student performance on the state assessments. CHHS’s score of 103.626 places it among the top 2% of high schools in the state! (See more information about the Performance Index below.)

“We are very proud of our students, staff, and families for the hard work and resilience they demonstrated through the pandemic,” said Superintendent Tom Evans. “Although this is only one of many ways we use to measure student achievement and success, it demonstrates our commitment to providing our students the best possible education and to preparing them for life after graduation.” 

About The Ohio School Report Card

The Report Card includes performance information provided by schools and districts in the form of academic, financial, and opportunity-to-learn data for the 2021-2022 school year. Some of this data is then combined into six components that receive up to five possible stars to indicate the level of performance for the school and district.  The six components and how CHS fared in each are listed below.

Six Components

Achievement - This component represents whether student performance on state tests met established thresholds and how well students performed on tests overall. CHS received five (✮✯✭✮✮) stars and significantly exceeds state standards in academic achievement.

Progress - This component looks closely at the growth all students are making based on their past performances. CHS received five (✮✯✭✮✮) stars and significantly exceeds state standards in academic growth expectation.

Gap Closing - This component is a measure of the reduction in educational gaps for student subgroups. CHS received five (✮✯✭✮✮) stars and significantly exceeds state standards in closing educational gaps.

Graduation - This component is a measure of the four-year adjusted graduation rate and the five-year adjusted graduation rate.  CHS received four (✮✯✭✮) stars and exceeds state standards in graduation rates.

Early Literacy - This component is a measure of how successful schools are at improving reading for at-risk students in grades K-3. CHS received three (✮✯✭) stars indicating the district meets state standards in early literacy (K-3).

College, Career, Workforce and Military Readiness - This component looks at how well prepared Ohio’s students are for future opportunities, whether training in a technical field or preparing for work or college. This component will not be rated until 2024-25.

Performance Index

In the Cuyahoga Heights School District, the Performance Index increased at all three schools and for the district as a whole.  These improvements are shown below:  

Entity                   Performance Index improvement

Elementary          ↑ 7.680 points representing an 8.4% increase

Middle school:     ↑ 5.120 points representing a 5.6% increase

High School:       ↑10.330 points representing an 11.1% increase 

District                ↑ 8.757 points representing a 9.5% increase

Overall, the district’s Performance Index was 100.9, placing it among only 7 percent of districts statewide to achieve a score of more than 100; and ranking CHS 56th in the entire state (out of 607 school districts) on the Report Card (according to the Plain Dealer newspaper).