South named High Progress School

For the second consecutive Year South Science and Technology Magnet School has need named a High Progress School by the Ohio Department of Education.

The designation is based on the school’s 2017-18 Ohio School Report Card. South is among 66 schools throughout the state to get the honor.

To be a High Progress School, a school must:

  • Be a Title I recipient or Title I-eligible school and serve 40 percent or more economically disadvantaged students.
  • Show gains on its combined reading and math proficiency rate in each of the past five years (between 2014 and 2018) that meet or exceed the 90th percentile of all statewide gains (subject results are combined and aggregated for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10).
  • If a high school, show gains in its graduation rate over the past five years (between 2013 and 2017) that meet or exceed the 90th percentile of all statewide gains in graduation.
  • If applicable, the overall Progress grade must be an A or B for each of the three most recent years (2016, 2017, 2018 report cards).
  • Have a Gap Closing grade of A, B or C for the 2017-2018 school year.

South earned an overall B on the state report card released earlier this fall. It earned an A in Gap Closing, up from a B the previous year. It earned a B in Progress Component, which demonstrates the growth made based on past performance.

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria visited South last October.


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