20 Columbus Schools Get Lower Report Card Ratings


The Ohio Department of Education is changing the report-card ratings for 20 Columbus schools that had cheated their way to better grades.
The state will lower the grades for most of the schools Wednesday when it issues changes to three years' worth of recalculated ratings for schools in the large district.
18 of the district's 116 schools will receive lower overall ratings for the 2010-11 school year.

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That's the school year that has been most scrutinized by investigators looking into the manipulation of attendance data by administrators trying to improve the school's overall rating.
The state already has reissued 2010-11 report cards for a handful of other Ohio districts that also scrubbed data.

The schools that had report card grade changes include:

  • Avondale Elementary School                     
  • Columbus Africentric Early College
  • Como Elementary School                            
  •  Dana Avenue Elementary
  • East Columbus Elementary School
  • East High School                                              
  • Fairmoor Elementary School
  • Fifth Avenue International                         
  • Hamilton STEM Academy
  • Independence
  • Linden-McKinley STEM Academy             
  • Mifflin Alternative Middle School
  • Mifflin High School                                         
  • Northland High School
  • Parkmoor Elementary School                    
  • Walnut Ridge High School
  • West Broad Elementary School                 
  • Westgate Alternative Elementary School
  • Whetstone High School                                
  •  Yorktown Middle School