CCS "Seriously Outperforms" Columbus Charter Schools

711788843_e6c0e694d4_m.jpgCharter schools often claim to be better than traditional public schools. But the recent release of ODE report cards proves otherwise.

For example, a larger percentage of schools in the “Big 8” urban districts made Adequate Yearly Progress than the charter schools operating in those areas. Statewide, nearly twice as many charter schools were rated in “Academic Emergency” than were traditional public schools.

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The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, which sponsors a number of charter schools in Ohio, stated that the Columbus City School district “seriously outperformed” surrounding charter schools. Here are highlights:

Students enrolled in a charter school in Columbus were four times as likely to be attending a school rated in “Academic Emergency,” and nearly one-third less likely to achieve a year’s worth of academic growth than those enrolled in a Columbus City School.

Only three Columbus-area charter schools appear among the top 20 percent of the 160 schools listed. Charter schools also comprise nearly two-thirds of schools listed in the bottom 20 percent.

The number of charter schools in “Academic Emergency” has virtually doubled from a year ago, and some of them face state-mandated shutdown. That will begin at the end of this year with the implementation of House Bill 79.

As you can see, the truth is in the data. The Columbus City School District has maintained its rating of “Continuous Improvement,” and our students have achieved a year’s worth of academic growth.