The long-delayed state report cards for each Ohio school district are finally out for the 2011-2012 school year, and Summit County schools fared very well overall.
The largest district, Akron Public Schools, finished with a "continuous improvement" rating in the report, released by the Ohio Department of Education on Wednesday. Of the 26 indicators for performance, APS met the state's standards in 5 of them. The district did not the standards for adequate yearly progress standards, but did meet the requirements for "value added growth".
All of the other Summit County school districts received at least an Excellent rating, with the exception of the Cuyahoga Falls school district, which finished the school year with an "effective" rating.
The report was delayed several times over a scandal involving irregularities in several Ohio school districts' attendance records. State officials wanted the report to be released in time for the November election, where many schools have issues on the ballot.
The report is also usually released with each individual school and building's report on one page, including all of their statistics for the school year. This time around, though, it was released as one large spreadsheet. You can see the report for yourself by clicking here.