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How did your school perform

Printed From: MiddletownUSA.com
Category: Middletown City Schools
Forum Name: School Achievements
Forum Description: From Academic results to group and individual achievements
URL: http://www.middletownusa.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=6370
Printed Date: Nov 18 2017 at 6:32pm


Topic: How did your school perform
Posted By: Vivian Moon
Subject: How did your school perform
Date Posted: Sep 15 2016 at 12:56pm

Posted: 11:57 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

How did your school perform on state report card?

By Michael Clark

Staff Writer

BUTLER COUNTY 

Ohio education officials released report cards on local schools Thursday that for the first time include letter grades in six categories.

 

MIDDLETOWN CITY SCHOOLS

Achievement — D

Progress — D

Graduation Rate — C

K-3 Literacy — D

Gap closing — F

 

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/how-did-your-school-perform-on-state-report-card/nsYfG/




Replies:
Posted By: VietVet
Date Posted: Sep 15 2016 at 3:26pm
Gee, we sure are getting a lot for our money in this district aren't we. When will the performance reach the abyss, low enough to stop the yes levy voters from giving the school people their vote. Looks like the 45 million, spent on the elementaries haven't done a dam bit of good. Also seems like these "new and innovative" programs that Ison and company announce periodically have done nothing for progress. Looks like it's the same old song and dance coming from this pathetic school district. So, given this report, which is almost like the last report, and the one before that, etc, etc,.......what have they been doing the last several years besides showing up where they work? Obviously, there is no learning going on in the buildings once they arrive for work. High paid so-called professionals proving, once again, that we don't necessarily get any quality if we pay more for the service. A high priced failure of a system.

The people of Middletown have gotten nothing for all the new buildings that were built and in relying on the skills of the administration and the teachers to carry through to success. It just isn't happening voters. Stop giving them your hard earned money with grades like this. What will it take for the believers to have doubts? How much worse does it have to get before you start pulling your support?

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I'm so proud of my hometown and what it has become. Recall 'em all. Let's start over.


Posted By: What A City
Date Posted: Sep 16 2016 at 8:42am
Meet the new results......same as the old results......


Posted By: TonyB
Date Posted: Sep 16 2016 at 1:50pm
Perhaps the fault isn't with the schools but the students themselves. I'm no fan of all this "testing" but the results speak loudly that there has been no appreciable improvement in the test scores. Teaching to take tests might have done all it can to raise the test levels. Perhaps it's time to stop teaching how to pass tests and start teaching how to learn.


Posted By: over the hill
Date Posted: Sep 16 2016 at 3:55pm
Perhaps it's time to get parents involved. They need to take an initiative Toward their child's learning... I realilized there are some parents that don't have a high school   Diploma but maybe we need to to teach them first so they can help their child learn the value of an education.JMO


Posted By: Vivian Moon
Date Posted: Sep 16 2016 at 4:24pm
Middletown will not be able to entise new families to move to this area and buy a homes without  better school scores.




Posted By: acclaro
Date Posted: Sep 17 2016 at 9:59am
A Few observations.

!) Schools- Total dead end. Going nowhere. Complete waste of money on the nonsense, build it close to 75, they will come. All these ridiculous levies are meant for school board members to pat themselves on back, and say, we are great, we just dropped $125 Mm in local capital for our community. Good schools underpin everything in a city, far greater importance than the silly downtown revitalization stuff, when they bring in their consultants, and the Mulligans, and say....lets dump a few million down here.

2) Doug Adkins raise. I like Mr. Adkins and he is open and honest. Having worked in private sector for over 30 years, not sure where Middletown's size of 50,000 and using mean/ medium income of city's across the US, means a $25,000 is capital well spent. He is an excellent communicator and indeed, open, but to say a city manager is a turn around agent is rather stretching it. And, he works with many council members that have been on council when the problems he delineated were occurring. As for leaving, don't know where the private sector pays north of $160 Kk- $200 Kk, unless you bring a portfolio of decades of accomplishments and experience. And a couple of MBA/ MS in Finance, not a JD, moving from prosecutor to operations top change agent. Must have read Art Of The Deal, as he pulled one sweet deal on that sitting council Maybe Main Street helped. They like that cash surrounding the castles down there.

3) Lipstick-  The clock and that sign by Atrium, the Renaissance, just won't drive pull-through for that area nor Middletown. Paying the bucks to have AKS and Atrium to hold tight, is rather amusing, as a justification and sign of success. In my world, that's called being "shaken down."

4) Forget about that strip on Central, the fluff and buff east 75, new brick and that clock. Middletown is doomed, until the schools start hitting north on scores. And that isn't going to happen. Demographics just aren't there. So that heavy boat anchor, called MCSD, just sunk the boat, called Middletown revitalization, we are in a turn-around.

Tired of bailing water, so glad to be heading out.          


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'An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.' - Winston Churchill


Posted By: over the hill
Date Posted: Sep 17 2016 at 12:43pm
Well,Acclaro, Hate to hear the doom and gloom Of our school situation but I guess it's kinda like "if the shoe fits"......


Posted By: VietVet
Date Posted: Sep 15 2017 at 11:29am
Here is the test score data that the Journal didn't print....

MIDDLETOWN SCHOOLS-2016-2017

Category- Achievement-
Performance Index- 59.5%- F
Indicators Met- 0.0%- F

Category- Gap Closing- F

Category- K-3 Literacy- 25.5%- C

Category- Progress- Value Added (this is what Marcia Andrew always brought to our attention as to the Middletown schools excelling)-
Overall- F
Gifted- F
Lowest 20% in Achievement- F
Students with Disabilities- F

Obviously, she was wrong.

Category- Graduation Rate-90% -B- Graduating in 4 years
          Graduation Rate-92.6%-B-Graduating in 5 years

Category- Prepared For Success- F


Data taken from the Ohio Report Card site


AND YOU STILL BELIEVE THAT NEW SCHOOLS MAKE A DIFFERENCE? DO YOU STILL BELIEVE THAT YOUR TAX DOLLARS WERE SPENT WISELY AS YOUR PROPERTY TAXES INCREASED EVEN MORE? DO YOU STILL BELIEVE THE MIDDLETOWN EDUCATORS FROM THE SUPER DOWN TO THE TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOM THAT THEY ARE IMPROVING THE DISTRICT? DO YOU STILL THINK THIS IS A GOOD ROI?

If you do, you are in denial.

STOP VOTING FOR THE TAJ MAHAL SCHOOLS. THEY ARE NOT MAKING ANY POSITIVE DIFFERENCE AT ALL. Look at this evaluation. It is the same evaluation we all saw many years ago before the first new school was built. They have played you yes voters for a fool.

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I'm so proud of my hometown and what it has become. Recall 'em all. Let's start over.



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