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Margaretta High School

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Posted August 28, 2013

I am currently a high school student and I believe the school needs to follow through on the rules. Some teachers are so strict about cell phones yet some teachers hand out their number and let you text in class. Also you are not even allowed to drink a bottle of water in my study hall. Yes there is a drinking fountain, but does the difference matter. Some teachers also allow you to eat in their classrooms, which is great because I feel sick if I eat early in the morning. And some teachers give out 1 hour detentions if they find you with food. The dress code is not so understandable. It used to be tops 3 fingers wide and bottoms fingertip length. Currently shirts have to cover your shoulder and bottoms have to end right above the knee at the least. This is because too many of my inappropriately dressed female students kept getting shorts/ skirts shorter and shorter. Why couldn't they just get detentions or sent home and not punish everybody. For jeans not even scratched fabric or holes near your foot are allowed. The lunches are not great tasting and the bottoms of the pizza are raw. Warm fruit is also not that great. The food is low calorie, low quality and old favorites are gone


Posted August 17, 2012

I am an alumn from MHS and do not have very good comments to say about the school. Mr. Schoenegge cannot speak fluent Spanish himself and for four years I played games learning all about what different foods were in Spanish instead of grammar, pronunciation, and conversations. I was number one in my class and barely studied throughout high school. Upon graduation, I attended one of the top universities and was far behind the other students. We never finished all the material in the Calculus AB course let alone more advanced math. MHS's science program was great with Mrs. Spayd who inspired me to become a physician, but she's since retired. Mr. King was also a great teacher, not holding his more driven students back to accommodate the ones who did not want to attend college (most of the school). Ambition and education is not a main concern for MHS, it's sports, which is fine if we were a winning football team. Yeah the buildings are old but that does not matter as much as the administration and teachers wanting to make MHS all it can be, which they have forgotten years ago. I would not let my children go here and don't recommend it to anyone, go to Perkins


Posted October 26, 2007

The schools web site shows how much effort is lacking amongst higher level administration. Other than smart boards, when will we attempt to keep up with technology? Our teaching staff is involved and above average. But it would be nice if they could do their jobs without worrying about dress codes, cell phones and other things that parents should be enforcing with their kids from home. How can we teach our youth to be responsible if we as parents aren't role models?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

In all do respect,I do not think that is a very good school.I think that the teachers need to stay on one subject for at least two days,one day doesnt stick into a teenagers head.The dress code is insane,no holes in the jeans,no sweat pants unless the colors match,it is completley insane.Margaretta has okay teachers,honestly i give a great amount of gratification to the cheerleaders.They have been working hard the past two years,the trophies they have been coming home with,i do not like cheerleading,but to watch them compete,it amazes me.I think they need more credit,they work as hard as the football players,but nobody seems to even pay attention.I hope the new assistant principal makes some changes,because our principal,Mr. boningston,does nothing at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

Teachers are involved and so far have been fabulous. Higher up.. there needs to be some huge administration changes in the district. Buildings are in huge need of renovation but the community has turned down levies largely in part to people wanting to see a change. Our school board has no new ideas. A huge board turnover with fresh young parents would be a great improvement. Great community.. .but it is all about who you know and not what you know. Sports are everything here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Based on personal experience with the school system, I think they are doing a good job. Yes, it would be great to get a new school but the voters don't support it because of the economy. A lot of residents are also very nostalgic about the buildings. My child has gotten a lot of help from the teachers. Administration wise, they could improve some, i.e., not hiring a lawyer during teacher contract negotiations but dealing with the representatives directly - could have saved the district some money. But, overall I think they do a fairly good job with what they have to work with. It's important to be open and honest with the voters who support them. The majority of the teachers are first rate, with some exceptions - some outstanding and some so/so. Yes, the football needs some changes - start earlier and let everyone play a fair amount.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

The building needs work. It will be getting work/new school soon. It will be a number of years until everything is final. School rules are not too strict, but not too flimsy either. It is relatively safe. Most of the 'fights' are simply fistfights that are quickly broken up by other students or by teachers. A good school overall.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 31, 2005

the teachers are fairly good. They need to pay more attention to the music programs, they are so worried about the football team that the band is walked all over... and doesn't receive anything. Parent involvment could be better. New administration would be excellant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

Margaretta is an OK school, they just need to stop being so unfair to the kids on dicipline, they administration does not like to hear the kids side of the story, so usually kids are getting punished for things that they did not do. They also need to update on the facilities, this high school was built in the 1930's, it is hard to keep up with technology when the building isnt equipt for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

Margaretta is an old school that needs at least alot of work done to it or another school. Our school is kind of cheap on whether it needs something but what else do you expect from a small school district. They also need to hire new baseball coachs and new football coachs expect for a couple of them because they don't know how to coach.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 7MetMet
Grade 8BelowAbove

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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91%

2011

 
 
94%

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85%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

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84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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87%

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97%

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86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female>=95%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students91%
Female84%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female>=95%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
97 (2011)
 
96 (2010)
 
92 (2009)
 
94 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

65%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 74%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 9%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Buckeye Best Silver medal award (2007)
  • Buckeye Best Bronze medal award (2006)
  • Buckeye Best Bronze medal award (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:59am
School end time
  • 2:45pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Troy T. Roth
Fax number
  • (419) 684-5632

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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