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Anderson High School

Public | 9-12 | 1467 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 26, 2014

Remove your children from the Forest Hills School System. Homeschool or a private school - Do not make the same mistake that most parents talk about later. Compare the school systems. Catholic schools care about the child - not all about the union paychecks like this public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2013

My expectations were fooled by the media bull or maybe I didn't care enough to research the Forest Hills School District. In comparison to other school districts- Forest Hills lacks the attitude to educate children. Other parents have the same complaints as I and it's obvious that its about a paycheck only in Forest Hills School District. I should have sent them to a private school. I feel responsible for my poor decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2013

My daughter graduated from Anderson High School, and it overall was not a great experience. There were some excellent teachers, but unfortunately also quite a few who did not seem to enjoy educating young people ... maybe they did at one time? For an excellent rated school, we were disappointed. Perhaps our expectations were too high ... I don't know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2011

This school is an excellent school. All of my teacher are caring about their students. This school is not an easy school. All of their classes are hard. I have been moved around the country a lots lately. I moved to 5 different high schools through out the country. So I can tell which school is good or worse.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2011

If your child is EXTREMELY competitive and/or knows how to throw a football Anderson is an excellent school. If your looking for looking for an environment that encourages individual growth and a caring staff keep looking. My son has struggled both socially and academically for 2 quarters and the counselors can't even return a phone call. The teachers can just barely send an "oh well" e-mail. My daughter was a nervous wreck the four years she attended. Parent groups RUN the school on a first come first serve basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

Anderson is still a decent high school but it is far from great. Lots of smart kids keep test scores high, but staff quality is mixed at best. Recent hiring policy appears to be based solely on minimizing cost and it is starting to show. The school building itself is below average compared to many other local schools. I am looking into options to pull my daughter out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

My child failed nearly every class at Anderson because they just couldn't teach. He's at Turpin now. He has better grades and is more challenged. The students at Anderson are bullies too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

This school gives enough homework and my kids do great here too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2007

Anderson High School is an excellent school, my child loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

The level of parent participation/enthusiasm is off the chart!!! I highly recommend Anderson High School. My 2 sons attended Anderson and now my grandson attends Anderson. The academics and the extracurricular activites, not to mention the parent participation, are excellent!!! Anderson High School is the reason I moved to Forest Hills Schools District!!!! As a 30 year educator (teacher/administrator), I know what I am looking for!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

Parents get involved in ciriculum, provide a number of different subjects depending on interest - from advanced to special needs. Athletic program is good with a lot of involvement from parents as well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

I would not recommend sending my child to this school. It seems the teachers who have taught there more than 10 years are 'untouchable' regardless of their actions, no matter how severe. Also, the attitude of the student body is very ignorant.
—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 83% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students96%
Female>=95%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled68%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled75%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled54%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled61%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled68%
Non-disabled>=95%
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

 
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110 (2009)
 
107 (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

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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College readiness rating 20132What'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

78%

Average ACT score

24

Graduation rate

95%


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

2 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 91% 74%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Black 2% 16%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 14%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 11%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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7560 Forest Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Phone: (513) 232-2772

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