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Turpin High School

Public | 9-12 | 1050 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted February 10, 2014

Our school has provided several levels of learning for our specials needs students. This means each child gets what they need in a timely fashion. We also have tutor rooms and computer labs all day every day. Anyone who needs a tablet has access. Even after school help is available every day. All students can access daily notes and books online. We have several para professionals with college degrees that seek out students who need the extra help. Our Braille department has two transcribers two para professionals along with a VI teacher and mobility trainer. I could go on and on. Really love the dedication of this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 11, 2012

I have one 2008 graduate, one graduating in May of '13, and a third child that will be a freshman in '13. Throughout the years, and the vastly different personalities and learning styles of my kids, Turpin has consistently been an excellent school that went above and beyond in meeting their needs. There are all kinds of academic and extra-curricular opportunities. My older kids have been involved in band, tennis team, chess club, drama, the choral groups, and in student leadership capacities. Your student can find their niche at Turpin. The sports programs are top notch, the academics are rigorous, there are clubs and opportunities galore, and not least is the environment of interested and involved administration, teachers, and students, all headed up by the principal, Mrs. Johnson. Parents are welcomed within the community, and there are plenty of ways to get involved. Perfect? No. Outstanding? Yes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

Turpin is a excellent school, I would like to say the best in the city and even in the state of Ohio. As a student here you get a great education and the staff is very friendly and helpful, and they will ALWAYS go out of your way to help you with work. Free tutoring after school is always great, plus the many clubs and sports that are diverse/ something for everyone. It is a very challenging school though and offers a variety of classes such as AP and Honors or CP. Turpin is also a Blue Ribbon School which only about 400 schools in the United States have been awarded. Also Turpin is rated Excellent with Distinction 11 years and running by the state of Ohio, and also appears on Best Schools In America Issue every year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2011

I am a current student here, and my experience has been horrible. The teachers are sub-par, the students are not friendly, and all together the school is horrible. The teachers and other faculty send nasty emails if you question something they did even if it's wrong, and you can't approach the teachers to ask for help with out them looking down on you, or giving you attitude. Everything you don't want in a school is here. WORST SCHOOL IN THE CITY. I would NEVER send my kids here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2008

Both my daughter and son graduated within the last 3 years from Turpin. One was an honors student in AP classes and the other was a B+ student taking the average college prep classes. Turpin prepared them very well for college. Both of my children are on the dean's list and have excelled in college; one is playing Div. 1 sports. They received a well rounded education as both participated in music, were Say No to Drugs counselors, and competed in athletics as well as leadership roles at Turpin. Thank you to Turpin, one of the top 1500 high schools in America!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

This school gives to much homework
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2006

Turpin's academic quality and emphasis student achievement reflect the standards and parental involvement of this mostly middle to upper income suburban community. There are an unusually large number of AP course offerings and Honors courses that will prepare those kids who are looking to gain entry to the more competitive universities. The effectiveness of faculty is certainly equal to that of any of the very expensive private high schools in the Cincinnati area. Turpin consistently scores as one of the highest performing public schools on Ohio State achievement exams scoring at the 95%ile or above in all categories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2006

I have two daughters, one who has graduated from Turpin and the other who still attends. Turpin High School has offered opportunities that I could only dream of. The athletic program is excellent and the education offered is superb!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

I love this school. My son is a freshman at Turpin and he has found the staff to be in tune with the needs of the students. They care about kids there and there is a real aura of school spirit around that place. The principal is one of the best around and the athletic department is very professional and fair. We are very happy that we chose Turpin over Anderson or McNick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

Thank you Turpin H.S. for helping to make me the successful person I am today. The extremely qualified staff, excellent curriculum, and numerous extracurriculars offered, all make Turpin 'the complete package'. There is something for everyone as long as you take advantage of all that is offered to you.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 18, 2004

I was a bored student at Turpin. An 'under achiever'. Rather than seeking more challenging alternatives for me the administration labeled and rejected me. Today I am an honors graduate from Ohio U as well as a Xavier grad student- no thanks to Turpin!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 11, 2004

Prepares students for college very well. Caring and concerned teachers and administrators work hard to know all the students and to value all students. Students are generally well-behaved and willing to learn. AP classes are especially good. This is a small enough school that almost every student gets the opportunity for leadership, extracurricular activities and sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

I wish to comment on the August 2003 review. The Turpin administration has supported intervention math and science classes and has provided students one on one help to increase proficiency scores in core subject areas.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted February 23, 2004

I have had only positive experiences with Turpin. My son missed most of his freshman year due to illness. His teachers worked with him to minimize the number of classes that he would have to retake through email, phone calls and after school assistance when he finally returned. The addition of EDLINE has been a huge asset to keeping up with your child's work before grades come out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Great school for the top students. Parents have to work too hard to get help for students in the low average group,teachers are willing to help these students but the administration doesn't support them.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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96%

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99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

311 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 Students97%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled79%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled82%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled67%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled82%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled79%
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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109 (2010)
 
111 (2009)
 
111 (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?

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ACT participation

88%

Average ACT score

25

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 93% 74%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Black 1% 16%
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 7%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 10%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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2650 Bartels Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45244
Phone: (513) 232-7770

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