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Withrow University High School

Public | 8-12 | 734 students

 

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Posted February 11, 2013

I dont have a review of this school, but I was thinking of sending my 14 year old son there for his freshmen year. I dont know much about the school, so I would like some feed back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

If you are not concerned about the quality of education that your child receives then Withrown University would be the school for you. Cincinnat Public Schools as a whole is a Joke if you child does not attend Walnut Hills, Clark Montessori or SCPA then they truly are not being educated. My daughter freshman year the students did not received text books that they could take home. Homework was expected to be completed during class time because "the kids would not return it the next day if it were assigned to take home. My daughters history class had handout copies of the book but no actual book to study from. Teacher are very deaming towards student. Oh yeah lets not for get the allogations of cheating on the OGT test under the direction of the wonderful Great Sharon Johnson. So Investigate and think twice before making this choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

My son attended Withrow University two years ago and I loved it. Now I have been hearing that things are not the same. There has been a lack of teaching and leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

Wonderful School. I have great memories from this school. There is plenty of activites to do. Excellent school spirit. Ms.Johnson's door is always open and she never denies any student for talking and advice. I feel safe in this school. The school is also very strict with same gender clasess and uniform. This is a great school and I would definitly prefer parents to send their children to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2007

I transferred my son from Roger Bacon High Scool to Withrow University. That had to be one of the best decisions I've ever made. Not speaking bad of Roger Bacon but at the time I needed to do what was best for my son. I love everything Withrow University has to offer. From the academics/dress code/non co-ed classes/to the extra curriclum activtes. Ms. Johnson is wonderful!!!!! Her door is always open. Withrow University staff I can't say enough. You're the best!!!!! My son will be graduating this year (class of 08) and it makes me proud to know that just like his mom (who's an alumni) he'll have everlasting memories of people that touched his life. Again, thank you for all you do:-) Ms. Smith Parents get involve/stay involve
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

Withrow University is a great high school Ms.Johnson has great leadership skills and is working to improve the kids everyday. A++++ to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2005

So far this has been a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

This is just a great school for people to come to. all the students are excelling and the extracarricular programs are excellent. The school is very stritct and the students enjoy it.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
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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

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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.

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

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

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

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

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The state average for Writing was 85% 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

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Female77%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanic79%
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Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabled63%
Non-disabled81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)52%

Reading

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Female82%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic82%
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Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled58%
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)35%

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All Students55%
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Black, non-Hispanic55%
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Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)39%

Social Studies

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Female72%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanic74%
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Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Disabled55%
Non-disabled76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)54%

Writing

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic88%
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Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled67%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
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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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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How schools in the state rate:

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54%
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24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

100%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

90%


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
Black 89% 16%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 4%
White 2% 74%
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 81%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 18%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School rated "Excellent" by the State 4 out of 5 yrs (2006)
  • School rated "School of Promise" by State (2007)
  • One of 2 schools in the city recognized by the S & P for improving achievment with all students (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Sharon D. Johnson
Fax number
  • (513) 363-9220

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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2520 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45208
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