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Copley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1090 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted November 25, 2013

Copley is an excellent high school. It has a lot of academics, sports, and extra curricular activities. It is amazing academically and has a very diverse social scene. You will either hate this school or love this school I don't think there's a happy medium but, most students do well at the school. The only thing which isn't necessarily a problem is the social scene. There's a lot of drama at the school. Of course that comes with typical high school but, there's a surplus here like, what brand of clothes you wear, fights from time to time, parties etc. things like that depending on who you hang around but academically and career wise this schools A1.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2013

Copley High is a good school. The advanced classes are fast-paced and a great challenge to those who wish to achieve higher goals. For those who prefer classes with lesser expectations, they still provide offer classes that are based on the scholarly ambition of learning what there is to know. While the band is alright, the choir is very well put together with an excellent teacher. The administration is very supportive of the arts and the music program and athletically, the school is doing well. While the fighting could be lessened, it can't always be helped. However, other than that, Copley is worth taking a look at.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2012

Copley is overall a great school... compared to other suburban schools it is ok like someone else mentioned it is becoming more diverse and fighting is becoming an issue...
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2011

The main theme that is agreed upon by all lately, is that copley high school is going downhill. As someone else mentioned, students from Akron are moving into the school system and behaviour has been ridiculous. The administration is fearful of being categorized as "racist" so they crack down on much smaller problems, which doesnt solve anything. The students loathe the administration, the teachers are frustrated, and everything is completely out of control. For all of you considering Copley (and have a choice) GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2009

I went to Copley up to half way through my junior year. In general, it was a great school with good opportunities. The size was good and you knew most of the people in the class. I really liked how I was challenged, even in the basic classes I was taking. The curriculum was fast-paced but manageable. The teachers and administration were good. In the last year I was there and since then, It's been going through a shift in population. More people from the west side of Akron are moving in. The diversity is more evident and there has been some problems. The new principal is strict and the school has been under control now. Another problem I didn't care for was how political everything was, socially and athletically. Overall, Copley High is/was a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2009

Copley High School is one of the best schools in the area. The school climate is focus on college prep, the Advanced Placement classes are tops, an the music department can not be beat by any area school. It's diverse, low key and the teachers care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Copley High School has been a great experience aside from the typical things you encounter at any high school when dealing with teenagers. Most of the teachers really do care about the children and their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

There are some very good teachers here, but also some very bad ones. All sports and other extracurriculars are very political and not worth the time, as with most schools. The band used to be very good, but with the addition of some particular new helpers, it is going downhill.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2004

Copley is a great school teachers arent bad, the band is the best around, great directors, and heavily backed by the community. Copley is a great school, the best public school in ohio!!!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

279 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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled68%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic92%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled77%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanic77%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled48%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanic83%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled48%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic92%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled61%
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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107 (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?

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ACT participation

89%

Average ACT score

23

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 70% 74%
Black 19% 16%
Asian 5% 2%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Hispanic 1% 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 21%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 13%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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3807 Ridgewood Rd
Copley, OH 44321
Phone: (330) 664-4822

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