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Ayersville High School

Public | 7-12 | 406 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2009

Ayersville is the kind of school that people actually pay to get to go to when they live outside the district. It is a smaller school so the students get more hands on attention. They have a lot of good programs and have a good sports program as well as academic.


Posted February 17, 2009

Ayersville Schools is one of the best schools in Defiance County. Eventhough it needs some repairs and it is very old and not as technologically advanced as other schools. It has much to offer. Ayersville has a pool, golf team, football team, tennis team, basketball, football, and other extracurricular programs. Ayersville Schools has a great variety of teachers! The teachers are very helpful and well experienced..take my word Im a student here! If you were coming to Defiance County I would ENCOURAGE you to come to this great school. It has many opprotunities that other schools don't. Come. Be one of the Pilots.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

I feel very, very fortunate to have attended Ayerville K-12. The calaber of the teachers, principals, and staff is exceptional in all areas. One of the best schools in the state of Ohio by far.


Posted August 26, 2008

Ayersville Local Schools is a GREAT school it has some of the best teachers I've ever had in my 12 year old life!! Although the school is very old it still works!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

Ayersville offers what many schools its size cannot. Musicals, swim team,tennis team, golf team, and an art club are a few that come to mind. The school is first rate with what it has to offer after all the budget cuts made necessary by the lack of state funding. It is rated as one of Ohio's Best in academics, attendance, and graduation rates. I feel parents can be as involved as they want to be and have a 'say' in what goes on within the walls of the building. The teachers may seem demanding, but usually for the good of the students' progress. We have three children who graduated from Ayersville. One is now a teacher, one, an officer in the military, and one, an executive meeting specialist in the eastern U.S..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

I think that ayersville local school has a great number of opportunities for the students such as academics and sports. Most of all, what keeps the players moving? The Band of course! Ayersville marching/pep band is small, but a great sound and quality. They have some of the best drummers ive seen since the 80's. Ayersville is a great school to go to if you are considering a local school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2005

I'm not a parent but I am a tenth grade student at AHS, I am in the marching band and am a cheerleader, I used to attend Liberty Center until eighth grade and I think that the teaching staff at Ayersville and Mr.V do an awsome job of preparing us for what lies ahead. We have plenty of discipline and Mr.V can be very strict but he's also an amazing principal and I can tell that he really cares about us. I can't believe that some people have a problem with Ayersville,the teachers are helpful and they don't force their beliefs upon us although they willingly share them. I love my school and I can't imagine going anywhere else for high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2004

With a new principal who clearly cares about student attitude and school optimism, I think Ayersville High School is truly a great place for learning. The staff of Ayersville High School well prepares the students for college and the real world. Three of the classes in the high school are offered for college credit. What a great opportunity for kids. These teachers are not paid extra to teach these classes, which requires extra grading and planning time with the college. There is also a job shadowing program. A major problem in the community, however, is parents who think their kids do no wrong, ignoring any student responsibility or accountability. I proudly send my kids to Ayersville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

I believe this school is understaffed and the staff that is on hand doesn't hear the parents opinions objectively and, therefore the children are left to undermine the adults and staff that are supposed to be teaching and mointoring, as well as education these children under their supervision. I believe this small school located out in the country should be closing monitored by the Board and every parent should be concerned for the safety of any child enrolled at this institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Ayersville is a small, friendly community that tries hard to show tolerance and diversity. I'm proud to be an Ayersville graduate and to have my children enrolled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2003

This is a grat school to rasie your chldren in I recommend it to everyone.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

54 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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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93%

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100%

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

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88%

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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 Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
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 Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students75%
Female82%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled83%
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 7MetBelow
Grade 8MetMet

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students97%
Female93%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female93%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students90%
Female78%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female89%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students98%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
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

 
107 (2011)
 
106 (2010)
 
107 (2009)
 
102 (2008)

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120

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

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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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

77%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

98%


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 88% 74%
Hispanic 10% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 8%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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28046 Watson Rd
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: (419) 395-1111

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