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Wayne High School

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Posted today

I'm a former student that graduated in 1966 , then Wayne High School was a fairly good school. I've read posts good and bad from parents and students alike. AS far as sports when I was there I lettered in track yet I wasn't considered to be jock material , sports is good because it brings out the best to the one involved in it. It's also good for school spirit. However should never be a driving force above what a school is intended for. To those parents that have issues with the school I suggest getting involved with the school . schools are run and maintained by the school board if you have issues that you feel aren't being met find out who the school board members are if they're not doing their job vote them out and find someone that will do job . you are entitled to know what and how your tax dollars are being spent. A yearly budget outlay flyer should be demanded should be made available to you. when one school bond expires a notice should be sent out saying it has expired and is taken off the books many times they aren't and left on and any and all new bond issues are added on to all previous bonds. which is one reason school taxes never seem to decrease but expand


Posted yesterday

I live a mile away from Wayne High School. I have two children that go to Wayne. They both have to walk to school in the dark, and cold temp. I am a single parent that works from 5am to 2pm. Huber Heights Schools can and need to find away to bus the High School Students. I have lived here for 18 years and have seen the school system decline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

Hope anyone reading this understands that the poor rating either reflect the conditions of the old buildings which are now replaced, a few unhappy students or parents. Reviews should probably be divided by year. Then we could compare scores and see the upward trend. As always, some people won't be satisfied no matter what. This score should show a current 4.5 score for this year.


Posted September 13, 2013

Wayne High School is a school that I would never recommend to anyone. My 3 daughters had to attend Wayne for most of their high school. I only wish that would have been different. Grade school was fine. I have so many problems with teachers and other staff not following through and helping a child in need. It has even went as far as them loosing needed testing scores. I have now been able to take my youngest out of the school and she is doing much better. It's such a shame that they are more concerned about building new building, but not the staff doing what is needed of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My mom and myself graduated from Wayne and my daughter will next year. It's expanded and has come a long way in teaching our children and preparing them for the future. Their hard work and dedication will make future generations just as proud!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

Wayne is a fantastic school. Overall the teachers are very good at helping the students look forward to college based studies. The have excellent extracurricular activities for all students. Being in the military and moving often our children have adjusted easily at Wayne.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

I have 3 children (now young adults) who went all through the HHCS system and overall I am very pleased with their experience. Yes, sports are a big thing at Wayne, but I also feel that academics are covered for the most part to prepare the students for college and beyond. There are so many excellent students that attend Wayne but those are not the ones that anyone hears about. Take it from me, a proud parent, they are there and thriving. Parent involvment, that is the key. This is something that the schools and teachers have no control over. Too many parents expect the schools to do it all, then sit back and whine and complain when little Johnny doesn't succeed. I am just thankful for the wonderful education that my kids received at Wayne High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

Wayne is a very nasty school and should be torn down and rebuilt with newer bathroom stalls, books, and other up-to-date school supplies that Wayne should of gotten years ago. The teachers need more training to handle different people. Though there are some teachers with good intentions.. though also, there are a lot of teachers who don't even like kids. So why are they their? To torture them!! Parents should interview the teachers to see if they are right for their child. Period!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2007

I think the teachers and principal do the best they can with difficult circumstances. I do believe the school's in general need to learn to do a better job of budgeting. I am getting tired of being asked to approve a tax levy every year to support the schools. I have lived in Huber Heights for 20 years and it seems like every year they want more money but very little improves. The school is very large and some of the students are out of control which makes it hard for those students who want to learn to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

Its Excellent. The students are supurb.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2007

Technology is the worst! Parent involvement is the worst! Sports are more important than education. Teachers can only do so much and give up after trying all of the time and getting shot down by parents, administration, and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2007

Look, the school is not all that bad. The problem comes with the extracurricular events during school. The teaches fo try to teach, but in the end it comes down to the kids wanting to learn that effects how the teacher loos. I'm in the tenth grade and have excellent teachers, but the students are the ones who make the classes harder for everybody involved. Though, I do agree that the football team is treated better than anyone else, but it is the marching band that is the 'pride of Huber Heights.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2007

I have a daughter that is a freshman and I'm very disappointed in the academic programs and the overall school district rating. Many programs have changed and are not offered anymore. I have a huge concern for the safety of my child. I'm an Alumni and I not happy with my decision for my child to attend this high school or to live in the district where the community do not support the levy for our schools and the teachers strike when our children should be in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2006

Wayne focus on preparing senior students for college has more to be desired. I am exhausted by the extensive school fees - FOR EVERYTHING....I have a senior student there right now and she loves the school but the overall experience is greatly affected by lack of funding and focus is more on football than on academics, in my opinion. They should be provided with more funding, like Centerville or Beavercreek High Schools so they can provide a more varied curriculum to their students, and seek to attain 'school of excellence' status! The school can be more effective if there was a greater parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

This is probably one of the worst schools in Ohio. Great for football, but less than 2% play football. Graduates struggle at local colleges. One of the strike sticking points was the administrations lack of a no tolerance for violence policy - a no brainer. As a parent, I am disgusted. We pay Centerville level taxes with nothing to show. In every category, except football, expect the minimum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

school focus on sports and not education. Burdens parents and residents with high fees and supply list while forcing passage of tax levys (taks buses away) for funding. Un-fit teachers remain on the job, and no classroom disipline. Building principles dont react to parents issues - have to work thru 'chain'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2006

I am an alumni of Wayne High School and although the school has its issues I am impressed with the amount of work the teachers put in to their job. Ultimately what is important is the job the teacher is doing and for the most part I think Wayne is on the ball. I do have issues with the athletic department taking over such a huge part of what counts at Wayne. Although extra curricular programs are important they should play a smaller role. Because of the Booster club the sport clubs at Wayne are able to keep the big budget. It's unfortunate this money can't be shared with more important issues. Over all a good school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 20, 2006

wayne is a very good school the athletic department is great and students have a great time going there. Wayne makes learning fun for the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 28, 2006

It seems to be just fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

Wayne is a quality school. The academic programs are good, and while the more advanced students do have higher courses that they can take, sometimes the teachers of those classes leave a lot to be desired. But the basic core courses are well taught by qulaified teachers, many of which take an active role in ensuring every child that wants to learn does. The sports teams are excellent and have the same tradition. It is extrememly heavy on football. The parent involvement does leave a lot to be desired.
—Submitted by a former 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.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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Social Studies

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

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

416 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 Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanic79%
Asian or Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial85%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled37%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)92%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanic85%
Asian or Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial89%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)92%

Science

All Students80%
Female78%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial72%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled44%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)85%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanic73%
Asian or Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial80%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled45%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)92%

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic86%
Asian or Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial83%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled49%
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)92%
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

 
97 (2011)
 
95 (2010)
 
97 (2009)
 
99 (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

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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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ACT participation

51%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

86%


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 62% 74%
Black 22% 16%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian 3% 2%
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 40%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Weisenborn M.S.
Studebaker M.S.
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Earned an Effective Rating on School Report Card (2008)

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
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50am
School end time
  • 2:50pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Reva C. Cosby
Fax number
  • (937) 237-6321

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
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
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Parents are involved through parent groups for our extra-curricular activities. parents are also able to contact teachers through email and will have access to student information online through progress book. students are always welcome to visit our school. the community is also involved in our school. we have the huber heights foundation which is extremely supportive of our school as are the many businesses in our our community.
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  • The community of Huber Heights supports our schools. We have a very active school community. Our school population is wonderfully diverse and all students are welcome at Wayne. Wayne stresses academics and we have a strong athletic program.
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5400 Chambersburg Rd
Huber Heights, OH 45424
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Phone: (937) 233-6431

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