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William Mason High School

Public | 8-12 | 3165 students

 
 

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Posted October 25, 2013

This school achieves high standards by kicking out students they cannot handle. If a student is not up to their standards, they simply send them to an alternative school in another district. That's how they achieve their "supposedly" high markings. They only want do deal with students they can handle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2013

We moved to Mason when my son was nearing the end of 8th grade. I simply cannot overstate the tremendous respect that I have for this school system. The staff is wonderful and the myriad activities available to students can accommodate a wide range of interests. Because of the challenging curriculum my son was exceptionally well-prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

I graduated from school here I moved here in the 10th grade. Its a really big school and for the most part I had great teachers, and learned well.


Posted February 15, 2010

A five star high school if there ever was one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

been going to this school past 4 years and its the best school I cannot imagine what my life would be like at any other school but WMHS GO COMETS
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2009

This school is rigorous and demanding. It is both a Ohio and national Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and offers numerous academic, athletic and artistic opportunities. The school sets a high but reachable bar in everything. Academic offerings include English and language arts, history and social sciences, science, mathematics, business, foreign language, and fine arts (drama, music - instrumental and vocal, and visual), with honors and AP sections in almost every dicipline. The school very much encourages the taking of a foreign language (it is not required under Ohio state law) and college matriculation; according to the MasonComets School Profile, there was college acceptances to all eight Ivies, Duke, Georgetown, and MIT. There is numerous athletic offerings, including, but not limited to, football, volleyball, lacrosse, baseball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, cross country, dance,etc. The various student organizations encompass academics, athletics, hobby, media, service/awareness, and the performing and visual arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

I Love my High School! The teachers are all very nice and help you if you need anything, i would definatly recomend William Mason to anyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2008

I went to Mason schools my whole life. Currently I'm in downtown Chicago at a Bible college and I just want to say that even though Mason wasn't a 'Christian' private school, I feel more than prepared here at college. I don't feel overwhelmed because I've learned my best studying tactics and I feel as if I'm ahead of a lot of other students who were home schooled or when to a public school. Thanks to Mason and it's fantastic teachers, I was rated number one in my college writing class. No matter how badly students complain about how they 'hate Mason,' they do a great, GREAT job preparing students for college whether your child realizes it or not. I didn't recognize how great of a school Mason really is until my first year of college and I'm thankful for being able to go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2006

We moved to the area with one child starting high school and another two years younger. Both were in varsity athletics and participated in clubs. Both took AP courses and with class ranks in the top 25-30%. Would have been higher at a smaller school but my kids need to be challenged to do their best. If you are looking for a public school where your kids will be challenged to do their best and compete both athletically and academically with the 'best and brightest' this is the place. We moved to this town because of the school system and were delighted with the results. The home value has continued to climb primarily because others value the school system and continue to move into the area. The school is doing a good job of maintaining quality education while still being one of the fastest growing school districts in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

I have been in this district for 4 yrs. My child is entering high school. I have found that an average child academically and in sports gets shafted. The sports program here u try out for and they have cuts and the district is so big that it is hard to participate. It is also by who you are and know, that you get on a sport. I have a 2 yr. old and when my high school age graduates, we have decided to move to a smaller district where our child will have a better chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

Mason High School is a wonderful school with caring teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

We've been thinking about moving closer to family in another state. The major reason we haven't left this area yet is because of the high quality of the school district here. I can't seem to find it's equal. This is a great school district and I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

The quality of students in Mason is excellent. I do not like the trimester system. Students have math only 6 months per year rather than 9 months. This is too long between classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2005

School is a high achieving school that cares about kids. Teachers are wonderful
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 4, 2005

Academic programs are very varied and extremely good. The teachers are well qualified and a large number of them are board certified. Their string orchestra has developed in the middle school and continues to be nurtured in the high school. Parent involvement is good but varies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

We moved to Mason about 6 years ago and have found the schools to be rigorous academically, which is exactly what we were looking for. Also, I like the way 'bad behavior' is not tolerated. The administration has high expectations for the students and are strict. Mason Schools remind me of how schools were in the 50's, 60's and 70's. It's no wonder so many people are moving to Mason! Although it is a big district, students and parents are treated as individuals. If you phone a teacher with a concern, they always return your call that day and are very attentive. The teachers will do anything(stay late, come in early) to help the students achieve! We love the school system!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

Mason is one of the top five large school districts in Ohio. WMHS is easily several cuts above its local parochial counterparts. WMHS maintains top-notch (brand new) facilites, offers numerous honors and AP courses, provides an extensive course catalog for all students, has an attractive student-teacher ratio, and fields a young and highly-motivated teaching staff. Due to the size of WMHS, only a small fraction of student body can compete on athletic teams, in theatrical performances, etc. The Mason School District is probably the fastest growing in Ohio as families move to the area to take advantage of the superior schools. At this juncture, the District has been able to stay ahead of the nearly overwhelming growth. There are concerns it will be unable to do so in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2004

Nice school, good neighborhood. Focused on state proficiency and graduation tests. Has standard curriculum that is sometimes too watered down to get more kids to pass. Other standard classes are pushed too fast on kids due to trimester system. Has some honors and ap classes. Not focused on gifted. Does not allow much acceleration. Trimesters make scheduling very difficult for top students. Hard to get more than basics into your 4 years. Too many teachers feel its ok to grade low on honors and ap courses (very few a's and b's). Lack of motivating teachers to motivate the students. Many many very young teachers, fast growing district. Area rapidly changing from farm community to upper middle class suburb. Education is lagging behind the quality of students that are being served. Some top students chooose private high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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.

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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.

806 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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Disabled90%
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)92%

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All Students98%
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)75%

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All Students95%
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Black, non-Hispanic88%
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Economically disadvantaged87%
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Disabled73%
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)58%

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All Students98%
Female>=95%
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Black, non-Hispanic94%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial>=95%
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Economically disadvantaged94%
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Disabled87%
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)75%

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All Students97%
Female>=95%
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Black, non-Hispanic94%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic93%
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Economically disadvantaged89%
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Disabled72%
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)75%
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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.

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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88%

Average ACT score

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Graduation rate

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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 77% 74%
Asian 12% 2%
Black 4% 16%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

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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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6100 South Mason Montgomery Rd
Mason, OH 45040
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