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Washington High School

Public | 9-12 | 1400 students

 

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Posted February 22, 2011

Yes, we do care about football. That is all our town has left and it is our identity. As a student i can tell you that Massillon cares more about grades than anything. Also the district DOES NOT dump money into the program, the PLAYERS EACH ARE REQUIRED TO RAISE 700$ AND EVERYTHING IIS DONATED!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2009

As a parent of a student currently attending Washington High School, I can tell you this. There is a lot of emphasis on sports, but there is also much emphasis on other extra curricular activities. Just because they are not printed in the paper like the football scores, does not mean they dont exist. Why dont you check out the track record of our choir and all the state awards they have won. While you are at it look at the Academic Challenge team and their success over the last several years. Maybe if the only thing you see is emphasis on sports, maybe your not looking in the right place or at the whole picture. Our state scores may not be the best, but we are dealing with kids from all different aspects of life. School like anything else in life, is what you choose to make of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

they are awesume here at washington high school! we care about education but we also care enough about kids in extracariqulars to not make them pay to play like jakson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

Education and discipline is secondary. football first at all costs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2007

WHS is an amazing school. Washington high does focus a lot on sports mainly football. However, that's not all we focus on I think you guy's are failing to realize that in order to play football or to play sports or be in clubs we have to maintain a certain grade point average, as you can see by our football,basketball,baseball,cheerleading etc. teams there are alot of player's all of them on that team does good in school, that's why they're on the team. So next time you want to judge a school, or what the school stands for actually spend time in the school, don't go by hear say or what you've seen on a one day tour, because Washington High School is a wonderful school that gives me a future and a very good education. Gooo Tigers!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2005

This is a great school if all you care about is sports and not education. I was very dissapointed to move back here and find massillon has only grown in a business aspect not in academics. Kids with special needs are not educated properly they are pushed off to the side and not cared about. Massillon is a good school for the perfect student but not those who need the extra help like one on one help ,tutoring, or specialized help in one subject ect . This school is a very basic school and very outdated as far as education goes. New York Schools are way ahead of Ohio schools. My daughter is in 8th grade here and she learned everything they are teaching here in 7th grade in NY. Ihad to sen my son to live with his dad to get him the help he needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

As a former student (1989) I disagree wholeheartedly. The people who seem to think it's about athletics are usually those who don't try out for anything. It is very popular now to make students maintain a particular grade point average in order to play sports. Massillon has been requiring that for years. Say what you will about football. It helps fund the following sports in Massillon: gymnastics, baseball, softball, swimming, diving, basketball (male and female), track, cross country, tennis, wrestling, junior varsity football and volleyball to name a few. The kids benefit tremendously. My teachers were always were enthusiastic and I had many good days. This is not the exception but the norm.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

It is a good school, but there is a lot of emphasis on football. But no matter what school you look at, it is gonna be emphasis on something, very few schools focus solely on education. The school may have focused on football, but with that, they focused on teaching students they needed an education, that football nor any other sport was going to take them everywhere they wanted to go. If you look at the top football players, their grades excelled and they were/are at the top of their class. In turn, this tells other students, you want to be a good player, you want to do something in life, you can play a sport, you can be involved in an activity, but you have to have something else to go with that, being a football player is not going to pay the bills.


Posted August 10, 2003

This school is too much about foot ball! i feel that there are very few teachers with good teaching capabilities and they need to work on their teaching skills.
—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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

283 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 Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanic72%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled49%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanic81%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanic56%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled41%
Non-disabled83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled41%
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic75%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial78%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled41%
Non-disabled92%
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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92 (2010)
 
92 (2009)
 
92 (2008)

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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

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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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

62%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

88%


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%
Black 13% 16%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
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 56%N/A47%
Female 45%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 20%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:05
School end time
  • 2:05
School Leader's name
  • Bradley E. Warner
Fax number
  • (330) 830-1954

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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1 Paul East Brown Dr SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-3901

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