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Buckeye High School

Public | 9-12 | 734 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

Such a great and carrying school in which to entrust your children's education. Not so big that your child becomes just a number.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

Buckeye Local schools are a hidden secret in a great community. Teachers that care about the students and their futures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2012

Buckeye is a wonderful district with a great teaching staff. Unfortunately a large part of the community refuses to support it's schools. Despite funding issues Buckeye continues to do GREAT things for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

My wife and I both graduated from Buckeye. We specifically came back to Buckeye so our kids could experience it. It has a small town atmosphere, yet big enough for your kids to experience many opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

A hometown school with a lot of heart and ambition for teaching!


Posted February 13, 2008

Great School District, wonderful teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2007

We have had two sons graduate from Buckeye with a well-rounded education. Unfortunately, the district suffers from uninformed voters who consistently vote against any levies. Many equate money problems with the building of the new elementary complex, which was funded from a bond issue. Staff is caring and experienced; would put them up against any other... Would have liked to see a broader curriculum such as offering other foreign languages and perhaps an orchestra along with the band program. The community needs culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

I've lived in the Buckeye School District for the past 11 years and my child has been through elementary and junior high school. I'm extremely disappointed in how the school system manages money. These 'state of the art' schools they built when the money was not there to begin with and now they expect us to pay for it. That's extremely poor money management decision making and never was in the best interest of the students. Now they have cut back on the activities that keep our children out of trouble. School is not fun for them. The teachers don't care because they aren't getting pay raises. We won't pass a levy because the money has been poorly spent. Busing for these children even in high school should never be stopped because it is a major concern for our children's safety. That's why they will lose students, including mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2006

I have been in Buckeye Local Schools for years now and I love it! The High School is a great school! The staff is wonderful and very willing to help you if ever you need anything. It is quite a good academic institution that is small so you don't feel like a pain in anyones back if you go to ask for help with something. The district is great though I do have to close by complaining about the elementary schools as they run them like a boot camp and have no caring for children at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2006

I had two children graduate from Buckeye High School, one is now in her second year as student at a Private College in Ohio and has a 4.0, the other is at a State school in Ohio and has a 3.0, thanks to the teachers and staff from Buckeye High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

Buckeye has mismanaged money for the 10 years I have lived here. When thin computer screens first came out, at very high prices, every secretary I saw had one, although the old monitors worked just fine. The new school construction was a farce. Had the former buildings been properly maintained, there were many years of service left in them (buildings in Europe are still going strong after *900* years) Sadly, the school district decided that they had to 'look' modern, built buildings that look more like a prison camp, and placed almost *all* of the district's students in very close proximity. In light of recent school violence, a foolish move. I finally tired of fighting with the school authorties over blatant violations of parental rights and put my children in a charter school, where my tax dollars are spent much more wisely. I will always vote NO for Buckeye levies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

Buckeye is a great school in a rural district, trying to keep up with the 'suburbanites' moving in. All schools are facing money troubles, and that can't all be blamed on poor money management. You can only stretch the dollar so far, especially when more and more children are moving into a district that those same parents will not vote for a levy. The teachers are very caring, but we can't expect to keep them around without passing levys. I'm very disheartened at the turn the school district has taken in the past few years, mainly because of people unwilling to pay a minimul amount for their children's education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 28, 2005

My children have been in Buckeye since 1st grade. This year my youngest will graduate. My public education was far superior. The counslor we got stuck with could careless. I feel guilt by not providing a better education for them. I could have sent them to a private school. Few months to go and after many years, we are finished with them. I will never vote for another levy again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I am a parent of a Buckeye High School student (& grade school students) & think the school is a joke. The teaching may be excellent, but the price for book fees & to play sports is outrageous! Let alone, to be required to purchase all the supplies! They need someone who knows how to manage money to get the fees down! We never had to pay anything in the school we went to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

Buckeye high school has excellent teachers that care about there students. The principal is a very nice involved woman. Unfortunetly I am disappointed in the extracurricular activities. The FFA has been a part of the school since the very begininng of it and now they are cutting the program. I am very disappointed, and upset.
—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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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93%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

145 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 Students95%
Female95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
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Hispanicn/a
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White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled77%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students89%
Female85%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled53%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female90%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled77%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled53%
Non-disabled94%
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)
 
104 (2010)
 
102 (2009)
 
106 (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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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College readiness rating 20132What'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

68%

Average ACT score

23

Graduation rate

91%


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 95% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
Hispanic N/A 4%
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 23%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 10%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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