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Talawanda High School

Public | 9-12 | 1138 students

 
 

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Posted February 13, 2011

After nine years at McGuffey Foundation School, my sister and I both went to Talawanda High -- and had fantastic experiences. I don't think the transition from middle school to high school was more difficult for us than it was for anyone else. THS has some great teachers who really care for their students, and the school does have a good feeling of community. It's always great to come back to Oxford and meet up with my old teachers, and I continue to have great friendships with my old classmates. I'm now a student at one of the nation's top universities, thanks to the education I received at THS and McGuffey -- and even after three years in college, I still think I learned more in Darlene Mahaney's freshman Social Studies Honors class at THS than in any class since then. The biggest criticism I have of THS is that the Honors/AP kids tend to be kept pretty separate from everyone else. There are so many students in my class I never got to meet.


Posted February 3, 2010

When I graduated from Talawanda four years ago I did so with a firm foundation that put me at an advantage over many other high school graduates. The teachers at THS care about their students, and having studied education I can say that they use best practice and are qualified, good teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

Incredibly dedicated teachers, even though the rural country in the district continues to vote down levies. They deserve their reward! Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

Talaanda has many dedicated, hardworking teachers, administrators, and parents. However, it is a split district and old resentments have caused serious funding support and extracurricular opportunities to be lost. The district relies heavily on Miami university to make up these differences, resulting in inflated scores on tests of student and school performance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2007

Their failure to listen to the problems/concerns of their students.. leaves me to believe that a lot of 'work' needs to be done in order to make THS a success.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2007

Talawanda is an excellent school district! We couldn't be happier to be sending our 3 children to Talawanda Schools! Go Braves!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled47%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled41%
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled59%
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled88%
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

 
104 (2011)
 
105 (2010)
 
103 (2009)
 
100 (2008)

0
60
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

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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 74%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 16%
Asian 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
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 28%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 9%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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101 West Chestnut St
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: (513) 273-3200

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