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Wadsworth High School

Public | 9-12 | 1607 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2013

My oldest niece is high functioning autistic. She has had good and bad times with the wadsworth school system. Her freshman year she succeeded in mainstream classes with little to no intervention. She landed on the merit roll even. There were minor incidences with her but communication was quick and ideas were quickly implemented to curve the poor behavior. She's in year two and participating in the career options. WHS has been great for her. Her sister and my daughter are now a part of WHS and I can't wait to see what the year brings! Both in band one in honors courses. My kids have a bright future ahead of them with WHS as a backing !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

I'm a student now. The only thing I like about Wadsworth High is the career tech programs. But I am disappointed that they do not offer cosmetolgy anymore :/
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2008

Above-average. Nothing special.


Posted April 5, 2006

As a graduate of Wadsworth High School, I feel that I can tell you first hand about the education available there. I went through three public districts while I was growing up. Akrojn Public and Norton City. The education available at Wadsworth is like none other. I am now in college and I look at fellow students that are no where as prepaired for college as I was due to WHS. Wadsworth prepairs you for the things most school districts over look and they have a staff that is second to none.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 4, 2006

Wadsworth High School allows students to really development academically and socially. The teachers and staff present the students with a sound environment. The school offers many sport and extraciricular activities that will surely provide many options for students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2005

Incredible school with outstanding extracurricular activities. High School band program is amazing and has been invited to play in Cleveland in January. The school teachers and administration is always willing to help. Seniors are required to put in few hours of communitee volunteer time. Wadsworth realizes what a wonderful thing it has in its schools and supports the shools in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

this school is incredible. it has done alot for my family. helping academically and athletic wise. my only complaint is security. they do not give students the right punishments for their doings, they are very lean on them. i salute my thank you to the great teachers and staff at wadsworth high. thanks for giving my 3 kids (class of '96, '01, and '05) the best education you have to offer. -sincere wadsworth citizen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2004

'The school district as a whole has gone down since the class of 2004 graduated. The 2004 class was excellent athletically and academically and every body loved them, especially my buddy, Bryan Pierrot.'
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 23, 2004

If your child is successful academicly or athleticly, you won't have a problem. However, for dealing with other kids Wadsworth High lacks the knowledge and will to help these kids along. Working with parents is not their policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

Wadsworth is an exceptional district offering many diverse extra-curricular activities. Routinely scores 'excellent' on state evaluations and features a tremendous amount of post-secondary opportunities. Wadsworth also routinely fields competitive teams in every sport.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 4, 2003

This school has very little violence at all. They are really sports orrientated. They involve the students and have very good teachers. I like this school more than any other I have seen.


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About these ratings

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.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

367 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%
Female>=95%
Male94%
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White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled68%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled62%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled70%
Non-disabled>=95%
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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107 (2010)
 
107 (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

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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

86%

Average ACT score

23

Graduation rate

95%


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%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 16%
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 16%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 9%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:37am
School end time
  • 2:30pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Steven A. Moore
Fax number
  • (330) 335-1376

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • 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
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • The wadsworth home youth school, or whys, is the district parent teacher organization of the wadsworth city schools. each school has a whys organization operating within the district organization. their main focus is to assist and further enhance the programs and projects of the school. one of our major district initiatives is to promote academics, athletics and the arts. our community supports this initiative by helping organize or volunteering at events, attendance, and financial support.
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625 Broad St
Wadsworth, OH 44281
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Phone: (330) 335-1400

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