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Yellow Springs/Mckinney High School

Public | 7-12 | 357 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted March 5, 2014

We have come to this school this year and are amazed at the wonderful quality of the staff, students, and even the parents we have encountered. Previously we were at another school in the same county where we had the WORST experience ever. My children were bullied, harassed, even sexually harassed and no-one in the staff, school board, or even the state board would do anything about it. Here at YS Schools, my children are free, not bullied, have made many friends, are accepted for who they are. The teachers and staff are always involved in the kids and what they are doing. They are offering many programs for anti-bulling, teen intervention, and always available for any parent or student who needs anything. We really love the new PBL program they are putting in place. It is a great way for the students and parents to be involved with their studies. They are also constantly putting on free events that help to involve students, teachers, and parents. I am very proud to say we live here and feel my kids are getting the best education and now a true chance at being a kid!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

I have kids at both schools in town. The schools are great if you want to give your kids a real challenge, like incessant bullying and faculty and administration that will blow off concerns about bullying. My children have gone to other schools in the county and never experienced any bullying of the type, degree nor pervasiveness that they experience at Yellow Springs schools. Your tax dollars at work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

I have 2 kids at this school and really love the small classes and community spirit. Teachers can really get to know the kids due to the small size of the school and seem to be invested in making sure they are not falling behind with lots of follow up to parents. There really is not anything negative to say about the school. Academically they are a national school of excellence and derserve the 8 out of 10 rating, or more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2011

The graduation-rates and accomplishments of Yellow Springs high students are above those of schools of similar size and budgets for public schools in southwest Ohio. The community takes pride and values education, reflecting the mores of a college town. The school has a racially-diverse student body and is sensitive about the achievement gap scores between African-American males and the school's median scores.


Posted December 16, 2010

Overall, a great school. An accepting and nurturing environment for students of any ethnicity and sexual preference. I graduated from YSHS and I hope to send my own children there someday. The downside is that students' whereabouts were often unknown throughout the school day, leading to truancy, and in some cases, failure to graduate.


Posted September 17, 2009

It's a public school with the perks of a private school on a public school budget.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Math

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 7AboveMet
Grade 8MetMet

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

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students93%
Female89%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female92%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female85%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female89%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
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

 
104 (2011)
 
100 (2010)
 
102 (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

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

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What'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

69%

Average ACT score

24

Graduation rate

98%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

3 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 69% 74%
Two or more races 15% 4%
Black 12% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
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 31%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 14%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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420 East Enon Rd
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Phone: (937) 767-7224

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