On February 27, 2013, the Ohio Department of Education released the official results of the 2011-2012 local report card. Milford School District is once again rated “Excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education. Milford has been rated “Excellent” or “Excellent with Distinction” for nine consecutive years. Milford has outstanding results, which continue to show improvement of our students’ performance on all the statewide tests. In fact, Milford earned the district’s highest-ever Performance Index Score of 105.1. This number has risen every year since 2008, and is an indicator that all students are performing at a higher level. Now, Milford is in the top 10% in the entire state based on Performance Index Scores! See the full report card at the link below.
Seipelt Elementary was also named a School of Promise by the Ohio Department of Education, which recognizes and highlights schools that are making substantial progress in ensuring high achievement for all students. It honors schools that have closed the mathematics and reading achievement gap for students who represent a range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
“I am so proud of the hard work of our staff and students and can see these efforts reflected in our report card results. Our Performance Index Score, which shows how well all of our students are achieving, continues to rise and rivals some of the best school districts in the area,” said Milford Superintendent, Dr. Robert Farrell. “What is even more impressive is that we are able to get these results at a Per Pupil Expenditure that is among the lowest in all of Southwest Ohio.”
In other areas, the district met Adequate Yearly Progress, a measure that holds schools accountable for the performance of subgroups, (e.g., economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities). In addition, the district met, but did not exceed the Value-Added measure. Value-added is part of Ohio’s accountability system that measures growth or improvement over a period of time to determine the "value" gained by a student during that time period.
In the fall, Milford Schools put together its own 2012 Annual Progress Report, which showcases the many factors beyond state tests that reflect a high-performing district like Milford. You can access this report on the Superintendent’s page of the website.
ODE Report Card Link