Ohio Department of Education releases report card scores for public schools

The Ohio Department of Education has released the latest report cards for public schools.

New this year, the reports assigned an overall letter grade on the "A through F" scale. Schools across Allen County received mostly "B" or "C" grades with the exception of Lima City Schools which received an "F". But Superintendent Jill Ackerman says that the overall grades aren't an accurate representation of what the schools are doing for their students.

"The grade card is a snapshot of a day's worth of testing, all of those summative scores," says Ackerman. "What is most important to us is looking at that individual growth. We have to know whether this kids are making growth."

Superintendent Dennis Fuge of Spencerville Local Schools, who received an overall "B" grade agrees, says while the grade cards can offer some insight, they don't tell the whole story.

"I don't put as much stock into it but we do use that because our teachers, our administrators, they're a competitive bunch and they take a lot of pride in what they do," says Fuge. "They want to improve everything we do, so we will look at this and I know we do a lot of training, a lot of development with our teachers and they want to improve."

Allen County:

Allen East Local Schools - C

Bath Local Schools - B

Bluffton Exempted Village Schools - B

Delphos City Schools - C

Elida Local Schools - C

Lima City Schools - F

Perry Local Schools District - C

Shawnee Local Schools - B

Spencerville Local Schools - B

Auglaize County:

Minster Local Schools - A

New Bremen Schools - B

New Knoxville School District - C

St. Marys City Schools - C

Wapakoneta City Schools - C

Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools - C

Putnam County:

Columbus Grove Local Schools - B

Continental Local Schools - B

Jennings Local Schools - B

Kalida Local Schools - B

Leipsic Local Schools - B

Miller City-New Cleveland Local Schools - A

Ottawa-Glandorf Local Schools -  B

Ottoville Local Schools -A

Pandora-Gilboa Local Schools - C

Hancock County:

Arcadia Local Schools - B

Arlington Local Schools - B

Cory-Rawson Local Schools - D

Findlay City Schools - C

Liberty-Benton Local Schools - B

McComb Local Schools - C

Riverdale Local Schools - C

Van Buren Local Schools - C

Vanlue Local Schools - C

Hardin County:

Ada Exempted Village Schools -B

Hardin Northern Local Schools - C

Kenton City Schools - D

Ridgemont Local Schools - C

Upper Scioto Valley Local Schools - D

Mercer County:

Celina City Schools - C

Coldwater Exempted Village Schools - B

Fort Recovery Local Schools - B

Marion Local Schools - B

Parkway Local Schools - C

St. Henry Consolidated Schools - B

Van Wert County:

Crestview Local Schools - B

Lincolnview Local Schools - B

Van Wert City Schools - D