HOWARD — East Knox Elementary is an excellent school, according to the 2009-10 report card issued by the Ohio Department of Education. It met five of five state indicators, achieved a 96.7 on the performance index and met adequate yearly progress.
Economically disadvantaged pupils make up 45.8 percent of the school’s population and 14.8 percent are students with disabilities.
The report cards use four main sets of data to evaluate schools and school districts: State indicators, which are based on state assessments, attendance and graduation rates; the performance index, which reflects the achievement of every student enrolled for the full academic year; adequate yearly progress, for all subgroups which is a federal requirement; and the value-added measure. Value-added measures how well each student progressed through the year and whether each student had one year’s worth of growth in the subject area through the year.
The elementary school did not meet value-added expectations in fourth-grade reading and math.