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New rankings show Cincinnati's top-rated and most-improved public elementary schools

New rankings show Cincinnati's top-rated and most-improved public elementary schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 27, 2019.

How do the public elementary schools in Cincinnati stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

John P. Parker Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Cincinnati, rising from a C to a B-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 5051 Anderson Place, enrolls 305 students. John P. Parker Elementary School serves a diverse population: 84% of students identify as black. Niche graded the school a B- for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 67% of John P. Parker Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 62% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 67% in math and 64% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 89% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 30% more than the city average.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Evanston Academy Elementary School saw its overall rating increase from a C to a B-. The school is located at 1835 Fairfax Ave. and currently serves 291 students.

Niche graded Evanston Academy Elementary School a B- for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 72%, and reading proficiency was 62%. It also serves a less-affluent population, with 99% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

C.O. Harrison Elementary School also saw improvement in its overall rating, from A- to A. The school is located at 585 Neeb Road and has 940 students currently enrolled, of whom 87% identify as white.

Niche graded C.O. Harrison Elementary School an A- for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 90%, and reading proficiency was 81%.

While some public elementary schools in Cincinnati are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Maple Dale Elementary School, with an overall rating of A+.
  • Madeira Elementary School, with an A+ rating overall.
  • Mariemont Elementary School, rated A+ overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Cincinnati schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's charter elementary schools.


This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.