Liberty-Benton had another excellent performance on the district report card, earning 4.5 out of five stars overall. The star rating system is relatively new, but only tells a portion of our story. Digging deeper, Liberty-Benton leads all schools in Hancock County academically and is ranked in the top 15% of all school districts in the state of Ohio (88 out of 607 districts) in the overall grade card points rating. LB outperformed all other county schools on total grade card performance points. Worth noting, the district had 5-star ratings in Achievement, Gap Closing, Early Literacy, and Graduation. The district earned 3 stars in Progress, which means the district met, but didn’t exceed expected levels of growth. Since Liberty-Benton is perennially high performing, it is statistically improbable to exceed expected levels of growth year after year in value added components of the grade card. Phrased another way, a rating of 5 in the Progress category is a place high performing districts visit but can’t indefinitely stay. Overall, LB continues to excel academically.Our building principals are hard at work interpreting each building’s results, and are developing plans to support our students for another successful measurement in the spring.
I’d like to congratulate our teachers, principals, and support staff on a job well done!! I’d also like to thank our parents as our partners in education. Results like this are the culmination of a team effort!