Best School Districts for Your Buck in Ohio

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Living in a district with good schools often comes with higher housing costs. In fact, real estate brokerage Redfin calculated in 2013 that identical homes in two school districts of differing quality could have price tags hundreds of thousands of dollars apart.

However, this phenomenon is less pronounced in Ohio, where students are more proficient in reading and math than the nation overall — the state ranks 10th in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics — and median home prices are the ninth-lowest in the U.S.

Despite the relative abundance of high-performing schools in affordable areas, it still pays for house-hunting parents to know which districts are a particular bargain. We found dozens of districts with both top-performing schools and reasonable home prices. All but three of the top 10 are within about an hour’s drive of Toledo.

NerdWallet’s analysis

To determine the the best value for the housing dollar, NerdWallet examined 608 school districts in Ohio. Our analysis considered test scores, graduation rates and class size, and compared that information with data on housing costs. The lower the costs, which include mortgage payments and property taxes, the higher the district ranked.

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Here are the top 10 school districts for your buck in Ohio, based on our analysis. Before you choose a school district, be sure to check with local officials to verify the latest information, schedule a school tour and talk to educators.

Best school districts for your buck in Ohio

1. New Riegel Local

New Riegel Local takes our top spot based on the strength of its high test scores. In addition to having an 11th-grade Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) pass rate of 100% in both math and writing, New Riegel had an average ACT score of 24, three points above the list median of 21. New Riegel’s median home price of $131,900 is slightly above the state’s median of $129,100.

2. Old Fort Local

Old Fort Local was one of only a handful of Ohio schools that saw a 100% on-time graduation rate. Additionally, it saw 97.8% of its 11th-graders pass the OGT. Old Fort also gives students the option to take classes at the Sentinel Career and Technology Center, which offers a program featuring hands-on training in technical areas including automotive technology, engineering technology and robotics.

3. Stryker Local

Stryker Local excelled with both a perfect graduation rate and pass rate for 11th-graders on the OGT. Home prices haven’t yet caught up to the district’s academic performance, and Stryker was the second-most affordable district in our top 10, with a home value roughly $30,000 below the state median. Additionally, Stryker had the third-best pupil-to-teacher ratio in the state, at 11.3.

4. Miller City-New Cleveland Local

With a 100% graduation rate, an ACT average of 24 and a 100% pass rate on the 11th-grade OGT, there was no area where this district performed poorly. The district is home to Miller City High School, one of the only high schools on our list to receive a perfect 10 rating from GreatSchools.org. To go with that high academic quality, the district’s median home price is $141,400, a little more than $12,000 above the state median.

5. Arlington Local

The Arlington Local school district made our list with both a high graduation rate of 98.2% and a 100% pass rate on the 11th-grade OGT. The district serves roughly 3,700 residents. The high school here offers more than 20 extracurricular activities and received an 8 out of 10 from GreatSchools.org.

6. Ottoville Local

While its median home value of $160,300 is a little higher than in other districts on our list, Ottoville Local had a perfect graduation rate and OGT pass rate, and an average ACT score of 23. The district currently offers classes in video production, industrial technology and accounting. Ottoville is located about 90 miles north of Dayton.

7. Weathersfield Local

The third most-affordable district in our top 10, Weathersfield Local, about an hour’s drive from Cleveland, offers a strong combination of school quality and home affordability. The district outperformed the state median in all of our performance metrics, and received a GreatSchools rating of 9. For the past three years, Mineral Ridge High school has been one of Ohio’s schools of promise, an award given to schools “making substantial progress in ensuring high achievement for all students.”

8. Kalida Local

With a median home price of $178,100, Kalida Local is the most expensive school district in the top 10, but it nabbed a spot on our list due to its impressive academic metrics. Kalida had an ACT average of 24 and a 100% pass rate for its 11th-grade OGT. Those familiar with Kalida won’t be surprised to see it on this list, as it has been named an excellent school district by the Ohio State Board of Education each of the past 14 years.

9. Millcreek-West Unity Local

Millcreek-West Unity Local was the most affordable district in our top 10, with a median home value of $91,900. Its ACT average of 23 and graduation rate of 98.2% were on par with many of our top schools; however, its 11th-grade OGT pass rates lagged behind and it earned a GreatSchools.org rating of just 4 overall, hurt by low gains on year-over-year test scores. Millcreek-West Unity students balance traditional education with an agricultural, food and natural resources program that they participate in through the Future Farmers of America.

10. Russia Local

Russia Local is a very small school district 90 miles north of Cincinnati; just one K-12 school serves its 630 residents. Despite its small size, Russia Local had impressive academic performance and was one of just four schools in our top 10 to average an ACT score of 24. Russia Local is also an active participant in Science Olympiad, National Honor Society and Math Counts, a national mathematics competition for students in sixth through eighth grade.

Best school districts for your buck in Ohio

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RankDistrictGraduation rateAverage ACT score11th-grade pass rate for Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)Teacher-to-pupil ratioMedian home costSelected monthly owner costsOverall score
1New Riegel Local96%24100.0%15.0$131,900$1,05883.12
2Old Fort Local100%2397.8%15.4$123,400$1,10080.99
3Stryker Local100%21100.0%11.3$93,700$98480.70
4Miller City-New Cleveland Local100%2497.2%15.2$141,400$1,16780.45
5Arlington Local98%23100.0%16.2$122,800$1,21479.79
6Ottoville Local100%23100.0%15.1$160,300$1,22679.28
7Weathersfield Local100%2397.2%18.2$105,400$1,12578.71
8Kalida Local98%24100.0%16.2$178,100$1,14978.47
9Millcreek-West Unity Local98%2395.4%17.0$91,900$1,04477.92
10Russia Local100%2498.9%17.9$174,600$1,14077.75
11Bluffton Exempted Village97%2398.3%16.7$129,200$1,10476.55
12Ansonia Local98%2198.7%14.8$91,000$90076.22
13Edon-Northwest Local100%2297.7%17.8$87,300$1,12876.14
14Pettisville Local98%2397.8%17.5$134,700$1,14275.38
15Jennings Local97%2496.2%15.3$151,800$1,16375.27
16Cory-Rawson Local100%2396.0%15.9$154,500$1,15174.75
17West Liberty-Salem Local98%2397.1%16.3$132,900$1,20774.68
18Covington Exempted Village98%2395.5%16.8$128,400$1,06274.38
19Versailles Exempted Village100%2496.3%17.8$150,000$1,28974.31
20Minster Local96%24100.0%17.6$172,500$1,28273.93
21Ayersville Local97%22100.0%17.9$112,700$1,14573.78
22Crestview Local School District (Van Wert County)100%2295.6%15.6$95,700$1,19273.74
23Hopewell-Loudon Local100%2299.3%20.6$116,600$1,12873.31
24Newton Local100%22100.0%17.9$136,600$1,26173.18
25Continental Local97%2197.8%15.9$101,400$88672.95
26Kettering City96%2496.2%17.1$128,200$1,26972.64
27Strasburg-Franklin Local99%22100.0%20.1$130,000$1,10872.43
28Brookville Local92%2499.2%19.0$132,200$1,18772.12
29North Central Local96%2392.5%15.7$103,100$1,06672.06
30Trimble Local97%2291.8%15.9$70,000$89571.77
31St. Henry Consolidated Local99%2397.0%18.3$157,200$1,19571.75
32Ottawa-Glandorf Local97%2398.9%19.4$149,700$1,22671.75
33Parkway Local98%2198.4%16.9$90,400$1,02471.74
34Holgate Local97%2197.0%14.6$90,100$1,01171.53
35Champion Local93%2398.7%20.1$116,300$1,14071.20
36Shelby City92%2396.4%17.7$102,600$1,10371.15
37Vanlue Local100%2197.9%15.7$111,700$1,14771.10
38Dalton Local96%2397.9%18.4$150,900$1,16571.08
39New Knoxville Local100%21100.0%17.4$133,100$1,11571.03
40New Bremen Local98%2397.9%18.8$153,700$1,23370.91
41Fort Loramie Local96%2398.5%17.9$158,300$1,23270.86
42Central Local98%2392.4%17.9$106,200$1,09570.70
43Archbold Area Local98%2393.8%17.0$132,300$1,16370.56
44Bryan City96%2395.8%20.2$115,000$1,09270.52
45Danbury Local95%22100.0%12.5$162,800$1,28470.51
46Lincolnview Local99%2198.6%16.9$111,400$1,09870.30
47Fayette Local88%21100.0%10.8$83,300$94970.05
48Marion Local95%2399.3%17.8$172,000$1,23470.05
49East Holmes Local96%2497.0%16.3$202,100$1,16870.00
50Vandalia-Butler City97%2397.9%16.9$149,100$1,40369.73
51Ridgewood Local96%2295.4%18.6$92,400$1,00569.42
52Van Wert City92%2391.6%16.5$84,900$91669.42
53Fort Recovery Local99%21100.0%16.4$134,600$1,21469.10
54Coldwater Exempted Village96%2299.5%18.4$130,700$1,23969.08
55Hicksville Exempted Village96%2198.4%17.3$93,700$1,04169.05
56Woodmore Local99%2296.8%16.6$137,800$1,24769.02
57Arcanum-Butler Local99%2294.1%16.8$114,900$1,11968.98
58Eastwood Local96%2399.0%18.8$155,100$1,32368.97
59Carey Exempted Village97%2292.3%14.7$111,800$96768.97
60North Canton City96%2399.0%18.5$156,500$1,38368.90
61Barnesville Exempted Village88%2298.2%17.4$88,600$86568.77
62Noble Local94%2198.7%20.8$75,600$87068.76
63Botkins Local100%2199.0%18.7$131,500$1,10568.76
64Miami East Local99%2396.5%18.3$156,600$1,37168.69
65Buckeye Local School District (Belmont, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties)98%2191.0%14.6$72,300$87168.53
66Tallmadge City96%2398.1%16.8$155,400$1,43368.48
67Manchester Local School District (Adams County)98%2098.1%16.9$81,200$97468.42
68Margaretta Local98%2298.0%18.5$139,000$1,21068.25
69Antwerp Local100%2195.3%17.6$99,100$1,07667.97
70Tipp City Exempted Village97%2496.8%18.1$165,000$1,42067.94
71Centerburg Local95%2497.1%18.3$153,900$1,42967.77
72South Central Local96%2196.9%15.7$102,100$1,05367.76
73Arcadia Local98%2296.1%18.6$112,400$1,22367.75
74Fairland Local96%2394.8%20.3$122,800$1,12967.62
75Tri-Village Local93%2297.2%16.6$101,000$1,20267.62
76Liberty-Benton Local96%2397.3%16.6$164,300$1,41767.50
77Columbus Grove Local96%2295.6%18.4$114,000$1,03767.47
78New Philadelphia City91%2394.9%17.4$110,700$1,06867.45
79Franklin Local98%2195.5%17.5$95,900$1,02467.42
80Jackson Local98%2498.8%20.9$174,300$1,53167.37
81West Branch Local96%2297.6%19.7$124,100$1,14067.17
82Dover City97%2294.7%18.5$117,800$1,06267.10
83Findlay City93%2395.3%17.9$123,600$1,19167.04
84Jackson Center Local95%2292.9%13.8$116,800$1,06666.99
85Wolf Creek Local100%2098.2%15.5$113,500$1,12366.94
86Maplewood Local96%2297.5%19.0$123,500$1,17566.93
87Green Local School District (Wayne County)96%2396.8%18.2$157,500$1,30966.87
88Fairlawn Local98%2198.0%18.7$113,100$1,08166.87
89Hubbard Exempted Village93%2295.5%18.2$90,000$1,06866.80
90Benton-Carroll-Salem Local94%2298.0%17.0$123,300$1,26466.77
91Tuscarawas Valley Local95%2296.8%17.5$134,000$1,12066.75
92Gibsonburg Exempted Village94%2296.7%17.4$114,600$1,11766.72
93Bowling Green City94%2496.1%16.7$157,200$1,38066.72
94Canfield Local96%2498.5%19.4$176,500$1,49666.71
95Edgerton Local98%2099.1%16.5$104,500$1,08666.68
96Lexington Local93%2397.1%18.0$139,500$1,29566.54
97Southeastern Local School District (Clark and Greene Counties)97%2296.1%18.9$121,700$1,16966.53
98Wooster City90%2494.9%17.9$124,800$1,14266.47
99Perrysburg Exempted Village96%2498.7%16.2$191,100$1,64766.39
100Mohawk Local93%2296.6%17.0$110,800$1,12866.38
101Lucas Local97%2295.2%14.7$139,100$1,25766.33
102Danville Local91%2395.1%16.1$120,300$1,22666.32
103Wadsworth City95%2497.8%20.0$166,000$1,40766.29
104Crestview Local School District (Ashland and Richland Counties)96%2295.7%17.7$123,200$1,14766.11
105Ottawa Hills Local99%26100.0%15.6$254,800$2,21265.99
106Northeastern Local School District (Defiance County)90%2395.7%15.4$129,500$1,22765.66
107Joseph Badger Local99%2198.0%19.7$116,600$1,15365.63
108Colonel Crawford Local100%2193.6%17.2$115,900$1,02165.57
109Bloom-Vernon Local97%2194.9%17.5$89,200$1,07465.56
110Pandora-Gilboa Local93%2297.8%16.5$129,100$1,22865.52
111Buckeye Central Local87%2295.0%12.6$96,600$1,03165.45
112Seneca East Local96%2198.0%18.7$114,000$1,07065.33
113Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village91%2295.9%16.7$111,100$1,04065.19
114Upper Arlington City98%2598.8%14.6$305,800$2,13965.00
115Upper Sandusky Exempted Village94%2198.1%19.8$102,100$98864.77
116Rocky River City98%2599.5%20.4$196,900$1,65464.76
117Shadyside Local97%2192.8%16.6$90,000$95764.75
118Grandview Heights City99%2599.4%16.2$266,000$2,04464.74
119Wayne Local96%2499.6%19.2$189,800$1,62164.65
120Celina City93%2294.5%16.5$121,000$1,07664.59
121Anna Local98%2298.3%20.2$161,300$1,25564.58
122Lake Local School District (Portage and Stark Counties)94%2397.7%19.6$160,400$1,35364.58
123Louisville City96%2297.1%19.1$136,100$1,21664.55
124Hardin Northern Local100%2191.7%16.5$101,100$1,04364.55
125Wayne Trace Local95%2194.3%17.5$84,100$95264.54
126East Muskingum Local97%2297.0%20.0$128,600$1,27564.43
127James A. Garfield Local95%2298.3%19.1$140,900$1,27864.40
128Galion City90%2294.3%18.4$80,600$98164.38
129Claymont City89%2098.6%15.5$73,900$84664.38
130Ontario Local95%2395.5%21.5$131,100$1,27064.28
131Nelsonville-York City93%2290.9%17.7$73,400$93364.24
132Riverside Local School District (Logan County)89%2198.7%15.4$103,100$99764.22
133Wapakoneta City95%2295.2%19.3$115,700$1,10964.20
134Northwest Local School District (Stark, Summit, and Wayne Counties); Ohio98%2296.5%20.4$137,400$1,22864.13
135Franklin Monroe Local98%2490.9%20.7$146,500$1,22963.97
136Northwood Local93%2198.2%16.1$108,500$1,16463.94
137Maumee City93%2297.8%17.1$127,000$1,29463.88
138Madeira City98%2599.0%16.7$224,200$1,77463.87
139Shawnee Local93%2495.9%22.5$142,800$1,24863.86
140Ashland City94%2294.5%18.0$116,100$1,09563.83
141Cuyahoga Heights Local97%22100.0%15.4$182,300$1,55563.79
142Clark-Shawnee Local92%2395.8%19.2$138,000$1,26663.61
143Genoa Area Local95%2297.1%19.0$132,900$1,23563.55
144Green Local School District (Scioto County)100%2189.6%15.6$102,700$97063.49
145Hamilton Local97%2099.3%18.9$97,900$1,14963.44
146Cedar Cliff Local93%2399.1%18.8$183,800$1,40063.43
147Beachwood City96%2698.7%13.4$280,800$2,02963.39
148Norwayne Local94%2298.1%20.5$141,200$1,18263.38
149Orange City95%25100.0%14.9$378,700$2,81763.29
150Poland Local98%2299.5%21.0$156,100$1,42663.21
151Wauseon Exempted Village95%2296.6%21.2$121,400$1,15763.18
152Wickliffe City96%2293.4%16.5$126,200$1,18963.17
153Patrick Henry Local95%2293.9%18.9$108,100$1,15963.15
154Bexley City97%2599.7%16.1$274,600$2,14163.12
155Licking Valley Local93%2297.4%17.3$140,200$1,26363.09
156Bloomfield-Mespo Local88%21100.0%12.1$138,500$1,11863.04
157Maysville Local98%2096.7%19.4$92,600$98463.04
158Marlington Local96%2295.0%19.8$130,100$1,14463.03
159Northmor Local95%2295.0%19.9$122,400$1,10263.02
160Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local98%2598.5%19.9$199,400$1,72663.01
161Mogadore Local95%2198.3%17.8$119,400$1,20162.97
162Fort Frye Local93%2292.5%18.6$100,200$97062.91
163Manchester Local School District (Summit County)98%2298.3%22.9$135,200$1,33162.91
164Western Reserve Local School District (Mahoning County)96%2199.2%16.5$163,800$1,21662.87
165Columbiana Exempted Village93%21100.0%15.8$139,500$1,27062.80
166Mathews Local92%2296.3%16.4$123,000$1,24562.74
167Leipsic Local95%2096.7%15.5$97,600$99262.73
168Crestview Local School District (Columbiana County)92%2295.8%17.4$123,100$1,18162.67
169Revere Local99%2598.9%17.9$277,900$2,07062.66
170Bellevue City97%2194.3%17.3$111,900$1,10162.65
171Bellefontaine City93%2292.5%16.7$114,100$1,04662.56
172Riverdale Local92%2289.5%14.4$95,500$95862.55
173Van Buren Local98%2297.6%17.8$168,600$1,42862.55
174Bethel-Tate Local97%2297.9%19.5$148,500$1,43662.50
175Avon Lake City98%2598.9%19.0$213,300$1,75062.47
176Oakwood City96%2799.7%15.9$235,900$1,97462.46
177Washington Court House City93%2196.1%17.5$98,000$1,08862.46
178Montpelier Exempted Village89%2292.4%17.4$79,300$89262.43
179Springfield Local School District (Mahoning County)94%2197.9%18.2$120,300$1,14562.29
180Defiance City93%2291.0%16.2$98,000$1,06062.26
181Wyoming City99%2699.0%18.2$287,800$1,96162.21
182Allen East Local91%2297.7%18.2$123,400$1,22462.09
183Logan-Hocking Local95%2292.8%19.2$109,700$1,08961.98
184Huron City94%2396.9%20.1$164,500$1,37561.97
185Valley Local99%2192.5%16.6$112,500$1,11861.94
186Lakeview Local94%2298.5%20.1$133,500$1,33661.93
187Olmsted Falls City95%2497.5%20.9$160,100$1,66361.89
188Indian Hill Exempted Village97%2698.4%16.1$445,800$2,94561.85
189Troy City95%2392.7%19.8$138,200$1,21361.83
190Leetonia Exempted Village89%2195.5%14.2$95,300$98361.79
191Athens City91%2490.8%15.8$144,300$1,20261.76
192Talawanda City96%2396.0%17.6$185,700$1,48361.75
193National Trail Local92%2097.5%14.2$109,300$99661.72
194North Olmsted City92%2397.2%18.7$147,100$1,49161.72
195Black River Local95%2296.7%18.9$153,500$1,24161.57
196Chippewa Local97%2299.2%23.7$145,300$1,34961.55
197North Baltimore Local100%1994.0%16.0$88,600$1,04761.54
198Port Clinton City95%2196.0%14.9$134,400$1,22161.45
199Minerva Local93%2294.5%19.1$106,700$1,15361.45
200Jackson City91%2196.6%17.2$99,200$1,09261.33
201Medina City97%2496.6%19.2$191,100$1,64161.32
202Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City91%2394.2%18.6$124,300$1,30761.30
203St. Clairsville-Richland City95%2294.0%18.8$139,700$1,13361.30
204Coshocton City93%2094.5%15.0$84,200$91361.21
205Olentangy Local98%2499.1%18.3$287,400$2,21361.18
206Madison-Plains Local95%2197.2%15.8$129,700$1,27261.18
207Centerville City95%2598.1%19.3$187,300$1,69861.17
208New Albany-Plain Local99%2597.8%17.6$287,600$2,35361.09
209Vermilion Local93%2391.7%16.8$133,100$1,25461.04
210Wheelersburg Local98%2096.9%17.4$122,700$1,10760.99
211Copley-Fairlawn City94%2398.9%20.9$173,600$1,51360.85
212Forest Hills Local98%2498.1%20.0$208,800$1,74160.83
213Triad Local88%2396.0%17.8$126,300$1,35660.83
214Caldwell Exempted Village93%2095.7%16.9$79,000$92560.80
215Twin Valley Community Local95%2197.2%18.1$125,500$1,21960.80
216Bay Village City95%2399.8%18.6$197,800$1,67860.78
217Georgetown Exempted Village97%2193.5%18.2$116,700$1,02660.78
218Plymouth-Shiloh Local92%2098.4%17.6$89,400$99460.76
219Worthington City94%2497.4%17.2$205,100$1,63660.71
220Kings Local94%2498.1%18.9$193,400$1,62060.67
221Southeast Local School District (Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties)98%2292.6%18.2$150,100$1,19060.66
222Stow-Munroe Falls City95%2397.0%21.5$165,600$1,46060.56
223Northwest Local School District (Scioto County)97%2091.1%15.1$81,400$92060.55
224Garaway Local93%2293.9%16.7$142,700$1,09960.55
225Aurora City99%2498.8%19.8$245,300$1,78260.52
226Struthers City90%2096.9%17.4$74,100$88760.44
227Hillsdale Local90%2297.3%18.4$141,700$1,16360.38
228Greenville City91%2292.9%19.2$102,400$97860.37
229West Holmes Local96%2290.6%19.2$121,100$1,03060.36
230Beavercreek City95%2497.7%19.5$182,000$1,71660.35
231Madison Local School District (Butler County)91%2395.3%18.0$140,400$1,37560.34
232Mariemont City95%2699.1%16.3$284,800$2,13260.32
233Norwalk City91%2297.5%20.6$128,000$1,16260.25
234Bridgeport Exempted Village92%2091.5%13.5$58,600$88860.23
235Berea City93%2295.5%17.9$128,800$1,27960.22
236McDonald Local87%21100.0%18.8$99,000$1,08660.21
237Delphos City97%2095.4%18.6$103,100$1,01460.17
238McComb Local90%2292.6%14.8$121,500$1,08260.14
239Southern Local School District (Meigs County)95%2095.4%18.7$85,500$96460.14
240Circleville City96%2291.1%17.8$121,500$1,12660.13
241Boardman Local92%2197.5%17.8$115,900$1,17460.12
242Perry Local School District (Stark County)96%2195.9%20.2$117,400$1,15860.10
243Canton Local90%2194.9%14.4$105,500$1,07560.06
244Tiffin City88%2295.5%19.8$99,200$1,01460.01
245Hardin-Houston Local90%2295.7%15.7$128,300$1,25659.99
246Pymatuning Valley Local92%2195.7%17.8$105,100$1,06359.96
247Solon City96%2698.9%17.9$265,200$2,09959.93
248Granville Exempted Village97%2599.5%19.1$277,300$2,14359.89
249Howland Local91%2294.5%17.6$118,200$1,20359.89
250Chagrin Falls Exempted Village96%2599.3%17.8$329,500$2,31759.87
251Lisbon Exempted Village93%2094.8%17.5$75,300$92859.85
252Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Local93%2096.2%16.7$95,800$1,00159.82
253Federal Hocking Local96%2193.6%19.2$112,600$1,01959.81
254Hillsboro City87%2392.0%19.8$100,800$97059.81
255Rossford Exempted Village93%2196.4%15.0$132,100$1,26059.76
256Green Local School District (Summit County)96%2396.1%19.1$174,200$1,56759.71
257Ironton City91%1997.5%15.5$87,200$91759.68
258Kenton City91%2192.3%15.8$87,000$92759.66
259Norton City93%2296.0%19.2$138,400$1,27259.64
260Ada Exempted Village97%2193.7%17.9$123,100$1,17459.61
261Wynford Local89%2195.6%16.0$106,300$99259.55
262Northmont City94%2295.3%18.8$122,400$1,36059.55
263Reading Community City92%2292.9%16.3$127,200$1,16559.51
264Clear Fork Valley Local94%2292.2%17.6$122,300$1,19759.51
265United Local96%2194.8%18.7$117,900$1,13859.50
266Lowellville Local94%2195.9%21.4$97,700$1,07159.50
267Monroeville Local95%2293.3%15.0$139,500$1,42259.49
268Deer Park Community City88%2296.8%16.1$125,500$1,28059.47
269Lebanon City95%2398.1%22.2$178,700$1,51559.43
270Lancaster City95%2294.3%21.8$124,300$1,14859.37
271Mayfield City93%2397.5%16.2$186,800$1,63959.33
272LaBrae Local94%2191.8%18.7$82,600$93959.32
273Mentor Exempted Village92%2395.5%17.7$166,200$1,43059.25
274Girard City93%2096.4%19.2$82,200$98259.24
275Perkins Local96%2294.7%18.0$152,300$1,33459.22
276Marysville Exempted Village93%2396.6%17.7$165,200$1,58459.18
277Kirtland Local97%2399.5%17.7$273,900$1,97059.12
278Pleasant Local95%2295.6%18.3$146,800$1,36659.10
279Pike-Delta-York Local95%2293.1%17.2$133,400$1,31559.03
280Fairfield Union Local94%2296.4%21.4$151,300$1,21558.99
281Southern Local School District (Columbiana and Jefferson Counties)88%2194.7%16.2$83,300$97158.94
282New London Local90%2199.3%18.3$115,000$1,25658.93
283Sycamore Community City95%2598.7%17.3$275,600$1,96558.92
284Yellow Springs Exempted Village95%2494.0%15.5$214,100$1,53558.91
285Edison Local (formerly Berlin-Milan)95%2296.8%19.1$153,200$1,39958.82
286Hudson City96%2698.2%17.9$287,700$2,17658.80
287Marietta City89%2391.3%19.2$114,500$1,07358.73
288Northwestern Local School District (Champaign and Clark Counties)94%2296.3%19.1$132,300$1,41658.65
289Buckeye Local School District (Lorain and Medina Counties)96%2398.4%20.5$208,600$1,61358.62
290Sebring Local97%1991.0%16.6$68,600$85258.61
291Fairbanks Local99%2295.4%18.1$186,900$1,45258.60
292Crestwood Local94%2298.0%19.8$162,400$1,38358.56
293Heath City93%2295.6%21.5$128,600$1,22158.55
294Bright Local95%2096.4%17.5$102,800$1,09458.55
295Liberty Center Local90%2196.9%17.0$122,400$1,10658.50
296Grand Valley Local95%2196.2%19.0$134,600$1,18058.46
297Ross Local97%2298.9%20.4$189,900$1,50358.40
298Napoleon Area City93%2292.5%18.9$112,700$1,16358.37
299Geneva Area City96%2195.3%20.5$124,000$1,13758.36
300Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village93%2195.2%19.0$100,000$1,16558.36
301Independence Local94%2399.0%16.2$214,900$1,87858.35
302Twinsburg City97%2397.9%21.4$199,100$1,62558.28
303Hilliard City94%2397.2%18.8$182,100$1,65258.12
304Mount Vernon City88%2391.4%17.7$121,700$1,12258.10
305Perry Local School District (Lake County)94%2296.6%16.4$169,400$1,45258.08
306Highland Local School District (Medina and Summit Counties)97%2499.3%21.4$268,600$1,87158.07
307Mason City96%2599.3%19.7$233,000$1,88458.05
308Elida Local88%2294.9%18.8$111,800$1,08458.04
309Kent City93%2293.2%15.4$144,700$1,30058.03
310Brecksville-Broadview Heights City98%2598.6%21.6$226,900$1,86258.03
311Kenston Local94%2499.2%18.1$279,000$2,07257.90
312Dublin City96%2597.6%17.9$257,600$1,94457.86
313Carlisle Local96%2196.6%19.9$129,900$1,31157.78
314Fairless Local93%2289.2%17.1$104,700$1,09457.76
315Greeneview Local93%2295.1%20.2$131,800$1,24357.75
316South Range Local93%2297.2%18.5$166,000$1,37757.69
317Elmwood Local96%2191.2%16.9$111,500$1,09757.64
318Osnaburg Local97%2191.7%20.5$109,300$1,00757.62
319Bloom-Carroll Local98%2299.1%20.5$196,100$1,57857.54
320Urbana City83%2295.8%15.9$114,800$1,04657.46
321Pickerington Local95%2397.2%19.1$185,700$1,73757.44
322Rock Hill Local89%2191.8%15.7$82,800$92557.41
323North Royalton City95%2497.4%21.3$198,800$1,72657.35
324Milford Exempted Village94%2495.9%19.6$182,500$1,68357.09
325Bath Local95%2194.8%21.7$111,200$1,13657.09
326Washington-Nile Local96%2187.1%18.3$71,700$94556.94
327Strongsville City93%2497.8%20.8$193,700$1,71856.85
328Willoughby-Eastlake City93%2295.4%19.6$136,600$1,33256.84
329Waynesfield-Goshen Local91%1998.0%11.1$117,600$1,16556.79
330Lordstown Local98%2094.4%15.4$128,100$1,23856.79
331Spencerville Local95%2191.3%17.4$101,500$1,12956.76
332Nordonia Hills City96%2298.5%19.2$188,300$1,61956.71
333River Valley Local92%2294.1%18.7$131,400$1,27256.71
334Carrollton Exempted Village96%2193.6%20.8$114,700$1,12656.68
335Berne Union Local98%2193.5%17.7$143,500$1,25756.67
336Tri-County North Local92%2195.7%16.9$129,000$1,20756.56
337St. Marys City92%2195.7%17.2$120,400$1,25056.41
338Harrison Hills City85%2193.0%14.3$83,300$90656.39
339Firelands Local95%2296.0%18.5$166,000$1,46156.36
340Tuslaw Local95%2293.3%22.2$132,600$1,21956.36
341Buckeye Local School District (Ashtabula County)87%2197.6%18.1$112,600$1,06056.27
342River View Local93%2192.1%18.3$98,700$1,06856.26
343Jonathan Alder Local97%2397.0%22.1$208,500$1,59656.25
344Bristol Local89%2198.9%18.5$132,000$1,21256.22
345Springfield Local School District (Lucas County)92%2297.0%16.8$161,200$1,50456.13
346Miamisburg City94%2293.5%19.1$140,500$1,35356.10
347Brunswick City93%2298.5%20.9$164,400$1,45656.04
348Coventry Local97%2194.5%20.1$136,200$1,22455.98
349Northern Local90%2292.6%17.0$134,500$1,15155.96
350Southern Local School District (Hocking and Perry Counties)86%2094.7%14.2$67,900$92155.95
351Anthony Wayne Local94%2398.8%21.5$201,800$1,66655.93
352Sylvania City92%2395.9%18.1$174,600$1,64455.91
353Bethel Local92%2396.7%17.6$186,600$1,66755.73
354Alexander Local93%2193.0%17.4$116,900$1,16755.71
355Cambridge City85%2195.6%19.2$90,100$89255.69
356Evergreen Local95%2292.3%17.8$143,800$1,36255.68
357Symmes Valley Local86%2097.1%15.6$83,700$1,01555.66
358Clay Local96%2090.0%15.7$91,000$96255.57
359Conotton Valley Union Local91%2091.4%14.6$90,100$83655.49
360Springboro Community City97%2597.1%20.5$228,700$1,90255.44
361Blanchester Local92%2097.7%17.9$109,500$1,15955.38
362Northwestern Local School District (Ashland and Wayne Counties)93%2194.5%18.4$131,000$1,16855.36
363Cloverleaf Local93%2294.6%18.1$166,800$1,32355.36
364Plain Local94%2197.0%20.5$139,300$1,26255.32
365Tri-Valley Local92%2292.9%21.8$121,100$1,12355.26
366Miami Trace Local92%2192.7%17.5$113,200$1,07655.25
367Meigs Local86%2095.6%17.7$69,600$86355.22
368Mechanicsburg Exempted Village96%2195.1%19.9$139,900$1,30955.21
369Chardon Local92%2498.0%20.4$213,700$1,64755.17
370Amherst Exempted Village94%2393.4%20.9$155,400$1,50055.14
371Midview Local95%2295.2%22.5$152,900$1,35055.12
372Milton-Union Exempted Village92%2291.3%18.9$120,700$1,17855.12
373Indian Valley Local84%2197.5%18.6$102,300$96155.09
374Fayetteville-Perry Local95%2191.2%16.6$120,100$1,17455.06
375Lake Local School District (Ottawa and Wood Counties)92%2194.6%17.5$123,700$1,24154.98
376Newcomerstown Exempted Village88%2192.4%17.3$79,900$99454.95
377Goshen Local97%2096.7%18.8$126,300$1,28754.91
378Chesapeake Union Exempted Village94%2191.4%19.1$105,800$1,06454.87
379Southeastern Local School District (Ross County)93%1998.4%19.7$92,500$1,17454.78
380Martins Ferry City88%2095.3%17.9$80,500$90554.78
381Benjamin Logan Local96%2192.9%17.7$137,300$1,28854.72
382Gallia County Local89%2191.2%16.3$87,200$1,04354.68
383Bucyrus City81%2291.8%17.8$76,700$85554.64
384Cuyahoga Falls City90%2291.7%17.9$117,600$1,16954.60
385East Clinton Local94%2093.4%17.8$96,900$1,07254.42
386Eastern Local School District (Adams, Brown, and Highland Counties)89%2197.5%19.3$132,600$1,15854.35
387Madison Local School District (Geauga and Lake Counties)90%2293.3%19.2$129,400$1,23354.32
388Wellington Exempted Village89%2394.8%20.1$156,300$1,39154.28
389Madison Local School District (Richland County)91%2093.3%16.2$92,200$99954.27
390West Geauga Local94%2497.6%19.5$242,600$1,85354.25
391Fairfield Local89%2198.1%20.4$121,000$1,19054.23
392Warren Local90%2292.5%20.3$112,500$1,14154.21
393Minford Local99%2188.3%18.9$113,900$1,14354.12
394Clermont Northeastern Local93%2196.2%16.8$148,900$1,40354.05
395Jefferson Area Local93%2195.6%20.4$133,600$1,20153.89
396New Lebanon Local85%2197.2%19.0$95,100$1,11353.88
397Vinton County Local86%2190.3%15.0$75,800$93453.87
398Highland Local School District (Delaware and Morrow Counties)95%2098.2%16.8$154,600$1,37453.87
399Columbia Local94%2295.5%17.5$174,100$1,53153.86
400Little Miami Local97%2296.3%20.4$178,400$1,62253.80
401North Union Local90%2196.2%18.2$128,400$1,21453.63
402Lakota Local School District (Butler County)95%2496.3%20.6$214,500$1,80453.54
403East Palestine City84%2195.4%18.2$87,000$99353.47
404Sandy Valley Local97%2189.9%19.8$103,500$1,17253.46
405Mapleton Local97%2190.8%18.1$136,200$1,22653.39
406Liberty Union-Thurston Local97%2196.0%19.6$172,300$1,41253.29
407Western Brown Local92%2097.2%20.6$112,700$1,13453.23
408Fairfield City94%2294.7%20.6$158,500$1,41453.17
409Orrville City95%2191.1%17.6$131,900$1,15453.13
410Buckeye Valley Local95%2396.2%18.4$218,400$1,75753.08
411Edgewood City91%2196.0%18.7$134,400$1,29553.02
412Big Walnut Local94%2397.3%19.6$229,600$1,68353.01
413Parma City88%2293.4%18.1$120,900$1,26153.01
414Franklin City93%2193.9%18.7$122,600$1,27352.99
415Chillicothe City86%2193.9%17.5$93,800$1,05452.77
416Walnut Township Local87%21100.0%17.5$149,200$1,34752.77
417Streetsboro City92%2196.8%17.1$149,600$1,45752.71
418Adams County/Ohio Valley Local90%2092.5%15.5$95,800$98252.70
419Clearview Local91%2193.0%21.8$91,900$1,04652.68
420Graham Local88%2294.6%19.4$131,800$1,24552.66
421Elgin Local93%2093.1%15.6$110,200$1,14952.63
422Fairview Park City91%2295.9%21.7$145,000$1,38052.56
423Salem City88%2193.0%20.6$92,600$93452.53
424Oak Hills Local94%2294.5%22.1$148,800$1,39452.49
425Fredericktown Local88%2291.5%17.1$125,400$1,16952.48
426Edison Local93%2090.1%17.6$84,500$92452.46
427Southwest Licking Local93%2296.3%20.1$166,800$1,55852.45
428Southington Local89%2195.7%17.3$137,700$1,19552.43
429Eastern Local School District (Jackson, Pike, and Scioto Counties)91%2094.1%17.1$82,300$1,18752.36
430Bradford Exempted Village92%2189.4%15.8$104,600$1,16352.33
431West Muskingum Local95%2194.2%19.6$149,400$1,30852.32
432Avon Local94%2398.9%20.8$249,100$1,89552.29
433Paulding Exempted Village92%2091.7%16.5$93,000$1,02252.13
434Berkshire Local94%2198.4%20.0$188,900$1,37252.12
435Westlake City93%2496.5%19.4$228,800$1,79252.05
436Three Rivers Local96%2296.4%19.9$201,100$1,61951.99
437Beaver Local92%2096.3%17.4$117,800$1,25451.95
438Eaton Community City90%2194.7%21.2$111,900$1,12351.93
439Western Reserve Local School District (Erie and Huron Counties)90%2197.8%20.6$142,600$1,29651.89
440Tecumseh Local88%2193.3%20.0$94,600$1,06951.85
441Austintown Local91%2093.7%17.5$98,200$1,12851.74
442Eastern Local School District (Meigs County)95%2090.4%17.6$96,400$1,07651.67
443Northeastern Local School District (Champaign and Clark Counties)93%2194.5%21.6$130,100$1,21351.59
444Rootstown Local97%2193.5%18.5$160,800$1,42151.59
445Massillon City90%2091.4%16.0$92,000$98151.53
446Triway Local92%2192.3%17.7$143,400$1,14951.53
447Delaware City93%2293.3%19.7$156,600$1,43451.49
448Gahanna-Jefferson City96%2295.6%17.7$192,500$1,72851.49
449Greenon Local91%2291.6%21.2$130,600$1,21651.48
450Licking Heights Local95%2194.9%18.7$151,800$1,47751.46
451Indian Lake Local86%2194.0%17.1$114,400$1,09451.45
452Willard City84%2290.9%18.0$99,500$1,02051.40
453Johnstown-Monroe Local96%2197.4%18.5$188,100$1,55151.37
454Morgan Local84%2192.4%16.5$86,600$99151.36
455Clinton-Massie Local97%2194.2%18.7$162,000$1,49851.35
456New Miami Local88%1893.8%15.6$83,700$97251.25
457Monroe Local95%2196.3%19.8$157,000$1,49751.17
458Oberlin City90%2292.3%17.5$148,900$1,33451.11
459Valley View Local89%2197.0%17.6$137,900$1,43051.10
460Swanton Local96%2190.9%17.4$142,500$1,29551.07
461Lakewood Local89%2195.3%15.9$141,800$1,34751.06
462Brown Local93%2188.8%16.2$118,600$1,16651.01
463Jefferson Local94%2192.8%19.7$138,800$1,24251.01
464Newton Falls Exempted Village85%2195.2%20.9$90,000$1,07151.00
465Shaker Heights City89%2395.7%14.5$210,700$2,14050.99
466North Ridgeville City89%2297.0%20.2$161,900$1,45150.97
467Indian Creek Local91%2187.2%14.8$102,900$1,05250.95
468New Richmond Exempted Village90%2294.9%18.7$156,200$1,49450.73
469Springfield Local School District (Portage and Summit Counties)95%2187.8%16.8$113,300$1,18050.66
470Fairport Harbor Exempted Village85%19100.0%17.3$98,200$1,21150.59
471South Point Local91%2092.6%18.4$102,100$99650.53
472Brookfield Local89%2092.2%18.8$81,100$91150.46
473Westerville City90%2395.7%20.3$186,200$1,66150.36
474Norwood City87%2193.8%15.9$121,900$1,22450.33
475Mississinawa Valley Local90%2088.6%15.0$85,300$89650.18
476Teays Valley Local92%2196.1%18.9$156,000$1,43550.05
477Keystone Local95%2293.5%20.8$168,600$1,51949.99
478Fremont City91%2093.3%19.3$106,700$1,04049.84
479Jackson-Milton Local95%2093.7%15.6$141,900$1,33549.84
480Xenia Community City87%2290.5%18.0$119,200$1,18549.81
481Loveland City94%2497.1%23.5$235,100$1,90349.80
482Canal Winchester Local95%2197.2%20.0$162,100$1,60249.77
483Crestline Exempted Village85%2190.2%17.4$76,200$99849.72
484Riverside Local School District (Geauga and Lake Counties)92%2297.0%21.0$187,100$1,53049.71
485Logan Elm Local90%2291.2%17.5$146,400$1,35649.71
486East Liverpool City85%2187.9%16.4$66,600$87049.71
487Cardinal Local93%2195.0%19.8$165,300$1,28449.65
488Jefferson Township Local93%1590.5%11.3$90,600$1,26149.59
489Wellston City90%2185.3%16.3$79,800$95549.55
490Lakewood City86%2293.9%18.0$129,400$1,41649.39
491West Clermont Local92%2195.1%20.4$145,800$1,36849.38
492Zanesville City92%2091.3%23.0$81,700$88649.30
493Belpre City88%2093.6%17.9$106,700$98249.25
494Reynoldsburg City93%2195.7%20.8$143,300$1,47648.93
495Sidney City85%2290.4%18.3$111,400$1,13648.92
496East Guernsey Local93%2285.5%22.0$98,600$1,08848.89
497North Fork Local89%2193.3%19.2$124,200$1,23948.79
498Union Local89%2186.0%14.9$92,700$98248.79
499Otsego Local93%2193.4%17.9$152,400$1,39048.76
500Toronto City88%2088.4%14.5$81,800$87148.72
501Field Local94%2193.4%19.9$159,600$1,30148.71
502London City92%2095.0%18.5$132,900$1,22648.69
503Fairborn City90%2192.3%20.2$117,500$1,18648.64
504Oak Hill Union Local95%2090.3%21.4$86,100$1,06448.64
505Union-Scioto Local94%2193.7%22.5$140,600$1,27648.54
506Piqua City89%2189.1%19.4$90,900$1,00448.30
507Windham Exempted Village89%2091.6%15.2$109,900$1,10748.29
508Wellsville Local85%2092.0%17.2$74,700$93748.27
509Mount Gilead Exempted Village93%2091.0%16.8$118,500$1,13048.11
510Woodridge Local96%2196.6%17.7$195,100$1,69547.94
511Dawson-Bryant Local90%2088.4%15.1$90,900$1,02747.92
512Amanda-Clearcreek Local90%2194.9%18.7$157,400$1,32747.89
513Southwest Local89%2292.2%19.6$143,900$1,37747.81
514Frontier Local84%2092.5%15.9$90,200$90747.80
515Lakota Local School District (Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood Counties); Ohio86%1997.1%15.3$110,500$1,21847.74
516Conneaut Area City82%2192.6%18.7$91,000$97747.66
517Brooklyn City87%2192.9%18.7$115,100$1,21047.47
518Bellaire Local82%2188.0%14.4$76,400$91847.45
519Switzerland of Ohio Local91%2081.5%14.3$88,200$88647.30
520St. Bernard-Elmwood Place City81%1997.0%14.7$87,600$1,11647.19
521Waterloo Local89%2194.5%18.5$151,000$1,34646.76
522East Knox Local88%2193.2%17.7$148,700$1,24846.70
523New Lexington City83%1895.0%16.5$87,700$95646.64
524Southeast Local School District (Portage County)95%2188.0%17.8$140,900$1,25146.52
525Lynchburg-Clay Local84%2192.9%18.1$110,300$1,12046.49
526Batavia Local91%2290.2%19.3$154,000$1,37446.39
527Oregon City90%2191.3%17.9$132,700$1,32646.31
528New Boston Local87%1981.7%12.8$61,100$78045.97
529Perry Local School District (Allen County)88%1994.6%20.2$89,800$1,08645.75
530Niles City85%2092.1%18.7$80,500$94845.68
531Ledgemont Local91%2192.3%17.1$167,200$1,37045.60
532Northridge Local School District (Delaware, Knox, and Licking Counties)93%2197.7%19.2$190,200$1,69745.48
533Fostoria City86%1989.7%16.2$74,100$87845.47
534Barberton City83%2092.6%17.2$86,300$97345.41
535Elyria City89%2090.2%16.6$101,500$1,10345.29
536Washington Local84%2094.0%16.2$99,700$1,13545.20
537Liberty Local89%1996.0%18.1$114,400$1,30645.10
538West Carrollton City86%2094.3%19.1$104,000$1,14745.02
539Lockland Local86%1992.0%16.0$87,600$1,08444.95
540Crooksville Exempted Village93%1985.0%16.1$77,300$95144.89
541Gallipolis City85%2193.1%19.3$111,700$1,24344.84
542Ridgemont Local94%2087.2%15.6$110,600$1,23244.83
543Zane Trace Local91%2189.1%20.2$124,800$1,17544.77
544Huber Heights City82%2194.7%19.0$110,500$1,24344.77
545Huntington Local89%2091.7%19.7$105,800$1,07644.29
546Rolling Hills Local87%1992.1%19.6$85,800$97244.29
547Preble Shawnee Local94%1992.9%20.6$119,500$1,23244.01
548Steubenville City90%1989.4%19.5$82,600$94543.93
549Alliance City88%2087.9%19.4$79,700$87043.90
550Westfall Local91%2194.2%17.6$167,900$1,60443.52
551Upper Scioto Valley Local88%1989.8%17.3$90,600$1,01342.90
552Portsmouth City89%1985.1%16.4$75,500$83542.74
553Newbury Local87%2291.2%15.8$205,500$1,42542.56
554Whitehall City84%1892.1%16.2$90,900$1,02842.51
555Rittman Exempted Village89%2092.1%22.6$105,400$1,06642.40
556Northwest Local School District (Butler and Hamilton Counties)89%2093.7%17.9$137,800$1,32442.38
557Ravenna City81%2192.3%20.4$103,900$1,11441.76
558Williamsburg Local86%2191.8%19.0$136,800$1,29541.67
559Mad River Local84%2092.5%17.9$93,700$1,18741.46
560Adena Local92%2183.9%19.4$124,100$1,17940.72
561Greenfield Exempted Village83%2188.3%20.3$88,400$1,02940.60
562Marion City76%2183.8%15.5$74,200$95040.19
563Ridgedale Local91%2084.9%16.1$113,000$1,07540.18
564Princeton City86%1993.1%13.5$145,400$1,37839.50
565Western Local78%2088.8%15.1$86,600$95839.44
566Felicity-Franklin Local86%2088.3%16.8$101,300$1,15939.36
567Hamilton City82%2092.6%19.7$106,100$1,08239.32
568Finneytown Local92%2186.4%20.0$130,100$1,33739.03
569South-Western City86%2191.0%20.0$134,800$1,38038.82
570Wilmington City87%2090.4%19.6$120,600$1,21038.08
571Cardington-Lincoln Local80%2092.6%18.3$110,800$1,06937.88
572Paint Valley Local88%1986.4%17.2$114,200$96037.88
573South Euclid-Lyndhurst City86%1991.5%14.7$131,200$1,40636.99
574Waverly City83%2184.6%18.7$99,300$1,04036.44
575Northridge Local School District (Montgomery County)73%1986.1%14.4$60,200$97935.87
576Sandusky City82%2085.8%16.7$85,000$94735.86
577Ashtabula Area City84%2086.3%17.8$91,800$1,04135.66
578Groveport Madison Local85%1994.4%23.4$113,200$1,24935.37
579Garfield Heights City83%1992.6%23.2$86,700$1,16534.73
580Newark City76%2188.7%21.2$114,500$1,07734.59
581North College Hill City75%1791.0%18.3$91,100$1,10234.46
582Campbell City79%1987.6%19.3$71,400$88133.92
583Mansfield City68%1986.4%17.6$71,100$89533.62
584Youngstown City69%1777.0%19.1$48,500$81033.57
585Lima City70%1872.6%16.7$67,100$86433.46
586Canton City75%1882.9%16.0$71,800$90733.09
587Middletown City85%1986.7%18.4$95,500$1,12932.69
588Bedford City79%1793.3%19.9$110,200$1,31431.20
589Springfield City74%2082.1%19.4$78,500$95431.14
590Warren City76%1884.1%19.6$62,900$86531.13
591Dayton City72%1782.2%17.9$68,700$99030.33
592Winton Woods City84%1989.3%18.4$117,500$1,34030.08
593Akron City78%1783.9%16.8$82,000$1,01029.89
594Trotwood-Madison City75%1787.7%19.0$83,300$1,14329.34
595Scioto Valley Local77%2084.3%17.5$97,900$1,09629.23
596Toledo City65%1985.2%18.0$76,900$1,03029.10
597Mount Healthy City83%1885.1%16.7$100,600$1,17829.09
598Painesville City Local63%1887.6%18.4$104,900$1,14727.96
599Euclid City74%1883.6%15.9$91,200$1,15127.92
600Maple Heights City73%1684.8%17.6$84,400$1,14527.01
601Warrensville Heights City61%1783.8%17.2$94,000$1,14126.59
602East Cleveland City72%1679.5%18.8$77,000$1,16926.10
603Cleveland Heights-University Heights City80%1989.5%14.7$140,100$1,54525.12
604Cleveland Municipal City64%1673.6%21.8$76,800$1,07224.82
605Cincinnati City74%1987.5%18.6$122,800$1,33323.39
606Lorain City69%1883.5%25.3$88,200$1,00423.36
607Columbus City77%1782.7%20.0$113,200$1,21121.36
608Richmond Heights Local80%1891.5%16.8$154,800$1,76321.29

Methodology

We examined 608 unified school districts in Ohio, excluding Put-in-Bay Local and the now-defunct Bettsville Local because of insufficient data. Our methodology took into account the following four factors:

Graduation rate: We looked at the four-year graduation rate for the class of 2013, as provided by data from the Ohio Department of Education. This constituted 20% of our total score.

Test scores: We equally weighted the 2013 ACT average score and the 11th-grade pass rate for writing and math Ohio Graduation Tests. This information constituted 40% of our total score. Data were provided by the Ohio Department of Education.

Teacher-to-pupil ratio: We looked at the 2008 figures for K-12 regular education pupil-to-teacher ratio, which are the most recent ones available. Data came from the Ohio Department of Education and constituted 10% of our total score.

Housing costs: We equally weighted the 2013 median home value and selected monthly owner costs — including property tax, mortgage payments and utilities — for every school district. Data came from the 2013 U.S. Census American Community Survey. This information constituted 30% of our score.


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