COLUMBUS -- Richland County's public school districts, like those all over the state, are reviewing the report cards issued Thursday by the Ohio Department of Education.

A separate story on Mansfield Senior's report card was posted earlier today at this link

Grades and other data for all schools and districts, including community and other schools, are available at reportcard.education.ohio.gov.

A closer look at other Richland County districts, with their high and low scores includes:

Lexington Local School District collected a 'B' for its overall grade.

Mike Ziegelhofer, district superintendent said he always wants his scores to be higher. 

"We want to be all 'A's,'" he said. "I don't know if it's possible, but we always want to be better. We traditionally get pretty high scores, but I always want to do better."

The district earned an 'A' in graduation rate, with 96.6 percent of students graduated in four years and 98 percent of students graduated in five years.

Lex earned two 'C' marks in prepared for success training in a technical field or preparedness for college, and in improving at-risk K-3 readers.

Ontario Local School District received a 'B' for its overall grade.

Ontario scored an 'A' in graduation rate with 99.3 percent of students graduated in five years and 94.2 percent graduated in four years.

"We are very pleased with our reports," said Mike Ream, Ontario's Director of Operations. "One of the parts we are especially proud of is it says we are the 12th lowest spending district per student out of the 607 districts in the state. I think this says we use the money we do have efficiently and the way we spend it pays off with hard work from our students and staff."

The district received a 'D' in prepared for success, training in a technical field or preparedness for college.

Shelby City Schools earned a 'C' for its district grade.

Paul Walker, assistant superintendent of the district, said he was happy to see gains in graduation rate and improving at-risk K-3 Readers. Last year's report card gave Shelby a 'C' in graduation rate and a 'D' in at improving at-risk readers.

"We earned a C overall last year and got a C again this year, but there were some big gains," Walker said. "We are going to put our nose to the grindstone again this year. We have 180 school days to represent a whole year's worth of learning."

Lucas Local School District scored an overall grade of 'C.'

The Cubs recorded a 'B' in gap closing and in graduation rate with 95.5 percent of students graduated in four years and 90.2 percent graduated in five years.

Lucas graded an 'F' for improving at-risk K-3 readers and prepared for success.

Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District posted an overall grade of 'C.'

Plymouth received an 'A' in graduation rate with 98.1 percent of students graduated in four years and 98 percent graduated in five years.

The district earned a 'D' in achievement and in prepared for success.

Crestview Local School District received a 'C' for its overall grade.

Crestview scored an 'A' in progress and in graduation rate.

The district also received a 'D' grade for improving at-risk k-3 readers and prepared for success.

Clear Fork Valley Local School District earned a 'C' for its overall grade.

Clear Fork tallied an 'A' in graduation rate with 97.8 percent of students graduated in four years and 97.7 percent in five.

The Colts had a 'D' in prepared for success.

Madison Local School District received a 'D' for its overall grade.

The school earned a 'B' in graduation rates with 91 percent of students graduated in four years and 91.8 percent graduating in five years,

The district scored a 'D' for prepared for success, achievement, improving at-risk K-3 readers and gap closing.

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Noah Jones is host to The Open Mic Podcast -- available on Apple Podcasts! He is the crime, education and music reporter for Richland Source. He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a giant Cardinals fan.