GOAL Digital Academy

Summary:

GOAL Digital Academy is an alternative public charter virtual school serving grades K-12 in Mansfield, Ohio, with a student population of 772 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school has a diverse racial makeup, with 83.42% White, 5.18% African American, 5.83% Hispanic, and 5.44% two or more races.

Despite its diverse student population, GOAL Digital Academy has consistently struggled with low academic performance. The school's four-year graduation rates have ranged from 37.3% to 41.3% in recent years, significantly lower than the state average and the nearby Tyger Digital Academy, which had a 77.8% four-year graduation rate in 2022-2023. GOAL Digital Academy has also grappled with high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 12.5% to 53.4%, much higher than the 0.0% rate at the nearby Mapleton Virtual Academy. The school's academic performance, as measured by Ohio State Test proficiency rates, is also significantly below the state averages across multiple subjects and grade levels.

Interestingly, while GOAL Digital Academy and the nearby virtual schools, Mapleton Virtual Academy and Tyger Digital Academy, all serve as alternative public virtual schools, they exhibit stark differences in their performance metrics. The smaller Mapleton Virtual Academy, with only 22 students, has significantly better attendance and academic outcomes than GOAL Digital Academy, while the larger Tyger Digital Academy also outperforms GOAL Digital Academy in graduation rates and some academic subjects. These findings suggest that the virtual school model may present unique challenges for student engagement and academic achievement, and further investigation into GOAL Digital Academy's practices and support systems could provide valuable insights to address these issues.


Detail:

Public, Charter, Virtual, Alternative K-12

 890 W 4th St Ste 400
       Mansfield, OH  44906-2561


(877) 659-1900

District: GOAL Digital Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
1375th of 1,596 Ohio Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,256 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  25.5 Help
Number of students:  772

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.4%
Hispanic:
5.8%
Two or more races:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0% Help


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Compare Details GOAL Digital Academy ranks worse than 86.2% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.84. (See more...)
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Compare Details GOAL Digital Academy ranks worse than 88.7% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details GOAL Digital Academy ranks worse than 81.2% of high schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.15. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of GOAL Digital Academy freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.4%), Hispanic (5.8%), two or more races (5.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at GOAL Digital Academy is 25.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at GOAL Digital Academy is $7,256.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

GOAL Digital Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks GOAL Digital Academy 1375th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See GOAL Digital Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks GOAL Digital Academy 930th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See GOAL Digital Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks GOAL Digital Academy 704th of 867 Ohio public high schools. (See GOAL Digital Academy in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for GOAL Digital Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 32.90 1215th 1676 27.5%
2021 22.38 1201st 1610 25.4%
2022 11.41 1377th 1588 13.3%
2023 11.84 1375th 1596 13.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 29.07 988th 1404 29.6%
2022 10.04 1295th 1419 8.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 10.54 1303rd 1488 12.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 11.22 1274th 1499 15.0%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 5.71 1172nd 1249 6.2%
2022 0.41 1237th 1242 0.4%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Rank History for all middle school students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 0.84 853rd 858 0.6%
2010 18.38 767th 895 14.3%
2011 1.53 904th 925 2.3%
2012 1.14 977th 989 1.2%
2018 3.87 985th 1010 2.5%
2019 8.60 940th 1050 10.5%
2021 20.60 768th 1037 25.9%
2022 12.50 860th 1017 15.4%
2023 9.30 930th 1048 11.3%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.88 891st 924 3.6%
2019 9.93 853rd 945 9.7%
2021 22.66 699th 923 24.3%
2022 12.91 822nd 947 13.2%
2023 7.56 907th 974 6.9%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 17.21 760th 917 17.1%
2021 10.39 785th 910 13.7%
2022 5.84 870th 925 5.9%
2023 7.46 856th 943 9.2%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.66 794th 916 13.3%
2019 5.34 885th 933 5.1%
2021 19.99 708th 924 23.4%
2022 14.69 777th 946 17.9%
2023 9.28 848th 963 11.9%
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Rank History for middle school White students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 0.12 781st 781 0.0%
2019 2.02 783rd 796 1.6%
2021 5.66 745th 781 4.6%
2022 2.77 793rd 809 2.0%
2023 2.81 783rd 805 2.7%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Rank History for all high school students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 1.07 747th 767 2.6%
2009 3.97 757th 791 4.3%
2010 0.32 807th 819 1.5%
2011 0.58 807th 818 1.3%
2012 0.39 817th 832 1.8%
2018 12.30 686th 800 14.3%
2019 7.31 746th 836 10.8%
2021 8.58 725th 819 11.5%
2022 11.96 700th 836 16.3%
2023 14.15 704th 867 18.8%
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Rank History for high school Multi-racial students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 4.11 208th 211 1.4%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.82 306th 614 50.2%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.71 671st 758 11.5%
2019 9.87 701st 779 10.0%
2021 13.39 661st 763 13.4%
2022 14.73 658th 773 14.9%
2023 10.56 708th 805 12.0%
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Rank History for high school Female students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.86 705th 751 6.1%
2019 3.83 739th 781 5.4%
2021 8.62 687th 775 11.4%
2022 13.06 676th 794 14.9%
2023 7.27 724th 813 10.9%
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Rank History for high school Disabled students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.11 532nd 550 3.3%
2019 12.97 590th 628 6.1%
2021 14.07 550th 596 7.7%
2022 23.81 484th 606 20.1%
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Rank History for high school Male students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.76 675th 763 11.5%
2019 9.10 713th 792 10.0%
2021 4.48 733rd 778 5.8%
2022 6.87 726th 808 10.1%
2023 16.30 675th 819 17.6%
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Rank History for high school African American students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.01 245th 303 19.1%
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Rank History for high school White students at GOAL Digital Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.07 695th 718 3.2%
2019 2.21 715th 739 3.2%
2021 2.41 711th 727 2.2%
2022 2.84 716th 749 4.4%
2023 5.50 713th 756 5.7%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Ohio Department of Education

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Enrollment information for GOAL Digital Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 29 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 29
2005 51 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 51
2006 66 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 67
2007 124 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 127
2008 226 11 1 2 0 n/a n/a 16 256
2009 298 23 2 2 3 n/a n/a 8 336
2010 276 30 0 2 2 n/a n/a 17 327
2011 266 14 0 2 2 0 11 0 295
2012 267 18 0 1 1 0 8 0 295
2013 293 12 0 5 0 2 17 0 329
2014 292 12 1 6 0 4 16 0 331
2015 308 17 0 11 0 0 23 0 359
2016 325 19 0 9 0 0 27 0 380
2017 346 23 0 12 1 0 42 0 424
2018 410 82 1 10 1 0 41 0 545
2019 473 85 2 12 0 1 38 0 611
2020 483 73 2 13 1 2 44 0 618
2021 654 60 0 26 0 2 69 0 811
2022 515 43 0 36 0 0 34 0 628
2023 644 40 0 45 1 0 42 0 772

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at GOAL Digital Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 29 1.0 29.0 n/a
2005 51 n/a n/a 0
2006 67 7.9 8.5 0
2007 127 10.0 12.7 0
2008 256 18.0 14.2 n/a
2009 336 22.0 15.3 0
2010 327 22.0 14.8 0
2011 295 24.0 12.2 0
2012 295 30.0 9.8 0
2013 329 32.5 10.1 0
2014 331 34.0 9.7 0
2015 359 n/a n/a 0
2016 380 16.0 23.7 0
2017 424 15.5 27.2 n/a
2018 545 20.9 26.0 n/a
2019 611 28.1 21.6 n/a
2020 618 34.9 17.6 n/a
2021 811 32.8 24.6 n/a
2022 628 31.2 20.0 n/a
2023 772 30.2 25.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio GOAL Digital Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 29 1.0 29.0 n/a
2005 51 n/a n/a 0
2006 67 7.9 8.5 0
2007 127 10.0 12.7 0
2008 256 18.0 14.2 n/a
2009 336 22.0 15.3 0
2010 327 22.0 14.8 0
2011 295 24.0 12.2 0
2012 295 30.0 9.8 0
2013 329 32.5 10.1 0
2014 331 34.0 9.7 0
2015 359 n/a n/a 0
2016 380 16.0 23.7 0
2017 424 15.5 27.2 n/a
2018 545 20.9 26.0 n/a
2019 611 28.1 21.6 n/a
2020 618 34.9 17.6 n/a
2021 811 32.8 24.6 n/a
2022 628 31.2 20.0 n/a
2023 772 30.2 25.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for GOAL Digital Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2022 $7,512
2023 $7,256

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on GOAL Digital Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1215th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1375th of 1596 Elementary schools
 13.7%
Ranks 940th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 930th of 1048 Middle schools
 0.8%
Ranks 746th of 836 High schoolsRanks 704th of 867 High schools
 8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (GOAL Digital Academy)8058.3
 21.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (GOAL Digital Academy)200
 20%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (GOAL Digital Academy)250
 25%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (GOAL Digital Academy)12.913.2
 0.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (GOAL Digital Academy)35.535
 0.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (GOAL Digital Academy)35.333.3
 2%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (GOAL Digital Academy)38.8
 5.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (GOAL Digital Academy)17.621.1
 3.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course American Government (GOAL Digital Academy)56.352.2
 4.1%
   End of Course American Government (Ohio)77.772
 5.7%
End of Course American History (GOAL Digital Academy)40.645.3
 4.7%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Biology (GOAL Digital Academy)35.132.5
 2.6%
   End of Course Biology (Ohio)73.763.7
 10%
End of Course English II (GOAL Digital Academy)34.827.7
 7.1%
   End of Course English II (Ohio)66.260.8
 5.4%
End of Course Geometry (GOAL Digital Academy)9.712.9
 3.2%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Algebra I (GOAL Digital Academy)8.818.2
 9.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students611772
 26.4%
African American8540
 52.9%
American Indian01
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic1245
 275%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White473644
 36.2%
Two or More Races3842
 10.5%


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GOAL Digital Academy ranks in the bottom 13.8% of Ohio alternative schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 772 students attended GOAL Digital Academy.

Students at GOAL Digital Academy are 83% White, 6% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 5% African American.


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