Frederick Douglass School

Summary:

Frederick Douglass School is an elementary school serving around 250 students in grades PK-8 in the Cincinnati Public Schools district. The school has a predominantly African American student population (over 88%) and has consistently ranked in the bottom 10% of Ohio elementary schools in recent years.

The school faces significant challenges, particularly in the areas of chronic absenteeism and academic performance. Frederick Douglass School has had extremely high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 39% to 70.8% in recent years, which is much higher than the district and state averages. Academically, the school's proficiency rates on Ohio state tests are very low across all grade levels and subject areas, with only 7.4% of 5th graders proficient in science, 25% of 3rd graders proficient in math, and 18.5% of 5th graders proficient in English language arts. These rates are well below the district and state averages. The school's struggles are evident across multiple student subgroups, including female students, male students, African American students, special education students, and low socioeconomic status students.

Nearby North Avondale Montessori School, Evanston Academy, and South Avondale School also face academic challenges, but generally perform better than Frederick Douglass School. The extremely high chronic absenteeism rates at Frederick Douglass appear to be closely linked to the school's poor academic performance, and the school's struggles may be exacerbated by the socioeconomic factors that often impact academic achievement. Despite these challenges, the school's ranking and performance have remained consistently low over the past several years, indicating a need for significant and sustained interventions to address the underlying issues.


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Public PK, KG-6

 2627 Park Ave
       Cincinnati, OH  45206-1476


(513) 363-1900

District: Cincinnati Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1451st of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,161 Help


Students who attend Frederick Douglass School usually attend:

High:    Clark Montessori High School
    Gilbert A. Dater High School
    Hughes STEM High School
    James N. Gamble Montessori High School
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Student/teacher ratio:  9.8 Help
Number of students:  250

Racial breakdown:

African American:
88.4%
Two or more races:
5.6%
White:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99% Help


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Compare Details Frederick Douglass School ranks worse than 90.9% of elementary schools in Ohio. It also ranks 36th among 40 ranked elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.16. (See more...)
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Compare Details Frederick Douglass School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 5.09. (See more...)
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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: African American (88.4%), two or more races (5.6%), White (4.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Frederick Douglass School is 9.8, which is the lowest among 41 elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Frederick Douglass School is $15,161, which is the 8th highest among 40 elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Frederick Douglass School:

SchoolDigger ranks Frederick Douglass School 1451st of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Frederick Douglass School in the ranking list.)

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Cincinnati Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Cincinnati Public Schools 607th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Frederick Douglass School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Frederick Douglass School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 1.51 1451st 1471 1.4%
2005 0.41 1498th 1501 0.2%
2006 1.18 1491st 1504 0.9%
2007 2.28 1577th 1609 2.0%
2008 3.20 1533rd 1582 3.1%
2009 1.63 1587th 1610 1.4%
2010 5.73 1573rd 1662 5.4%
2011 5.58 1601st 1686 5.0%
2012 16.41 1490th 1709 12.8%
2013 9.05 1555th 1701 8.6%
2014 13.65 1481st 1687 12.2%
2015 7.31 1569th 1684 6.8%
2016 5.20 1607th 1678 4.2%
2017 6.69 1537th 1651 6.9%
2018 9.69 1483rd 1636 9.4%
2019 12.61 1463rd 1676 12.7%
2021 7.24 1501st 1610 6.8%
2022 9.83 1415th 1588 10.9%
2023 8.16 1451st 1596 9.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Frederick Douglass School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.17 765th 856 10.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Frederick Douglass School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.74 1324th 1465 9.6%
2019 17.41 1272nd 1465 13.2%
2021 9.13 1291st 1404 8.0%
2022 14.77 1219th 1419 14.1%
2023 10.09 1317th 1447 9.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Homeless students at Frederick Douglass School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.52 12th 22 45.5%
2019 20.09 19th 22 13.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Frederick Douglass School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.13 1365th 1518 10.1%
2019 14.48 1304th 1502 13.2%
2021 5.07 1398th 1467 4.7%
2022 6.10 1401st 1488 5.8%
2023 6.78 1372nd 1483 7.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Frederick Douglass School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.00 753rd 1021 26.2%
2019 33.16 653rd 956 31.7%
2021 21.01 670th 765 12.4%
2022 49.52 349th 824 57.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Frederick Douglass School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.90 1407th 1536 8.4%
2019 12.34 1356th 1535 11.7%
2021 10.15 1292nd 1499 13.8%
2022 13.48 1278th 1518 15.8%
2023 8.10 1365th 1498 8.9%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Frederick Douglass School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.88 445th 598 25.6%
2019 34.63 398th 605 34.2%
2021 28.28 374th 533 29.8%
2022 33.70 379th 601 36.9%
2023 23.94 471st 610 22.8%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Frederick Douglass School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 0.58 685th 692 1.0%
2006 0.34 728th 732 0.5%
2007 0.86 828th 837 1.1%
2008 5.22 789th 835 5.5%
2009 3.24 828th 858 3.5%
2010 12.26 801st 895 10.5%
2011 16.89 794th 925 14.2%
2012 18.61 832nd 989 15.9%
2013 13.90 874th 1001 12.7%
2015 6.48 960th 1035 7.2%
2016 8.35 953rd 1050 9.2%
2017 5.09 990th 1038 4.6%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Frederick Douglass School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 164 465 1 1 0 n/a n/a 38 669
1989 146 478 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 624
1990 136 480 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 616
1991 113 487 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 600
1992 84 528 1 0 0 n/a n/a -19 594
1993 59 607 0 0 0 n/a n/a 7 673
1994 32 573 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 605
1995 5 420 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1996 5 420 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1997 8 381 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 391
1998 5 383 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 388
1999 0 406 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2000 1 415 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 416
2001 6 317 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 323
2002 2 314 0 1 0 n/a n/a 7 324
2003 2 314 0 1 0 n/a n/a 7 324
2004 3 291 0 1 0 n/a n/a 4 299
2005 6 441 1 0 0 n/a n/a 12 460
2006 7 395 1 3 0 n/a n/a 5 411
2007 3 368 1 7 0 n/a n/a 6 385
2008 4 392 1 0 0 n/a n/a 6 403
2009 6 465 1 0 0 n/a n/a 12 484
2010 5 418 1 1 0 n/a n/a 10 435
2011 1 407 0 1 2 0 12 0 423
2012 13 392 0 0 2 0 16 0 423
2013 9 354 0 2 2 0 5 0 372
2014 4 262 1 1 1 0 6 0 275
2015 9 273 1 1 0 0 16 0 300
2016 11 275 1 2 0 0 12 0 301
2017 9 268 0 2 0 0 13 0 292
2018 6 290 0 1 0 0 8 0 305
2019 13 259 0 0 0 0 6 0 278
2020 14 275 0 0 0 0 11 0 300
2021 10 287 0 1 0 0 14 0 312
2022 11 243 0 1 0 0 12 0 267
2023 12 221 0 3 0 0 14 0 250

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 Frederick Douglass School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 669 34.0 19.6 0
1989 624 34.0 18.3 n/a
1990 616 32.0 19.2 n/a
1991 600 35.0 17.1 n/a
1992 594 31.3 18.9 82.3
1993 673 31.5 21.4 80.6
1994 605 34.0 17.8 86.8
1995 425 28.0 15.2 0
1996 425 28.0 15.2 0
1997 391 22.0 17.8 90
1998 388 26.0 14.9 91.2
1999 406 25.0 16.2 90.9
2000 416 19.5 21.3 99.3
2001 323 20.0 16.2 99.1
2002 324 19.0 17.1 101.3
2003 324 19.0 17.1 101.3
2004 299 23.0 13.0 94.6
2005 460 38.5 11.9 101.8
2006 411 30.8 13.3 91.6
2007 385 20.0 19.3 95
2008 403 18.5 21.8 n/a
2009 484 20.0 24.2 101.9
2010 435 22.5 19.3 101.6
2011 423 21.5 19.6 99.3
2012 423 21.5 19.6 99.1
2013 372 19.5 19.0 99.2
2014 275 18.0 15.2 98.9
2015 300 n/a n/a 99
2016 301 17.0 17.7 99
2017 292 14.5 20.1 n/a
2018 305 11.5 26.5 n/a
2019 278 26.2 10.6 n/a
2020 300 47.4 6.3 n/a
2021 312 23.7 13.1 n/a
2022 267 23.2 11.5 n/a
2023 250 25.4 9.8 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 Frederick Douglass School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 669 34.0 19.6 0
1989 624 34.0 18.3 n/a
1990 616 32.0 19.2 n/a
1991 600 35.0 17.1 n/a
1992 594 31.3 18.9 82.3
1993 673 31.5 21.4 80.6
1994 605 34.0 17.8 86.8
1995 425 28.0 15.2 0
1996 425 28.0 15.2 0
1997 391 22.0 17.8 90
1998 388 26.0 14.9 91.2
1999 406 25.0 16.2 90.9
2000 416 19.5 21.3 99.3
2001 323 20.0 16.2 99.1
2002 324 19.0 17.1 101.3
2003 324 19.0 17.1 101.3
2004 299 23.0 13.0 94.6
2005 460 38.5 11.9 101.8
2006 411 30.8 13.3 91.6
2007 385 20.0 19.3 95
2008 403 18.5 21.8 n/a
2009 484 20.0 24.2 101.9
2010 435 22.5 19.3 101.6
2011 423 21.5 19.6 99.3
2012 423 21.5 19.6 99.1
2013 372 19.5 19.0 99.2
2014 275 18.0 15.2 98.9
2015 300 n/a n/a 99
2016 301 17.0 17.7 99
2017 292 14.5 20.1 n/a
2018 305 11.5 26.5 n/a
2019 278 26.2 10.6 n/a
2020 300 47.4 6.3 n/a
2021 312 23.7 13.1 n/a
2022 267 23.2 11.5 n/a
2023 250 25.4 9.8 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 Frederick Douglass School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,091
2022 $14,886
2023 $15,161

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Frederick Douglass School

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 1463rd of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1451st of 1596 Elementary schools
 3.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Frederick Douglass School)5025
 25%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)59.545.5
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Frederick Douglass School)47.128.6
 18.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)66.447.5
 18.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Frederick Douglass School)14.331.4
 17.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)5641.8
 14.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Frederick Douglass School)19.425.7
 6.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)5239.7
 12.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Frederick Douglass School)28.67.4
 21.2%
   5th Grade Science (Cincinnati Public Schools)46.236.7
 9.5%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Frederick Douglass School)17.13.7
 13.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)46.230.9
 15.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Frederick Douglass School)45.718.5
 27.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)56.946.5
 10.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Frederick Douglass School)20.514.8
 5.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)44.131.8
 12.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Frederick Douglass School)33.318.5
 14.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Cincinnati Public Schools)46.237.9
 8.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students278250
 10.1%
African American259221
 14.7%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic03
Pacific Islander00
White1312
 7.7%
Two or More Races614
 133.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 250 students attended Frederick Douglass School.

Frederick Douglass School ranks in the bottom 9.1% of Ohio elementary schools.

Students at Frederick Douglass School are 88% African American, 6% Two or more races, 5% White, 1% Hispanic.


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