Pleasant Hill Academy

Summary:

Pleasant Hill Academy is an elementary school in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving 478 students in grades PK-6. The school is part of the Cincinnati Public Schools district, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Pleasant Hill Academy faces significant challenges, with consistently high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 33.2% to 63.4%, which are much higher than nearby schools like Winton Hills Academy (62.5%) and Mt. Airy School (59.3%). Academically, the school's proficiency rates on state tests are alarmingly low, with only 18.8% of 5th-grade students proficient in Science and 6.8% of 6th-grade students proficient in Mathematics, compared to state averages of 63.9% and 50%, respectively. As a result, Pleasant Hill Academy has consistently ranked in the bottom 10-15% of Ohio elementary schools, with a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

The school's performance is particularly concerning for its African American students, special education students, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, who all perform significantly worse than their peers statewide. While nearby schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools district also struggle with low academic performance and high chronic absenteeism, Pleasant Hill Academy consistently ranks lower and performs worse across various metrics. Addressing these challenges will require a comprehensive and sustained approach that considers the unique needs of the school's student population and the effective allocation of resources to support student learning and engagement.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-7

 1350 W North Bend Rd
       Cincinnati, OH  45224-2606


(513) 363-4300

District: Cincinnati Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1498th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,981 Help


Students who attend Pleasant Hill Academy 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:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  478

Racial breakdown:

African American:
79.5%
Two or more races:
9.2%
Hispanic:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.4% Help


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Compare Details Pleasant Hill Academy ranks worse than 93.9% of elementary schools in Ohio. It also ranks 38th 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 6.14. (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 (79.5%), two or more races (9.2%), Hispanic (6.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pleasant Hill Academy is 16.9. 25 elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pleasant Hill Academy is $13,981. 22 elementary schools in the Cincinnati Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pleasant Hill Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Pleasant Hill Academy 1498th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Pleasant Hill Academy 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 Pleasant Hill Academy

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Rank History for all students at Pleasant Hill Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 14.15 1329th 1471 9.7%
2005 5.59 1425th 1501 5.1%
2006 2.31 1466th 1504 2.5%
2007 4.75 1546th 1609 3.9%
2008 7.71 1478th 1582 6.6%
2009 7.03 1505th 1610 6.5%
2010 6.28 1560th 1662 6.1%
2011 8.06 1568th 1686 7.0%
2012 10.73 1554th 1709 9.1%
2013 11.39 1535th 1701 9.8%
2014 22.51 1381st 1687 18.1%
2015 13.57 1476th 1684 12.4%
2016 16.22 1410th 1678 16.0%
2017 24.50 1276th 1651 22.7%
2018 35.55 1165th 1636 28.8%
2019 24.46 1308th 1676 22.0%
2021 6.83 1513th 1610 6.0%
2022 5.27 1522nd 1588 4.2%
2023 6.14 1498th 1596 6.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pleasant Hill Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 12.25 836th 856 2.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pleasant Hill Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.79 958th 1465 34.6%
2019 32.77 1091st 1465 25.5%
2021 7.77 1321st 1404 5.9%
2022 5.64 1367th 1419 3.7%
2023 6.45 1375th 1447 5.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Pleasant Hill Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.57 6th 22 72.7%
2019 50.59 8th 22 63.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Pleasant Hill Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.90 1137th 1518 25.1%
2019 20.10 1231st 1502 18.0%
2021 4.33 1421st 1467 3.1%
2022 4.52 1434th 1488 3.6%
2023 3.55 1443rd 1483 2.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Pleasant Hill Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.09 224th 1021 78.1%
2019 67.17 227th 956 76.3%
2021 11.15 753rd 765 1.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Pleasant Hill Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.38 1092nd 1536 28.9%
2019 27.58 1183rd 1535 22.9%
2021 4.56 1454th 1499 3.0%
2022 4.75 1442nd 1518 5.0%
2023 5.07 1428th 1498 4.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Pleasant Hill Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.15 211th 598 64.7%
2019 49.75 292nd 605 51.7%
2021 23.02 426th 533 20.1%
2022 16.05 540th 601 10.1%
2023 17.57 537th 610 12.0%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Pleasant Hill Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 137 472 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 614
1989 135 466 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 609
1990 141 487 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 633
1991 152 484 6 2 1 n/a n/a 0 645
1992 155 492 3 1 0 n/a n/a 7 658
1993 151 580 4 0 0 n/a n/a 25 760
1994 151 644 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 796
1995 80 669 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 749
1996 80 669 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 749
1997 73 713 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 786
1998 68 683 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 751
1999 35 690 5 3 1 n/a n/a 0 734
2000 25 679 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 709
2001 14 620 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 637
2002 19 648 0 1 0 n/a n/a 10 678
2003 19 648 0 1 0 n/a n/a 10 678
2004 13 577 1 0 0 n/a n/a 11 602
2005 10 529 1 3 0 n/a n/a 14 557
2006 9 649 2 4 0 n/a n/a 19 683
2007 19 553 0 3 0 n/a n/a 21 596
2008 20 527 0 0 0 n/a n/a 19 566
2009 19 705 2 0 1 n/a n/a 25 752
2010 12 655 2 0 0 n/a n/a 26 695
2011 10 647 0 1 0 0 27 0 685
2012 10 551 0 4 0 0 23 0 588
2013 16 507 0 2 0 0 28 0 553
2014 12 376 0 4 0 0 18 0 410
2015 12 436 1 11 0 1 15 0 476
2016 16 421 1 7 0 1 33 0 479
2017 15 460 1 8 0 1 24 0 509
2018 17 469 0 15 0 0 21 0 522
2019 21 419 2 19 1 1 27 0 490
2020 27 430 1 23 0 0 32 0 513
2021 23 426 3 24 0 0 32 0 508
2022 19 417 3 24 0 0 39 0 502
2023 23 380 1 30 0 0 44 0 478

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pleasant Hill Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 614 29.0 21.1 0
1989 609 31.0 19.6 n/a
1990 633 24.5 25.8 n/a
1991 645 32.0 20.1 n/a
1992 658 31.0 21.2 54.9
1993 760 32.0 23.8 59.6
1994 796 35.0 22.7 60.4
1995 749 31.0 24.2 0
1996 749 31.0 24.2 0
1997 786 30.0 26.2 62.3
1998 751 35.0 21.5 63
1999 734 34.0 21.6 72.1
2000 709 32.0 22.2 73.3
2001 637 33.0 19.3 69.2
2002 678 41.0 16.5 79.5
2003 678 41.0 16.5 79.5
2004 602 42.2 14.3 80.9
2005 557 38.3 14.5 86.4
2006 683 39.3 17.4 82.8
2007 596 35.7 16.7 81
2008 566 26.4 21.4 n/a
2009 752 33.0 22.8 87.1
2010 695 34.4 20.2 100.3
2011 685 35.0 19.5 89.8
2012 588 30.0 19.6 99.5
2013 553 29.0 19.0 99.5
2014 410 25.0 16.4 99.3
2015 476 n/a n/a 99.4
2016 479 24.0 19.9 99.4
2017 509 24.0 21.2 n/a
2018 522 15.4 33.8 n/a
2019 490 34.0 14.4 n/a
2020 513 65.0 7.8 n/a
2021 508 34.2 14.8 n/a
2022 502 30.1 16.6 n/a
2023 478 28.2 16.9 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 Pleasant Hill Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 614 29.0 21.1 0
1989 609 31.0 19.6 n/a
1990 633 24.5 25.8 n/a
1991 645 32.0 20.1 n/a
1992 658 31.0 21.2 54.9
1993 760 32.0 23.8 59.6
1994 796 35.0 22.7 60.4
1995 749 31.0 24.2 0
1996 749 31.0 24.2 0
1997 786 30.0 26.2 62.3
1998 751 35.0 21.5 63
1999 734 34.0 21.6 72.1
2000 709 32.0 22.2 73.3
2001 637 33.0 19.3 69.2
2002 678 41.0 16.5 79.5
2003 678 41.0 16.5 79.5
2004 602 42.2 14.3 80.9
2005 557 38.3 14.5 86.4
2006 683 39.3 17.4 82.8
2007 596 35.7 16.7 81
2008 566 26.4 21.4 n/a
2009 752 33.0 22.8 87.1
2010 695 34.4 20.2 100.3
2011 685 35.0 19.5 89.8
2012 588 30.0 19.6 99.5
2013 553 29.0 19.0 99.5
2014 410 25.0 16.4 99.3
2015 476 n/a n/a 99.4
2016 479 24.0 19.9 99.4
2017 509 24.0 21.2 n/a
2018 522 15.4 33.8 n/a
2019 490 34.0 14.4 n/a
2020 513 65.0 7.8 n/a
2021 508 34.2 14.8 n/a
2022 502 30.1 16.6 n/a
2023 478 28.2 16.9 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 Pleasant Hill Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,981
2022 $12,463
2023 $13,981

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pleasant Hill 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 1308th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1498th of 1596 Elementary schools
 15.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pleasant Hill Academy)7319
 54%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)59.545.5
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pleasant Hill Academy)34.928.6
 6.3%
   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 (Pleasant Hill Academy)40.617.7
 22.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)5641.8
 14.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Pleasant Hill Academy)54.714.5
 40.2%
   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 (Pleasant Hill Academy)4618.8
 27.2%
   5th Grade Science (Cincinnati Public Schools)46.236.7
 9.5%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pleasant Hill Academy)36.58.7
 27.8%
   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 (Pleasant Hill Academy)30.220.6
 9.6%
   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 (Pleasant Hill Academy)32.46.8
 25.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cincinnati Public Schools)44.131.8
 12.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Pleasant Hill Academy)35.114.8
 20.3%
   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 Students490478
 2.4%
African American419380
 9.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic1930
 57.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White2123
 9.5%
Two or More Races2744
 63%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 478 students attended Pleasant Hill Academy.

Pleasant Hill Academy ranks in the bottom 6.1% of Ohio elementary schools.

Students at Pleasant Hill Academy are 79% African American, 9% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 5% White.


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