Norwood High School

Summary:

Norwood High School is a public high school serving 456 students in grades 9-12 in Norwood, Ohio, which is part of the Cincinnati Public Schools district. The school has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger and ranks 426 out of 867 Ohio high schools, performing in the middle of the pack statewide.

Norwood High School has a higher percentage of White students (63.82%) compared to nearby schools, which tend to have more African American and Hispanic students. The school's test scores are generally higher than the state average, with strong performance in subjects like American History, Biology, and English II. However, the school struggles in Geometry and Algebra I, where proficiency rates lag behind the state. Norwood High School's graduation rate has declined in recent years, dropping from 87.8% in 2020-2021 to 77.4% in 2022-2023, which is a significant concern. The school also has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 43.7%, well above the state average.

Compared to other local schools, Norwood High School outperforms Lighthouse School and Dohn Community, which have lower statewide rankings, graduation rates, and test scores. However, Norwood lags behind higher-performing schools like Walnut Hills High School and Reading Junior Senior High School. Addressing the school's chronic absenteeism and declining graduation rates could be key focus areas for improvement.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 2020 Sherman Ave
       Norwood, OH  45212-2616


(513) 924-2800

District: Norwood City

SchoolDigger Rank:
426th of 867 Ohio High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,062 Help


Feeder schools for Norwood High School:

Elementary:    Norwood View Elementary School
    Sharpsburg Elementary
    Williams Avenue Elementary School
Middle:    Norwood Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  456

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.8%
African American:
15.8%
Hispanic:
15.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Norwood High School ranks better than 50.9% of high schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.46. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Norwood High School 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 Student population at Norwood High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (63.8%), African American (15.8%), Hispanic (15.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Norwood High School is 14.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Norwood High School is $13,062.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Norwood High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Norwood High School 426th of 867 Ohio public high schools. (See Norwood High School in the ranking list.)

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Norwood City:

SchoolDigger ranks Norwood City 435th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Norwood High School

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Rank History for all students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 43.05 442nd 681 35.1%
2005 50.19 414th 689 39.9%
2006 48.60 452nd 696 35.1%
2007 55.76 441st 756 41.7%
2008 55.17 464th 767 39.5%
2009 61.91 375th 791 52.6%
2010 54.10 533rd 819 34.9%
2011 50.83 577th 818 29.5%
2012 56.65 526th 832 36.8%
2013 60.46 388th 767 49.4%
2014 58.95 410th 769 46.7%
2015 45.93 534th 778 31.4%
2016 46.02 503rd 784 35.8%
2017 50.53 392nd 773 49.3%
2018 48.53 469th 800 41.4%
2019 47.37 515th 836 38.4%
2021 38.24 544th 819 33.6%
2022 38.43 554th 836 33.7%
2023 53.46 426th 867 50.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.96 51st 100 49.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.93 155th 614 74.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.25 353rd 758 53.4%
2019 53.94 412th 779 47.1%
2021 54.37 337th 763 55.8%
2022 53.65 374th 773 51.6%
2023 69.49 187th 805 76.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.98 514th 751 31.6%
2019 42.53 554th 781 29.1%
2021 31.74 567th 775 26.8%
2022 42.73 508th 794 36.0%
2023 50.08 471st 813 42.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.14 266th 550 51.6%
2019 47.59 298th 628 52.5%
2021 33.73 397th 596 33.4%
2022 31.86 399th 606 34.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.39 180th 538 66.5%
2021 45.65 245th 349 29.8%
2022 28.39 276th 312 11.5%
2023 35.53 266th 308 13.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.94 406th 763 46.8%
2019 46.94 490th 792 38.1%
2021 39.79 513th 778 34.1%
2022 32.99 585th 808 27.6%
2023 56.77 383rd 819 53.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.85 146th 279 47.7%
2019 53.33 139th 303 54.1%
2021 39.60 160th 284 43.7%
2022 36.29 185th 306 39.5%
2023 61.59 113th 323 65.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.34 98th 184 46.7%
2019 49.69 122nd 207 41.1%
2021 57.59 98th 239 59.0%
2022 39.41 165th 260 36.5%
2023 46.35 155th 270 42.6%
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Rank History for White students at Norwood High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.52 364th 718 49.3%
2019 45.88 465th 739 37.1%
2021 31.75 530th 727 27.1%
2022 37.82 506th 749 32.4%
2023 55.26 367th 756 51.5%
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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 Norwood High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1037 1 4 2 22 n/a n/a 0 1066
1989 1033 5 3 3 1 n/a n/a 0 1045
1990 962 7 4 2 4 n/a n/a 0 979
1991 850 11 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 869
1992 912 2 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 921
1993 882 1 3 3 1 n/a n/a 0 890
1994 874 4 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 886
1995 860 4 5 6 1 n/a n/a 0 876
1996 860 4 5 6 1 n/a n/a 0 876
1997 837 4 9 4 2 n/a n/a 0 856
1998 842 7 7 4 2 n/a n/a 0 862
1999 824 16 5 3 2 n/a n/a 0 850
2000 850 6 5 7 5 n/a n/a 0 873
2001 820 8 5 8 3 n/a n/a 0 844
2002 790 15 10 20 4 n/a n/a 20 859
2003 790 15 10 20 4 n/a n/a 20 859
2004 748 29 9 19 5 n/a n/a 26 836
2005 726 32 9 19 1 n/a n/a 23 810
2006 723 42 5 17 0 n/a n/a 25 812
2007 689 35 9 15 2 n/a n/a 27 777
2008 654 35 7 20 3 n/a n/a 33 752
2009 602 29 4 31 5 n/a n/a 24 695
2010 513 34 4 27 4 n/a n/a 24 606
2011 466 50 4 25 5 0 22 0 572
2012 438 53 1 30 3 0 22 0 547
2013 457 57 1 32 2 0 23 0 572
2014 413 60 0 38 1 0 19 0 531
2015 420 73 0 49 1 0 29 0 572
2016 398 68 0 51 2 1 23 0 543
2017 389 69 1 54 0 1 26 0 540
2018 397 76 1 54 0 0 33 0 561
2019 339 80 2 49 0 1 27 0 498
2020 309 75 1 64 0 1 21 0 471
2021 315 75 2 70 0 1 22 0 485
2022 299 75 2 64 0 0 19 0 459
2023 291 72 0 69 0 0 24 0 456

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 Norwood High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1066 47.0 22.6 0
1989 1045 46.0 22.7 n/a
1990 979 44.1 22.1 n/a
1991 869 49.4 17.5 n/a
1992 921 45.0 20.4 24.4
1993 890 40.6 21.9 40
1994 886 41.0 21.6 39.1
1995 876 38.0 23.1 48.2
1996 876 38.0 23.1 48.2
1997 856 38.0 22.5 41.6
1998 862 37.3 23.1 39.8
1999 850 39.3 21.6 51.1
2000 873 44.0 19.8 52
2001 844 39.0 21.6 60.7
2002 859 48.0 17.9 66.7
2003 859 48.0 17.9 66.7
2004 836 48.0 17.4 56.2
2005 810 47.0 17.2 81.6
2006 812 47.0 17.3 74.3
2007 777 54.0 14.4 103.2
2008 752 41.0 18.3 n/a
2009 695 43.0 16.2 72.1
2010 606 44.1 13.7 85.6
2011 572 41.2 13.8 50.9
2012 547 43.9 12.4 59.8
2013 572 44.2 12.9 58
2014 531 38.7 13.6 58.4
2015 572 n/a n/a 60.3
2016 543 34.0 15.9 58.9
2017 540 33.2 16.2 56.3
2018 561 36.6 15.3 60.1
2019 498 35.0 14.2 52.8
2020 471 32.6 14.4 52.7
2021 485 29.8 16.2 n/a
2022 459 30.5 15.0 n/a
2023 456 31.0 14.6 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 Norwood High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1066 47.0 22.6 0
1989 1045 46.0 22.7 n/a
1990 979 44.1 22.1 n/a
1991 869 49.4 17.5 n/a
1992 921 45.0 20.4 24.4
1993 890 40.6 21.9 40
1994 886 41.0 21.6 39.1
1995 876 38.0 23.1 48.2
1996 876 38.0 23.1 48.2
1997 856 38.0 22.5 41.6
1998 862 37.3 23.1 39.8
1999 850 39.3 21.6 51.1
2000 873 44.0 19.8 52
2001 844 39.0 21.6 60.7
2002 859 48.0 17.9 66.7
2003 859 48.0 17.9 66.7
2004 836 48.0 17.4 56.2
2005 810 47.0 17.2 81.6
2006 812 47.0 17.3 74.3
2007 777 54.0 14.4 103.2
2008 752 41.0 18.3 n/a
2009 695 43.0 16.2 72.1
2010 606 44.1 13.7 85.6
2011 572 41.2 13.8 50.9
2012 547 43.9 12.4 59.8
2013 572 44.2 12.9 58
2014 531 38.7 13.6 58.4
2015 572 n/a n/a 60.3
2016 543 34.0 15.9 58.9
2017 540 33.2 16.2 56.3
2018 561 36.6 15.3 60.1
2019 498 35.0 14.2 52.8
2020 471 32.6 14.4 52.7
2021 485 29.8 16.2 n/a
2022 459 30.5 15.0 n/a
2023 456 31.0 14.6 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 Norwood High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,558
2022 $12,840
2023 $13,062

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Norwood High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 515th of 836 High schoolsRanks 426th of 867 High schools
 12.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Government (Norwood High School)83.368.6
 14.7%
   End of Course American Government (Norwood City)83.568.6
 14.9%
   End of Course American Government (Ohio)77.772
 5.7%
End of Course American History (Norwood High School)83.679
 4.6%
   End of Course American History (Norwood City)83.679
 4.6%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Biology (Norwood High School)78.680.3
 1.7%
   End of Course Biology (Norwood City)78.680.3
 1.7%
   End of Course Biology (Ohio)73.763.7
 10%
End of Course English II (Norwood High School)61.567.9
 6.4%
   End of Course English II (Norwood City)61.567.9
 6.4%
   End of Course English II (Ohio)66.260.8
 5.4%
End of Course Geometry (Norwood High School)41.226.7
 14.5%
   End of Course Geometry (Norwood City)41.227.3
 13.9%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Norwood High School)29.743.1
 13.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Norwood City)4448.6
 4.6%
   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 Students498456
 8.4%
African American8072
 10%
American Indian00
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic4969
 40.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White339291
 14.2%
Two or More Races2724
 11.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Norwood High School

Students at Norwood High School are 64% White, 16% African American, 15% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.

Norwood High School ranks 426th of 867 Ohio high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 456 students attended Norwood High School.

Norwood High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Norwood View Elementary School
Elementary : Sharpsburg Elementary
Elementary : Williams Avenue Elementary School
Middle : Norwood Middle School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ohio Department of Education.

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