Piqua Junior High School

Summary:

Piqua Junior High School is a public middle school serving 526 students in grades 7-8 in Piqua, Ohio. While the school has a predominantly White student population, it faces several challenges, including high chronic absenteeism rates, below-average academic performance, and significant disparities in subgroup achievement.

Piqua Junior High School's chronic absenteeism rate has risen sharply from 9.9% in 2019-2020 to 46.6% in 2020-2021, significantly higher than the state average and the rates of nearby schools like Milton-Union Middle School (21.9%) and Versailles Middle School (2.7%). Academically, the school's proficiency rates in Mathematics and English Language Arts are below state averages, with White students and students with disabilities performing significantly worse than their peers in the state.

When compared to nearby high-performing schools like Miami East Junior High School, Piqua Junior High School's academic performance, attendance rates, and overall school climate appear to be areas of concern. The school's statewide ranking has declined over the past several years, suggesting that its performance is not keeping pace with other middle schools in Piqua City. Addressing the root causes of chronic absenteeism and implementing targeted interventions to support underperforming student subgroups could be crucial for improving the school's long-term success.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1 Tomahawk Trl
       Piqua, OH  45356-8242


(937) 778-2997

District: Piqua City

SchoolDigger Rank:
598th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,812 Help


Students who attend Piqua Junior High School usually attend:

High:    Piqua High School

Feeder schools for Piqua Junior High School:

Elementary:    Springcreek Primary Elementary School
    Washington Primary Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  22.8 Help
Number of students:  526

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.8%
Two or more races:
10.5%
African American:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.2% Help


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Compare Details Piqua Junior High School ranks worse than 57.1% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.54. (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: White (80.8%), two or more races (10.5%), African American (5.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Piqua Junior High School is 22.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Piqua Junior High School is $11,812.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Piqua Junior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Piqua Junior High School 598th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Piqua Junior High School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Piqua Junior High School

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Rank History for all students at Piqua Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 49.12 425th 692 38.6%
2006 55.80 414th 732 43.4%
2007 58.39 442nd 837 47.2%
2008 64.57 364th 835 56.4%
2009 68.34 330th 858 61.5%
2010 64.47 428th 895 52.2%
2011 61.82 478th 925 48.3%
2012 61.97 512th 989 48.2%
2013 57.77 584th 1001 41.7%
2014 59.42 557th 1008 44.7%
2015 49.50 607th 1035 41.4%
2016 63.14 438th 1050 58.3%
2017 61.11 480th 1038 53.8%
2018 49.59 587th 1010 41.9%
2019 41.84 668th 1050 36.4%
2021 51.98 554th 1037 46.6%
2022 44.36 605th 1017 40.5%
2023 48.54 598th 1048 42.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Piqua Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.99 154th 205 24.9%
2019 20.30 174th 206 15.5%
2021 30.33 156th 219 28.8%
2022 27.96 186th 239 22.2%
2023 31.99 173rd 245 29.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Piqua Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.89 574th 590 2.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Piqua Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.29 552nd 924 40.3%
2019 39.28 642nd 945 32.1%
2021 37.31 596th 923 35.4%
2022 34.96 647th 947 31.7%
2023 35.66 654th 974 32.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Piqua Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.95 488th 897 45.6%
2019 48.19 572nd 917 37.6%
2021 39.08 587th 910 35.5%
2022 38.27 608th 925 34.3%
2023 47.43 548th 943 41.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Piqua Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.80 486th 643 24.4%
2019 20.61 590th 658 10.3%
2021 23.21 503rd 576 12.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Piqua Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.77 495th 521 5.0%
2019 75.59 5th 164 97.0%
2021 45.75 198th 274 27.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Piqua Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.58 598th 916 34.7%
2019 33.64 664th 933 28.8%
2021 54.06 451st 924 51.2%
2022 41.40 574th 946 39.3%
2023 42.27 588th 963 38.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Piqua Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 52.29 164th 436 62.4%
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Rank History for White students at Piqua Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.01 583rd 781 25.4%
2019 27.16 648th 796 18.6%
2021 35.87 542nd 781 30.6%
2022 30.13 610th 809 24.6%
2023 35.75 572nd 805 28.9%
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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.

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Data source: Ohio Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Piqua Junior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 616 28 2 2 5 n/a n/a 0 653
2001 594 29 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 632
2002 565 37 3 4 0 n/a n/a 5 614
2003 565 37 3 4 0 n/a n/a 5 614
2004 603 35 5 5 2 n/a n/a 7 657
2005 579 36 5 8 5 n/a n/a 10 643
2006 521 41 4 8 1 n/a n/a 11 586
2007 490 35 6 10 1 n/a n/a 14 556
2008 498 27 7 10 5 n/a n/a 18 565
2009 527 24 5 10 2 n/a n/a 30 598
2010 500 16 3 9 1 n/a n/a 39 568
2011 497 19 3 8 1 0 46 0 574
2012 481 18 6 8 1 0 44 0 558
2013 480 12 4 9 3 0 41 0 549
2014 438 11 3 6 3 0 39 0 500
2015 460 13 2 11 0 1 37 0 524
2016 476 15 3 9 1 1 42 0 547
2017 466 20 3 12 2 1 36 0 540
2018 470 16 5 14 1 1 46 0 553
2019 453 19 4 17 2 1 43 0 539
2020 433 20 0 20 2 2 42 0 519
2021 422 15 0 20 0 0 50 0 507
2022 425 21 0 20 0 0 56 0 522
2023 425 28 2 16 0 0 55 0 526

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 Piqua Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 653 34.0 19.2 24.5
2001 632 34.0 18.6 33.4
2002 614 28.0 21.9 39.2
2003 614 28.0 21.9 39.2
2004 657 26.0 25.3 39.8
2005 643 26.0 24.7 47.9
2006 586 28.0 20.9 45.6
2007 556 25.5 21.8 43.7
2008 565 26.4 21.4 n/a
2009 598 27.5 21.7 53.5
2010 568 26.5 21.4 57.1
2011 574 26.5 21.6 55.1
2012 558 25.0 22.3 60.4
2013 549 22.0 24.9 57.7
2014 500 21.0 23.8 55.4
2015 524 n/a n/a 54.4
2016 547 22.0 24.8 57
2017 540 22.0 24.5 57
2018 553 22.0 25.1 51.2
2019 539 24.0 22.4 48.6
2020 519 24.0 21.6 51.4
2021 507 23.0 22.0 n/a
2022 522 22.0 23.7 n/a
2023 526 23.0 22.8 61.2

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 Piqua Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 653 34.0 19.2 24.5
2001 632 34.0 18.6 33.4
2002 614 28.0 21.9 39.2
2003 614 28.0 21.9 39.2
2004 657 26.0 25.3 39.8
2005 643 26.0 24.7 47.9
2006 586 28.0 20.9 45.6
2007 556 25.5 21.8 43.7
2008 565 26.4 21.4 n/a
2009 598 27.5 21.7 53.5
2010 568 26.5 21.4 57.1
2011 574 26.5 21.6 55.1
2012 558 25.0 22.3 60.4
2013 549 22.0 24.9 57.7
2014 500 21.0 23.8 55.4
2015 524 n/a n/a 54.4
2016 547 22.0 24.8 57
2017 540 22.0 24.5 57
2018 553 22.0 25.1 51.2
2019 539 24.0 22.4 48.6
2020 519 24.0 21.6 51.4
2021 507 23.0 22.0 n/a
2022 522 22.0 23.7 n/a
2023 526 23.0 22.8 61.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Piqua Junior High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $7,696
2022 $11,131
2023 $11,812

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Piqua Junior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 668th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 598th of 1048 Middle schools
 6.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Mathematics (Piqua Junior High School)41.945.9
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Piqua City)42.446.7
 4.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Piqua Junior High School)65.564.4
 1.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Piqua City)65.464.5
 0.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Piqua Junior High School)68.662.5
 6.1%
   8th Grade Science (Piqua City)68.662.5
 6.1%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Piqua Junior High School)34.125.4
 8.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Piqua City)34.525.4
 9.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Piqua Junior High School)46.153.6
 7.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Piqua City)46.153.6
 7.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Algebra I (Piqua Junior High School)85.288.5
 3.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Piqua City)57.658.5
 0.9%
   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 Students539526
 2.4%
African American1928
 47.4%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian42
 50%
Hispanic1716
 5.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White453425
 6.2%
Two or More Races4355
 27.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients48.6%61.2%
 12.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Piqua Junior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 526 students attended Piqua Junior High School.

Students who attend Piqua Junior High School usually go on to attend Piqua High School

Students at Piqua Junior High School are 81% White, 10% Two or more races, 5% African American, 3% Hispanic.

Piqua Junior High School ranks 598th of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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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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