Reading Elementary School

Summary:

Reading Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-2 in Reading, Ohio, with 351 students. The school is part of the Reading Community City School District, which is ranked 467 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Reading Elementary has a higher percentage of white students (65.24%) compared to nearby schools like Lincoln Heights Elementary (1.28% white) and Roselawn Condon School (4.39% white), its academic performance is mixed. The school performs well in some subjects like 5th grade science (66.4% proficient) but struggles in others like 4th grade math (33.3% proficient), which is significantly lower than the state average of 66.8%. Additionally, Reading Elementary has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 31%, much higher than nearby schools like Blue Ash Elementary (10.2%) and Elm Avenue Elementary (5.1%).

The data suggests that socioeconomic factors may be playing a significant role in Reading Elementary's outcomes, as the school's performance varies greatly across different student subgroups. For example, the school's African American students rank in the top 219 out of 610 Ohio elementary schools, while its white students rank in the bottom 942 out of 1,215 schools. These stark contrasts between Reading Elementary and its nearby counterparts indicate that the Reading community may face significant educational inequities that warrant further investigation and targeted support.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-2

 810 E Columbia Ave
       Reading, OH  45215-3322


(513) 554-1001

District: Reading Community City

SchoolDigger Rank:
990th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,386 Help


Students who attend Reading Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Reading Junior Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.8 Help
Number of students:  351

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.2%
African American:
15.4%
Two or more races:
10.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Reading Elementary School ranks worse than 62% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.6. (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 (65.2%), African American (15.4%), two or more races (10.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Reading Elementary School is $9,386.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Reading Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Reading Elementary School 990th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Reading Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Reading Community City:

SchoolDigger ranks Reading Community City 467th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Reading Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Reading Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 80.15 212th 1471 85.6%
2005 80.74 186th 1501 87.6%
2006 65.37 587th 1504 61.0%
2007 65.31 656th 1609 59.2%
2008 66.63 602nd 1582 61.9%
2009 64.85 693rd 1610 57.0%
2010 71.02 533rd 1662 67.9%
2011 70.37 581st 1686 65.5%
2012 77.71 302nd 1709 82.3%
2013 72.82 514th 1701 69.8%
2014 55.23 1004th 1687 40.5%
2015 47.75 1064th 1684 36.8%
2016 57.95 888th 1678 47.1%
2017 64.00 760th 1651 54.0%
2018 58.96 845th 1636 48.3%
2019 61.71 791st 1676 52.8%
2023 44.60 990th 1596 38.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Reading Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 63.14 58th 183 68.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Reading Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 13.88 820th 856 4.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Reading Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.85 326th 1465 77.7%
2019 75.91 284th 1465 80.6%
2023 43.07 894th 1447 38.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Reading Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.74 636th 1518 58.1%
2019 56.96 808th 1502 46.2%
2023 38.73 977th 1483 34.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Reading Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.48 331st 1021 67.6%
2019 76.67 140th 956 85.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Reading Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.53 850th 1536 44.7%
2019 62.76 710th 1535 53.7%
2023 45.30 940th 1498 37.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Reading Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 84.56 51st 605 91.6%
2023 55.05 219th 610 64.1%
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Rank History for White students at Reading Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.31 731st 1309 44.2%
2019 48.46 793rd 1271 37.6%
2023 31.02 942nd 1215 22.5%
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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 Reading Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 349 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 352
1989 361 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 367
1990 359 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1991 420 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1992 402 7 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 411
1993 385 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 389
1994 389 20 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 410
1995 359 15 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1996 359 15 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1997 402 18 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1998 384 15 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1999 345 13 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 360
2000 350 16 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 370
2001 324 19 4 5 1 n/a n/a 0 353
2002 322 10 2 2 0 n/a n/a 4 340
2003 322 10 2 2 0 n/a n/a 4 340
2004 283 13 2 3 0 n/a n/a 7 308
2005 287 17 1 1 0 n/a n/a 10 316
2006 279 20 0 0 0 n/a n/a 7 306
2007 288 22 1 7 0 n/a n/a 8 326
2008 327 41 2 2 0 n/a n/a 13 385
2009 314 38 5 3 0 n/a n/a 18 378
2010 285 39 3 5 0 n/a n/a 23 355
2011 265 48 1 5 2 0 19 0 340
2012 262 45 1 7 0 0 15 0 330
2013 279 41 0 10 0 3 14 0 347
2014 269 43 0 12 1 0 16 0 341
2015 261 37 2 12 1 0 38 0 351
2016 256 37 2 20 1 0 38 0 354
2017 237 46 3 20 1 0 35 0 342
2018 235 40 3 21 1 0 29 0 329
2019 234 51 3 18 0 0 27 0 333
2020 299 57 6 11 0 2 34 0 409
2021 257 68 3 28 0 0 38 0 394
2022 261 64 5 23 0 0 44 0 397
2023 229 54 6 24 0 0 38 0 351

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 Reading Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 352 19.0 18.5 0
1989 367 23.0 15.9 n/a
1990 361 22.5 16.0 n/a
1991 422 23.0 18.3 n/a
1992 411 23.0 17.8 n/a
1993 389 17.2 22.6 0
1994 410 24.2 16.9 0
1995 381 24.7 15.4 0
1996 381 24.7 15.4 0
1997 426 24.3 17.5 0
1998 404 23.3 17.3 0
1999 360 22.5 16.0 0
2000 370 24.0 15.4 n/a
2001 353 23.7 14.9 32.6
2002 340 25.3 13.4 39.3
2003 340 25.3 13.4 39.3
2004 308 22.6 13.6 49.5
2005 316 23.0 13.7 49.7
2006 306 22.2 13.8 54.2
2007 326 13.4 24.3 48.1
2008 385 16.8 22.9 n/a
2009 378 19.9 19.0 64.7
2010 355 19.2 18.4 75.9
2011 340 19.0 17.8 99.1
2012 330 17.6 18.6 74.8
2013 347 19.0 18.2 n/a
2014 341 18.6 18.3 99.1
2015 351 n/a n/a 96.6
2016 354 21.0 16.8 95.8
2017 342 20.6 16.6 n/a
2018 329 18.7 17.5 n/a
2019 333 17.3 19.2 n/a
2020 409 16.7 24.4 48.7
2021 394 18.3 21.5 n/a
2022 397 20.0 19.8 n/a
2023 351 n/a n/a 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 Reading Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 352 19.0 18.5 0
1989 367 23.0 15.9 n/a
1990 361 22.5 16.0 n/a
1991 422 23.0 18.3 n/a
1992 411 23.0 17.8 n/a
1993 389 17.2 22.6 0
1994 410 24.2 16.9 0
1995 381 24.7 15.4 0
1996 381 24.7 15.4 0
1997 426 24.3 17.5 0
1998 404 23.3 17.3 0
1999 360 22.5 16.0 0
2000 370 24.0 15.4 n/a
2001 353 23.7 14.9 32.6
2002 340 25.3 13.4 39.3
2003 340 25.3 13.4 39.3
2004 308 22.6 13.6 49.5
2005 316 23.0 13.7 49.7
2006 306 22.2 13.8 54.2
2007 326 13.4 24.3 48.1
2008 385 16.8 22.9 n/a
2009 378 19.9 19.0 64.7
2010 355 19.2 18.4 75.9
2011 340 19.0 17.8 99.1
2012 330 17.6 18.6 74.8
2013 347 19.0 18.2 n/a
2014 341 18.6 18.3 99.1
2015 351 n/a n/a 96.6
2016 354 21.0 16.8 95.8
2017 342 20.6 16.6 n/a
2018 329 18.7 17.5 n/a
2019 333 17.3 19.2 n/a
2020 409 16.7 24.4 48.7
2021 394 18.3 21.5 n/a
2022 397 20.0 19.8 n/a
2023 351 n/a n/a 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 Reading Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,341
2022 $14,535
2023 $9,386

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Reading Elementary 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 791st of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 990th of 1596 Elementary schools
 14.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Reading Elementary School)63.654.8
 8.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Reading Community City)7354.8
 18.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Reading Elementary School)71.450.4
 21%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Reading Community City)66.950.4
 16.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Reading Elementary School)91.833.3
 58.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Reading Community City)89.433.3
 56.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Reading Elementary School)52.132.4
 19.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Reading Community City)62.332.4
 29.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Reading Elementary School)85.266.4
 18.8%
   5th Grade Science (Reading Community City)73.566.4
 7.1%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Reading Elementary School)5963.6
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Reading Community City)62.163.6
 1.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Reading Elementary School)75.459.3
 16.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Reading Community City)7259.3
 12.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students333351
 5.4%
African American5154
 5.9%
American Indian00
Asian36
 100%
Hispanic1824
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
White234229
 2.1%
Two or More Races2738
 40.7%


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Students who attend Reading Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Reading Junior Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 351 students attended Reading Elementary School.

Reading Elementary School ranks 990th of 1596 Ohio elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Reading Elementary School are 65% White, 15% African American, 11% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic, 2% Asian.


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