Reading Junior Senior High School

Summary:

Reading Junior Senior High School is a public high school serving grades 7-12 in Reading, Ohio, with a student population of 716. 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.

One of the key differentiators of Reading Junior Senior High School is its racial makeup, with a significantly higher percentage of white students (76.96%) compared to nearby schools like Finneytown Secondary Campus (27.21%) and Madeira High School (87.61%). The school also stands out for its exceptional performance in gifted and talented student programs, ranking 8th out of 308 Ohio high schools and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Additionally, Reading Junior Senior High School has maintained strong graduation rates, ranging from 83.5% to 92.4% over the past few years, outperforming nearby schools like Lockland High School (64.4%).

However, the school has faced some challenges, including a declining performance trend, with its statewide ranking dropping from 214th out of 773 Ohio high schools in 2016-2017 to 371st out of 867 in the most recent year. Additionally, the school serves a student population with significant socioeconomic challenges, with 96.23% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, a much higher rate than nearby schools like Madeira High School (6.53%) and Wyoming High School (5.5%). Despite these challenges, Reading Junior Senior High School has shown strengths in specific subject areas, such as American Government, American History, and Biology, where proficiency rates exceed state and district averages.


Detail:

Public 7-12

 810 E Columbia Ave
       Reading, OH  45215-3930


(513) 733-4422

District: Reading Community City

SchoolDigger Rank:
371st of 867 Ohio High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,853 Help


Feeder schools for Reading Junior Senior High School:

Elementary:    Reading Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.6 Help
Number of students:  716

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.0%
African American:
11.0%
Two or more races:
6.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.2% Help


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Compare Details Reading Junior Senior High School ranks worse than 53.8% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52. (See more...)
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Compare Details Reading Junior Senior High School ranks better than 57.2% of high schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.68. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Reading Junior Senior 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 Racial makeup is: White (77%), African American (11%), two or more races (6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 96.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Reading Junior Senior High School is 17.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Reading Junior Senior High School is $10,853.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Reading Junior Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Reading Junior Senior High School 564th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Reading Junior Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Reading Junior Senior High School 371st of 867 Ohio public high schools. (See Reading Junior Senior High 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 Junior Senior High School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 40.41 495th 692 28.5%
2006 48.25 495th 732 32.4%
2007 56.23 471st 837 43.7%
2008 68.72 302nd 835 63.8%
2009 76.37 196th 858 77.2%
2010 69.84 335th 895 62.6%
2023 52.00 564th 1048 46.2%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.67 533rd 590 9.7%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 47.14 518th 947 45.3%
2023 39.41 607th 974 37.7%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 42.12 574th 925 37.9%
2023 42.96 588th 943 37.6%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 24.70 465th 565 17.7%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 50.90 479th 946 49.4%
2023 53.55 483rd 963 49.8%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 49.93 164th 413 60.3%
2023 72.63 81st 436 81.4%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 41.02 510th 809 37.0%
2023 37.63 556th 805 30.9%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Reading Junior Senior High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.88 305th 681 55.2%
2005 51.54 401st 689 41.8%
2006 67.37 226th 696 67.5%
2007 66.27 259th 756 65.7%
2008 62.41 343rd 767 55.3%
2009 64.46 325th 791 58.9%
2010 70.99 209th 819 74.5%
2011 73.53 162nd 818 80.2%
2012 69.36 251st 832 69.8%
2013 63.78 325th 767 57.6%
2014 48.73 535th 769 30.4%
2015 58.14 369th 778 52.6%
2016 64.78 225th 784 71.3%
2017 63.95 214th 773 72.3%
2018 50.63 431st 800 46.1%
2019 46.23 526th 836 37.1%
2021 57.69 313th 819 61.8%
2022 52.63 421st 836 49.6%
2023 57.68 371st 867 57.2%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 42.64 317th 614 48.4%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.17 162nd 758 78.6%
2019 52.75 419th 779 46.2%
2021 55.39 316th 763 58.6%
2022 61.27 278th 773 64.0%
2023 62.14 283rd 805 64.8%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.24 234th 751 68.8%
2019 52.18 480th 781 38.5%
2021 55.32 358th 775 53.8%
2022 56.46 385th 794 51.5%
2023 55.09 418th 813 48.6%
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Rank History for high school Disabled students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.70 289th 550 47.5%
2019 33.11 432nd 628 31.2%
2021 54.06 203rd 596 65.9%
2022 50.87 225th 606 62.9%
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Rank History for high school Gifted and Talented students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.47 178th 538 66.9%
2019 68.62 67th 272 75.4%
2022 68.64 94th 312 69.9%
2023 78.16 8th 308 97.4%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.29 345th 763 54.8%
2019 40.62 556th 792 29.8%
2021 61.60 277th 778 64.4%
2022 50.60 432nd 808 46.5%
2023 63.32 305th 819 62.8%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.40 9th 279 96.8%
2019 44.04 168th 303 44.6%
2022 64.18 96th 306 68.6%
2023 57.56 124th 323 61.6%
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Rank History for high school White students at Reading Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.26 408th 718 43.2%
2019 42.10 502nd 739 32.1%
2021 54.97 324th 727 55.4%
2022 50.45 388th 749 48.2%
2023 55.59 365th 756 51.7%
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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 Junior Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 482 1 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 490
1989 555 0 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1990 511 1 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 518
1991 517 2 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 522
1992 513 3 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 519
1993 541 4 2 0 0 n/a n/a 1 548
1994 594 6 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1995 625 9 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 638
1996 625 9 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 638
1997 668 5 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 677
1998 645 10 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 656
1999 647 15 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 664
2000 651 15 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 670
2001 670 24 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 697
2002 649 31 7 3 1 n/a n/a 1 692
2003 649 31 7 3 1 n/a n/a 1 692
2004 669 34 7 2 1 n/a n/a 3 716
2005 630 42 6 6 1 n/a n/a 2 687
2006 628 39 4 7 1 n/a n/a 3 682
2007 637 41 6 8 0 n/a n/a 4 696
2008 616 41 5 5 0 n/a n/a 8 675
2009 639 44 3 4 0 n/a n/a 9 699
2010 594 40 3 5 0 n/a n/a 9 651
2011 366 21 3 3 0 0 7 0 400
2012 372 20 4 2 0 0 9 0 407
2013 378 33 1 1 0 0 8 0 421
2014 341 37 0 3 0 1 8 0 390
2015 373 44 0 6 0 2 13 0 438
2016 369 39 1 7 0 0 12 0 428
2017 329 44 3 9 0 0 16 0 401
2018 338 39 3 9 0 1 15 0 405
2019 327 36 7 6 1 1 14 0 392
2020 362 44 0 17 0 1 19 0 443
2021 358 36 0 18 0 1 22 0 435
2022 583 70 3 39 0 0 37 0 732
2023 551 79 5 38 0 0 43 0 716

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 Junior Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 490 27.0 18.1 0
1989 563 39.0 14.4 n/a
1990 518 38.1 13.5 n/a
1991 522 36.0 14.5 n/a
1992 519 34.7 14.9 n/a
1993 548 34.7 15.8 0
1994 604 35.2 17.2 0
1995 638 38.0 16.8 0
1996 638 38.0 16.8 0
1997 677 41.2 16.4 0
1998 656 34.6 19.0 0
1999 664 42.6 15.6 0
2000 670 42.6 15.7 n/a
2001 697 42.9 16.2 0
2002 692 43.9 15.8 0
2003 692 43.9 15.8 0
2004 716 44.0 16.3 n/a
2005 687 44.4 15.5 0
2006 682 43.0 15.9 0
2007 696 46.2 15.1 0
2008 675 39.0 17.3 n/a
2009 699 44.5 15.7 28.1
2010 651 46.6 13.9 36.8
2011 400 32.4 12.3 38.3
2012 407 28.0 14.5 43
2013 421 29.0 14.4 41.1
2014 390 29.0 13.4 41.3
2015 438 n/a n/a 49.8
2016 428 30.0 14.2 46
2017 401 34.9 11.4 48.9
2018 405 31.4 12.8 41.7
2019 392 34.8 11.2 41.1
2020 443 32.8 13.5 36.6
2021 435 24.3 17.8 n/a
2022 732 29.9 24.4 n/a
2023 716 40.6 17.6 96.2

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 Reading Junior Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 490 27.0 18.1 0
1989 563 39.0 14.4 n/a
1990 518 38.1 13.5 n/a
1991 522 36.0 14.5 n/a
1992 519 34.7 14.9 n/a
1993 548 34.7 15.8 0
1994 604 35.2 17.2 0
1995 638 38.0 16.8 0
1996 638 38.0 16.8 0
1997 677 41.2 16.4 0
1998 656 34.6 19.0 0
1999 664 42.6 15.6 0
2000 670 42.6 15.7 n/a
2001 697 42.9 16.2 0
2002 692 43.9 15.8 0
2003 692 43.9 15.8 0
2004 716 44.0 16.3 n/a
2005 687 44.4 15.5 0
2006 682 43.0 15.9 0
2007 696 46.2 15.1 0
2008 675 39.0 17.3 n/a
2009 699 44.5 15.7 28.1
2010 651 46.6 13.9 36.8
2011 400 32.4 12.3 38.3
2012 407 28.0 14.5 43
2013 421 29.0 14.4 41.1
2014 390 29.0 13.4 41.3
2015 438 n/a n/a 49.8
2016 428 30.0 14.2 46
2017 401 34.9 11.4 48.9
2018 405 31.4 12.8 41.7
2019 392 34.8 11.2 41.1
2020 443 32.8 13.5 36.6
2021 435 24.3 17.8 n/a
2022 732 29.9 24.4 n/a
2023 716 40.6 17.6 96.2

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Reading Junior Senior High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,715
2022 $10,306
2023 $10,853

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Reading Junior Senior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 526th of 836 High schoolsRanks 371st of 867 High schools
 20.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
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% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Government (Reading Junior Senior High School)85.180.6
 4.5%
   End of Course American Government (Reading Community City)85.180.6
 4.5%
   End of Course American Government (Ohio)77.772
 5.7%
End of Course American History (Reading Junior Senior High School)7573.9
 1.1%
   End of Course American History (Reading Community City)7573.9
 1.1%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Biology (Reading Junior Senior High School)7270.9
 1.1%
   End of Course Biology (Reading Community City)7270.9
 1.1%
   End of Course Biology (Ohio)73.763.7
 10%
End of Course English II (Reading Junior Senior High School)63.965.4
 1.5%
   End of Course English II (Reading Community City)63.965.4
 1.5%
   End of Course English II (Ohio)66.260.8
 5.4%
End of Course Geometry (Reading Junior Senior High School)39.843.8
 4%
   End of Course Geometry (Reading Community City)40.443.8
 3.4%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Reading Junior Senior High School)47.350.5
 3.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Reading Community City)58.350.5
 7.8%
   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 Students392716
 82.7%
African American3679
 119.4%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian75
 28.6%
Hispanic638
 533.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White327551
 68.5%
Two or More Races1443
 207.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.1%96.2%
 55.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Reading Junior Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 716 students attended Reading Junior Senior High School.

Students at Reading Junior Senior High School are 77% White, 11% African American, 6% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

Reading Junior Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Reading Elementary School

Reading Junior Senior High School ranks 371st of 867 Ohio high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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