Blue Ash Elementary

Summary:

Blue Ash Elementary is a highly-rated public elementary school in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving 591 students from pre-kindergarten to 4th grade. It is part of the Sycamore Community City School District, which is ranked 22nd out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 5-star rating.

Blue Ash Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Ohio, with over 80% proficiency in both math and English language arts. The school has a diverse student population, with a significant Asian student population (around 20%) and a mix of other racial backgrounds. Notably, Blue Ash Elementary's diverse student subgroups, including Asian, African American, and multi-racial students, all demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. The school also maintains a low chronic absenteeism rate, significantly lower than the state average, and spends $13,255 per student, higher than the state average.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Maple Dale Elementary and Montgomery Elementary, Blue Ash Elementary stands out as the top-performing school in the Sycamore Community City School District. The school's exceptional academic performance and its ability to effectively support students from diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic levels make it a standout choice for families in the area.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 9541 Plainfield Rd
       Cincinnati, OH  45236-1007


(513) 686-1710

District: Sycamore Community City

SchoolDigger Rank:
50th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,159 Help


Students who attend Blue Ash Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Edwin H Greene Intermediate Middle School
    Sycamore Junior High School
High:    Sycamore High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.4 Help
Number of students:  591

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.4%
Asian:
20.1%
African American:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Blue Ash Elementary ranks better than 96.9% of elementary schools in Ohio. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Sycamore Community City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.37. (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 (62.4%), Asian (20.1%), African American (6.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blue Ash Elementary is 18.4. 2 elementary schools in the Sycamore Community City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blue Ash Elementary is $12,159. 2 elementary schools in the Sycamore Community City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Blue Ash Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Blue Ash Elementary 50th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Blue Ash Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Sycamore Community City:

SchoolDigger ranks Sycamore Community City 22nd of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blue Ash Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 82.81 149th 1471 89.9%
2005 84.33 110th 1501 92.7%
2006 83.93 97th 1504 93.6%
2007 85.98 51st 1609 96.8%
2008 87.58 22nd 1582 98.6%
2009 82.52 127th 1610 92.1%
2010 84.64 88th 1662 94.7%
2011 78.41 263rd 1686 84.4%
2012 84.64 62nd 1709 96.4%
2013 78.42 279th 1701 83.6%
2014 76.31 372nd 1687 77.9%
2015 76.46 393rd 1684 76.7%
2016 80.42 292nd 1678 82.6%
2017 85.75 121st 1651 92.7%
2018 87.49 91st 1636 94.4%
2019 86.23 136th 1676 91.9%
2021 90.34 85th 1610 94.7%
2022 90.37 60th 1588 96.2%
2023 90.37 50th 1596 96.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.47 10th 166 94.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.07 4th 174 97.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 61.40 223rd 856 73.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.60 398th 1465 72.8%
2019 75.92 282nd 1465 80.8%
2021 87.17 93rd 1404 93.4%
2022 80.58 185th 1419 87.0%
2023 79.36 222nd 1447 84.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.31 98th 1518 93.5%
2019 85.91 93rd 1502 93.8%
2021 87.74 117th 1467 92.0%
2022 90.98 25th 1488 98.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.80 49th 1021 95.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.45 36th 759 95.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.86 163rd 1536 89.4%
2019 83.78 181st 1535 88.2%
2021 87.14 144th 1499 90.4%
2022 85.85 153rd 1518 89.9%
2023 83.85 209th 1498 86.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.64 18th 70 74.3%
2021 83.05 3rd 78 96.2%
2022 85.65 1st 78 98.7%
2023 80.48 8th 80 90.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.25 5th 598 99.2%
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Rank History for White students at Blue Ash Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.37 228th 1309 82.6%
2019 77.17 250th 1271 80.3%
2021 79.98 230th 1249 81.6%
2022 85.25 108th 1242 91.3%
2023 87.49 52nd 1215 95.7%
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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.

Blue Ash Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Ohio Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Blue Ash Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 484 16 27 1 0 n/a n/a 0 528
1989 511 14 28 3 0 n/a n/a 0 556
1990 522 17 26 0 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1991 493 11 32 0 1 n/a n/a 0 537
1992 477 15 36 0 0 n/a n/a -1 527
1993 512 14 38 1 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1994 494 9 29 1 0 n/a n/a 0 533
1995 519 9 33 6 1 n/a n/a 0 568
1996 519 9 33 6 1 n/a n/a 0 568
1997 528 4 19 5 1 n/a n/a 0 557
1998 496 17 49 7 3 n/a n/a 0 572
1999 496 11 42 3 1 n/a n/a 0 553
2000 459 8 52 1 0 n/a n/a 0 520
2001 429 9 61 1 0 n/a n/a 0 500
2002 367 8 67 5 1 n/a n/a 19 467
2003 367 8 67 5 1 n/a n/a 19 467
2004 404 13 60 8 1 n/a n/a 20 506
2005 395 12 64 11 1 n/a n/a 20 503
2006 377 13 66 12 4 n/a n/a 23 495
2007 375 15 57 9 5 n/a n/a 22 483
2008 359 16 69 6 2 n/a n/a 20 472
2009 340 9 72 12 2 n/a n/a 29 464
2010 341 10 79 17 1 n/a n/a 33 481
2011 346 20 69 26 0 0 25 0 486
2012 335 26 96 24 0 0 27 0 508
2013 302 29 102 27 0 0 26 0 486
2014 303 31 94 31 0 0 26 0 485
2015 289 30 100 35 0 0 36 0 490
2016 268 44 128 33 0 0 46 0 519
2017 282 40 129 31 0 0 43 0 525
2018 278 38 122 30 0 0 32 0 500
2019 297 31 127 33 1 0 27 0 516
2020 333 26 137 29 1 0 35 0 561
2021 347 20 138 21 1 0 26 0 553
2022 362 32 123 31 1 0 33 0 582
2023 369 37 119 31 1 0 34 0 591

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 Blue Ash Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 528 28.0 18.8 0
1989 556 31.0 17.9 n/a
1990 565 32.0 17.6 n/a
1991 537 33.0 16.2 n/a
1992 527 33.5 15.7 2.5
1993 565 32.6 17.3 2.3
1994 533 35.3 15.1 3.8
1995 568 38.5 14.8 0
1996 568 38.5 14.8 0
1997 557 36.0 15.5 4.7
1998 572 33.5 17.1 5.9
1999 553 34.0 16.3 8.5
2000 520 34.6 15.0 8.1
2001 500 37.6 13.3 8
2002 467 31.9 14.6 11.4
2003 467 31.9 14.6 11.4
2004 506 33.2 15.2 9.7
2005 503 31.9 15.8 9.7
2006 495 29.3 16.9 11.2
2007 483 26.0 18.6 14.5
2008 472 29.0 16.3 n/a
2009 464 30.0 15.5 19.3
2010 481 29.0 16.5 24.6
2011 486 29.0 16.7 24.9
2012 508 28.0 18.1 26.2
2013 486 29.0 16.7 24.1
2014 485 26.5 18.3 31.3
2015 490 n/a n/a 30.2
2016 519 26.0 19.9 27.4
2017 525 26.5 19.8 20.8
2018 500 28.0 17.8 17.8
2019 516 29.0 17.7 13.8
2020 561 30.0 18.7 9.4
2021 553 34.0 16.2 n/a
2022 582 29.0 20.0 n/a
2023 591 32.0 18.4 13.5

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 Blue Ash Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 528 28.0 18.8 0
1989 556 31.0 17.9 n/a
1990 565 32.0 17.6 n/a
1991 537 33.0 16.2 n/a
1992 527 33.5 15.7 2.5
1993 565 32.6 17.3 2.3
1994 533 35.3 15.1 3.8
1995 568 38.5 14.8 0
1996 568 38.5 14.8 0
1997 557 36.0 15.5 4.7
1998 572 33.5 17.1 5.9
1999 553 34.0 16.3 8.5
2000 520 34.6 15.0 8.1
2001 500 37.6 13.3 8
2002 467 31.9 14.6 11.4
2003 467 31.9 14.6 11.4
2004 506 33.2 15.2 9.7
2005 503 31.9 15.8 9.7
2006 495 29.3 16.9 11.2
2007 483 26.0 18.6 14.5
2008 472 29.0 16.3 n/a
2009 464 30.0 15.5 19.3
2010 481 29.0 16.5 24.6
2011 486 29.0 16.7 24.9
2012 508 28.0 18.1 26.2
2013 486 29.0 16.7 24.1
2014 485 26.5 18.3 31.3
2015 490 n/a n/a 30.2
2016 519 26.0 19.9 27.4
2017 525 26.5 19.8 20.8
2018 500 28.0 17.8 17.8
2019 516 29.0 17.7 13.8
2020 561 30.0 18.7 9.4
2021 553 34.0 16.2 n/a
2022 582 29.0 20.0 n/a
2023 591 32.0 18.4 13.5

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 Blue Ash Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,255
2022 $11,862
2023 $12,159

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blue Ash Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 136th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 50th of 1596 Elementary schools
 5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Blue Ash Elementary)85.989.4
 3.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Sycamore Community City)92.790
 2.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blue Ash Elementary)87.888.2
 0.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sycamore Community City)90.588
 2.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Blue Ash Elementary)9191.8
 0.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Sycamore Community City)93.892.1
 1.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Ash Elementary)84.784.7
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Sycamore Community City)89.287.7
 1.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Blue Ash Elementary)100100
   5th Grade Mathematics (Sycamore Community City)90.478.5
 11.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students516591
 14.5%
African American3137
 19.4%
American Indian11
Asian127119
 6.3%
Hispanic3331
 6.1%
Pacific Islander00
White297369
 24.2%
Two or More Races2734
 25.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.8%13.5%
 0.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 591 students attended Blue Ash Elementary.

Yes! Blue Ash Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 50th of 1596 Ohio elementary schools.

Students at Blue Ash Elementary are 62% White, 20% Asian, 6% African American, 6% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.


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