Willard Elementary School

Summary:

Willard Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 586 students in grades PK-5 in Willard, Ohio, which is part of the Willard City School District. The school stands out from nearby schools in several key ways, including its diverse student population, high rates of economic disadvantage, and academic underperformance.

Willard Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (27.13%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 0% to 11.25% Hispanic students. The school also faces a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.9% in 2019-2020 to 26.1% in 2022-2023, which is much higher than the state average and nearby schools. Academically, Willard Elementary's test scores are consistently below state averages and the surrounding schools, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics, with only 32.5% of 3rd-grade students proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state average of 62.3%.

Additionally, Willard Elementary has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 68.26% in 2022-2023, which is significantly higher than the surrounding schools, ranging from 31.48% to 52.48%. However, the school has seen a decrease in its student-teacher ratio, from 15.1 in 2020-2021 to 8.5 in 2022-2023, which is relatively low compared to the nearby Crestline Elementary School, Maplehurst Elementary School, and South Central Elementary School, which range from 13.4 to 26.0.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 One Flashes Avenue
       Willard, OH  44890-1323


(419) 935-5341

District: Willard City

SchoolDigger Rank:
960th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,229 Help


Students who attend Willard Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Willard Middle School
High:    Willard High School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.5 Help
Number of students:  586

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.4%
Hispanic:
27.1%
Two or more races:
4.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.3% Help


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Compare Details Willard Elementary School ranks worse than 60.2% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.93. (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 (67.4%), Hispanic (27.1%), two or more races (4.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Willard Elementary School is 8.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Willard Elementary School is $10,229.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Willard Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Willard Elementary School 960th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Willard Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Willard City:

SchoolDigger ranks Willard City 519th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Willard Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Willard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 24.53 1226th 1471 16.7%
2005 28.73 1210th 1501 19.4%
2006 32.86 1181st 1504 21.5%
2007 41.54 1134th 1609 29.5%
2008 38.97 1156th 1582 26.9%
2009 53.42 986th 1610 38.8%
2010 54.37 985th 1662 40.7%
2017 36.64 1168th 1651 29.3%
2018 37.10 1150th 1636 29.7%
2019 49.43 1007th 1676 39.9%
2021 46.69 960th 1610 40.4%
2022 41.20 1028th 1588 35.3%
2023 47.93 960th 1596 39.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Willard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.31 117th 174 32.8%
2019 38.73 102nd 169 39.6%
2021 43.65 94th 183 48.6%
2022 32.84 152nd 213 28.6%
2023 38.60 152nd 239 36.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Willard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 13.51 824th 856 3.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Willard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.49 1031st 1465 29.6%
2019 51.99 806th 1465 45.0%
2021 44.95 787th 1404 43.9%
2022 45.03 840th 1419 40.8%
2023 51.91 755th 1447 47.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Willard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.26 976th 1518 35.7%
2019 53.48 865th 1502 42.4%
2021 37.95 949th 1467 35.3%
2022 42.33 955th 1488 35.8%
2023 52.10 824th 1483 44.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Willard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.68 973rd 1021 4.7%
2019 21.07 819th 956 14.3%
2021 21.75 656th 765 14.2%
2022 20.38 726th 824 11.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Willard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.33 1174th 1536 23.6%
2019 45.32 979th 1535 36.2%
2021 46.94 877th 1499 41.5%
2022 34.65 1049th 1518 30.9%
2023 41.67 982nd 1498 34.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Willard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.67 145th 239 39.3%
2019 44.39 124th 228 45.6%
2021 49.68 85th 189 55.0%
2022 42.89 120th 216 44.4%
2023 50.44 104th 233 55.4%
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Rank History for White students at Willard Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.09 1071st 1309 18.2%
2019 42.69 877th 1271 31.0%
2021 30.48 953rd 1249 23.7%
2022 24.42 1030th 1242 17.1%
2023 32.90 924th 1215 24.0%
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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 Willard Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 375 6 1 21 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1989 376 6 2 22 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1990 365 12 2 20 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1991 374 7 2 35 0 n/a n/a 0 418
1992 360 7 1 48 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1993 358 7 1 46 0 n/a n/a 0 412
1994 371 9 1 55 0 n/a n/a 0 436
1995 459 14 0 70 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1996 459 14 0 70 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1997 469 12 0 83 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1998 427 19 1 95 0 n/a n/a 0 542
1999 421 22 2 92 0 n/a n/a 0 537
2000 405 18 4 102 0 n/a n/a 0 529
2001 405 17 5 108 0 n/a n/a 0 535
2002 360 11 5 122 0 n/a n/a 19 517
2003 360 11 5 122 0 n/a n/a 19 517
2004 383 9 4 148 0 n/a n/a 8 552
2005 357 8 2 160 0 n/a n/a 16 543
2006 318 6 4 137 0 n/a n/a 15 480
2007 349 8 6 132 0 n/a n/a 13 508
2008 330 6 4 128 0 n/a n/a 21 489
2009 314 6 8 126 0 n/a n/a 23 477
2010 293 4 3 133 0 n/a n/a 26 459
2011 294 2 1 142 0 0 16 0 455
2012 289 1 0 128 0 0 10 0 428
2013 302 2 0 137 2 0 11 0 454
2014 360 2 1 169 0 0 15 0 547
2015 349 1 1 175 1 0 18 0 545
2016 346 2 3 180 1 0 15 0 547
2017 516 1 2 248 3 0 15 0 785
2018 476 1 2 250 1 0 15 0 745
2019 482 7 2 203 1 0 19 0 714
2020 473 5 2 182 1 0 17 0 680
2021 422 4 2 157 0 0 18 0 603
2022 407 5 2 147 1 1 23 0 586
2023 395 6 1 159 0 1 24 0 586

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 Willard Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 403 21.0 19.1 0
1989 406 20.0 20.3 n/a
1990 399 21.0 19.0 n/a
1991 418 21.0 19.9 n/a
1992 416 22.5 18.4 41.6
1993 412 19.0 21.7 41.5
1994 436 20.0 21.8 46.1
1995 543 27.0 20.1 40.1
1996 543 27.0 20.1 40.1
1997 564 28.0 20.1 41.5
1998 542 27.0 20.1 39.9
1999 537 28.0 19.2 47.3
2000 529 29.0 18.2 49.9
2001 535 29.0 18.4 52.9
2002 517 32.0 16.2 54
2003 517 32.0 16.2 54
2004 552 32.0 17.3 50.2
2005 543 28.7 18.9 48.2
2006 480 25.3 19.0 49.9
2007 508 23.8 21.3 67.7
2008 489 25.9 18.9 n/a
2009 477 27.7 17.2 76.4
2010 459 26.7 17.1 83.4
2011 455 24.4 18.5 66.2
2012 428 20.2 21.1 64
2013 454 21.2 21.3 62.6
2014 547 25.3 21.5 65.3
2015 545 n/a n/a 61.1
2016 547 27.0 20.2 61.8
2017 785 34.8 22.5 62.8
2018 745 36.2 20.5 62.7
2019 714 38.7 18.4 66.1
2020 680 41.7 16.2 68.8
2021 603 39.7 15.1 n/a
2022 586 43.7 13.3 n/a
2023 586 68.8 8.5 68.3

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 Willard Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 403 21.0 19.1 0
1989 406 20.0 20.3 n/a
1990 399 21.0 19.0 n/a
1991 418 21.0 19.9 n/a
1992 416 22.5 18.4 41.6
1993 412 19.0 21.7 41.5
1994 436 20.0 21.8 46.1
1995 543 27.0 20.1 40.1
1996 543 27.0 20.1 40.1
1997 564 28.0 20.1 41.5
1998 542 27.0 20.1 39.9
1999 537 28.0 19.2 47.3
2000 529 29.0 18.2 49.9
2001 535 29.0 18.4 52.9
2002 517 32.0 16.2 54
2003 517 32.0 16.2 54
2004 552 32.0 17.3 50.2
2005 543 28.7 18.9 48.2
2006 480 25.3 19.0 49.9
2007 508 23.8 21.3 67.7
2008 489 25.9 18.9 n/a
2009 477 27.7 17.2 76.4
2010 459 26.7 17.1 83.4
2011 455 24.4 18.5 66.2
2012 428 20.2 21.1 64
2013 454 21.2 21.3 62.6
2014 547 25.3 21.5 65.3
2015 545 n/a n/a 61.1
2016 547 27.0 20.2 61.8
2017 785 34.8 22.5 62.8
2018 745 36.2 20.5 62.7
2019 714 38.7 18.4 66.1
2020 680 41.7 16.2 68.8
2021 603 39.7 15.1 n/a
2022 586 43.7 13.3 n/a
2023 586 68.8 8.5 68.3

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 Willard Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,989
2022 $9,720
2023 $10,229

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Willard 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 1007th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 960th of 1596 Elementary schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Willard Elementary School)5749.4
 7.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Willard City)5749.4
 7.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Willard Elementary School)54.532.5
 22%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Willard City)54.532.5
 22%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Willard Elementary School)7473.7
 0.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Willard City)7473.7
 0.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Willard Elementary School)5455.6
 1.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Willard City)5455.6
 1.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Willard Elementary School)64.366.3
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Willard City)64.365.6
 1.3%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Willard Elementary School)66.352.8
 13.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Willard City)66.352.2
 14.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Willard Elementary School)72.465.2
 7.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Willard City)72.464.4
 8%
   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 Students714586
 17.9%
African American76
 14.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic203159
 21.7%
Pacific Islander01
White482395
 18%
Two or More Races1924
 26.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.1%68.3%
 2.2%


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

Middle : Willard Middle School
High : Willard High School

Students at Willard Elementary School are 67% White, 27% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Willard Elementary School ranks 960th of 1596 Ohio elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 586 students attended Willard Elementary School.


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