Willard High School

Summary:

Willard High School is a public high school located in Willard, Ohio, serving 362 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Willard City School District, which is ranked 519 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Willard High School stands out in several key areas. It has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (31.49%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 1.8% to 15.83% Hispanic students. The school has also seen a decline in its 4-year graduation rates, dropping from 97.1% in 2018-2019 to 91.8% in 2022-2023, which is lower than the surrounding schools, ranging from 92.1% to 98.4%. Additionally, Willard High School has experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 8.9% in 2019-2020 to 32.3% in 2022-2023, significantly higher than the surrounding schools, which range from 10.1% to 35.1%. Academically, Willard High School's performance, as measured by the Ohio State Tests, is generally lower than the state and surrounding school averages, with only 39.2% of students proficient or better in Algebra I, compared to the state average of 53% and surrounding school averages ranging from 52.2% to 81.7%.

The analysis of Willard High School reveals a school that is struggling to maintain its academic performance and graduation rates, with potential equity and opportunity gaps that need to be addressed. The school's high chronic absenteeism rate and declining statewide ranking, from 343 out of 778 Ohio high schools in 2014-2015 to 494 out of 867 in 2022-2023, are also areas of concern that require further investigation and targeted interventions. While Willard High School shares some similarities with the surrounding schools, such as a predominantly white student population, it stands out in its higher Hispanic student enrollment and lower academic performance, suggesting that the school may face unique challenges that require specialized support.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 One Flashes Avenue
       Willard, OH  44890


(419) 935-0181

District: Willard City

SchoolDigger Rank:
494th of 867 Ohio High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,475 Help


Feeder schools for Willard High School:

Elementary:    Willard Elementary School
Middle:    Willard Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1 Help
Number of students:  362

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.5%
Hispanic:
31.5%
Two or more races:
2.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Willard High School ranks worse than 57% of high schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.47. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Willard 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 (65.5%), Hispanic (31.5%), two or more races (2.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 55.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Willard High School is $17,475.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Willard High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Willard High School 494th of 867 Ohio public high schools. (See Willard High 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 High School

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Rank History for all students at Willard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 41.78 449th 681 34.1%
2005 41.29 496th 689 28.0%
2006 58.75 346th 696 50.3%
2007 55.71 442nd 756 41.5%
2008 54.85 470th 767 38.7%
2009 54.83 493rd 791 37.7%
2010 62.87 373rd 819 54.5%
2011 66.00 316th 818 61.4%
2012 67.31 295th 832 64.5%
2013 58.11 428th 767 44.2%
2014 42.59 590th 769 23.3%
2015 59.49 343rd 778 55.9%
2016 52.95 413th 784 47.3%
2017 38.83 517th 773 33.1%
2018 48.36 471st 800 41.1%
2019 45.97 528th 836 36.8%
2021 40.00 531st 819 35.2%
2022 36.10 575th 836 31.2%
2023 47.47 494th 867 43.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Willard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.70 55th 100 45.0%
2019 53.72 43rd 112 61.6%
2021 53.84 47th 119 60.5%
2022 22.94 91st 111 18.0%
2023 28.15 81st 107 24.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Willard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 41.55 322nd 614 47.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Willard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.27 468th 758 38.3%
2019 50.34 439th 779 43.6%
2021 39.76 504th 763 33.9%
2022 31.30 579th 773 25.1%
2023 41.51 514th 805 36.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Willard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.38 450th 751 40.1%
2019 45.79 532nd 781 31.9%
2021 36.67 535th 775 31.0%
2022 28.43 615th 794 22.5%
2023 55.47 415th 813 49.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Willard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.97 296th 550 46.2%
2019 41.42 352nd 628 43.9%
2021 25.01 473rd 596 20.6%
2022 24.54 476th 606 21.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Willard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.30 536th 763 29.8%
2019 41.91 537th 792 32.2%
2021 38.44 524th 778 32.6%
2022 38.82 537th 808 33.5%
2023 39.57 552nd 819 32.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Willard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.70 135th 184 26.6%
2019 41.74 137th 207 33.8%
2021 42.15 150th 239 37.2%
2022 28.51 193rd 260 25.8%
2023 48.31 149th 270 44.8%
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Rank History for White students at Willard High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.01 356th 718 50.4%
2019 43.41 487th 739 34.1%
2021 34.70 510th 727 29.8%
2022 35.29 526th 749 29.8%
2023 43.98 471st 756 37.7%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Willard High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 712 12 0 42 0 n/a n/a 0 766
1989 695 21 0 51 0 n/a n/a 0 767
1990 656 12 5 54 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1991 643 8 3 53 0 n/a n/a 0 707
1992 603 8 4 43 0 n/a n/a 0 658
1993 596 10 4 46 0 n/a n/a 0 656
1994 606 9 5 36 0 n/a n/a 0 656
1995 631 8 3 46 0 n/a n/a 0 688
1996 631 8 3 46 0 n/a n/a 0 688
1997 625 14 3 54 0 n/a n/a 0 696
1998 624 10 2 67 0 n/a n/a 0 703
1999 631 10 3 68 0 n/a n/a 0 712
2000 622 8 4 68 0 n/a n/a 0 702
2001 643 7 2 63 0 n/a n/a 0 715
2002 643 7 1 68 0 n/a n/a 0 719
2003 643 7 1 68 0 n/a n/a 0 719
2004 624 8 1 78 0 n/a n/a 0 711
2005 598 4 0 89 0 n/a n/a 3 694
2006 593 8 1 95 0 n/a n/a 6 703
2007 581 14 5 87 0 n/a n/a 7 694
2008 604 16 2 97 0 n/a n/a 13 732
2009 549 13 9 87 0 n/a n/a 18 676
2010 436 12 3 73 0 n/a n/a 16 540
2011 388 7 2 111 4 0 12 0 524
2012 378 5 3 98 0 0 10 0 494
2013 376 4 3 98 1 0 10 0 492
2014 535 6 3 154 1 0 21 0 720
2015 500 4 2 173 2 0 17 0 698
2016 494 3 4 189 3 0 21 0 714
2017 298 2 2 112 1 0 12 0 427
2018 278 2 2 121 1 0 12 0 416
2019 277 2 1 115 2 0 15 0 412
2020 267 0 1 110 3 0 9 0 390
2021 250 0 0 109 2 0 12 0 373
2022 237 0 0 125 1 0 8 0 371
2023 237 2 1 114 0 0 8 0 362

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 766 37.0 20.7 0
1989 767 38.0 20.1 n/a
1990 727 38.0 19.1 n/a
1991 707 36.0 19.6 n/a
1992 658 34.3 19.1 8.1
1993 656 35.1 18.7 8.2
1994 656 36.5 18.0 5.9
1995 688 35.5 19.4 8.1
1996 688 35.5 19.4 8.1
1997 696 36.8 18.9 8.5
1998 703 40.2 17.5 9.2
1999 712 42.3 16.8 11.9
2000 702 44.4 15.8 12
2001 715 44.7 16.0 8.1
2002 719 43.7 16.5 13.9
2003 719 43.7 16.5 13.9
2004 711 42.5 16.7 12.9
2005 694 41.8 16.6 18.4
2006 703 39.6 17.8 25.7
2007 694 42.6 16.3 28.8
2008 732 41.0 17.9 n/a
2009 676 42.3 16.0 36.2
2010 540 39.4 13.6 51.9
2011 524 38.7 13.5 47.3
2012 494 37.9 13.0 43.5
2013 492 35.9 13.7 45.3
2014 720 49.1 14.6 52.4
2015 698 n/a n/a 54.2
2016 714 47.0 15.1 54.8
2017 427 36.4 11.7 50.4
2018 416 31.1 13.3 51
2019 412 28.5 14.4 54.9
2020 390 27.1 14.3 50.8
2021 373 26.3 14.1 n/a
2022 371 26.2 14.1 n/a
2023 362 n/a n/a 55.2

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 Willard High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 766 37.0 20.7 0
1989 767 38.0 20.1 n/a
1990 727 38.0 19.1 n/a
1991 707 36.0 19.6 n/a
1992 658 34.3 19.1 8.1
1993 656 35.1 18.7 8.2
1994 656 36.5 18.0 5.9
1995 688 35.5 19.4 8.1
1996 688 35.5 19.4 8.1
1997 696 36.8 18.9 8.5
1998 703 40.2 17.5 9.2
1999 712 42.3 16.8 11.9
2000 702 44.4 15.8 12
2001 715 44.7 16.0 8.1
2002 719 43.7 16.5 13.9
2003 719 43.7 16.5 13.9
2004 711 42.5 16.7 12.9
2005 694 41.8 16.6 18.4
2006 703 39.6 17.8 25.7
2007 694 42.6 16.3 28.8
2008 732 41.0 17.9 n/a
2009 676 42.3 16.0 36.2
2010 540 39.4 13.6 51.9
2011 524 38.7 13.5 47.3
2012 494 37.9 13.0 43.5
2013 492 35.9 13.7 45.3
2014 720 49.1 14.6 52.4
2015 698 n/a n/a 54.2
2016 714 47.0 15.1 54.8
2017 427 36.4 11.7 50.4
2018 416 31.1 13.3 51
2019 412 28.5 14.4 54.9
2020 390 27.1 14.3 50.8
2021 373 26.3 14.1 n/a
2022 371 26.2 14.1 n/a
2023 362 n/a n/a 55.2

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 Willard High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,009
2022 $15,589
2023 $17,475

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Willard High 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 528th of 836 High schoolsRanks 494th of 867 High schools
 6.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Government (Willard High School)8482.7
 1.3%
   End of Course American Government (Willard City)8482.7
 1.3%
   End of Course American Government (Ohio)77.772
 5.7%
End of Course American History (Willard High School)84.879.3
 5.5%
   End of Course American History (Willard City)84.879.3
 5.5%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Biology (Willard High School)74.659.3
 15.3%
   End of Course Biology (Willard City)74.659.3
 15.3%
   End of Course Biology (Ohio)73.763.7
 10%
End of Course English II (Willard High School)63.351.3
 12%
   End of Course English II (Willard City)63.351.3
 12%
   End of Course English II (Ohio)66.260.8
 5.4%
End of Course Geometry (Willard High School)2628.7
 2.7%
   End of Course Geometry (Willard City)2628.7
 2.7%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Willard High School)2839.2
 11.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Willard City)42.347.8
 5.5%
   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 Students412362
 12.1%
African American22
American Indian20
 100%
Asian11
Hispanic115114
 0.9%
Pacific Islander00
White277237
 14.4%
Two or More Races158
 46.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.9%55.2%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Willard High School

Willard High School ranks 494th of 867 Ohio high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Willard High School are 65% White, 31% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 362 students attended Willard High School.

Willard High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Willard Elementary School
Middle : Willard Middle School


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