Graham Middle School

Summary:

Graham Middle School is a public middle school located in Saint Paris, Ohio, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 389 students. The school is part of the Graham Local School District, which is ranked 357 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Graham Middle School stands out for its consistently strong academic performance, with students outperforming the state and local district averages in various subject areas, particularly in Science, Algebra I, and English Language Arts. For example, in 2022-2023, 81.7% of 8th-grade students were proficient or better in Science, compared to the state average of 64%. The school also ranks 23 out of 173 Ohio middle schools for its Gifted and Talented program, indicating a strong focus on supporting high-achieving students. Additionally, Graham Middle School's special education students perform better than the state average, ranking 138 out of 590 Ohio middle schools.

While Graham Middle School's academic performance is impressive, the school's racial makeup is significantly less diverse than nearby schools, such as Roosevelt Middle School and Sidney Middle School. This lack of diversity may be an area for the school to explore, as promoting greater inclusion and representation could benefit the entire school community. Additionally, the school's chronic absenteeism rate, while lower than some nearby schools, has been increasing in recent years, which is a concern that the school should address to ensure all students are engaged and attending regularly.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 9644 Us Highway 36
       Saint Paris, OH  43072-9367


(937) 663-5339

District: Graham Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
434th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,532 Help


Students who attend Graham Middle School usually attend:

High:    Graham High School

Feeder schools for Graham Middle School:

Elementary:    Graham Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  389

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.2%
Two or more races:
4.9%
Hispanic:
4.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Graham Middle School ranks better than 58.6% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.96. (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 (90.2%), two or more races (4.9%), Hispanic (4.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 38.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Graham Middle School is 16.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Graham Middle School is $10,532.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Graham Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Graham Middle School 434th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Graham Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Graham Local:

SchoolDigger ranks Graham Local 357th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Graham Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Graham Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 43.67 272nd 400 32.0%
2005 49.69 418th 692 39.6%
2006 57.49 395th 732 46.0%
2007 63.97 375th 837 55.2%
2008 65.33 351st 835 58.0%
2009 69.39 315th 858 63.3%
2010 67.48 383rd 895 57.2%
2011 70.81 321st 925 65.3%
2012 58.45 564th 989 43.0%
2013 59.56 561st 1001 44.0%
2014 50.44 655th 1008 35.0%
2015 43.35 658th 1035 36.4%
2016 48.49 614th 1050 41.5%
2017 51.63 580th 1038 44.1%
2018 46.26 619th 1010 38.7%
2019 50.28 604th 1050 42.5%
2021 62.53 430th 1037 58.5%
2022 50.40 546th 1017 46.3%
2023 62.96 434th 1048 58.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Graham Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.07 138th 590 76.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Graham Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.63 654th 924 29.2%
2019 26.73 730th 945 22.8%
2021 56.77 392nd 923 57.5%
2022 41.18 586th 947 38.1%
2023 61.92 367th 974 62.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Graham Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.18 525th 897 41.5%
2019 46.08 587th 917 36.0%
2021 57.06 435th 910 52.2%
2022 46.38 537th 925 41.9%
2023 55.84 456th 943 51.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Graham Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.91 476th 643 26.0%
2019 28.18 515th 658 21.7%
2021 52.50 204th 576 64.6%
2022 46.57 245th 565 56.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Graham Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 51.37 152nd 241 36.9%
2023 71.09 23rd 173 86.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Graham Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.55 614th 916 33.0%
2019 50.25 530th 933 43.2%
2021 59.04 398th 924 56.9%
2022 45.64 539th 946 43.0%
2023 62.82 380th 963 60.5%
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Rank History for White students at Graham Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.65 634th 781 18.8%
2019 32.32 608th 796 23.6%
2021 44.25 469th 781 39.9%
2022 31.64 596th 809 26.3%
2023 49.00 442nd 805 45.1%
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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 Graham Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 339 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1989 336 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1990 316 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 317
1991 336 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1992 352 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 352
1993 375 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 378
1994 401 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 404
1995 342 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1996 342 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 342
1997 319 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 319
1998 344 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1999 343 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 345
2000 338 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 341
2001 539 2 2 4 1 n/a n/a 0 548
2002 493 1 2 3 2 n/a n/a 4 505
2003 493 1 2 3 2 n/a n/a 4 505
2004 498 1 1 1 2 n/a n/a 7 510
2005 517 0 0 3 3 n/a n/a 8 531
2006 560 0 1 6 2 n/a n/a 11 580
2007 554 1 1 4 3 n/a n/a 15 578
2008 498 1 1 5 2 n/a n/a 14 521
2009 477 2 0 3 2 n/a n/a 13 497
2010 479 1 1 4 2 n/a n/a 10 497
2011 478 3 1 3 1 0 9 0 495
2012 468 3 2 3 2 0 8 0 486
2013 451 3 2 3 1 1 5 0 466
2014 456 2 2 7 0 2 9 0 478
2015 490 2 2 4 1 1 10 0 510
2016 472 2 2 6 1 1 7 0 491
2017 446 5 3 4 1 0 9 0 468
2018 412 4 3 7 2 0 6 0 434
2019 422 2 4 7 1 0 7 0 443
2020 411 1 4 7 1 0 10 0 434
2021 369 1 3 8 0 1 17 0 399
2022 353 3 1 10 0 1 18 0 386
2023 351 2 0 16 0 1 19 0 389

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 Graham Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 342 18.0 19.0 0
1989 338 18.0 18.7 n/a
1990 317 16.6 19.0 n/a
1991 338 15.8 21.3 n/a
1992 352 16.6 21.2 11.4
1993 378 15.4 24.5 10.8
1994 404 19.1 21.2 12.4
1995 342 19.3 17.7 7.9
1996 342 19.3 17.7 7.9
1997 319 18.8 17.0 9.7
1998 345 19.3 17.9 12.2
1999 345 19.3 17.9 17.7
2000 341 19.5 17.5 16.7
2001 548 32.8 16.7 14.1
2002 505 34.3 14.7 16.2
2003 505 34.3 14.7 16.2
2004 510 33.0 15.5 16.7
2005 531 32.3 16.4 16.6
2006 580 35.3 16.4 19.7
2007 578 29.4 19.7 21.3
2008 521 33.4 15.6 n/a
2009 497 30.4 16.3 29.1
2010 497 31.3 15.8 38.6
2011 495 30.3 16.2 45.9
2012 486 23.3 20.7 52.1
2013 466 18.8 24.6 43.3
2014 478 20.3 23.4 51.9
2015 510 n/a n/a 41.2
2016 491 27.0 18.1 34
2017 468 29.6 15.7 30.8
2018 434 27.6 15.7 31.8
2019 443 27.0 16.4 29.3
2020 434 23.0 18.8 36.9
2021 399 21.0 19.0 n/a
2022 386 22.0 17.5 n/a
2023 389 23.0 16.9 38.3

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 Graham Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 342 18.0 19.0 0
1989 338 18.0 18.7 n/a
1990 317 16.6 19.0 n/a
1991 338 15.8 21.3 n/a
1992 352 16.6 21.2 11.4
1993 378 15.4 24.5 10.8
1994 404 19.1 21.2 12.4
1995 342 19.3 17.7 7.9
1996 342 19.3 17.7 7.9
1997 319 18.8 17.0 9.7
1998 345 19.3 17.9 12.2
1999 345 19.3 17.9 17.7
2000 341 19.5 17.5 16.7
2001 548 32.8 16.7 14.1
2002 505 34.3 14.7 16.2
2003 505 34.3 14.7 16.2
2004 510 33.0 15.5 16.7
2005 531 32.3 16.4 16.6
2006 580 35.3 16.4 19.7
2007 578 29.4 19.7 21.3
2008 521 33.4 15.6 n/a
2009 497 30.4 16.3 29.1
2010 497 31.3 15.8 38.6
2011 495 30.3 16.2 45.9
2012 486 23.3 20.7 52.1
2013 466 18.8 24.6 43.3
2014 478 20.3 23.4 51.9
2015 510 n/a n/a 41.2
2016 491 27.0 18.1 34
2017 468 29.6 15.7 30.8
2018 434 27.6 15.7 31.8
2019 443 27.0 16.4 29.3
2020 434 23.0 18.8 36.9
2021 399 21.0 19.0 n/a
2022 386 22.0 17.5 n/a
2023 389 23.0 16.9 38.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Graham Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,012
2022 $10,726
2023 $10,532

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Graham Middle 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 604th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 434th of 1048 Middle schools
 16.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Graham Middle School)5657.7
 1.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Graham Local)55.557.7
 2.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Graham Middle School)54.569.2
 14.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Graham Local)54.369.2
 14.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Graham Middle School)37.339.3
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Graham Local)38.339.3
 1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Graham Middle School)57.663.9
 6.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Graham Local)57.563.9
 6.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Graham Middle School)7281.7
 9.7%
   8th Grade Science (Graham Local)72.681.7
 9.1%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Graham Middle School)57.439.6
 17.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Graham Local)57.639.6
 18%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Graham Middle School)54.361.9
 7.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Graham Local)55.161.9
 6.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Algebra I (Graham Middle School)96.694.7
 1.9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Graham Local)48.456.9
 8.5%
   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 Students443389
 12.2%
African American22
American Indian10
 100%
Asian40
 100%
Hispanic716
 128.6%
Pacific Islander01
White422351
 16.8%
Two or More Races719
 171.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.3%38.3%
 9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Graham Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 389 students attended Graham Middle School.

Graham Middle School ranks 434th of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Graham Middle School are 90% White, 5% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic.

Students who attend Graham Middle School usually go on to attend Graham High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ohio Department of Education.

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