George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

Summary:

George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School is a public middle school located in Circleville, Ohio, serving 247 students in grades 7-8. The school is part of the Logan Elm Local School District, which is ranked 376 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School has consistently performed well on state assessments, with high proficiency rates in subjects like Science (81.5%), Mathematics (56.4% in 7th grade and 61.5% in 8th grade), and English Language Arts (71.2% in 7th grade and 58.1% in 8th grade). The school's performance is generally higher than the state and district averages, and it has maintained a strong statewide ranking, placing in the top 30% of Ohio middle schools in recent years. In the 2022-2023 school year, it ranked 310 out of 1,048 Ohio middle schools, earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School's academic performance is commendable, the school's student population is significantly less diverse than nearby schools, such as Bloom-Carroll Middle School and Chillicothe Middle School. Additionally, the school has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 5.4% in 2019-2020 to 19.3% in 2022-2023, which is an area of concern that the school may need to address.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 9579 Tarlton Rd
       Circleville, OH  43113-9448


(740) 474-7538

District: Logan Elm Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
310th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,593 Help


Students who attend George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School usually attend:

High:    Logan Elm High School

Feeder schools for George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School:

Elementary:    Laurelville Elementary School
    Pickaway Elementary School
    Washington Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.0 Help
Number of students:  247

Racial breakdown:

White:
94.7%
Asian:
2.0%
Two or more races:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.2% Help


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Compare Details George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School ranks better than 70.4% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.72. (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 (94.7%), Asian (2%), two or more races (1.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School is 19. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School is $13,593.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School 310th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Logan Elm Local:

SchoolDigger ranks Logan Elm Local 376th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

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Rank History for all students at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 41.33 484th 692 30.1%
2006 54.27 435th 732 40.6%
2007 46.60 568th 837 32.1%
2008 48.33 555th 835 33.5%
2009 53.69 535th 858 37.6%
2010 52.35 581st 895 35.1%
2011 68.47 371st 925 59.9%
2012 79.21 147th 989 85.1%
2013 78.64 150th 1001 85.0%
2014 75.01 242nd 1008 76.0%
2015 55.58 532nd 1035 48.6%
2016 72.22 296th 1050 71.8%
2017 73.82 267th 1038 74.3%
2018 71.12 307th 1010 69.6%
2019 77.90 213th 1050 79.7%
2021 70.48 318th 1037 69.3%
2022 63.17 402nd 1017 60.5%
2023 70.72 310th 1048 70.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 50.50 227th 590 61.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.84 323rd 924 65.0%
2019 78.48 143rd 945 84.9%
2021 55.60 406th 923 56.0%
2022 50.31 477th 947 49.6%
2023 51.95 484th 974 50.3%
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Rank History for Female students at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.79 297th 897 66.9%
2019 76.97 216th 917 76.4%
2021 66.09 322nd 910 64.6%
2022 64.85 340th 925 63.2%
2023 73.03 247th 943 73.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.64 235th 643 63.5%
2019 71.20 92nd 658 86.0%
2021 64.60 128th 576 77.8%
2022 44.36 269th 565 52.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.36 7th 521 98.7%
2021 69.80 56th 274 79.6%
2022 51.54 149th 241 38.2%
2023 66.74 52nd 173 69.9%
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Rank History for Male students at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.31 290th 916 68.3%
2019 77.53 190th 933 79.6%
2021 67.99 296th 924 68.0%
2022 55.98 424th 946 55.2%
2023 65.02 346th 963 64.1%
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Rank History for White students at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.63 339th 781 56.6%
2019 70.78 231st 796 71.0%
2021 58.62 335th 781 57.1%
2022 49.61 416th 809 48.6%
2023 58.19 348th 805 56.8%
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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 George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 378 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 378
1989 375 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 376
1990 366 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 369
1991 366 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 369
1992 381 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1993 402 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 402
1994 389 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1995 349 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 349
1996 349 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 349
1997 358 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1998 366 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 369
1999 367 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2000 361 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 364
2001 356 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 362
2002 383 4 1 3 0 n/a n/a 2 393
2003 383 4 1 3 0 n/a n/a 2 393
2004 417 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 4 425
2005 418 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1 419
2006 362 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 3 368
2007 367 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 2 375
2008 365 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a 1 372
2009 363 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 365
2010 360 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 1 365
2011 352 4 3 2 0 0 5 0 366
2012 326 5 2 1 0 0 3 0 337
2013 303 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 312
2014 324 3 1 2 0 0 3 0 333
2015 327 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 332
2016 306 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 314
2017 328 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 336
2018 289 1 1 3 0 0 4 0 298
2019 256 3 1 2 0 0 3 0 265
2020 267 6 0 1 0 0 6 0 280
2021 264 5 0 4 0 0 11 0 284
2022 258 4 0 4 0 0 8 0 274
2023 234 1 5 3 0 0 4 0 247

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 George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 378 13.0 29.0 0
1989 376 13.0 28.9 n/a
1990 369 13.0 28.3 n/a
1991 369 15.0 24.6 n/a
1992 384 15.0 25.6 12.2
1993 402 15.0 26.8 12.4
1994 390 17.0 22.9 14.6
1995 349 17.0 20.5 14.6
1996 349 17.0 20.5 14.6
1997 361 19.0 19.0 11.4
1998 369 19.0 19.4 11.4
1999 368 19.0 19.4 14.4
2000 364 18.0 20.2 14
2001 362 19.0 19.1 14.4
2002 393 19.0 20.7 17.1
2003 393 19.0 20.7 17.1
2004 425 22.0 19.3 15.7
2005 419 22.0 19.0 18.7
2006 368 22.0 16.7 27.7
2007 375 20.0 18.8 27.6
2008 372 20.0 18.6 n/a
2009 365 22.0 16.6 29
2010 365 22.0 16.5 37.4
2011 366 23.0 15.9 36.3
2012 337 25.0 13.4 40.1
2013 312 22.0 14.1 42.3
2014 333 25.0 13.3 41.7
2015 332 n/a n/a 40.1
2016 314 21.0 14.9 34.4
2017 336 20.0 16.8 34.8
2018 298 21.0 14.1 37.9
2019 265 20.0 13.2 40.8
2020 280 19.0 14.7 35.7
2021 284 19.0 14.9 n/a
2022 274 18.0 15.2 n/a
2023 247 13.0 19.0 35.2

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 George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 378 13.0 29.0 0
1989 376 13.0 28.9 n/a
1990 369 13.0 28.3 n/a
1991 369 15.0 24.6 n/a
1992 384 15.0 25.6 12.2
1993 402 15.0 26.8 12.4
1994 390 17.0 22.9 14.6
1995 349 17.0 20.5 14.6
1996 349 17.0 20.5 14.6
1997 361 19.0 19.0 11.4
1998 369 19.0 19.4 11.4
1999 368 19.0 19.4 14.4
2000 364 18.0 20.2 14
2001 362 19.0 19.1 14.4
2002 393 19.0 20.7 17.1
2003 393 19.0 20.7 17.1
2004 425 22.0 19.3 15.7
2005 419 22.0 19.0 18.7
2006 368 22.0 16.7 27.7
2007 375 20.0 18.8 27.6
2008 372 20.0 18.6 n/a
2009 365 22.0 16.6 29
2010 365 22.0 16.5 37.4
2011 366 23.0 15.9 36.3
2012 337 25.0 13.4 40.1
2013 312 22.0 14.1 42.3
2014 333 25.0 13.3 41.7
2015 332 n/a n/a 40.1
2016 314 21.0 14.9 34.4
2017 336 20.0 16.8 34.8
2018 298 21.0 14.1 37.9
2019 265 20.0 13.2 40.8
2020 280 19.0 14.7 35.7
2021 284 19.0 14.9 n/a
2022 274 18.0 15.2 n/a
2023 247 13.0 19.0 35.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,503
2022 $12,260
2023 $13,593

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

Impact of COVID-19 on George Mcdowell-Exchange 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 213th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 310th of 1048 Middle schools
 9.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Mathematics (George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School)70.756.4
 14.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Logan Elm Local)70.756.4
 14.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School)74.471.2
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Logan Elm Local)74.471.2
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School)83.781.5
 2.2%
   8th Grade Science (Logan Elm Local)83.781.5
 2.2%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School)83.861.5
 22.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Logan Elm Local)83.861.5
 22.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School)65.958.1
 7.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Logan Elm Local)65.958.1
 7.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Algebra I (George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Logan Elm Local)72.973.1
 0.2%
   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 Students265247
 6.8%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian00
Asian15
 400%
Hispanic23
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White256234
 8.6%
Two or More Races34
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40.8%35.2%
 5.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School

Students who attend George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School usually go on to attend Logan Elm High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 247 students attended George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School.

Students at George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School are 95% White, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic.

George Mcdowell-Exchange Middle School ranks 310th of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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