Clear Fork Middle School

Summary:

Clear Fork Middle School is a public middle school located in Bellville, Ohio, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 372 students. The school is part of the Lexington Local School District, which is ranked 290 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Clear Fork Middle School consistently outperforms the state average in Ohio State Tests across various subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, 78.4% of 8th-grade students were proficient or better in Science, compared to the state average of 64%. The school also excels in Algebra I, with 100% of students proficient or better, significantly higher than the state average of 53%. However, the school has experienced a higher chronic absenteeism rate in recent years, ranging from 19.2% to 20.6%, which is above the state average. This is an area of concern that the school may need to address.

Compared to nearby schools, Clear Fork Middle School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (94.09%) compared to the state average and schools like Mansfield Middle School, which has a more diverse student population. Additionally, Clear Fork Middle School has a relatively high student-teacher ratio of around 18:1, which is higher than some of the nearby schools like Ontario Middle School (20.9:1) and Mansfield Middle School (12.5:1).


Detail:

Public 6-8

 987 State Route 97 E
       Bellville, OH  44813-1229


(419) 886-3111

District: Clear Fork Valley Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
357th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,147 Help


Students who attend Clear Fork Middle School usually attend:

High:    Clear Fork High School

Feeder schools for Clear Fork Middle School:

Elementary:    Bellville Elementary School
    Butler Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.2 Help
Number of students:  372

Racial breakdown:

White:
94.1%
Hispanic:
3.5%
Two or more races:
1.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0% Help


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Compare Details Clear Fork Middle School ranks better than 65.9% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.86. (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 (94.1%), Hispanic (3.5%), two or more races (1.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clear Fork Middle School is 18.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clear Fork Middle School is $9,147.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Clear Fork Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Clear Fork Middle School 357th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Clear Fork Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Clear Fork Valley Local:

SchoolDigger ranks Clear Fork Valley Local 290th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Clear Fork Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Clear Fork Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 34.32 309th 400 22.8%
2005 46.75 445th 692 35.7%
2006 64.42 301st 732 58.9%
2007 64.72 356th 837 57.5%
2008 66.13 339th 835 59.4%
2009 66.12 366th 858 57.3%
2010 70.18 328th 895 63.4%
2011 68.95 357th 925 61.4%
2012 71.48 325th 989 67.1%
2013 69.41 385th 1001 61.5%
2014 72.05 305th 1008 69.7%
2015 52.03 580th 1035 44.0%
2016 71.77 305th 1050 71.0%
2017 61.00 483rd 1038 53.5%
2018 64.53 398th 1010 60.6%
2019 63.07 438th 1050 58.3%
2021 50.45 567th 1037 45.3%
2022 59.81 442nd 1017 56.5%
2023 67.86 357th 1048 65.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Clear Fork Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.54 186th 590 68.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Clear Fork Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.74 370th 924 60.0%
2019 64.99 326th 945 65.5%
2021 34.42 619th 923 32.9%
2022 47.78 511th 947 46.0%
2023 66.18 302nd 974 69.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Clear Fork Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.51 382nd 897 57.4%
2019 62.23 419th 917 54.3%
2021 48.77 517th 910 43.2%
2022 57.24 433rd 925 53.2%
2023 67.51 314th 943 66.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Clear Fork Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.45 502nd 643 21.9%
2019 30.28 499th 658 24.2%
2021 47.56 245th 576 57.5%
2022 50.42 209th 565 63.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Clear Fork Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.42 285th 521 45.3%
2022 68.77 52nd 241 78.4%
2023 55.92 104th 173 39.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Clear Fork Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.09 383rd 916 58.2%
2019 60.85 397th 933 57.4%
2021 42.06 559th 924 39.5%
2022 53.69 453rd 946 52.1%
2023 63.06 376th 963 61.0%
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Rank History for White students at Clear Fork Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.72 413th 781 47.1%
2019 47.77 457th 796 42.6%
2021 31.57 570th 781 27.0%
2022 44.76 471st 809 41.8%
2023 56.93 360th 805 55.3%
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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 Clear Fork Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 422 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2001 432 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 437
2002 456 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 1 460
2003 456 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 1 460
2004 457 6 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 465
2005 452 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a 2 460
2006 426 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 2 432
2007 444 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a 4 452
2008 429 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 4 438
2009 421 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 9 435
2010 411 4 2 1 0 n/a n/a 7 425
2011 427 5 2 3 0 0 5 0 442
2012 425 4 1 5 0 0 6 0 441
2013 442 4 0 5 0 1 6 0 458
2014 416 3 0 8 0 1 5 0 433
2015 407 3 1 2 1 0 6 0 420
2016 391 2 1 3 1 0 8 0 406
2017 390 2 1 7 0 1 8 0 409
2018 382 0 0 8 0 1 10 0 401
2019 384 0 2 6 0 1 7 0 400
2020 393 0 3 8 0 0 6 0 410
2021 380 0 3 13 0 0 10 0 406
2022 361 0 1 17 0 0 9 0 388
2023 350 0 2 13 0 0 7 0 372

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 Clear Fork Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 426 23.5 18.1 n/a
2001 437 23.5 18.6 n/a
2002 460 27.7 16.6 n/a
2003 460 27.7 16.6 n/a
2004 465 24.7 18.8 n/a
2005 460 25.6 18.0 0
2006 432 26.2 16.5 0
2007 452 26.0 17.4 0
2008 438 26.0 16.8 n/a
2009 435 22.0 19.8 0
2010 425 23.5 18.0 0
2011 442 23.7 18.6 0
2012 441 23.6 18.6 0
2013 458 22.8 20.0 0
2014 433 21.9 19.7 0
2015 420 n/a n/a 0
2016 406 22.0 18.4 0
2017 409 22.1 18.4 n/a
2018 401 23.1 17.3 n/a
2019 400 22.8 17.4 n/a
2020 410 23.7 17.2 n/a
2021 406 22.1 18.3 n/a
2022 388 21.0 18.4 n/a
2023 372 20.3 18.2 n/a

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 Clear Fork Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 426 23.5 18.1 n/a
2001 437 23.5 18.6 n/a
2002 460 27.7 16.6 n/a
2003 460 27.7 16.6 n/a
2004 465 24.7 18.8 n/a
2005 460 25.6 18.0 0
2006 432 26.2 16.5 0
2007 452 26.0 17.4 0
2008 438 26.0 16.8 n/a
2009 435 22.0 19.8 0
2010 425 23.5 18.0 0
2011 442 23.7 18.6 0
2012 441 23.6 18.6 0
2013 458 22.8 20.0 0
2014 433 21.9 19.7 0
2015 420 n/a n/a 0
2016 406 22.0 18.4 0
2017 409 22.1 18.4 n/a
2018 401 23.1 17.3 n/a
2019 400 22.8 17.4 n/a
2020 410 23.7 17.2 n/a
2021 406 22.1 18.3 n/a
2022 388 21.0 18.4 n/a
2023 372 20.3 18.2 n/a

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 Clear Fork Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $6,777
2022 $8,611
2023 $9,147

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Clear Fork 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 438th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 357th of 1048 Middle schools
 7.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Clear Fork Middle School)60.243.4
 16.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Clear Fork Valley Local)59.743.4
 16.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Clear Fork Middle School)5575.7
 20.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Clear Fork Valley Local)54.575.7
 21.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Clear Fork Middle School)64.652.3
 12.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Clear Fork Valley Local)64.952.3
 12.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Clear Fork Middle School)74.281.3
 7.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Clear Fork Valley Local)74.481.3
 6.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Clear Fork Middle School)71.378.4
 7.1%
   8th Grade Science (Clear Fork Valley Local)71.378.4
 7.1%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Clear Fork Middle School)60.847
 13.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Clear Fork Valley Local)60.847
 13.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Clear Fork Middle School)5959.3
 0.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Clear Fork Valley Local)5959.3
 0.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Algebra I (Clear Fork Middle School)95100
 5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Clear Fork Valley Local)61.464
 2.6%
   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 Students400372
 7%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian22
Hispanic613
 116.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White384350
 8.9%
Two or More Races77


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In the 2022-23 school year, 372 students attended Clear Fork Middle School.

Clear Fork Middle School ranks 357th of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Clear Fork Middle School are 94% White, 3% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Clear Fork Middle School usually go on to attend Clear Fork High School


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