Clear Fork High School

Summary:

Clear Fork High School is a public high school located in Bellville, Ohio, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 465 students. The school is part of the Clear Fork Valley Local District, which is ranked 290 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Clear Fork High School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (94.62%) compared to the surrounding schools, which have more diverse student populations. The school has consistently maintained high four-year graduation rates, ranging from 94.3% to 97.8% over the past five years, outperforming the state average. While the school has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism, reaching 30.4% in 2022-2023, it still performs better than some nearby schools like Mansfield Senior High (36.9%) and Cypress High (86.5%). Clear Fork High School students generally perform better than the state average on Ohio State Tests, particularly in subjects like American Government, American History, and Biology, but struggle more in Geometry.

Despite its strong performance in many areas, Clear Fork High School's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from 271 out of 800 high schools in 2017-2018 to 447 out of 867 high schools in 2022-2023. This suggests that the school may be struggling to keep pace with improvements in other Ohio high schools. However, the school's strong performance in supporting special education and disabled students is a notable strength that sets it apart from many other schools in the region. When compared to nearby high schools, Clear Fork High School generally outperforms schools like Cypress High and Mansfield Senior High, but lags behind higher-performing schools like Ontario High, Loudonville High, and Lexington High.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 987 State Route 97 E
       Bellville, OH  44813-1229


(419) 886-2601

District: Clear Fork Valley Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
447th of 867 Ohio High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,047 Help


Feeder schools for Clear Fork High School:

Elementary:    Bellville Elementary School
    Butler Elementary School
Middle:    Clear Fork Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  465

Racial breakdown:

White:
94.6%
Hispanic:
2.6%
Two or more races:
1.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Clear Fork High School ranks worse than 51.6% of high schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.84. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Clear Fork 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 (94.6%), Hispanic (2.6%), two or more races (1.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clear Fork High School is 15.2. (See more...)
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Compare Clear Fork High School employs 30.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clear Fork High School is $11,047.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Clear Fork High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Clear Fork High School 447th of 867 Ohio public high schools. (See Clear Fork High 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 High School

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Rank History for all students at Clear Fork High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 47.79 406th 681 40.4%
2005 64.42 274th 689 60.2%
2006 70.72 183rd 696 73.7%
2007 67.38 244th 756 67.7%
2008 64.72 291st 767 62.1%
2009 59.15 427th 791 46.0%
2010 57.14 478th 819 41.6%
2011 58.30 476th 818 41.8%
2012 68.47 272nd 832 67.3%
2013 64.34 312th 767 59.3%
2014 61.10 373rd 769 51.5%
2015 57.34 383rd 778 50.8%
2016 67.64 183rd 784 76.7%
2017 56.18 325th 773 58.0%
2018 63.09 271st 800 66.1%
2019 60.46 339th 836 59.4%
2021 47.25 444th 819 45.8%
2022 54.83 391st 836 53.2%
2023 51.84 447th 867 48.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Clear Fork High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 54.98 180th 614 70.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Clear Fork High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.35 161st 758 78.8%
2019 66.72 231st 779 70.3%
2021 55.90 308th 763 59.6%
2022 55.26 348th 773 55.0%
2023 50.41 439th 805 45.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Clear Fork High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.37 231st 751 69.2%
2019 67.45 272nd 781 65.2%
2021 51.27 405th 775 47.7%
2022 59.55 345th 794 56.5%
2023 54.47 427th 813 47.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Clear Fork High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.39 308th 550 44.0%
2019 38.26 376th 628 40.1%
2021 50.46 241st 596 59.6%
2022 61.01 142nd 606 76.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Clear Fork High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.45 255th 538 52.6%
2022 49.71 202nd 312 35.3%
2023 51.75 195th 308 36.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Clear Fork High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.20 397th 763 48.0%
2019 55.71 405th 792 48.9%
2021 41.41 491st 778 36.9%
2022 50.05 441st 808 45.4%
2023 49.47 468th 819 42.9%
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Rank History for White students at Clear Fork High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.89 350th 718 51.3%
2019 58.17 335th 739 54.7%
2021 38.76 470th 727 35.4%
2022 48.17 417th 749 44.3%
2023 43.72 472nd 756 37.6%
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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 Clear Fork High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 470 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1989 476 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 479
1990 475 0 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 479
1991 483 0 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 487
1992 507 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 510
1993 516 0 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1994 512 0 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 516
1995 562 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1996 562 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1997 542 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 544
1998 556 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1999 554 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2000 554 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2001 570 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 572
2002 564 0 4 4 0 n/a n/a 3 575
2003 564 0 4 4 0 n/a n/a 3 575
2004 559 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 4 566
2005 584 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a 2 591
2006 623 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 2 628
2007 620 4 1 2 0 n/a n/a 1 628
2008 615 5 0 2 0 n/a n/a 2 624
2009 574 4 2 1 0 n/a n/a 4 585
2010 529 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a 4 539
2011 524 4 1 3 0 0 9 0 541
2012 529 4 3 5 0 0 11 0 552
2013 531 4 2 8 0 0 10 0 555
2014 499 4 2 9 0 0 7 0 521
2015 477 5 2 11 0 1 6 0 502
2016 483 3 1 11 0 1 6 0 505
2017 486 1 0 7 1 0 9 0 504
2018 493 2 1 7 1 0 9 0 513
2019 484 0 1 7 0 0 12 0 504
2020 451 0 2 9 0 1 15 0 478
2021 471 0 2 8 0 0 12 0 493
2022 458 1 3 11 0 1 11 0 485
2023 440 2 2 12 0 0 9 0 465

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 472 23.0 20.5 0
1989 479 23.0 20.8 n/a
1990 479 23.0 20.8 n/a
1991 487 24.5 19.8 n/a
1992 510 26.0 19.6 4.1
1993 521 28.0 18.6 5.2
1994 516 28.0 18.4 3.7
1995 565 29.8 19.0 53.1
1996 565 29.8 19.0 53.1
1997 544 31.0 17.5 2.6
1998 558 31.0 18.0 4.1
1999 556 32.0 17.4 7
2000 558 31.0 18.0 15.8
2001 572 30.0 19.1 18
2002 575 34.7 16.6 30.2
2003 575 34.7 16.6 30.2
2004 566 31.7 17.9 34.2
2005 591 31.1 19.0 39
2006 628 32.3 19.4 38.7
2007 628 31.0 20.3 48.6
2008 624 31.0 20.1 n/a
2009 585 30.0 19.5 64.2
2010 539 31.6 17.0 73.8
2011 541 31.3 17.2 72.1
2012 552 32.1 17.1 88.8
2013 555 31.8 17.4 75.3
2014 521 34.2 15.2 75.8
2015 502 n/a n/a 72.3
2016 505 32.0 15.7 71.3
2017 504 31.5 15.9 62.7
2018 513 32.5 15.7 60.6
2019 504 30.8 16.3 52.2
2020 478 29.9 15.9 52.1
2021 493 30.9 15.9 n/a
2022 485 26.4 18.3 n/a
2023 465 30.5 15.2 52.9

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 472 23.0 20.5 0
1989 479 23.0 20.8 n/a
1990 479 23.0 20.8 n/a
1991 487 24.5 19.8 n/a
1992 510 26.0 19.6 4.1
1993 521 28.0 18.6 5.2
1994 516 28.0 18.4 3.7
1995 565 29.8 19.0 53.1
1996 565 29.8 19.0 53.1
1997 544 31.0 17.5 2.6
1998 558 31.0 18.0 4.1
1999 556 32.0 17.4 7
2000 558 31.0 18.0 15.8
2001 572 30.0 19.1 18
2002 575 34.7 16.6 30.2
2003 575 34.7 16.6 30.2
2004 566 31.7 17.9 34.2
2005 591 31.1 19.0 39
2006 628 32.3 19.4 38.7
2007 628 31.0 20.3 48.6
2008 624 31.0 20.1 n/a
2009 585 30.0 19.5 64.2
2010 539 31.6 17.0 73.8
2011 541 31.3 17.2 72.1
2012 552 32.1 17.1 88.8
2013 555 31.8 17.4 75.3
2014 521 34.2 15.2 75.8
2015 502 n/a n/a 72.3
2016 505 32.0 15.7 71.3
2017 504 31.5 15.9 62.7
2018 513 32.5 15.7 60.6
2019 504 30.8 16.3 52.2
2020 478 29.9 15.9 52.1
2021 493 30.9 15.9 n/a
2022 485 26.4 18.3 n/a
2023 465 30.5 15.2 52.9

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 Clear Fork High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,194
2022 $9,299
2023 $11,047

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Clear Fork High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 339th of 836 High schoolsRanks 447th of 867 High schools
 11%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Government (Clear Fork High School)8080.7
 0.7%
   End of Course American Government (Clear Fork Valley Local)8080.7
 0.7%
   End of Course American Government (Ohio)77.772
 5.7%
End of Course American History (Clear Fork High School)8877
 11%
   End of Course American History (Clear Fork Valley Local)8877
 11%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Biology (Clear Fork High School)83.460.4
 23%
   End of Course Biology (Clear Fork Valley Local)83.460.4
 23%
   End of Course Biology (Ohio)73.763.7
 10%
End of Course English II (Clear Fork High School)76.660.2
 16.4%
   End of Course English II (Clear Fork Valley Local)76.660.2
 16.4%
   End of Course English II (Ohio)66.260.8
 5.4%
End of Course Geometry (Clear Fork High School)45.925.2
 20.7%
   End of Course Geometry (Clear Fork Valley Local)45.925.8
 20.1%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Clear Fork High School)55.857.4
 1.6%
   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 Students504465
 7.7%
African American02
American Indian00
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic712
 71.4%
Pacific Islander00
White484440
 9.1%
Two or More Races129
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients52.2%52.9%
 0.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Clear Fork High School

Clear Fork High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Bellville Elementary School
Elementary : Butler Elementary School
Middle : Clear Fork Middle School

Clear Fork High School ranks 447th of 867 Ohio high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Clear Fork High School are 95% White, 3% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 465 students attended Clear Fork 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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