Zane Trace Middle School

Summary:

Zane Trace Middle School is a public middle school located in Chillicothe, Ohio, serving grades 5-8 with a student population of 402. The school is part of the Zane Trace Local District, which is ranked 413 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Zane Trace Middle School has a predominantly white student population, with 93.28% of students identifying as white, significantly higher than the state average and the racial makeup of nearby schools like Chillicothe Middle School, which has a more diverse student body. Academically, the school performs in the middle range for Ohio, with strengths in English Language Arts but weaknesses in mathematics, particularly in the upper grades. Notably, Zane Trace's 8th-grade science proficiency rate of 66.7% is higher than the state average and most nearby schools. However, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.4% in 2019-2020 to 24.5% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average and the rates of most nearby schools like Huntington Middle School.

Zane Trace Middle School also has a relatively high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 38-44% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, compared to the state average and many nearby schools like Circleville Middle School. This may be a contributing factor to the school's academic challenges and high chronic absenteeism rate. To improve student outcomes, the school and Zane Trace Local District may need to focus on addressing attendance issues, providing targeted academic support in mathematics, and exploring ways to better support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 946 State Route 180
       Chillicothe, OH  45601-8141


(740) 773-5842

District: Zane Trace Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
422nd of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,932 Help


Students who attend Zane Trace Middle School usually attend:

High:    Zane Trace High School

Feeder schools for Zane Trace Middle School:

Elementary:    Zane Trace Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.2 Help
Number of students:  402

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.3%
Two or more races:
4.5%
Hispanic:
1.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0% Help


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Compare Details Zane Trace Middle School ranks better than 59.7% of middle schools in Ohio. (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 (93.3%), two or more races (4.5%), Hispanic (1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Zane Trace Middle School is 18.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Zane Trace Middle School is $10,932.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Zane Trace Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Zane Trace Middle School 422nd of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Zane Trace Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Zane Trace Local:

SchoolDigger ranks Zane Trace Local 413th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Zane Trace Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Zane Trace Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.31 253rd 400 36.8%
2005 46.36 447th 692 35.4%
2006 61.71 342nd 732 53.3%
2007 62.78 388th 837 53.6%
2008 47.42 563rd 835 32.6%
2009 52.37 550th 858 35.9%
2010 61.96 465th 895 48.0%
2011 51.96 606th 925 34.5%
2012 60.31 537th 989 45.7%
2013 63.60 498th 1001 50.2%
2014 56.54 596th 1008 40.9%
2015 67.03 372nd 1035 64.1%
2016 63.06 439th 1050 58.2%
2017 70.99 311th 1038 70.0%
2018 65.25 390th 1010 61.4%
2019 71.00 317th 1050 69.8%
2021 63.41 418th 1037 59.7%
2022 63.81 392nd 1017 61.5%
2023 63.80 422nd 1048 59.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Zane Trace Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.98 407th 590 31.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Zane Trace Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.46 473rd 924 48.8%
2019 64.12 337th 945 64.3%
2021 55.07 415th 923 55.0%
2022 52.47 447th 947 52.8%
2023 56.99 438th 974 55.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Zane Trace Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 74.84 5th 18 72.2%
2022 49.44 8th 17 52.9%
2023 42.10 8th 15 46.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Zane Trace Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.91 306th 897 65.9%
2019 75.44 237th 917 74.2%
2021 59.15 410th 910 54.9%
2022 59.88 400th 925 56.8%
2023 61.97 390th 943 58.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Zane Trace Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.45 244th 643 62.1%
2019 34.75 453rd 658 31.2%
2022 28.48 430th 565 23.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Zane Trace Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.57 48th 521 90.8%
2022 71.23 29th 241 88.0%
2023 67.23 48th 173 72.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Zane Trace Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.83 417th 916 54.5%
2019 64.76 355th 933 62.0%
2021 59.09 397th 924 57.0%
2022 59.89 383rd 946 59.5%
2023 59.57 414th 963 57.0%
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Rank History for White students at Zane Trace Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.80 411th 781 47.4%
2019 59.29 340th 796 57.3%
2021 47.41 445th 781 43.0%
2022 48.82 423rd 809 47.7%
2023 48.43 454th 805 43.6%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Zane Trace Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 396 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1989 408 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1990 400 3 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1991 428 3 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 435
1992 456 2 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 463
1993 458 2 2 4 0 n/a n/a 1 467
1994 445 1 1 2 2 n/a n/a 0 451
1995 405 1 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 408
1996 405 1 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 408
1997 429 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 432
1998 427 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1999 420 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 423
2000 446 2 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 452
2001 495 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 499
2002 489 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 1 494
2003 489 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 1 494
2004 514 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1 520
2005 486 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1 493
2006 537 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 544
2007 525 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2008 502 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a 1 507
2009 517 4 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 522
2010 494 5 1 1 0 n/a n/a 2 503
2011 483 4 1 2 0 0 3 0 493
2012 455 8 3 2 0 0 3 0 471
2013 477 5 2 1 1 0 4 0 490
2014 463 5 2 1 0 0 6 0 477
2015 449 6 3 0 0 0 6 0 464
2016 416 3 3 1 0 0 7 0 430
2017 389 3 3 2 0 0 7 0 404
2018 441 1 3 2 0 0 13 0 460
2019 430 1 2 1 0 0 10 0 444
2020 423 1 1 1 0 0 19 0 445
2021 389 1 1 1 0 0 17 0 409
2022 377 3 2 1 0 0 21 0 404
2023 375 2 3 4 0 0 18 0 402

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 Zane Trace Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 401 22.0 18.2 0
1989 414 22.0 18.8 n/a
1990 406 22.4 18.1 n/a
1991 435 22.1 19.6 n/a
1992 463 22.0 21.0 13.6
1993 467 22.0 21.2 13.3
1994 451 21.5 21.0 14.4
1995 408 21.4 19.1 12
1996 408 21.4 19.1 12
1997 432 21.4 20.2 15.5
1998 428 21.4 20.0 11.2
1999 423 22.4 18.9 14.2
2000 452 22.5 20.1 11.7
2001 499 23.0 21.7 n/a
2002 494 27.0 18.3 n/a
2003 494 27.0 18.3 n/a
2004 520 28.0 18.6 n/a
2005 493 28.0 17.6 0
2006 544 28.0 19.4 0
2007 527 31.0 17.0 0
2008 507 28.0 18.1 n/a
2009 522 29.0 18.0 0
2010 503 28.7 17.5 0
2011 493 28.0 17.6 0
2012 471 30.0 15.7 0
2013 490 29.0 16.8 0
2014 477 33.0 14.4 0
2015 464 n/a n/a 0
2016 430 29.0 14.8 0
2017 404 28.0 14.4 n/a
2018 460 27.0 17.0 n/a
2019 444 26.0 17.0 n/a
2020 445 24.0 18.5 n/a
2021 409 24.0 17.0 n/a
2022 404 n/a n/a n/a
2023 402 22.0 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 Zane Trace Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 401 22.0 18.2 0
1989 414 22.0 18.8 n/a
1990 406 22.4 18.1 n/a
1991 435 22.1 19.6 n/a
1992 463 22.0 21.0 13.6
1993 467 22.0 21.2 13.3
1994 451 21.5 21.0 14.4
1995 408 21.4 19.1 12
1996 408 21.4 19.1 12
1997 432 21.4 20.2 15.5
1998 428 21.4 20.0 11.2
1999 423 22.4 18.9 14.2
2000 452 22.5 20.1 11.7
2001 499 23.0 21.7 n/a
2002 494 27.0 18.3 n/a
2003 494 27.0 18.3 n/a
2004 520 28.0 18.6 n/a
2005 493 28.0 17.6 0
2006 544 28.0 19.4 0
2007 527 31.0 17.0 0
2008 507 28.0 18.1 n/a
2009 522 29.0 18.0 0
2010 503 28.7 17.5 0
2011 493 28.0 17.6 0
2012 471 30.0 15.7 0
2013 490 29.0 16.8 0
2014 477 33.0 14.4 0
2015 464 n/a n/a 0
2016 430 29.0 14.8 0
2017 404 28.0 14.4 n/a
2018 460 27.0 17.0 n/a
2019 444 26.0 17.0 n/a
2020 445 24.0 18.5 n/a
2021 409 24.0 17.0 n/a
2022 404 n/a n/a n/a
2023 402 22.0 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Zane Trace Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,955
2022 $10,518
2023 $10,932

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Zane Trace 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 317th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 422nd of 1048 Middle schools
 10.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Science (Zane Trace Middle School)53.160.4
 7.3%
   5th Grade Science (Zane Trace Local)53.160.4
 7.3%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Zane Trace Middle School)59.259.4
 0.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Zane Trace Local)59.259.4
 0.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Zane Trace Middle School)67.375.2
 7.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Zane Trace Local)67.375.2
 7.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Zane Trace Middle School)67.643.2
 24.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Zane Trace Local)67.643.2
 24.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Zane Trace Middle School)73.175
 1.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Zane Trace Local)73.175
 1.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Zane Trace Middle School)63.356
 7.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Zane Trace Local)63.356
 7.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Zane Trace Middle School)71.664.3
 7.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Zane Trace Local)71.664.3
 7.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Zane Trace Middle School)73.866.7
 7.1%
   8th Grade Science (Zane Trace Local)73.866.7
 7.1%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Zane Trace Middle School)72.946.5
 26.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Zane Trace Local)72.946.5
 26.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Zane Trace Middle School)61.764.6
 2.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Zane Trace Local)61.764.6
 2.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students444402
 9.5%
African American12
 100%
American Indian00
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic14
 300%
Pacific Islander00
White430375
 12.8%
Two or More Races1018
 80%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 402 students attended Zane Trace Middle School.

Students who attend Zane Trace Middle School usually go on to attend Zane Trace High School

Students at Zane Trace Middle School are 93% White, 4% Two or more races.

Zane Trace Middle School ranks 422nd of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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