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Majority of local schools exceed statewide average of grads needing help

LISBON — All of the local school districts except Beaver Local and Columbiana exceeded the statewide average in terms of high school graduates needing some academic help their freshman year of college.

According to a recent report from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, 27 percent of the 2017 high school graduates in Ohio who enrolled in a state college needed remedial help in mathematics or English their freshman year.

Only 21 percent of Beaver Local’s graduates graduates who went on to college needed assistance, followed by Columbiana at 26 percent.

Approximately 8 percent of 2017 Ohio high school graduates needed remedial help in both mathematics and English. Beaver Local and the Buckeye Online School for Success in East Liverpool were the only local school districts that were below the statewide average in this category.

The ODHE, formerly the Ohio Board of Regents, issues an annual report every December that focuses on what percentage of recent high school graduates who enrolled in a public university or community college in Ohio needed to take remedial math and English classes their freshman year

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