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Measures that Matter


A look at what makes Mercer County schools great.

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Measures that Matter


A look at what makes Mercer County schools great.

Mercer County schools are doing great things.
This site highlights some of the many accomplishments of our students, schools, and staff.

We have a passionate and dedicated group of teachers willing to go above and beyond for their students. It is this very work ethic our country is known for that we hope to instill in our students and come to expect in our future citizens that has made our schools and our students so successful.
— Jason Luebke, Celina Curriculum Coordinator
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Graduation Rate


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Graduation Rate


The focus of all the districts in Mercer County is for students to have the ability to face life’s challenges with confidence.
— Sue Bruns, Marion Local Special Education Supervisor
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Achievement & Success


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Achievement & Success


Graphic of statistics about the Class of 2015. Average GPA: 3.24 21% of eligible students attend Tri Star Career Compact Average ACT: 23.2 (Ohio average 22.0, National average 21.0) Over 1.9 Million Dollars in Scholarships   Post Graduation: 58.5% Entered 4-year college 19% Entered the workforce 16.8% Entered 2-year college 5% Entered other training/certification programs 3% Entered the military

Graphic of statistics about the Class of 2015.

Average GPA: 3.24
21% of eligible students attend Tri Star Career Compact
Average ACT: 23.2 (Ohio average 22.0, National average 21.0)
Over 1.9 Million Dollars in Scholarships
 

Post Graduation:
58.5% Entered 4-year college
19% Entered the workforce
16.8% Entered 2-year college
5% Entered other training/certification programs
3% Entered the military

 
24% of High School students participate in AP or CC+ courses *2

24% of High School students participate in AP or CC+ courses *2

Mercer County continues to be a great place to live because of our strong families and dedicated workforce. The contributions this group of students who enter the workforce upon graduation will make to manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, and many other areas are what will allow our communities to thrive in the future.
— Excerpt from 2015 commencement ceremony at Fort Recovery High School
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Involvement & Activities


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Involvement & Activities



425+

Mercer County Students Receive Gifted Services

Every K-8 student receives an average of 37 minutes of Intervention or Enrichment per day.

Every K-8 student receives an average of 37 minutes of Intervention or Enrichment per day.


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Special Education Professionals Serve our Students

 

100% Have the opportunity to participate in DAILY ARTS instruction & productions


 
We believe strongly in what extra and co-curricular activities can do for one’s well-roundedness. Not to mention the life-long friendships that are fostered and the sense of belonging to something special!
— Jeff Hobbs, Fort Recovery High School Principal
77% engage in Activities, Clubs, and Teams. Students in grades 7-12 have more than 40 activities & clubs to choose from.

77% engage in Activities, Clubs, and Teams.

Students in grades 7-12 have more than 40 activities & clubs to choose from.

 

Nearly 25% of 7-12 students participate in the Arts

 
Participation in the arts is vital to a well-rounded education. It is well known that students who are active in the arts score higher on tests, do better in school and have the confidence needed to succeed in life.
— Denise Peterson, Coldwater Teacher
 
 
Thank you for all that you taught me in high school... I took my Dental Admission Test this summer... and I scored in the 95th percentile for general chemistry.
— Former Student of Dave Scott, AP Chemistry Teacher at Celina High School
23.4% of students participate in Vocational Agriculture and FFA programs.

23.4% of students participate in Vocational Agriculture and FFA programs.

 
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Educators & Technology


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Educators & Technology


Technology is infused in every classroom. Students have access to:

Tablets, Computer Labs, Classroom Computers, Technology Instruction, 1:1 Initiative, WiFi, Interactive Whiteboards

Tablets, Computer Labs, Classroom Computers, Technology Instruction, 1:1 Initiative, WiFi, Interactive Whiteboards

 
Our students are surrounded by technology every day before they enter our four brick and mortar walls… Using technology such as iPads, interactive whiteboards, QR Codes, and various learning apps are excellent ways to differentiate instruction, keep students engaged and on task while preparing them with 21st Century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication.
— Betsy Crites, Wright State University Lake Campus Education Instructor and STEM Coordinator
 
 

STEM is the culmination of all subjects being combined in a meaningful way to further enrich the minds of the students in a hands-on atmosphere.
— Andy Miller, St. Henry STEM Teacher

 
Our Staff 14.1 Average years of experience. 35% Serve as a coach or club advisers. 73% are graduates of Mercer County Schools.

Our Staff
14.1 Average years of experience.
35% Serve as a coach or club advisers.
73% are graduates of Mercer County Schools.

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during the 2014-2015 school year staff engaged in over 10,900 hours of professional development


That's Equal to
1,560 School Days

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during the 2014-2015 school year staff engaged in over 10,900 hours of professional development


That's Equal to
1,560 School Days

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Responsibility


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Responsibility


Average Spending Per Pupil Mercer County: $9,049 Ohio Average: $9,189

Average Spending Per Pupil
Mercer County: $9,049
Ohio Average: $9,189

Marion Local ranks in the top 10 of similar sized school districts in regards to the percent of funds that are spent on classroom instruction…which shows that the majority of our funds are invested back into the classroom to increase student achievement.
— Heather Cramer, Marion Local Treasurer
 
71% spent directly on classroom instruction vs. Ohio average of 67%

71% spent directly on classroom instruction vs. Ohio average of 67%

 
I believe that the conservative nature of Mercer County residents is well-represented by local boards of education and school administrators. As other schools in the county, Parkway Local School District is committed to investing current tax dollars on current students.
— Debbie Pierce, Parkway Local Treasurer

Gifted students in Mercer County are offered a wide range of courses and services… robotics teams, Lego competitions, STEM activities, field trips, artifact box exchange and scholastic competitions. Elementary and middle school students are often taught by teachers who are licensed in gifted education. High school students have the opportunity to take honors, AP and College Credit Plus courses.
— Wendi Moorman, MCESC Gifted Coordinator

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Mercer County Schools


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Mercer County Schools


It is no secret that Mercer County residents have a work ethic that is second to none, which is a major factor of our student success
— Kyle Kunk, St. Henry Middle School Principal

 
 
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Celina
Schools

celinaschools.org


 


Parkway
Schools

parkwayschools.org


 

Coldwater Schools

cw.noacsc.org


 

St. Henry
Schools

sthenryschools.org


 

Fort Recovery Schools

fortrecoveryschools.org


 

Tri Star
Career Compact

tristarcareercompact.com


 


Marion Local Schools

marionlocal.org


 

Mercer County
ESC

mercercountyesc.org


 
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Graphic Communications


This publication was created by
Tri Star Graphic Communications
Class of 2017

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Graphic Communications


This publication was created by
Tri Star Graphic Communications
Class of 2017

 

*1 Parkway students attend Vantage Career Center
*2 AP = Advanced Placement; CC+ = College Credit Plus