Toledo School for the Arts Ranked Number One Charter School in the State

Posted Feb 23rd, 2016 by Lindsay Williams  Category: Community Interest, Education, Toledo.com


TOLEDO, OHIO – Toledo School for the Arts (TSA) has been ranked the #1 Charter School in Ohio. “This designation is very exciting,“ explained TSA Director Dr. Douglas Mead. “The Niche rating is largely based on reviews by parents, students and alumni, none of which are solicited by TSA. The announcement is a surprise, but the work our teachers and students did to get us there is most certainly well planned and calculated!”

TSA was recently announced as the #1 Charter School in Ohio by Niche, a website that ranks K-12 schools and colleges based on data and reviews. Regarding their process, Niche states:

“Niche.com content comes from a variety of sources, including student, parent, and resident surveys, school administrators, and government databases. This data is then used to generate our rankings and power our school profiles and search tools. Data Sources: Our factual information comes from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Department of Education’s NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) and IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), the U.S. Census Bureau’s Five Year ACS (American Community Survey), the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, Common Data Sets (reports released by some colleges and universities), and the Niche community (including participating school administrators who update their school’s information on our website). In addition to the national data sources listed above, city-specific data source along with their relevant disclaimers can be found here.

Content Usage: Reviews and polls are submitted by people who have registered for our site and have a current or recent association with a school, college, or location. Reviews and polls can be submitted through our various surveys—specifically our College Survey (for current college students and recent alumni), our Student Survey (for current K-12 students and recent alumni), our Parent Survey (for the parents of current K-12 students or recent alumni), and our Local Survey (for current or recent residents of any area across the country).”

In addition to the #1 Charter, TSA is ranked #25 among the Top 100 Ohio High Schools rated by Niche, which includes charter, public, and private schools. While reviews remain anonymous, schools and the public can see which group of stakeholders provided each review. One provided by a TSA high school senior reads:

“The academics at TSA are incredibly top-notch. The teachers are very knowledgeable, and like to integrate conversations into their classrooms, thus creating an interactive environment and causing the students to think. There is a very wide variety of students here from all walks of life, and this causes other students, and the teachers to think about this in their lessons.”

TSA is located in downtown Toledo, Ohio and serves over 670 students across grades 6-12. The school attracts students from over 20 school districts with an award-winning arts-integrated curriculum model. Accolades the school has received since its inception include the 2012 Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio, Category: Arts Education, presented by Ohio’s Governor Kasich and a designation as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. TSA has been listed as an America’s Best High Schools in U.S. News & World Report four times, and was the first charter to be named a National Title I Distinguished School.

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