Amherst Junior High School

  • Amherst Junior High School serves 639 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 82% (which is higher than the Ohio state average of 61%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is higher than the Ohio state average of 55%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Amherst Junior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Ohio for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Ohio state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Ohio state average of 29%.

Top Placements

Amherst Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

  • Amherst Junior High School's student population of 639 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students639 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Amherst Junior High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,224 schools in Ohio (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Amherst Junior High School is 0.34, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (OH)
Overall School Rank#518 out of 3,224 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
61%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
13%
5%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
80%
71%
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.340.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmherst Exempted Village School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, OH Dept. of Education

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