The Archbold Area School District, plus three other Fulton County school districts, are ranked Excellent with Distinction, based on criteria established by the state.
The Pettisville Local School District and the two other county school districts are ranked Excellent.
The data, released Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, is considered preliminary.
Usually the data is released through school district and school building report cards, issued by the Ohio Department of Education.
However, this year, the report cards have been delayed as the ODE and the Auditor of State continue their investigation into alleged “data scrubbing” by some Ohio school districts.
Toledo and Columbus schools are involved in the investigation.
ODE ranks schools from a low of Academic Emergency through Academic Watch, Continuous Improvement, Effective, and Excellent.
The highest ranking possible is Excellent with Distinction.
Archbold is joined by the Evergreen, Pike-Delta-York, and Swanton districts on the Excellent with Distinction list.
All other Fulton County school districts are considered Excellent, including Pettisville, Gorham Fayette, and Wauseon.-Posted 10.17, 3:40 pm