About This School
Ginn Academy made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Ohio in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Ginn Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Ginn Academy had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Ohio average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Ginn Academy's students and teachers. more
High Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Case Elementary School 0.5 miles|
|Life Skills Center of Cleveland 0.7 miles|
|Cleveland Academy for Scholarship Technology and L 0.8 miles|
|Jane Addams Business Careers High School 0.8 miles|
|Design Lab 0.8 miles|
As a single mother, this was the best decision and best choice for an educational high school experience. Not only is the school focused on academic excellence but it is a school that teaches and builds character and excellence in young men. This school is labeled for "at-risk students", but every black male child in America is at risk for becoming a statistic.
GA is no ordinary school! The administrators and support staff carry cell phones and are available for students 24/7. The school provides structure, nurturing, care and community for all of its students. Ted Ginn Sr. is widely respected by each and every young man because he shows them unconditional, love and respect with a balance of his style of lecture discipline when necessary. Ted Ginn Sr. is a tireless man when it comes to his "sons" at school. Ginn gives his all to the boys and I don't know any other person in the community responsible for 300 students that I can say gives their all at all times. When school ends for the summer, Ginn keeps up with the boys, keeps track and has a cell phone always available for his parents and students 24/7/365. Ginn is truly a gem in my eyes and has helped my son and many other young men to blossom and achieve.
Ginn Academy had its first class to graduate last year with a 100% graduation rate and over a million dollars in scholarships given to the boys. If you check the Ohio Dept of Ed's OGT test scores, the 11th grade boys shined by exceeding most state average scores....and these are the "at risk boys".
If administrators and educators poured the attention, love and care into their students such as the Ginn Academy administrators and educators, we would have children who recognize their genius and potential all over the world.
Boys need guidance, love, encouragement and support from men and at this school men are definitely the majority.
For Marci, I wish you had called the school with the report because I guarantee you that the principal and Mr. Ginn would have handled that situation, The students are always told that as "GA men" they have a standard to uphold and this could have been a learning for all students.
There are not enough stars to give to a school that is so innovative and seeks to build men of promise, character and valor.
Along the way, a group of GA students entered the bus. At first, they were ok. Shortly afterwards, they became very loud, obnoxious, and the conversation became vulgar. The bus driver tried to speak to them. He reminded them that there were elderly people on the bus who deserved there respect. They only heckled him.
Unfortunately, the bus broke down which only made the kids more obnoxious. My husband even tried to talk to the young men. They ignored him. My husband and I decided to get off the bus and walk. The GA students also got off the bus at Mayfield and Taylor. As a mom of a young African-American male, I thought that I would try to get through to them.
I began by stating that the community looks up to them being students of GA, and that Mr. Ginn expected them to represent the academy in a positive way. (Apparently, they forgot that they were wearing their GA sweaters.)
Once I mentioned GA, some of them looked very surprised and walk faster so that they did not have to hear what I had to say. One young man was polite enough to listen. I encouraged him to take the lead for his classmates. Please address the social issue with your students.
Based on what I witnessed that day, my overall rating is poor. Hopefully, the level of academia is better. My heart sank when I witnessed the behavior of the students. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need my assistance. I am willing to help in any way possible. Sincerely, Marcy
Enrollment (2011)Total: 264
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Ginn Academy had 88% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Ohio had 42% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Cleveland Metropolitan District Spending
In 2011, Ginn Academy had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Ohio average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Cleveland Metropolitan School District
About the OGT
What is it?
The OGT is an annual test used to assess a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in 10 and 11 are assessed in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public and charter schools.
How is it Scored?
Students are rated at one of five levels: advanced, accelerated, proficient,basic or limited. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Grade 11 scores represent both grade 10 and grade 11 students.