This report analyzes E-school performance ratings and student graduation rates, their costs compared to traditional schools, and the tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money E-school operators receive for running them. We also highlight the extensive political contributions the state’s two most prominent E-school operators have made to Ohio legislators and state-wide office-holders.
Of Ohio’s 7 state-wide E-schools (which account for 90% of all E-school enrollment), six are not even rated “effective” by the Ohio Department of Education.
5 of the 7 have graduation rates worse than Cleveland Municipal Schools, which has the lowest graduation rate of all traditional school districts.
Far from “saving’ money, E-Schools actually cost the state TWICE as much per pupil as traditional public schools.