March 7, 2016 ann

Student need increases among Franklin County school districts

The percentage of students who were economically disadvantaged increased in 13 of 16 Franklin County school districts from school year 2009-2010 to 2014-2015. Six districts had rates over 50 percent: Columbus, Groveport Madison, Hamilton, South-Western, Whitehall, Reynoldsburg. The Groveport Madison school district experienced the greatest increase in economic disadvantage among its student body, 14 percentage points. Whitehall experienced the greatest decrease in economic disadvantage, 17 percentage points.

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