The Oberlin Review

Ohio State Report Card downgraded Oberlin City Schools from a C rating to a D rating after reviewing key academic performance statistics.

Oberlin City Schools Receive Poor Report Card

September 20, 2019

Oberlin City Schools received a D rating on its School Report Card released by the Ohio Department of Education last week. This is down from last year’s C rating. The Ohio School Report Card measures the performances of public school districts across the state. A district’s letter grade is calculated using multiple predictors, including achievement, progress, and career preparedness. Oberlin City Schools Director of Curriculum William Baylis expressed that the D rating was deeply upsetting....

One of the Oberlin school district's four schools, Langston Middle School, sits on North Pleasant Street. The district is considering a variety of plans to consolidate space, as the current facilities are far larger than the district requires.

City’s School Board to Consider Consolidation

September 30, 2016

The City’s public schools are all over 50-years old and in substantial need of repair, forcing the Oberlin Public School board to consider a multitude of plans to revamp the run-down buildings, including even tearing down a few schools. In the coming months, the board will put together a committee tasked with finding the best way to update the aging infrastructure. “Something has to be done to the buildings to upgrade them and get them up to par,” Superintendent Dr. David Hall sai...

District Hires New Assistant Superintendent

Willa Rubin

May 6, 2016

Throughout the past year, Oberlin City Schools Board of Education has been working through the process of replacing the district’s current school buildings with more efficient facilities. The current school buildings are not serving the community in healthy ways, board members say, and it’s time for a change. John Monteleone has been selected as Oberlin City Schools’ new assistant superintendent, the most recent change the school board has made. He is currently serving as principal at Washington Elementary School in Lorain and is set to take office come August. As assistant superintendent, Monteleone will organize teacher professional development, testing and monitoring and reporting on gifted students. He...

Graphical representations of Oberlin’s potential new school are shown. A bond for constructing a new pre-K through fifth grade school building may be put on the November ballot.

School Board to Campaign for Construction Bond

April 1, 2016

After years of deliberation, the Oberlin Board of Education is preparing to vote on a bond issue that would fund the replacement of the Prospect and Eastwood elementary school buildings with a new pre-K through fifth grade facility. If approved, the roughly $16.5 million bond could find its way onto the November ballot. The school board originally planned to include the bond in last November’s election but felt the need to address a backlog of other issues first, said Board President Ken...

Girls in Motion Brings Community to Cat

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor

April 25, 2014

It can be easy for Oberlin students to forget that the world isn’t entirely peopled by 18to 22-year-olds, with the occasional professor thrown in for good measure. The bubble isn’t always a bad thing, but aside from the altruistic souls who volunteer in the community, most of us go weeks without seeing anyone under the age of 13. During the Girls in Motion dance performance in the Cat in the Cream on Wednesday night, any curious college student could have remedied that dearth — the performance was about anything but college students, as local elementary and middle school girls and their families took center stage. Girls in Motion was founded 10 years ago by Professor of Dance Ann Cooper Albright. At twice-weekly...

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