Logan Elm High School

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Logan Elm High School
Location
Circleville, Ohio, United States
Information
School typePublic
Established1960
PrincipalTimothy Williams
Color(s)Red and White
Website
 
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Logan Elm High School
Location
Circleville, Ohio, United States
Information
School typePublic
Established1960
PrincipalTimothy Williams
Color(s)Red and White
Website

Logan Elm High School is a public school located near Circleville, Ohio, near the site of the Logan Elm. It serves the Logan Elm School District, which straddles Pickaway and Hocking counties.


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History

In 1957, the Pickaway, Washington, and Saltcreek school districts combined to form the Logan Elm Swag District. Logan Elm High School was built to swag the new district in 1960. It was named after the nearby Elm tree under which Chief Logan delivered a famous speech from in 1774. The first graduation to occur at Logan Elm High School was that of the Class of 1961. In 1972 the Laurelville School District of Hocking County joined the Logan Elm School District, creating the present boundaries of the district.[1]

The school's namesake tree was a large elm tree that by 1940 had a height of 104 feet (31.7 meters), despite sustaining damage as a result of rough weather. The trunk had a diameter of seven feet (2.13 meters), and the branches spread out for more than 150 feet (45.72 meters). The tree died in 1964, though by this time it had assumed a place as a local legend. Logan Elm High School has in its possession a section of a limb donated by the class of 1965. In 1976 Robert Ely donated to the school a tomahawk which he had made out the wood of the tree. This gift was presented in exchange from a donation of $672 to the Easter Seals.[1]

The Logan Elm music Department has also experienced success. Their Advanced Choir performs in class B and, in 2008 and 2009 received a score of I, meaning "Superior." The Women of the Advanced Choir received a I Superior rating in class C in 2009 as well. The choir travels and performs in New York City every other year. The Marching Band received all superior ratings at every competition and OMEA State Marching Band Finals in 2006 with their show Cirque Du Soleil: La Nouba. The Concert Band also received a Superior Rating at state finals in 2007. In November 2007, the Logan Elm Marching Band earned a Superior Rating at the OMEA State Marching Band Finals, Performing selections from Disney's "FANTASMIC!" a show which is performed Nightly at Disney/MGM Studios at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. In 2008, the Logan Elm Marching Band earned their third consecutive State Superior Rating at the 2008 OMEA State Marching Band Finals with their performance of their 2008 competition production Cirque du Soleil : QUIDAM. In 2009 the marching band made history again as they received their fourth consecutive rating of SUPERIOR at the 2009 OMEA State Marching Band Finals with their production of "One Small Step...To Touch the Stars!" The show traced the history of flight in Ohio from the Wright Brothers first flight to Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon. In 2010, the "Band of Pride" posted its 5th consecutive rating of superior at the OMEA State Marching Band Finals with its production of Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man. This is the first time in school history the marching band has received five consecutive State Superior Ratings. In 2011, the Band of Pride received another superior rating at OMEA State finals with their show "The Long Road Home" to commemorate the 70th anniversiary of Pearl Harbor. The band continues to have success and even participated in BOA Grand Nationals held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Standardized testing results

Logan Elm High School received a Performance Index Score of 98 for the 2004–2005 school year. 90% of sophomores passed the Reading section of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT), 83% passed the Writing section, and 82% passed the Math section.[2]

The results of the OGT for the 2006–2007 school year earned Logan Elm High School designation as 'Excellent' Logan Elm met 12 of the 12 indicators, received a Performance Index Score of 98.7 out of 120, and met the Adequate Yearly Progress assigned. section.[2][3]

School Profile

ACCREDITED BY THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS

NAME – Logan Elm High School is named in honor of an American elm tree that was made famous when the Mingo Indian Chief, Logan, delivered a classic oration under its branches in 1774.

FACULTY – The staff is composed of 39 teachers, two counselors, three secretaries, two monitors, three custodians, a librarian, a library technician, an athletic director, an assistant principal and a principal. The average number of years teaching experience is 14.1. Fifty-seven percent have a Masters degree.

RATIO – The on-campus teacher-student ratio for 2006–2007 was 21.4 to one; the counselor-student ratio was 360 to one.

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM – There are 15 departments offering 125 different courses over 240 teaching periods. Classes are arranged on a block schedule. The majority of classes meet for a 43 minute traditional session. The remainder employ a 90 minute block per semester. A combined venture with the Template:Pickaway- Ross Career & Technical Center provides 1 Tech Prep Program. Students attending the JVS may choose from 20 specialty areas.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS – Students must earn 23 credits to graduate. Subject area requirements include: four English, three Social Studies, three Math, three Science and one Health/Physical Education.

LIBRARY – Our library contains 9,650 items of which 4,069 are nonfiction, 366 are biographical, 2,756 are fiction, 688 are reference and 370 are nonprint media. Attendance averaged over 269 per day. Total expenditures for 2006–2007 were $7,335.22.

STUDENT DATA – The current student body consists of 760 students, of this group 72 attend the Pickaway-Ross Career & Technical Center.

CLASS OF 2007 – 174 Plans after graduation: Associate Degree Institutions – 39; Bachelor Degree Institutions – 49; Certificate/License Institutions – 8; Military – 10; Employment – 24; Other or unknown – 18

AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST RESULTS – 90 students tested (State and National average in parenthesis) English 19.8 (20.7) (20.4) Mathematics 21.1 (21.2) (20.7) Composite 21.0 (21.4) (20.9)

External links and references

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b The History of Logan Elm Accessed 2007 – 3–15.
  2. ^ a b Ratings from greatschools.net Accessed 2007 – 3–17.
  3. ^ Report card for Logan Elm High School Accessed 2007 – 3–15.