Like some students, the Akron Public School district had a mixed report card from the state department of Education in the state's first "A through F" rankings.
The Akron district - like many other large urban districts in Ohio - got mixed grades, including three Fs, three Cs and two Ds.
Akron school superintendent David James tells AkronNewsNow that reading scores were up nearly across the board, but APS math scores suffered due to the district beefing up math teaching to align to new tougher state assessments.
James says the district would be rated "Continuous Improvement" under the old measuring system, the same as what mark Akron schools received last year.
The state has posted all of the district grades, and those for 9 programs at individual schools, on the Ohio Department of Education website.
But demand has meant the website has been inaccessible most of the day Thursday.
The Akron Public Schools provided a letter grade comparison between the district and other large districts in the state, and also compared itself to other Summit County district scores. Both can be viewed and downloaded from the link below.