School Details

V L T Academy

1100 Sycamore St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-1129
2

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-12 700 students 20 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

27%
78%
44%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • V L T Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
78%
62%
88%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • V L T Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
68%
38%
74%
14%
68%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • V L T Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
75%
49%
83%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • V L T Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
73%
51%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • V L T Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
77%
62%
86%
13%
69%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • V L T Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
83%
71%
88%
23%
77%
33%
81%
70%
85%

Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • V L T Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

V L T Academy is a charter high school in Cincinnati. The principal of V L T Academy is RAVINE R. HUBBARD and can be contacted at ravine.hubbard@vltacademy.com. 700 students go to V L T Academy and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 88% of the 700 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 95% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at V L T Academy is 20:1. School For Creat & Perf Arts High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 95%
Economically disadvantaged 88% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I used to work at VLT and the school would be much better if the Supervisor Mrs. Lee knew how to treat her employees. Her and her husband does not care about the children.All they care about is the money. My daughter went there for 4 yrs.and every year they would make promises and never kept them. My daughter is so far behind it's sad.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has a history of nepotism and unethical financial practices as reported by various news sources. They were investigated multiple times by the Ohio Ethics Commission and have still not corrected the findings of that commission. As a former employee I know the incredible ineptitude of the administration. The school is entirely chaotic. Students are out of control and teachers receive little support. The school is also plagued by negativity which comes directly from the administration who blames the teachers for vast shortcomings in test scores while failing to recognize their own mistakes. Students receive a second-rate education and lack access to typical opportunities you would find at a public school. The cheaply constructed buildings themselves with their small claustrophobic rooms contribute to a poor learning environment. I would never send my kids to this school. Anyone who does is setting their children up for failure.

  • (1 year ago)

    Please check VLT's academic performance via the Ohio Department of Education's website. The school has only received a rating of continuous improvement one time. The school has continually earned ratings of academic watch or emergency. I would think twice before sending my son/daughter there.

  • (3 years ago)

    As I was reading previous reviews I must say VLT has come a long way. It now has 5 buildings with an accelerated K-1 program. I have a son in the program as well as a daughter in the high school who has been there since 6th grade. I chose to keep my daughter there because of the many opportunities they offer in their HS program. I am pleased with their graduation rate and also the extra help they give to students pursuing higher education. It is amazing to see a staff that devotes their time to children. In the beginning the school started off a little rocky for my taste however I can say that some 5 years later I am very pleased with how far the school has come.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have mixed emotions for VLT the school is new and yes the turn over rate is a factor but we as parent need to do our part as with anything concerning our children. My son was a 3rd grader while my daughter was a 7th grader. My son only had issues when he caused them my daughter on the other hand had it both ways. I am a parent that is involved and I chose not to return to VLT. Though my children had friends there but consistancy is a must along with structure.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had the opportunity to visit this school and do storytelling for them on my visit. The cleanliness the teaching opportunities the staff and the students were all a breath of fresh air. I was tottally captivated by the mission of the school. The children that were in attendance and the staff that had international representations. What a school for students to learn in. In an environment that is safe and teaching is at the utmost. What a wonderful experience I had while visiting. Keep up the good work.

  • (5 years ago)

    VLT does have trouble keeping teachers for many reasons but I believe the biggest reason is the unconventional structure of the school. The students who attend VLT need closed walls and limited class size in order to perform and achieve at their best and VLT does not provide this kind of setting. I would not recommend anyone sending their child there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a child in kindergarden at VLT. In just the short 3 months she has learned to spell many colors knows how to write upper and lower case alphabet reads license plate numbers and signs while I am driving (this makes me nuts as she expects me to acknowledge what she has read while I keep my eye on the road) and attempts to read. Thus far I am pleased with this school. I wish the vm at 421-1129 would get updated it's still talking about summer hours.

  • (6 years ago)

    The empty star for missing parents. I too am a teacher and teaching is not just a job. It is a 'calling' dedicated to helping individuals learn. We love our school. Our children deserve the best possible education and teachers who love them and want to see them succeed. WE DO!! We need parents who return calls come to parent/teacher conferences and care about behavior in class. We do not need more new teachers more sports or extra curricular activities. Students need to see their parents working side by side WITH the teachers. These are OUR children--we are supposed to be a team.

  • (6 years ago)

    The reason for the high turnover of teachers is the lack of parent involvement. It's not always the teacher's fault; parents that don't get involved in their child's education should not even have a say! The teachers here work very hard with little reward; give them a break and work on the family and parent!

  • (7 years ago)

    I really love VLT Academy. Their focus is on our children. For the school to be a new school it has already done great things. It is continuosly growing and I see great things in the future for the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that school still has a lot of growing to do. The school has trouble retaining teachers and the turnover rate is terrible. I think my child wasted a whole school year at VLT because there were inconsistencies in the teaching strategies and lessons. It didnt seem as if a lesson plan was being followed. I would not refer anyone to the school.

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