A little help often needed after high school

LISBON – All of the Columbiana County public schools exceeded the statewide average for college-bound graduates needing remedial classes, according to a report issued in December by the Ohio Board of Regents.

The annual study was of 2012 high school graduates who enrolled in a public university or community college. According to the study, 40 percent of the 51,627 graduates who fell into that category needed to take remedial math or English classes at those universities or community colleges.

The public school district in the county closest to the statewide average was Crestview, where 48 percent of its 33 college-bound graduates needed to brush up on their math or English skills. The worst-performing school districts in this regard was Leetonia, where 84 percent of its 19 college-bound graduates needed to take remedial math or English classes.

The statewide average for those students needing to take both remedial classes was 14 percent, and Lisbon tied that mark. The worst-performing district in that regard was East Liverpool, where 33 percent of its 45 college-bound graduates needed to take both remedial courses.