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Jonathan Alder Local School District is an above average, public school district located in Plain City, OH. It has 2,219 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
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9200 Us Route 42 S
Plain City, OH 43064
(614) 873-5621

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$9,243/ student
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Jonathan Alder Local School District Reviews

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Alder is a small district with less money, so a student may not get as thorough an education as at bigger districts like Hilliard or Dublin. However, the teachers here generally do a great job of making do with what they have and enabling students to become bright, successful adults, as shown through the many extracurriculars here. All of the athletic teams have achieved beyond our conference on multiple occasions. Academic clubs continue to grow in membership every year. I personally was heavily involved in the performing arts, and many of the changes that took place during my years (and even ones I had a hand in) have led the department to become as favored in the community as athletics and academics. Alder is not perfect in terms of social behavior or diversity, but I think the positive learning experience available in this district is not diminished by such. Overall, I would definitely recommend Alder to a family looking for a place to educate their children.
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Jonathan Alder school district. Their classes are around 250 students. Not diverse at all: everyone is either a farm kids or in a family neighborhood or in trailer parks (mostly all white). There is, however, a benefit to the small school style, as many of my teachers remember your older siblings and are always so giving with their time to students. I've always been surprised with the amount of high academic classes we have for such a small school: many students are very motivated and hard working. There is a wide variety of sports and clubs to be involved with; they may not be the most-well attended, but there will always be a group there that will enjoy sharing in their passions. Bullying has never been a problem that I was aware of. I love our school spirit: accepting of new comers, kind, and motivated to do well. The administration feels like part of your family, as they will always make time to listen to your problems, want the best for you, and set you straight.
My experience at JA is most ply positive. Most of the teachers deeply care about the wellbeing of their students and their success. The athletics at Alder are fantastic, and while I do not play many sports, the players always seem to have fun and do well. While the facilities and resources are okay, the teachers and administration make the best of them to give the students a great experience. With support from Tolles Career & Technical Center, students can focus on STEM and graduate with certifications in fields such as IT or engineering. I would love to see a better auditorium in the future to showcase the talent in the music and theater programs, both students and directors.