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Bettes Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 300 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2011

My two grandchildren go to Bettes School, I like this school very much!! and it is also the parents responsibility to work with their children as well as the school!! My daughter likes the school's staff and principal Mrs. Knabel, she is on of the sweetest people with the school, and she is so caring, and giving!!! I just can not say enough kind words about her, their probably is not enough words available to come up with. I could probably write a book about how considerate she is!!!!! Mrs. Knabel, I want to thank you from all of my heart for being so thoughtful and giving to my children. God Bless you forever and ever Amen!!!! May you have a WONDERFUL!! Retirement, you will be missed dearly!! Sincerely, Greatful grandmother, for a greatful and loving family and to a greatful principal at Bettes Elementary School . March 19, 2011.


Posted January 22, 2011

all three of my children attend Bettes. I love this school. The staff are very much involved in the students progress. I love it! Parents need to remember that the teaching responsibility is yours, as a parent as well as it the jobs of the teachers. Be active in your child's schooling! Let the teachers know that you care for your childs education-you'll ind that your child will perform better! Good job Bettes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

The principal is an inconsiderate person who doesnt give a hoot about anybody not even the students!! She could care less and im talking about the principal who was there for 6 years from 2004-2010.... This school was a horrible experience and the wort years of my life! I would never send my kids there and never ever recommend this horrible envirmont and disgusting place to anybody exspecially little kids... They dont care what you have to say they just flip your cards for absoloutly no reason!! THEYRE IN KINDGARTEN HELLOOO! Im disgusted by this school... the health aid smokes.... my kids caught her smoking and one time my now 13 year old daughter had a stomache ache and they gave her ice and sent her on her way when she has stomache issues! All i have to say is WORST school by FAR!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

What a great School ! Teachers and Principal alike are fair concerned and detirmined. My son and I have enjoyed 6 years with the Bettes Family, he has florished in a safe fun but structured learning inviroment. I have really injoyed the positive reinforcement the children recieve. Thanks Bettes we will miss you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2008

My son is in the Early Learning Program at this school. His teacher is excellent. She communicates with me often about my son's progress. She loves having my son in her class. The school treats me like part of the team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

My daughter first attended Bettes last year. The principal and teacher involvement was outstanding. As far as I am concerned this is the top Akron School they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

Fabulous school, best in the city. I would give it a 5 star!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA 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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA 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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA 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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female65%
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female85%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female64%
Male33%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female71%
Male47%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students41%
Female43%
Male40%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Below Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4MetMet
Grade 5BelowMet

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
83 (2011)
 
80 (2010)
 
81 (2009)
 
82 (2008)

0
60
120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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Student growth rating

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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 74%
Black 26% 16%
Asian 12% 2%
Two or more races 11% 4%
Hispanic 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 12%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. David E. Brown
Fax number
  • (330) 761-1654

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1333 Betana Ave
Akron, OH 44310
Phone: (330) 761-1655

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