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Hyre Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 854 students

 

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted July 10, 2013

Honestly, it's a good school but the teachers can be cruel sometimes. Especially Mr. Twigg, he was calling me emo when I wasn't just because of the way I cut my hair. And bullying has become a problem too, a lot of my friends are bullied. It does give you a good education though, but I want those problems to be fixed.


Posted March 24, 2011

A child with DD is not involved in field trips,dances and actually blamed when bullys jump them.After many attempt of getting protection from staff ..We our glad to say our child was removed and is THRIVING!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

Hyre is one of the overall best middle schools in Akron Public Schools. As a substitute teacher, I can tell the difference in the student attitudes as soon as I walk into the building. The faculty and staff are professional, experienced and dedicated. They encourage students to do their best personally and academically - and it shows with this school being rated an "excellent" school. Student behavior is much better than in other middle schools in the district. This building is also well-equipped to assist students with disabilities (physical, emotional, and learning) in their educational experience. In fact, students with disabilities who might attend other nearby middle schools often attend Hyre instead. The school is also getting a new building which will be ready for use in the fall of 2011 - one more reason to choose this school for your child to attend.


Posted February 9, 2010

some of the teachers may be annoying but if thers some one you can always talk to Mrs. Floyd
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2010

hyre is a bad school. they need to lay off some of their rules, and start foccessing on more important things, then putting them in ASSIGHNED SEATS at lunch. i am ready to take my daughter out of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

hyre is a great school the teachers there are great and the school is nice and clean and there going to start building a new school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

Hyre Middle School has no pros that I, as a parent, have seen. Their doors are closed to parents. The parent/teacher communication does not exsist. Addressing your concerns is fruitless. If though you do voice your concerns to a teacher/staff expect your child to hear about your concerns in the form a lecture. I accept resposibility as a parent and my children are not perfect in anyway but parent envolvement and communication is essential for an education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

I go to Hyre im in the 8th grade. I think the school is great but it could be better. Over the years the fighting and cusing has gotton worse, i think they focus to much on the little things that go on in the school when they should pay more attention to the bigger problems. The way we learn is great, i love my teachers but there are some that just need to be replaced because it's hard to follow the way they teach and it makes it harder to learn but other then that i love my school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2007

Im in the 8th grade. I go to Hyre some of the teachers are nice. This school is very disciplined. Theyre checkin purses this week just to see if we have cell phones in our purse wich is stupid.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2006

I am a 7th grader at Hyre Middle School. I have been going to Ellet Schools since kindergarten. The school is great. It has many nice students so if your new, you can easily make friends. I have wonderful teachers. (Except for a few.) They are kind, GREAT AT TEACHING, and you learn alot. They usually care about the students grades and it shows. They love to have you come in on study halls just because they love seeing you interested in the class.. I got to math for 2 periods a day now because I have 9th period study hall. I can already see great progress in my math grades. Another student goes three periods a day. You learn alot and do lots of hands on stuff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2005

I'm an 8th grade student at Hyre Middle School and I love this school! I just thought you parent would like to hear the coments of a student who is actually at the school 5 days a week, 8 hours a day. I love the classes that are offered at Hyre! This school year i'm going to be taking 2 extra courses offered at Hyre. I will be taking the Spanish 1 (full year) course and the Pre Honnors Language Arts Class. Both of these courses are worth a high school credit a peice! They also had accelerated courses for math also they have the normal 8th grade course of Pre Algerbra and Algebra. In the 7th grade they also had extra courses. We took 1 semester of french, they had accelerated language arts classes, normal math classes and pre algebra and algebra courses! Over all i think Hyre is GREAT!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2004

I have two son's attending Hyre, both have experienced racism in the school and community. Both of my sons are called names in regards to their race it is offen written on walls and desks. My one son has two good teachers but overall most of the staff isn't concern with the racism, the name calling, or the vandalism in the school or commuity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

I went there my husband went there now all of our kids have been or are going there.It's a great school in a great community.


Posted May 20, 2003

My sons are receiving a quality education at Hyre Middle School. Their accelerated classes have been excellent. Their test scores have been great. Teachers are concerned and top-notch. Excellent school.


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 75% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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 73% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
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 77% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Black, non-Hispanic40%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial60%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled20%
Non-disabled69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanic72%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial64%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled34%
Non-disabled88%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanic63%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial52%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled28%
Non-disabled74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic70%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled33%
Non-disabled91%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled34%
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic82%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled51%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students65%
Female60%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanic44%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled42%
Non-disabled70%
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 "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 6BelowMet
Grade 7AboveMet
Grade 8AboveBelow

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

 
94 (2011)
 
91 (2010)
 
91 (2009)
 
92 (2008)

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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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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

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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

Above 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 77% 74%
Black 12% 16%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
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 17%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Cynthia M. Wilhite
Fax number
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2443 Wedgewood Dr
Akron, OH 44312
Phone: (330) 794-4144

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