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Betty Jane Community Learning Center

Public | K-5 | 489 students

 

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Posted December 18, 2013

Teachers want parents involved in the learning process, but when you contact the teachers at Betty Jane, you rarely get a response. I have sent in notes and emailed my sons teacher several times and get very little feedback. The teachers at this school are not worth the salary they are paid. I guarantee I will never vote for another APS levy.


Posted September 27, 2013

After a long, tedious month of dealing with Betty Jane and Mrs. Summers, I decided to see if anyone else was having issues with this school. This school is beyond chaotic. It is pathetic and people really need to look at the other schools in the Akron area before ever sending their child to Betty Jane. I would not recommend this place to anyone!! My child will not be going back next year. I wish I could give this school a negative score because I would, terrible!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

This school is nothing more than complete chaos. The principle is unprofessional, abrasive, inept, and needs to be removed from the elementary school setting. Her office staff, excluding the secretary, are absolutely useless. I am very disappointed in how Mrs. Summers runs her school and I doubt my son will be returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2012

Betty Jane School A Good School To start your child at I remember Going there The staff there are Always There For you And your Child If you need help Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs


Posted January 9, 2008

I think betty jane is a awsome school, the old one and new one. The teachers are nice the food is healthy and kids can have fun to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2005

The teachers are really good at betty jane. The office is somewhat unorganized which has presented problems and the principle needs to come out of her office more often, but otherwise no serious problems. If your looking for small classrooms and great teachers, betty jane is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

Betty Jane is a community involved school. My daughter has attended there since Kindergarten. She is now in the 3rd grade. The students there are very respectful! My daughter loves her teachers and several others she has not even had yet. The teachers really show that they care not only about their students but others and also about the families. They are not only there for the kids when they are out of their class but are there all the time when they need to talk.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students89%
Female85%
Male93%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled62%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled54%
Non-disabled94%
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 Students54%
Female43%
Male63%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled47%
Non-disabled57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled67%
Non-disabled89%
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 Students37%
Female29%
Male45%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled9%
Non-disabled43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female62%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled64%
Non-disabled69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students60%
Female50%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled46%
Non-disabled63%
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

 
90 (2011)
 
91 (2010)
 
89 (2009)
 
84 (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.

 
Below average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

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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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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 80% 74%
Black 12% 16%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
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 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 18%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kimberly A. Summers
Fax number
  • (330) 794-6970

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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444 Darrow Rd
Akron, OH 44305
Phone: (330) 794-4117

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