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Perkins Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 742 students

 

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Posted October 5, 2009

Perkins Middle School is working hard to help children stay on task and do the right thing! We strive to help children grow in to competent young people. I am a proud Perkins Staff member, and grateful for the opportunity to work with the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

My grandson is in the Achieve class for children with autism. He has a really great teacher and is doing very well. We are very pleased with the progress he is making.


Posted July 30, 2008

I am very dissatisfied with the way that perkins middle school is conducted not to mention the childrens education they are recieving is not the greatest. As far as safety issues my child had great problems at this school and i feel the problems were not handled and the office staff tend to have nasty attitudes with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

I really like Perkins Middle School! I have been going there since 6th grade and now im in the 7th. I love everything about Perkins! The teacher,students,principals and everybody who helps and attents or has attened Perkins Middle School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2005

The school got new leadership in 2004. The principal and the administrative team have worked very diligently in taking the school to the next level. The school is the only uniformed middle school in Akron. Academics has become the first priority at the school state assessment test is rising. The school has numerous after school programs thanks to the generous partnership of the Knight Foundation. My experience with the school has only been one of professionalism and family oriented. Perkins way to go and keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2003

After struggling for years, this school got a new principal in 2002. This principal is very committed to the school, students, and parents. The teachers I have encountered thus far have been wonderful and creative, as well as knowledgeable and caring. Teachers encourage parent involvement and are wonderful at communicating with parents. The PTA is growing and the children continue to improve academically and socially. With a strong emphasis on teamwork, this caring group of educators has big plans to make Perkins an excellent school once again. Perkins implements character counts initiatives as well as academics to help students become good citizens and productive members of society. Many exciting changes are taking place at Perkins! Susie Burkett
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

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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

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The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

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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

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The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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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

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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

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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

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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".

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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

 
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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 ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 16%
Two or more races 3% 4%
White 2% 74%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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630 Mull Ave
Akron, OH 44313
Phone: (330) 873-3340

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