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Glendale Primary School

Public | PK-3 | 332 students


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Posted January 23, 2014

I absolutely love Glendale primary school. My daughters have been challengedand their teachers go above and beyond to make sure that thing under stand. They have great technology. They also offer many after school program for an elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 7, 2010

This school only teaches the kids enough to pass the state tests. The older kids get alot of homework while the younger kids get a packet a week which they can complete in a day. It was hard to get my child enrolled in this school district coming from another district because they sent me on a run around. I was told it was because they have too many kids in the district. I was also told that I wasn't able to put my child at the other school, Central or change teachers because of this issue. The teacher recommended I should talk to my doctor about putting my child on meds. If all goes well I will not be in this district next year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 2, 2009

My son attended this school in kindergarten for less than 3-4 months...we immediately took him out! He rarely brought homw work to supplement what he was suppose to learn in school. In addition, his teacher was not certified and had been a substitute in the district. We would occasionally come up and check up on him and his academics and he was always coloring, regardless what day and/or time we arrived. We noticed our son's interest in school decreasing because he was bored and wasn't actively engaged. We made a very good decision to withdraw him and enroll him in a private school. It is important to also check the District Report card, by doing so you will gain knowledge as to whether the school in in 'Academic Emergency,' 'Excelling,' etc.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 18, 2007

My daughter is in kindergarten, I absolutely love this school. She is really learning far past colors, and abc's. She is doing math assignments, counting change, spelling words, just like first and second grade work! I have friends with children her age, and they are not on her level of education at all! I love Mrs. Harris, she is fun and very hardworking when it comes to her class, every child gets her attention, and she truly makes sure no child falls behind. Mrs. Beach is an excellent principal, my daughter loves her too, she is very personable, and extremely good at what she does! Every teacher my daughter has is a household name, she is always talking about them, as if they live next door! Very excellent school, I will miss it as she progresses, great job Glendale!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 15, 2006

My son is in 1st grade and is already at 3rd grade level math, the teachers are very involved with the students and the school has great incentive programs for good behavior, citizenship and class participation. I feel my son is getting an excellent education at Glendale. I have a friend with a 1st grader in another district, and her child's classes are behind my son's by over 2 months! He loves school and loves to learn, I attribute this to teachers and staff that encorage and inspire the students, we are very grateful to all these people for giving my son a postive foundation in school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 27, 2004

My son has been a student at this school for 2 years. I feel as though the teachers, staff and principal make an effort to provide our children with a quality education. I am very proud and fortunate to have my son as a student at Glendale Primary School
—Submitted by a parent

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

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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


All Students64%
Black, non-Hispanic63%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a


All Students77%
Black, non-Hispanic74%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
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

95 (2011)
95 (2010)
96 (2009)
87 (2008)


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

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 73% 16%
White 15% 74%
Two or more races 8% 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 65%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 22%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Nora C. Beach
Fax number
  • (440) 439-3487


Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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400 West Glendale St
Bedford, OH 44146
Phone: (440) 439-4227


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