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GlenOak High School

Public | 9-12 | 1971 students

GlenOak is known for excellent academics, arts & athletics.

 

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Posted April 1, 2014

This school is horrible it's all about who you know and now much money you have. I emailed teachers and never hear back from them. My son had to go to another district for them to realize that he had ADD these teachers just wanted to blame his poor grades on him not paying attention! Now he is on meds and has all a's and b's
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Glenoak High School has an awesome academics program. Many of the students go on to College or University.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

once i took a tour, i was instantly hooked. i love all the opportunities, the classes, and the overall experience. I love GlenOak High School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2008

Our family moved to the area 3 years ago. The failure of repeated levies has proved discouraging to student and parent. This aside, the staff does an excellent job of education our children. I hope our community finds it in their wallets to continue to support this excellent school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

Bad school, If i could rate it a zero or even take it into the negatives i would. Zero parental Involvement Period, No extra curricular activities because They have no funding from anybody. Decent but pretty bad teachers, Dont even know who the princapal is or where to find them. Seems fairly safe but students should be checked before being allowed in. Also a fair amount of Violence within. Seriously has no funding whatsoever. They keep trying to pass levy's but fail miserably everytime. Overall a horrible school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2005

My daughter went to Glenoak and hated every minute of it. The dress code was a joke, less than appropriate attire at the school. My daughter was called names by teachers, and lack of security was unbelievable. Trying to get in touch with a counsellor or teacher was next to impossible and when a complaint was made, most of the time nothing was done. Some teachers lack maturity (yes, even the older ones do). Also the crime rate is shocking. And the Band, oh well, let's not go there. As for activities, nothing out of the ordinary or worth checking into. Better schools are out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

My son attended Glen Oak High School this year. I found the quality of the education far superior than his previous school. I was blessed with the ability to check his grades regularly using PowerSchool and able to call and speak with teachers, guidance counselors, principals, and even the assistant to the superintendent as needed. They were all wonderful in their efforts with my son. I can honestly say that my son is a better human being for his experiences at Glen Oak High School. Thank you to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

I have one son at GlenOak and another about to enter as a freshman. We have had nothing but positive experiences. The arts program is beyond belief in its scope and quality. The marching, symphonic, concert, and jazz bands deserve special mention for the quality of work produced by the students. My son has been engaged in school on numerous levels as the teaching staff seems to truly understand how to implement learning theories that account for student individuality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

I am currently a student at GlenOak and have a sibling who currently attends the school and I have no doubt that GlenOak is an exceptional school. GlenOak provides a community that only a few schools are able to provide. From great teachers to outstanding extracurricular activities, GlenOak is known statewide for their athletic and academic achievements. And even though trying to get phone calls returned by school counselors and principals may be tough at times, GlenOak does its best to accomodate the 2,400 students that attend it. I would have no problem in recommending GlenOak to area parents who are considering sending their children GlenOak to continute in their educational opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2004

All 4 of my children attend GlenOak High School and overall I have been extemely pleased. The faculty and staff are exceptional in both their knowledge of the curriculum and caring of the students. The science department is probably the best staff in the county, and I feel they have definately prepared my 2 oldest sons for their college science courses. I will add that it is discouraging to see parents write all negative comments on sites such as this. I wish these parents would try to do something positive to help the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2004

Overall, I was not impressed with GlenOak High School. Lack of organization among faculty. Some of the teachers wouldn't actually 'teach,' they would give an assignment and expect the students to figure things out for themselves. Too many young teachers trying to be 'cool' with the kids. One teacher was suspended for sexual problems with girls. They wait until the last minute to announce snow days on the radio. My daughter was counting the days until graduation and never looked back. There were so many pregnant teens and teens on drugs too. You couldn't drive thru the parking lot without seeing something wrong going on. The kids nick named GlenOak high 'GlenJoke' high. I had to call them several times to find out why my daughter didn't get her report card and requested meetings with teachers to find out why her papers that were graded weren't recorded in the grade book. I could go on and on but I think I'll stop before I explode.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2003

I think the staff needs to get back with the parents who leave messages better. Ive called 3 times to talk to the schools gudience but they never have re-turned my phone call. This phone call that was made was about my daughters learing ablitys. So I think the staff needs better inprovement and dont need to get smart with some parents just because we are concerned about 'our' children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

I grew up in the Plain Local School District and attended GlenOak in the mid-nineties, then transferred to a private boarding school my junior and senior year. I can honestly say that the education I received at GlenOak was far superior to my $12,000+ a year boarding school. GlenOak has an amazing curriculum including every sort of vacation you could want to study. Graphic design, cosmotology, photography, wood shop, restuarant, etc... they even had a marine biology class when I attended, and I believe you actually went to some tropical area for the final. In addition, they have a wide selection of extra-curriculars. The teachers really are fabulous, which the test scores prove. When I have children, I'm hoping to move back to the Plain Local District so they can receive the same wonderful education I did.


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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 83% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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92%

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89%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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%
Female89%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanic79%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled68%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic58%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial77%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled52%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled57%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanic77%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled64%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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

 
104 (2011)
 
101 (2010)
 
104 (2009)
 
102 (2008)

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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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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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ACT participation

72%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

92%


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

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 74%
Black 13% 16%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian 1% 2%
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 36%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Oakwood Middle School
Glenwood Intermediate School
Colleges most students attend after graduation The Ohio State University
Kent State University
The University of Akron
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • SOAR awards (2011)
  • Excellent With Distinction (2011)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Saturn Partnership

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Kenneth J. Faye
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (330) 491-3801

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Engineering
  • Industrial / graphic design
  • Photography, Light and Sound
  • Pre-law

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Outside of 1 mile from schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • DECA
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Interact
  • Key Club
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Rachel's Challenge
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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Kent State University
The University of Akron
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
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Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
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1801 Schneider St NE
Canton, OH 44721
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Phone: (330) 491-3800

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