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Merwin Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 705 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 2, 2009

Merwin in Great!! As a parent of a 6th grader at AMS, Perry Schneider has made A/B honor roll 3 consecutive quarters and I credit his Merwin teachers!! Everyone helped him and without intervention the light-bulb has come on and it comes easy to him now!!! Thanks All of you!!! Kama and Ed Schneider
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

My first child started kindergarten at Merwin. I was so nervous about her being away from home and so worried about whether this would be a good school. Merwin has exceeded my expectations more than I could have imagined. The teachers are wonderful! You can tell they really care about the students and want them to do their best. The principle sends out weekly messages by telephone so you stay informed about everything going on at Merwin. And even the bus drivers are wonderful. Safety is their 1st priority with the children. Merwin's the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

I have a child entereing 4th grade. Overall I like Merwin. The only thing we have struggled with is their way of teaching math. They do so with a Spiral Method. IMO this does not give the kids enough time to focus and absorb the methods before moving onto something new. Also, the math homework is very minimal which again, does not allow the kids reinforce what they touched upon in class. The teachers we have encounted for the most part are very invloved and willing to help when asked. I only had one teacher when my child was in 2nd grade refuse to send home additional math work because she did not have the time to do so. Parent involvement is awesome at Merwin. I have been a volunteer myself for the past couple years and I am always amazed at the number of parents who are willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2007

This school is amazing, my daughter went to school in the 1st grade at Willowville were she was was below grade level in all areas, Willowville recommended that she be held back, along with commenting that she had learning disabilitys. I refused to hold her back and changed her schools. One year(2nd grade) in Merwin they made it a priority to figure out what grabbed my daughters attention, once they found it ,they gave it all they had. She is now Reading at a 3rd grade level and her math is at grade level. Not to mention she enjoys going to school every day and is happy.I would say they are teachers because they enjoy teaching. Merwin is excellent!!! I am proud to say my daughter goes to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

Merwin Elementary has provided strong academic preparedness for both of our children from kindergarten through 2nd and 4th grades respectively. The teachers are kind, intelligent and easy to reach. Their willingness to discuss our children's strengths and weaknesses, both academically and socially, has been invaluable to us as we work together to help navigate these two through their elementary years. Thank you Merwin staff! Kathy Vask
—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.

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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.

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school 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

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
94%

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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
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 Students87%
Female84%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
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 Students92%
Female89%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled90%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled70%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled50%
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

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Above Expected Growth".

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Reading

Grade 4MetMet
Grade 5AboveAbove

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

 
102 (2011)
 
103 (2010)
 
102 (2009)
 
100 (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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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.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 93% 74%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
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 37%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 9%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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1040 Gaskins Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45245
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