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Dater Montessori Elementary School

Public | PK-7 | 600 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

DATER MONTESSORI is a Great school a lot of one on one. Teachers act and show like they really care about the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

My daughter just finished her first year there for Kindergarten. She excelled so much and is more than ready for the first grade. We love the sense of community and the family activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

We send our daughter to Dater and love it. I can not say enough about her teacher and the classroom environment. She attended preschool at a different school. And in comparison, Dater blows the old school out of the water. We hesitated to send her to preschool at Dater because the tuition is expensive for us but no regrets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

They have wonderful programs to keep the students engaged and involved.


Posted April 5, 2010

After having a bad experience with a private preschool, my wife and I decided to send our son to Dater's preschool program so that he was guaranteed a spot in Kindergarten. The waiting list is VERY long and it's hard to get in. This proved to be an EXCELLENT decision. All of his teachers (especially Eillen Morgan-Hof) are WONDERFUL. The school is freshly renovated, complimenting the wonderful staff. Above and beyond the education, the community is fantastic. As devout Christians, we struggled with whether or not to send him to a Christian school. I can tell you that this school operates with decidedly Christian ideals. In fact, when I decided to read Maria Montessori's main book on her teaching method, I found that most of her ideals were based upon Catholic Church doctrine! Great school. Great principal. Great teachers. Great community. Great kids. Great decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2010

We stayed in the CPS district when we bought our new (to us) house so that we could send our child to Dater Montessori. We have no regrets. Her teacher and IA are fabulous! They are both very willing to work with us and help find solutions to any problems we encounter. The school has moved back to their newly renovated building and it is beautiful! The teachers are planning so many new learning opportunities in the larger space. The principal is approachable and friendly, and knows a huge number of students by name. This is my first experience with Montessori and I am beyond impressed! It is really amazing to see a Montessori classroom at work. I cannot say enough good things about Dater Montessori, and I wish I could give it more than 5 stars!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

So thankful we found this school!! Didn't know too much about Montessori philosophy/curriculum when first son started 4-and-a-half-years-ago, but it's exactly what we needed. The kids spend 3 years in a 'community' with their teachers. This alone has deepened the educational experience, where a true learning relationship is developed and personalized learning strategies can be employed. Older children 'review' material by helping introduce the younger ones to concepts. Since this is a public magnet school, the kids are exposed to an enriching diversity, which is a reflection of our city. When the school community comes together for events and programs there is a very nice energy and positive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Our children receive a wonderful Montessori education. We have a dedicated and caring teaching staff and a fantastic school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

Our kids just started there this year after transitioning from another school and they love it! We were afraid it would be tough for them to change from a Catholic school to a Montessori one but it wasn't at all. Like the diversity, also, since our kids are 'minorities' and that is good for them to see that families come in all different colors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I love Dater and I love Montessori. I'm excited by the community feeling when I walk in the door and the way that parents and teachers work together to make a great atmosphere for children to learn in. I have one child who has needed a great deal of attention for social and academic issues and we have received so much support in working with her. Of course I work with my children at home and don't depend on the school to do the whole job but it is imperative to have help from the school as well. We have found that at Dater.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

My children have been going to Dater for 4 years. Families choose homes based on schools. Well this is what we did. We decided that we would like to live where we wanted our children to attend, and our choice, without any regrets, has and continue to be Dater Montessori. I find it troubling to be a part of a school community which finds itself seperate from the the district for which it belongs. During all of the transitioning with new school buildings, you would think that most parents would roll with the punches of being displaced. I think that instead of pointing out the disatisfaction with our current location, we should try to embrace the opportunity to learn something from it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

I have 2 children who have attended Dater Montessori since they were 3 years old, they are now in 3rd grade. I was extremely happy with their pre-primary teachers and IAs. The quality of Montessori education they are getting is the best that CPS has to offer and I was a Montessori teacher in another CPS Montessori school. Rosa needs to quit trying to 'One-Size' the district because she is killing the Montessori schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I have two children attending Dater, both of whom have been there since kindergarten. I have been extremely disappointed with the education my children are receiving. The lack of communication and the lack of teachers willing to work with parents has really become a huge issue and I am currently searching for a new school for my children to attend. I have heard so many wonderful things about Dater, and have yet to see it:( . I have found that unless the parent is in the classroom several times a week to keep up on their child and the teachers then the child ends up getting lost. Also, the temporary building on Grand Ave. is less than desirable. There is absolutely no parking for parents and there has been a lot of crime on the campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

I am pretty happy with my three children's experiences with DAter. My oldest has a learning disability. His teachers have been pretty supportive. My youngest is also a disability student and does not get a s good of support as I would like. My middle child has a great teacher as well. The academic program is rather regiorious. Children are told what is expected for a certian grade in upper school. We have excessive arts available. After school opportunities are available but at a rather high cost. Parents are expected to participate yet it is not regulated well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

My daughter started preschool at Dater Montesori in 2003. So far we're extremely pleased with the school. The faculty is constantly doing things to encourage parental involvement and it seems like the children have a lot of activities to participate in. To often, the Cincinnati Public School system is criticised for it's lack of caring, parental involvement, and leadership. This school is a fine example of how strong the public school system is. Overall, it has been a great school year. We plan to send our other children there as well.
—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.

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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

98 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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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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 75% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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91%

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91%

2010

 
 
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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 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

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled53%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanic83%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled77%
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 Students77%
Female68%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanic70%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled55%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female86%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic84%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled72%
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 Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanic53%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled59%
Non-disabled76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female92%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic79%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students63%
Female56%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Disabled47%
Non-disabled68%
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 Students88%
Female83%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic82%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled57%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic89%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled64%
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

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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

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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.

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".

Math

Reading

Grade 4MetMet
Grade 5AboveMet
Grade 6MetMet
Grade 7Data not availableData not available

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

 
98 (2011)
 
94 (2010)
 
95 (2009)
 
93 (2008)

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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

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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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Reading growth at this school

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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 48% 74%
Black 40% 16%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
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 48%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 21%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

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  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Beth A. Schnell
Fax number
  • (513) 363-0920

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

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  • Band
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