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Artemus Ward

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Posted March 15, 2013

Not impressed. Classes are over-crowded, so the teachers don't have time to help all the students. Worst of all, one of the teachers was having a problem with one of my children, and instead of contacting me, they were sending the message with my other child. Of course, I was never getting the messages, and it wasn't until my child told me that his teacher was getting other teachers to yell at him everyday, that I found out he was being difficult in school. Even after all that, the teachers tried to justify sending verbal messages home with my other child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

i think the security at this school is awful. my niece went there for kindergarten and first grade and they allowed her to leave with another student only one year older when it was made clear to her teacher that she would be picked up by family everyday. i got there to pick her up and no one knew where she was, i had to drive around looking for her. she was only 6.her first grade teacher complained that she was getting in trouble at school because she already knew everything they were learning so she was bored but did nothing to keep her attention. it was suggested that she be able to read books when done with her work while waiting for others but the teacher would not allow it. very disappointed with their effort.


Posted May 11, 2010

My son has attended Artemus Ward since kindergarten and I really like the staff. The teachers are easy to approach and are able to answer your questions. The office staff is very knowlegable about the day to day activities. even the principal is very involved with the students. They really care about the students. I especially like the parent liason..very much needed. One of best in Cleveland inner city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My children have been at ARtemus Ward since kindergarten and I have been involved with the school for that same time. I think it is a wonderful schooland it has a very warm and welcoming staff. I would recommend this school to anyone who asks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

My daughter ha been at this school half a year and I think its very pathetic. I went to two parent teacher confrences and was not amused you could not hear anything the principal was saying saying because most of the parents seemed to be more into their own conversations but what you could here consisted of the school being below average and acedemicly behind. Even her teacher said its hard to teach the kids a little ahead because you have to keep up with the slowest ones, whats wrong with this picture, lets just say if I could afford private school, my kid would be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

So far I think the staff at this school is wonderful. The involvment of the parents is terrefic and I intend on being part of that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

I think that Artemus Ward is a great school. They have strong leadership and support from the administration and the parents of the students. There is great parent involvement in the school.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
48%
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 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
18%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
64%
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 77% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanic79%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
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 Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Black, non-Hispanic38%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled20%
Non-disabled56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled60%
Non-disabled71%
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 Students25%
Female23%
Male26%
Black, non-Hispanic25%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled7%
Non-disabled31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female36%
Male41%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled14%
Non-disabled49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students22%
Female23%
Male22%
Black, non-Hispanic17%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled7%
Non-disabled29%
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 Students18%
Female20%
Male13%
Black, non-Hispanic0%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled0%
Non-disabled23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male47%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled40%
Non-disabled57%
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 Students49%
Female65%
Male40%
Black, non-Hispanic39%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled29%
Non-disabled58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female80%
Male43%
Black, non-Hispanic48%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled35%
Non-disabled66%
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 Students42%
Female39%
Male44%
Black, non-Hispanic46%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled14%
Non-disabled53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanic75%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled29%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students20%
Female17%
Male23%
Black, non-Hispanic17%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled7%
Non-disabled26%
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 "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4MetMet
Grade 5MetMet
Grade 6MetMet
Grade 7AboveMet
Grade 8AboveMet

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

 
76 (2011)
 
74 (2010)
 
73 (2009)
 
73 (2008)

0
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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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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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

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
Black 39% 16%
White 33% 74%
Hispanic 23% 4%
Two or more races 5% 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 95%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 19%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Neil T. Murphy
Fax number
  • (216) 631-2185

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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