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Marion-Sterling Elementary School

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Posted May 19, 2013

We are a Community Wrap Around School with support from various organizations. Our biggest issue is parent involvement. Our school is on an upward track. We are using problem based learning and team building to move our school forward.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2007

I am very proud to be a parent of a child at Marion - Sterling. The new Principal is very professional and is willing to listen to the students and parents. She is very firm with the parents or anyone who comes into the school and uses profanity or is disrespectful. I am very glad to be a M. Sterling parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2006

I am so impressed with the level of committment and caring displayed by teachers. A wonderful after school tutoring program is giving my daughter a 7th grade student to tutor her and she loves it. She is much more excited about reading now. I know our school system has problems, however, this school deserves and A++ for dedicated teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2006

Marion-Sterling is a great place to find teachers and administrators who really care about the students. I visited the school every week for almost an entire school year, volunteering and tutoring, and I found the staff to be firm, but compassionate toward students, and are genuinely there to help the students and their families. The staff works together to help students stay focused on their academics, and the school offers many extra-curricular activities, which the staff help with on a volunteer basis. This is an up-and-coming great school. Keep a watch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

I like this school alot. The principles really work out problems in a professional manner. The teachers seem to be good also. But the people who run the breakfast and lunch room need to act like grown ups. They treat the kids like prisoners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

My son attended this school for about 30 days. I couldn't stand it, nor could he. The Teachers do not care about the students. I realize that there are some parents who don't care about their childrens education. But I'm very involved with my son's education and didn't like that the Teacher and Principle acted like I was bothering them when I came to question my son's performance. And within that brief month he was involved in a fight (but not suspended, since he was defending himself) and dress code was not enforced in any manner. Dress code is not the law, but it seems to encourage a better behavior. We left this school and Cleveland Public all together.
—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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
10%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
3%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
4%
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 Students55%
Female39%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female33%
Male54%
Black, non-Hispanic42%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled41%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled10%
Non-disabled46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
Black, non-Hispanic53%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled20%
Non-disabled65%
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%
Female31%
Male20%
Black, non-Hispanic27%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female39%
Male13%
Black, non-Hispanic27%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students4%
Female0%
Male7%
Black, non-Hispanic4%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled4%
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 Students4%
Female0%
Male7%
Black, non-Hispanic4%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female8%
Male43%
Black, non-Hispanic28%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled19%
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%
Female20%
Male29%
Black, non-Hispanic25%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female50%
Male21%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled44%
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 Students37%
Female20%
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanic37%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanic53%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students5%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanic5%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled8%
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 4MetBelow
Grade 5MetMet
Grade 6MetMet
Grade 7AboveMet
Grade 8MetMet

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

 
61 (2011)
 
55 (2010)
 
58 (2009)
 
59 (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

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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4-7 Average

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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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 95% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
White N/A 74%
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 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 18%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Gerard L. Leslie
Fax number
  • (216) 696-4746

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