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Prairie Norton Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 617 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2013

I had my daughter in this school for Kindergarten only.. Ms Oney was a great teacher, very involved and she went out of her way to schedule a meeting with me that fit my schedule. The academic program was good. The only i do not like, which is the district not the school, is that there is not all day kindergarten 5 days a week. My daughter struggled abit getting used to going she loved it i just wish she could of went every day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2012

I love Prairie Norton Elementary. I went here when I was little and now my son goes there. The teachers are great and the staff is friendly. My son was a little behind the other kids at the beginning of his Kindergarten year and his teacher helped him get caught up. The only bad things I can think of is the school is old, communication isn't always great between staff, and the kids are taught at a slower pace then other schools. My niece goes to a school in a different district and was learning much tougher things than my son was (they both are in the same grade).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

My son is in 1st grade this year and it has been horrible. The teacher he has this year pretty well told me to take my son to the dr. and put him on meds. He is a great kid and is incredibly smart. He never has behavior problems at home other than the norm. I am a nurse and have seen kids with ADD and ADHD and I know my son doesn't qualify in that area. They had me so convinced there was something wrong with him I agreed to get him counseling. When I met with the counselor she told me he was one of the best kids she's ever seen. Then one day he was held in the building without contacting my husband or I and when I went in to find him they told me if he didn't listen next time they were going to make him hold their hand and take them around with them. So, they were going to restain my son for playing. I'm angry and am going to do something about it. I also don't appreciate that when I was there to meet the teacher about my son tying his shoes together, yea, I was rudely interrupted by the receptionist ? passing me by to speak spanish to a guy that just walked in. Great customer service. NOT. I would never let my child go to this school again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

The school has scored great on state report cards! Great staff! To the previous parent. Some of your comments range from unfactual to laughable. There is no rule about using 1 sheet of TP. How would that be enforced - yuk. Since 30 percent of the school and community are ESL then it makes sense that they would have some special services. Federal law requires ESL services and pays for it. Don't be a bigot. Lots of kids get special services at PN and if you volunteer at the school some time then you will find that out. The building is old and due for a rebuild. It has 2 restrooms per floor, but yes newer would be nicer. They have nice flowers in the front. It is not trashy but being near a busy road they do get some trash blowing in. It gets picked up to my satisfaction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2010

I agree with the above writer, Prairie Norton focuses on the ESL students often ignoring the other students. If your child speaks English well then they are on their own, teachers are too busy with ESL. Some of the teachers are fantastic while others are well below average. There are no extra activities to keep children busy and no field trips either, it is just work and that is all. The schools constant focus on foreign students, makes other students feel left out. Maintenance is terrible at this school, bathrooms smell really bad and nothing is ever fixed,trash is never picked up and bad words are never removed from objects. This school has strange bathroom rules, you are only able to use 1 piece of toliet paper in the bathroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

Prairie norton does have caring teachers, but they are so overwhelmed by ESL (english second language) students that they did not properly help my son with AUTISM, the ESL students got more extra help then he did and they qualified for 5 day kindergarten where my son with a genuine disability did not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

I recently moved from Wa. State were the funding for public schools is totally different, therein making for better schools. I like PNE for several reasons. I like that the students are treated fairly especially because the racial diversity is huge, not just Hispanic. The teachers are amazing despite poor working environment (mostly because there is no air cond.). The Principal is also constantly working to make the school better. On the other hand I the school is derelict, the grounds very poorly kept, there's only 1 girls bathroom, no handicapped accommodations made. All this because the voters don't want to fund their schools. To the voters just remember these kids are your future, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

PNE has excellent state scores and a caring staff. All students are treated with respect and individual attention is given regardless of their background. PNE has about 30% Hispanic or ESL students not 75% like another parent claimed. I think that is about equal to the other schools in the area. The building is old but has its charm and it is well maintained. The principal is friendly and fair with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

This school does extremely well considering 75 percent of it's students are Hispanic and speak broken English. The test scores continue to improve every year even with the district constantly making cuts. For a building being over 50 years old, it is in good shape and well maintained. The staff works to the best of their abilities considering they have such a diverse student population and a wide array of up bringings.


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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64%

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2010

 
 
60%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
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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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83%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black, non-Hispanic39%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Disabled9%
Non-disabled66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)54%

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male55%
Black, non-Hispanic56%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Disabled0%
Non-disabled72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)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.

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 Students69%
Female76%
Male64%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Disabled35%
Non-disabled76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)64%

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic89%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled59%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)82%
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 4MetAbove

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

 
89 (2011)
 
85 (2010)
 
91 (2009)
 
90 (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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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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Math growth at this school

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 37% 74%
Hispanic 33% 4%
Black 19% 16%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian 3% 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 84%N/A47%
Female 44%N/A49%
Male 56%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 12%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Michael H. Gosztyla
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  • (614) 801-8461

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117 Norton Rd
Columbus, OH 43228
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