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McCord Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 369 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 12, 2012

Both of my boys experienced bullying issues at McCord. Most of the problems took place on the bus, but there were some issues in the classroom as well. The administration claims to have a zero-tolerance for bullying, but there was very little done for my boys, or any of their friends who had similar problems. In the end, I had to remove my kids from the bus in order to ease the problem. That being said, the classes offered were challenging and definitely prepared them for the next level. Most of the teachers are pretty great, but as in most schools there were a few who seemed to have little interest in teaching and were more focused on just accumulating their time for retirement or playing on their cell phones. Both of my boys are now attending high school in a different district and have thankfully not experienced the same bullying issues we had at McCord.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

It's really good and they cleverly jam-pack the school day so there's no time for drama.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2006

Mr. Kuri, the principal, is an outstanding administrator. Not only does he run the school well, he is welcoming to the parents and truly wants to get to know his students. His easy demeanor makes him approachable by both parents and students. Mr. Murphy does a wonderful job as Dean of Students. He guides the students towards better choices and is someone the kids respect. We had a wonderful experience with the entire staff (they truly 'get' this age group) and I look forward to my other two children experiencing all that McCord has to offer. Mr. Kuri is the best principal I have experienced so far in Worthington! McCord has high expectations in both academics and social growth of our students. They should be proud of the job they do! Go Mustangs!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 73% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students87%
Female83%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanic47%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial73%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled63%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)56%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanic77%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial80%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled66%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)69%
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 Students85%
Female92%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial77%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)82%

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanic73%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial88%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled58%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)91%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic53%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial47%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled31%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)46%
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 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

 
102 (2011)
 
102 (2010)
 
101 (2009)
 
101 (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

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Above 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
White 78% 74%
Black 7% 16%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 6% 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 27%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 11%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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1500 Hard Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: (614) 883-3550

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