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Madison Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 364 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2013

I love this school. Madison elementary has some of the warmest most helpful teachers and staff.my daughter who is now in Mr Rays class says he's a great teacher! Miss Elliott and Mrs Burke were also wonderful and still continue to be a great part of my daughters life.My daughter loves Mrs Kauffka(sorry if spelled wrong) her music teacher.Miss Stevenson for gym and her new gym teacher too.Let me just also add Terri Vauder is so great at keeping things running smoothly she's a very important part of this schools success in my opinion. I appreciate that when I had a question I get called back even by the superintendent. I'm glad we live in this township.Everyone is very pleasant and helpful.When my step son who has ADD and reactive attachment disorder and oppositional defiance disorder went to school Mrs Hinton and others were so helpful and kind although he could prove difficult in social situations.The EAP program was essential to him feeling successful. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2012

I would love to have feed back from anyone who can! My son has been in the school for les than half the school year. He has attended two other schools in 6 yrs (k-5). He has always been a "joy to have in class". After a couple of months trying to get the teachers to involve me in his experience...as he's gone from an A/B student to a D/F "bully"!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

There are some very good teacher's at Madison. Ms. Elliot was excellent with my son last year; he's severly ADHD and was new to a structured environment. Even with that said, we found out in Feburary that he was putting in reading intervention in November. Since we attended a parent teacher conference two weeks after he was placed in it and my understanding is they need parental permission to even place him in it. The Principal flat out does not want parents involved; when my son came home with bite marks, bloody noses, black eyes etc and we would call the school to find out what happened (no, I don't always beileve my sons stories) we had to leave a message. The principal NEVER got back to us and when we would visit the school we were told "Its been dealt with"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

Madison elementary is not a good school. If you have a child with special needs, do not send him/her to this school. In my opinion, their special education teachers are not prepared to provide the necessary services that each child needs and deserves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

I find Madison Elementary a very inviting school with a hard working staff and administration. The teachers seem to want the absolute best for their students. There have been many improvements this past year too! I like the direction I see Madison headed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

Being a parent from CA, I was very pleased with Madison elemntary. They have excellent staff, and offer nifty incentives to the students that cause the students to want to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

After 2 long years at Madison Elementary, I have found that 'unprofessional' is the general standard. From student/teacher conversation content, to constant negativity about the facility and it's condtion heard everytime I go in. It is consistantly negative and unprofessional. The 'bad' students rule the school. and see very little punishment for unexcepable behavior. The new priciple has bigshot-itis, and doesn't give a welcoming feeling to any parent helping out at the school. The school complains about lack of parental support, but are treated like second class, and a bother, if they're to volunteer. Check yourself Madison, and Ms. Toledo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Finally, things are starting to look better for Madison. A new (improved) principal and the PTO is getting better and better after years in a slump.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

I was lucky enough to have been part of the Madison School staff as a student teacher, and I believe that the entire staff work extremely hard to make sure that every child reaches his or her potential. Especially since they are fighting an uphill battle with funding, parent involvement, and time constraints.


Posted March 19, 2006

The parents at this school do not seem to be very involved and it is located in a fairly poor area. There are no extra activites available for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

Great principal and teaching staff. Many parents avoid involvement with PTO due to overbearing leadership. Overall, best elementary in this struggling system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

I found the teacher my child had last year to be disinterested and overworked. The schedualing difficulties in the distric left her overburdened and in my opion her teching style was static and uncreative, though her many years of teaching should have given her some insight as to how to help my child. She simply didn't have the desire to take any extra steps. The principal was unsympathetic and very defensive when approached with a complaint about her teacher. She does not listen well and interupts to the point of being rude. Overall I feel this school failed to teach my child and In fact put a negative taste in my childs mouth about all things school related. Positive awards are not stressed like they are in other schools in the area. Communication between taecher and parent must be forced and promises for specific help for my child were not kept.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

My daughter went to Madison, Kindergartin through 5th grade. The teachers are very professional and every teacher that she had loved their job, and we all know this is what makes a fabulous teacher. The teachers were attentive when I had questions or concerns. I am very sad to see Mr. Palimetakus go, as he was very positive with the kids and had a wonderful repore with them. We will miss Mrs. Hoffman as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2004

I have 2 kids that attend this school. One in 3rd grade the other in 1st grade both have been here since grade K. All the teachers (from classroom to gym teachers) that I have met at this school are wonderful. The Principal is also wonderful. She is very involved with the kids. They make the kids feel important as well as take the time to meet or call you when you have questions or concerns. They encourage the parents to get involved as much as possible. My kids enjoy going to this school. I will send my kids here until it's time for them to go to Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My daughter went to Madison elementry from K thru 2 grade. All of her teachers were very good,(Mrs. Davis, Miss Whitis and Mrs. Emwalle) Only reason my daughter does not attend Madison any longer is that I wanted her to go to a christian school. If you cannot afford the tutition of a private school I do recomment Madison Elementry.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

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

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanic58%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanic63%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled84%
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 Students62%
Female68%
Male58%
Black, non-Hispanic58%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic84%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled83%
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 Students73%
Female82%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanic66%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female94%
Male56%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students75%
Female88%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanic72%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled75%
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 4AboveAbove
Grade 5BelowBelow

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

 
93 (2011)
 
95 (2010)
 
96 (2009)
 
91 (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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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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 52% 16%
White 37% 74%
Hispanic 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A47%
Female 39%N/A49%
Male 61%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 15%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Music
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Language learning

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Cynthia D. Toledo
Fax number
  • (614) 836-4683

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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4600 Madison School Dr
Columbus, OH 43232
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