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Daniel Wright Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 461 students

 

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Posted March 3, 2014

I like this school very much. The new Principal is good and he is introducing new learning methods which are beneficial for students. The teachers are nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

For my son, it has been a wonderful experience when you look at the bigger picture. I adopted him and his needs were severe to say the least. The school staff and myself, as a parent, both struggled on how to support him because he was non-verbal, his behaviors were extreme and he had never been taught to "work" before so he had been allowed to "sit out" of work situations. As we implemented strategies, his behaviors actually became significantly worse. Through MUCH communication and MANY meetings, we started to all be 100% consistent with how we spoke to my son, how we implemented his behavior plan, how we planned for the next part of the day. This consistency across ALL aspects of his day, including lunch, recess and bussing, led to the breakthrough we needed. I have found the school to be open to my ideas, supportive of each other, positive in the reenforcement of my son's positive behaviors, consistent in the response to his negative behaviors and with all of these in place, my son has grown academically, emotionally and behaviorally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

I have two sons that have gone to Daniel Wright and their experience there has been amazing. Every teacher they've had has gone out of their way to ensure that my bright sons remain challenged and engaged in their classes. I love the diversity of the students, the positive attitude of the teachers, and the continual communication to parents. I wouldn't send my kids to any other school in Dublin!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

Personnel at this school are incredibly rude. My son attends the Head Start there and the parents, kids AND teachers of the program are treated with no respect. I had the Wright nurse tell me, "I have no association w/ THOSE kids." Those kids ARE going to be your kids next year!The kids have to have their class cut short 1/2 hour to accomodate Dublin's buses, the parents have to pick the kids up at a side door, which is a stairwell and the kids have to sit on the floor and be cold. There isn't enough room for all the parents to sign them out, so we have to stand out in the snow and rain while we wait. I've seen Dublin teachers do things that they shouldn't of, but this site won't let me tell you what they were. 95% of the staff dress like they are going to a club. Knee high boots, plunging necklines and leather jackets. Do they realize they are teaching elementary kids?! We are seriously considering moving so that our boys don't have to go here. Just because it's a "rich" area, does NOT mean it's a good school! Also, now seeing that the school only has a rating of 5....wow. The building itself is nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

My daughter went to Kindergarten here and she and I both loved this school. I understand the previous principal was rather off putting for many parents, but he has left and the new principal is an absolute sweetheart. Everyone from the teachers to the janitor was kind and caring and the teacher-parent communication was excellent. The PTO here was also very active, welcoming and had excellent fundraiser opportunities that actually made sense. We moved down the street and my daughter is another Dublin elementary for first grade and though the school is not terrible, we both miss Daniel Wright.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

My 3rd child is attending DW. All of my children have had IEP for LD's. I cant say enough about the LD teachers and their help with my children. This elementary has exceptional teachers. We only had one that we were disappointed with. We've seen 4 principals thru the 12 yrs I've had children in this school. Only one was hard to get to know. I have a child who will graduate next year from Dublin Schools, with High honors...I know its b/c of the great start he got at DW.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

Daniel Wright is a great school! The staff members are caring and considerate, and the school itself is wonderful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

This school is absolutely wonderful! My son has learned so much, and they give him one on one attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

My son has picked up very well in this school. I see the teachers here are very responsbile. I rate this school as excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

I do not care for the leadership qualities of the principal, but the teachers my child (who is a 5th grader) has had were absolutely great. The school is well integrated with children of many different cultures, unlike some other Dublin schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

My son attended Daniel Wright. His teacher was very cold and stiff. When I talked to Dr. Emmons about the teacher he did not offer any suggestions. He never followed up on the phone conversation. There seems to be no personality here either. The office staff is very unfriendly, too. When you visit the school to volunteer it is like they are put out by your visit. My son did well in first grade but it just seems like a cold environment all around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

Daniel Wright is a wonderful school! I have 2 boys who went there for 1st-5th. Plus 2 younger children who are still attending Daniel Wright! Anytime I have had a problem with any situation (teacher's, behaviour, etc) I have always received prompt help! The children and their families come first at Daniel Wright! My oldest has some LD issues. He is on an IEP. The LD tutors have always been wonderful with his issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

The current Principal and one of the secretaries are awful. A lot of the staff that i have come in contat with are unprofesional and rude to parents and children. If i could I would move and pull both of my students out. Thank goodness one of them is in 5th grade this year!
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

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

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students79%
Female85%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic83%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)62%

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)43%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabled40%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)86%

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)91%
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 Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
Black, non-Hispanic73%
Asian or Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)64%

Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asian or Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)43%

Science

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)43%
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 5MetAbove

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)
 
91 (2010)
 
96 (2009)
 
94 (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

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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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 50% 74%
Asian 15% 2%
Black 14% 16%
Hispanic 13% 4%
Two or more races 7% 4%
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 48%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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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ali Moore
Fax number
  • (614) 761-5874

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2335 West Case Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
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