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Columbus Spanish Immersion Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 403 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2013

I love this school!! The teachers are very dedicated and committed to helping the student succeed. I feel my daughter is safe and respected by her teachers and peers. I have another child who starts school next year and I hoping to get her in here also. I am not a fan of the Columbus Public school district but I am a fan of this school and would highly recommend it to anyone. If I had to name one improvement it would for school to find a better way to integrate English. My daughter speaks Spanish excellently but English is a challenege for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

I have 2 children that attend this school. Its a great school! Very family oriented! Sna. Graffe is the best principle. This school is unlike any other in the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

As a bilingual parent, I'm so happy to have both of my children attend CSIA (grades 1 and 3). My 3rd-grader was reading in English at a 5th-grade level at the end of grade 2! The teachers and other students provide a very supportive and welcoming atmosphere, and challenge them to grow. The principal is wonderful and pushes hard to get the school all that it needs. As to the older comment about overcrowding and food, this year we have a new, much-improved food program, and smaller class sizes. We will have a new building fall of 2012!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

I am very pleased with my sons school. Only one issue I have...there isn't other location to give parents options to purchase home outside of franklin county, such as Dublin or Gahanna. However, it speaks a lot about the school program because I stayed in Columbus school district to allow my son the opportunity to learn another high demand lanaguage. Hopefully the program will be offered all over or allowed to those who move out of are to continue without any issues. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

My son is in kindergarten here and he loves it! And so do I. He is learning so much here. We thought it would be a little of a set back since they teach in Spanish but he is actually doing better than some kindergartners at other schools. The teachers are really friendly and keep you informed. You can go and visit the school and be a class helper if you wish. And another thing that I love is that they keep the school doors locked from the outside so any visitors have to be buzzed in by stating their name and what they are there for. They are always working on projects that are fun but educational at the same time and my son is always excited to go to school. I don't think I could have found a better school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

My son it's at Kindergarten and I'm really pleased with the education at this school. I've experienced full commitment and engagement from the teachers and the principal. A good school for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

I have three children who attend this school. They are very smart compared to kids in other columbus publc schools. They even know more than a lot of high school kids going through spanish classes. Thanks csia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

CSIA is an alternative school so it is much better than your typical public school. The principal and teachers are committed to providing a good education to the children. The Spanish immersion is a real plus. By 3rd grade the children can understand Spanish and are able to use it somewhat, although not fluently. The staff goes out of it's way to keep parents involved and informed. The music program is excellent. There is much emphasis put on writing skills. The school is very over crowded, and like all other city schools the quality of lunch is poor. The school needs to improve it's math and reading programs. It is adequate now, but can't compete with private or suburban schools. My child has enjoyed her years at this school, as well as her relationships with teachers and friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

This is the best school in Columbus! My daughter was so prepared there, that she was admited into one of the most prestigious schools in the world in the fiftth grade. The teachers are terrific, and the school environment is very welcoming. Because of the limited amount of students, the culture of the school is like an extended family. The only reason we left CSIA is due to relocating, and I wish we could move back so my daughter could finish school there! I would also like to note that after about the fourth grade, the children can already carry on a conversation if not be fluent in spanish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

This is a wonderful school and learning experience for my child. I would highly reccomend this school to any one looking for a great public school. The teachers are great and the experience my child has had so far has left me speechless, thank you CSI for the experience, for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2003

I love the spanish immersion program. My kids have all flourished under the love and personal attention they have recieved. I believe my kids are experiencing a fully developed education, including language, culture, music, science, and math. They have chess club, scrabble club, choir, bell choir, etc.
—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 78% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students60%
Female41%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic61%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic89%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled85%
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 Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Black, non-Hispanic47%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic82%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)70%
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 Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanic44%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanic81%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
Black, non-Hispanic56%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled59%
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 Students55%
Female56%
Male53%
Black, non-Hispanic47%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%

Reading

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanic73%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled76%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
Black, non-Hispanic56%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanic89%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
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 Students89%
Female95%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanic85%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic95%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
Black, non-Hispanic65%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled77%
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 4MetMet
Grade 5AboveMet
Grade 6BelowAbove
Grade 7BelowMet
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

 
91 (2011)
 
91 (2010)
 
93 (2009)
 
94 (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

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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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Math growth at this school

Below 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 49% 16%
Hispanic 39% 4%
White 8% 74%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
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 76%N/A47%
Female 54%N/A49%
Male 46%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 6%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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