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Valleyview Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 343 students

 

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Posted November 13, 2013

The only reason a child should be attending this school is if they have absolutely no other options. You should want much better for your children. Transportation in Columbus Public is terrible and can take up to an hour on hold to reach anyone. While you have been waiting at the bus stop for an average of 30 extra minutes 3-4 times a week. There is no air conditioning in the school, and not enough time for the kids to eat lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Our school has principal leadership issues. Principals should be out where students and parents can interact with them. The principle we have is not very family oriented. She seems to be more of a paper pusher and statistics person. This is her second year and each year things change drastically either at the beginning of the year or mid-year. This is causing lack of parental involvement because people don't feel very comfortable around her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2013

I have 2 children that attend ValleyView Elementary. A 6 year old in Kindergarten and 8 year old in 2nd grade. They like the school and their teachers. The only problem seems that they are understaffed. My kindergarten and my 2nd grader has already been moved to another room this year. That made it very difficult on my my youngest one in kindergarten. She just got the hang of things and loved her teacher then she got pulled out of that class into another one. Then they hired another teacher and my son whose in 2nd grade went to another classroom I was happy but apparently his teacher also teaches 2nd and 3rd graders. I was happy he was being transferred out of his old teacher because she was teaching 1st and 2nd graders but they just moved him into another classroom where his new teacher is teaching 2nd and 3rd. I really hope next school year this does not happen again, I want my children to be stable in one classroom not transferred from teacher to teacher. Other than that issue I love the school, the staff, they are all great. I just wished we could get more money for more teachers. They are all great at that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

Had two children attend ValleyView, and we loved it. I would say the only down fall is the fact that there's not much parent involvement which makes it quite difficult at times on the teachers. If more parents didn't think there job was only to send there child everyday it wuld make for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

My child enjoys the school, but he also has what is sometimes called absent seizures and has gotten left behind in the classroom a few times during a spell. Also the homework log and the homework sent home have 2 different materials. Spelling sheets aren't sent home so I can work with them and I believe the students could do so much better with a little more organization with things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

I think this school would rate a lot higher if there were sports available. this is great for child involvement in the school. it is positive it keeps children occupied and busy. the children now days need after school activities, it helps to keep their minds thinking positive,gives them the exercise they need and keeps children out of trouble.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%

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

All Students72%
Female81%
Male60%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female89%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled80%
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 Students54%
Female64%
Male46%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%

Reading

All Students65%
Female77%
Male54%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
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 Students35%
Female33%
Male36%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female81%
Male48%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students48%
Female57%
Male40%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled49%
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 "Above Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4AboveAbove
Grade 5BelowMet

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

 
85 (2011)
 
89 (2010)
 
88 (2009)
 
86 (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

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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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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

Below 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 59% 74%
Black 16% 16%
Hispanic 14% 4%
Two or more races 9% 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 67%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 9%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Miss. Cynthia M. Moore
Fax number
  • (614) 365-6768

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2989 Valleyview Dr
Columbus, OH 43204
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Phone: (614) 365-6312

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