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Columbus Africentric Early College

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Posted October 23, 2012

One of the worst schools in the district. The principal and assistants are all unprofessional, students are always noisy, rude and not there to study. I placed my daughter after reading the early college program, it's a joke as only 1/2 students attend columbus state so it's a early college for name. Teaches don't teach and adminstration doesn't do anything. Never send your kid or let someone else send there kid here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2011

I found this to be a good school. If you are not open to an African-centered perspective. Students still learn the from the core curriculum of the Columbus City School district, just from an Africentric perspective where students see themselves in what they are learning. They can apply what they are learning to everyday situations. The outcome is remarkable in the area of self-concept, self-esteem, and racial identity development. The students prepare for college and by the time they graduate, they can have their high school diploma and associate degree. The guiding principles of Nguzo Saba and Maat is a great base to teach from. Parents should be willing to participate in the school's activities and their child's education, if not, then that is sad.


Posted April 14, 2010

sorry to say I would not recomment this school to anyone a good school starts with good leadership and 2 weeks my d aughter begged my to take her out and after I three week I did and took her back to her school of 1st choice when the school year started back what they were teach was 4th grade level and she was in the 6th grade at the end of the day it is n ot just about being with your race its being where the better place is for your child my faimlly members have also taken there kids out
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

This school lacks discipline. If your child is eager to learn this environment is very distracting. The principle will let the kids do almost anything and get away with it. Children like to push limits and if there is no limit there is only chaos.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

I have three boys who have attended from elementary. I think the academic program that our school offers is a God given opportunity for those students who are willing to work for the grade. Africentric is a partnership between teachers/administrators and Student /parents. The greater that door of communication, the better the success plan for that student. Our school is village oriented and teachers must desire to be apart of that culture in order to push students to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

Wonderful school, it allows student in high school to earn their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science transfer degree from Columbus State Community College, upon completion of the program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2007

I have 6 children at Africentric ( Ist, 3rd, 4th, 2 in 10th and an 11th grader). All of my children are boys. Africentric has helped them grow and open a wide door of opporutunity to have some sort of success in the world. We are pleased with the program and happy to have our children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

I think that it is a beneficial school for anyone who will work for it. People say it continues to be the students or the teachers that is the problem when it is really both the students and teachers. This is a school for people who want to work so if a teacher or a student dose not want to work they should not go there. Furthermore the program is very good. It is just not for everyone. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

my kids have been in the school, although I have had some issues with some teachers for the most part I like the school. Where else can a urban student get the opportunity to graduate with their Associate's Degree and high school diploma. Yes the school is a little harder than most because you have to maintain a 3.0 (at least a 2.5) or better in order to stay in the Early College Program. My son is a junior and he has been a the school since the 6th grade and he is doing very well in the program. They concentrate on academics as well as sports. Yes, they do go all year round (6-12th grades). I think that keeps their brain on task and they don't forget as much as they would in the summer. It will be one of the top schools in the coming years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

This is a great example of schools which feed directly the needs of the communities they are located in.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 1, 2006

Disappointed with the quality of instruction. Students are constantly disruptive and teachers seem to have very little control over the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

The discipline in this school is lacking. I believe that the kids are disrespectful to the teachers and teachers feel helpless to do anything about it. the teachers try hard and are very dedicated. Something needs to be done about the behavior of the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

Africentric will be the top school of the future, under new administration quality will soar. While currently in transition will be an excellent choice for students wanting to receive college credits during high school years. A great benefit to urban family unable to afford out of pocket college fees.
—Submitted by a teacher


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 75% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students24%
Female17%
Male29%
Black, non-Hispanic25%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female41%
Male54%
Black, non-Hispanic48%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled52%
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 Students36%
Female38%
Male33%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female65%
Male36%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled58%
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 Students28%
Female40%
Male12%
Black, non-Hispanic29%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Disabled0%
Non-disabled32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female67%
Male42%
Black, non-Hispanic56%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students21%
Female20%
Male21%
Black, non-Hispanic21%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Disabled10%
Non-disabled22%
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 6BelowMet
Grade 7MetMet
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

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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%
Female61%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic84%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students57%
Female42%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanic56%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female74%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic78%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanic76%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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

 
80 (2011)
 
76 (2010)
 
76 (2009)
 
73 (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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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

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

100%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

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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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
White N/A 74%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A47%
Female 54%N/A49%
Male 46%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 10%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Ernest D. West III
Fax number
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