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Avalon Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 518 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

Avalon Elementary is a FANTASTIC school with loving teachers & staff working together with parents that want a great education for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

This is my child's 1st year at this school and last,=. The Leadership has change and the new principle isn't accessible at all. The 5th graders have behavior problems. They are 1 year behind all the other districts. The pickings are really slim when it comes to Columbus Public schools. I say enroll your child in private school if you can afford it. I know my child is going back next year, if not this year! Worst mistake ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

you have to be kidding me? right?.. hat was the worst school i have ever seen in my 40 some years! the staff to the principle were so overwelmed that im surprised that ,, the kids got pass 1+1!!!! unbelievable!! they should shut this school down!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

I love it, love it, love it!!! The principal is amazing. She has actively built great relationship with students, teachers, and parents alike. The teachers are very caring and so dedicated to their students--they hold very high expectations for each child. My son loves his teacher and I love the kindergarten program--children are learning to read and write and sometimes aren't even aware of it...that's how fun it is. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

They encourage cooperation between students, parents and staff. I am always informed about events and how my child is doing. That is not easy considering I am a step-mom, who only gets to see her step-daughter on the weekneds, but we are always there for her when she needs us.


Posted January 28, 2009

Great communication with parents. Excellence encourage to all the students. The nurse keeps me informed regarding my son's asthma and will even call from time to time to check oh how his medication is working. My two sons love this school and I will remain in this area just to keep them there. I moved from Westerville schools to this one and the difference and amazing. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

Avalon is the best ! Teachers,principal,students I can`t ask for more. They are great keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

I have two students at Avalon and am extremely pleased. The teachers and support staff strive not just to meet the state and federal requirements, but to also help children achieve their highest potential. Avalon is one of 14 Columbus schools to participate in the ECLIPSE program for Gifted&Talented. The school principal, Mrs. Kelly Schooler, level of dedication to her staff and students is phenomenal. Parents are greatly encouraged to take part their childrens education both at home and school. Most school functions often have a high parent turn out. As for saftey, once upon being notified that a child had been approached while walking to a neighboring school, they issued a full lockdown. Parents were called to request they help monitor the streets while children walked home. Kids were required to walk home in groups of 3 or more and often with a staff member or parent volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

Great Teachers, great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

Avalon is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Black, non-Hispanic62%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Black, non-Hispanic62%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)65%

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic79%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)65%
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%
Female57%
Male57%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%

Science

All Students58%
Female55%
Male63%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
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 5MetMet

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

 
92 (2011)
 
89 (2010)
 
89 (2009)
 
85 (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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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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
Black 68% 16%
Hispanic 13% 4%
White 10% 74%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
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 70%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 8%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Sandee L. Donald
Fax number
  • (614) 365-8221

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5220 Avalon Ave
Columbus, OH 43229
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