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Avondale Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 200 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2011

This school just moved into effective status from the state of Ohio!wonderful staff who really care about the students. Now the parents to do their jobs of becoming part of their kids educational lives.


Posted March 15, 2007

The best school ever........ My children get mass help from the staff and the administration are very involved. I love All the staff here! They are great and will help in every way to get your child on top of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

One only has to look at the test performance stats to understand that this school is sub-par. The responsibility for educatinal attainment is not the sole responsibility of the school and its educators, and parent involvement is certainly important. There is some connection between community involvement in education, and the role of all educators and families in that community. The success of Avondale Elementary and its students cannot be expected to improve in any significant sense until all agents participate in the improvement of the entire community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 2, 2006

This is a great school! I will continue to send my kids here until they graduate the 5th grade. I would not even think about sending them anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

I dont believe this school has accomplised the goal to teach the children the basics needed in life.I have a child going in the fifth grade who can barely read and write.Even though i have has numerous conferences they will not listen that he may have problems.He has been tutored for four years and still nothing.There are too many children and most have problems which takes the teachers attention from the students really need the help.Talking to the principal has no effect either.
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

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 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
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%
Female65%
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female78%
Male43%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled69%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled42%
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled58%
Non-disabled89%
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 Students35%
Female21%
Male60%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students45%
Female37%
Male60%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled48%
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 4AboveMet
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

 
85 (2011)
 
81 (2010)
 
85 (2009)
 
81 (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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Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

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
White 59% 74%
Black 24% 16%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Two or more races 6% 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 91%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 17%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. April D. Knight
Fax number
  • (614) 365-8205

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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141 Hawkes Ave
Columbus, OH 43222
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