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Beechcroft High School

Public | 9-12 | 918 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 6, 2014

Overall, Beechcroft to me is like a second family. Everyone knows everyone. It may getca little crazy and out of control at times but thats just how high school is no matter where you go. Im a freshman and already love it there. The teachers are great and the administration is wonderful. Go Cougars !


Posted January 15, 2014

I have no issues with administration or staff, and there are many students who are wonderful, but the level of absolute ridiculousness that I've seen as well as the degrading way children speak to each other and faculty is mind boggling! I have pulled my children who are or soon will be high school age from the district to homeschool them . That fact that a police officer was injured and arrests were made this school year, as well as my child narrowly avoiding injury during a fight between two students during a class is astounding. I'm losing no sleep over the financial hardship our family is dealing with so I can stay home with my children rather than subject them to the craziness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2013

the school is terrible and the teachers are horrible. people cuss in the classrooms. disrespectful. Columbus city schools. need to get there act together.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2013

My school is one of the best schools in the Columbus City School District. They treat you like FAMILY. They are friendly and they are clean and VERY helpful. WE LOVE BEECHCROFT.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2007

My daughter has attended Beechcroft for 3 years. I have nothing bad to say about this school. The teachers and administrators are always there to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

Academically I dont think there is enough counseler/student involvement. Sports is pretty good program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2005

This is an excellent school. With great ideas for the success of their students and valuable teachers who bring real life to the classroom.
—Submitted by a former student


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 83% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black, non-Hispanic57%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Disabled21%
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female84%
Male73%
Black, non-Hispanic80%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students47%
Female53%
Male43%
Black, non-Hispanic45%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Disabled32%
Non-disabled51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female69%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Disabled52%
Non-disabled74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black, non-Hispanic80%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Disabled54%
Non-disabled84%
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

 
85 (2011)
 
94 (2010)
 
88 (2009)
 
84 (2008)

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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

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

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

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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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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College readiness rating 20132What'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

55%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

76%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 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 81% 16%
White 10% 74%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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 75%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 22%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Anthony E. Alston
Fax number
  • (614) 365-6963

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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6100 Beechcroft Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
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Phone: (614) 365-5364

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