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Binns Elementary School

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Posted April 6, 2014

Binns Elementary is a great school. The staff as well as the teachers really care about the children and try to help them in every possible way. Not only do they teach books but they teach courtesy and common sense. They also have a great award system for children who go above and beyond what is expected of them. My granddaughter goes to Binns and she doesn't want to leave to go to another school. She loves the teachers, the staff and the school and when a child loves their school they are going to try harder to do better. Binns, you're the best, keep up the good work.


Posted August 3, 2013

I went to this school when i was in elementry school and have step kids that went here. and now my lil girl is starting kindergarten there. the principal is always nice and the teachers are great too... great choir and band teacher. they help your child succeed any way they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

My granddaughter attends K, and the teachers are very good educators!! If parents want to be involved by volunteering, PTA, etc. they welcome their participation! There are field trips & outside educational activities at the school that take place. I would highly recommend this school.


Posted March 10, 2013

Binns is a great school! Newly built, great teachers, involved parents...I can't say anything bad about this school. My son has been thriving there for a couple of years after transferring from another school. He has done a complete 360 degree turn around thanks to the caring staff who does whatever it takes to help him succeed. My son's report cards, his behavior and daily behavior logs prove how much he now thrives at Binns. I applaud all of the effort and work the teachers put forth working with the children. My son basically lost a year of learning at the previous school he transfered from due to various situations. Therefore upon arriving at Binns he was atleast a year behind on everything when he arrived there and now he is actually reading above his level. I couldn't be happier to have my son at this school. Another great thing about Binns is that homework is required. So as a parent you get to see what your child is learning and it great to have your child teach you what they are learning. I would recommend Binns to any parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

We love Binns Elementary! The school itself is a new building and has so many nice features such as computer lab, gymnasium, art room and library. We have been with this school for 3 years now and am proud to be the parent of a 3rd grader as well as a kindergartener. My children love the teachers and the new principal is wonderful. Our family has become involved in the pta which is very active and we love the family atmosphere. I have met all of the teachers and feel like this is our home. We feel very lucky to be part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2010

We absolutely love Binns! The principal has been there for our child through some really challenging times in his life! She seems to be at school all the time -even on the weekends I see her car there! I am so sad she decided to retire.


Posted April 22, 2009

Binns is a newly built school and while the school it'self is nice the teaching leaves a little to be desired. The prinicipal is never available. Other than parent teacher conferences the teachers are never available. As a parent I want regular contact with my kids teachers and I am unable to get that. Since getting this new principal two years ago the school has really gone done. She is very unapproachable. The split classe's are a hassle. My oldest child, while not in a split class has two teachers and neither teacher knows what the other is doing. While attending a parent teacher conference only one teacher shows up and she didn't even know who's desk was who's. Now I volunteer in the school when needed and I know who sits where.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

Although Binns is a really nice school. The Binns atmosphere has gone through some changes and I am not sure that it is all for the best. The principal seems to be unavailable, kids are in split classes with slit teachers. It just seems that regard for a quality education is getting jeapordized trying to cut corners with teachers and all single grade classes. Not to mention the teasing that these kids get from other kids not in split classes. Was this ever taken into consideration that the older grade kids in these classes are getting ridiculed for being 'dumb' and put in a class with a younger grade? None the less, I am very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

binns is an excellent school and the staff is very dedicated to all students. all children are not on the same level or have the same back ground and still are all loved and cared for the same.


Posted June 29, 2008

Very happy with the way this school is teaching my daughter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2008

I am very disappointed in the Columbus Public School district. My child started in South Western City schools where the teachers truly did care about the students. I was appalled when I picked my child up from school the other week and some of the teachers were screaming at the students inappropriately and became out of control while trying to enforce 'no running' in the hallways. I was shocked and asked my child if the teach that. My child answered 'sometimes'. I am even more saddened and disappointed by the inadequate care and lack of accountability this school takes to ensure success and positive self esteem of the children they have in their care. I am myself attending Graduate school to obtain my Masters and I previous went to private schools. This school gets an F.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

My boys became students at Binns the middle of last year and coming from a 'country ' school to a ' city ' school made me nervous but they had more success at Binns then they did at their previous school and I am thankful to the school for that. I am proud to say that my kids attend Binns. It's a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

I think that Binss is a great school. The parent involvment seems to be very high. The teachers all seem to care and enjoy their jobs. The principal is the only concern for me. She seems to be more of a business oriented person, then a kid person. This is can be a good and bad thing. Overall, Binns is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

So, far I am very impressed. The principle is a take action person which keeps the schools safe for each child. My sons teacher Mrs. Wilcox and her assistant Mrs. Baker are the above and beyond type teachers that I am blessed to have teaching my son.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male63%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabled18%
Non-disabled70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female75%
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabled27%
Non-disabled73%
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%
Male63%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled90%
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 Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female53%
Male56%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students66%
Female62%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
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

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

 
86 (2011)
 
79 (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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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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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 68% 74%
Black 14% 16%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 5% 2%
Hispanic 5% 4%
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 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 19%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Ms. Rhonda Y. Rice
Fax number
  • (614) 365-5910

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1080 Binns Blvd
Columbus, OH 43204
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