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Colerain Elementary School

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Posted October 11, 2012

My daughter started here a couple months ago and it is amazing! We love colerain!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

Wow, I can't say enough good things about Colerain Elementary. I'm not sure why this site gave them a 5 out of 10 stars when they score EXCELLENCE WITH DISTINCTION almost every single year! This is THE BEST school that Columbus public could ever hope to offer! They have better facilities than even Upper Arlington or Dublin schools. They have all of the latest and greatest technology. On top of the exemplary education my 1st grader gets at this school, they also teach compassion and empathy through interactions with disabled students. My daughter is ADHD. The school has never attempted to pass the buck on my kid. They are involved, they have a plan, and it's working! I know I am blessed to have Ms. Jackson in my daughter's corner. I won't move out of that neighborhood until my daughter leaves Colerain Elementary. They are the best, hands down. Faculty and staff are more than friendly. They keep me up to date on my daughter's progress. The communication is wonderful and effortless. This is what I would expect from a private school. Thank you to all of the staff at Colerain for helping my child. We love you. Best.School.Ever!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2011

My little brother went to this school for 6 years. Although he had Cerebral Palsy he was treated like any other kids, by the staff and students. He couldn't talk, walk or eat by himself, but yet every day he came home with the biggest smile on his face. He absolutely LOVED that school & it broke his heart when he realized he was now to old to go to the school anymore. He made wonderful friends & had the best teachers Ive ever had the chance to meet. They made a huge impact on his life and taught him so many useful things. I insist that if your reading this you should sign your kid up for this school. You'll never regret it.


Posted March 19, 2011

This is a very unique school environment, with half of the student body having a disability. I love that my children are learning early to respect people regardless of the package they come in! I have NEVER been in a school building with staff that are so genuinely enthusiastic about their jobs, and warmly caring about the students in the building. It is a small school, so everyone knows each of the students (and often their siblings) by name. The children here are loved and nurtured, and can feel that. The academics in the school tend to be greater than other Columbus public schools, but for mainstream students I still find it to be weak. My kids are learning, but are certainly not challenged. Overall, I love this school, and am willing to make up for the lack of challenge by providing enrichment activities at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Colerain is an excellent school for children, teachers and staff. They have excellent leadership in their principal, Ms. Doni Jackson. All the the staff feels responsible for the students and their success. Students are happy to come to school and be greeted at their buses by Ms. Jackson every day. Success is #1 at Colerain.


Posted November 7, 2008

This is the best school in Ohio! My daughters started this school in the 1st and 3rd grades and it was like someone lifted the clouds from above their heads. They received the support the needed and deserved. Coming into this school they were so far behind the other children and the teachers were so dedicated to making sure they got caught up. My oldest now in 8th grade cried the last day of school (5th grade graduation because she loved it there so much. As like another parents review I have yet to see any other school live up to Colerain. Mrs. Jackson the principal is outstanding and has made such an impact on my daughters lives. Not only the education they received but this school taught them compassion and friendship. I just can't say enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I absolutely love this school! I'm am so thrilled to have my child attend Colerain, the teachers are great, very structure and fun at the same time. The principle is great, greets all the children every morning and treats them all the same in the highest manor to make them feel very important. My son loves to go to school here and has a great day every day! thank you Colerain, you are the best school around and more schools need to follow your standards! from a very proud parent of a Colerain student!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My husband and I think that Colerain is absolutely wonderful. We appreciate the fact that the staff communicates to us about our children regularly. We feel secure that our children are receiving an excellent education there. The teachers and staff take the time to help the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

I love Colerain Elementary. My daughter went there for five years and she will be starting a new school this year. But we can't seem to find one to live up to all of Colerain's wonderful atributes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

Oh wow - where can I begin on the praise to this school! They have given my autistic son the absolute best start I could have ever dreamed of!!! The principal, teachers, students, and everyone involved were just exemplary!! Recently, my Autistic son, who is 12 now going into middle school, read all his old activities from this school and cried!! He loved Coleraine!! We loved Coleraine and work everyday to continue the foundation they started for our child. You will not find a better elementary school anywhere!! 100% A+ Recommended!! Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

My daughter is scheduled to attend colerain this fall. If my interaction with the assistant principal this past week is any indication of their dedication (especially with a parent whose child isn't enrolled,) i know that my husband and i made the right choice. I can't wait for her to start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

I must first say that I thought I would have to move out of Columbus by the time my child started in Kindergarten because I didn't want my child going to Columbus Public Schools. However, when I learned about Colerain and got my child in through the school lottery I was blessed. My child has been going to Colerain since and will continue until time for middle school. Now I must go on and say this about Colerain...It's the greatest school The teachers do what they can to keep parents up to date and take time out of their schedule to make sure the parents do know what's going on with their child during school. The whole staff (including the nurses, aides, office staff, etc. etc.) is excellent people who care about our children and their future! May God bless more of us that can get our children into Colerain. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

3 kids there, all straight A. Warm, caring, teachers & principal know every child & family. Academics A+, music A+, parents need to be more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

I feel this school should be rated number one for there ability to help and teach children with special needs there quality of not only care but also there unique compassion for each and every child that has attended this great school my daughter would not have had the courage or will power to grow indpendently had it not been for the care and concern for each and every person on there staff. and for that there are no words to express just how great this school is. they are able to teach these kids that there is no mountain to high or road to long and that anything is possible all you have to do is try! thankyou from the bottom of our hearts.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
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 Students69%
Female64%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female71%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
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%
Female57%
Male69%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Disabled36%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students67%
Female71%
Male62%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Disabled43%
Non-disabled92%
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

 
100 (2011)
 
99 (2010)
 
101 (2009)
 
106 (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

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Reading growth at this school

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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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 74%
Black 23% 16%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Hispanic 8% 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 55%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 43%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. W Doni Jackson
Fax number
  • (614) 365-6706

Programs

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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499 East Weisheimer Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
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