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Dana Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 370 students

 

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Posted July 5, 2011

Never again will a child of mine step foot in the doors of this school. Bullying is rampant in this school, and the principle makes promises for your child's safety that are not kept. The whole school is very lacking of safety and caring for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

I have a daughter who has attended this school since pre-K now going on 6 years and a son who went here from 1st grade to 4th grade. In the beginning the school was perfect but the Principal changed and so did the school. Now it is under a new female Principal and is making it's way back to the standards I first fell in love with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

This school is excellent. My son has attended since Pre-K and is now at the end of 1st grade and we've had no problems. Teachers are great. Principal could be much better. Children receive a well rounded education with teachers that are involved and parent involvement is strongly encouraged all around. Dana even has a parent center where parents are encouraged to volunteer as well as monthly parent meetings to encourage more parent involvement. Attendance is strongly encouraged with the kids. An all around good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

This school is extremely weak in its academic program and resources. Seriously consider other alternatives before sending your child here. Things have to be pretty terrible before a teacher will step in and get involved if a student is having problems. Due to the circumstances children attending this school do not have many of the choices their peers at other schools do. For instance they cannot sit by friends at lunch, their seating is assigned.
—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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students38%
Female33%
Male41%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female47%
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled56%
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 Students36%
Female29%
Male41%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female57%
Male73%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled71%
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 Students43%
Female52%
Male33%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled20%
Non-disabled49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female56%
Male42%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled10%
Non-disabled59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students20%
Female24%
Male17%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled0%
Non-disabled26%
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 4MetBelow
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

 
78 (2011)
 
76 (2010)
 
80 (2009)
 
66 (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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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

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
White 74% 74%
Black 16% 16%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Two or more races 4% 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 94%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%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
  • Pamela D. Eberhardt
Fax number
  • (614) 365-5927

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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300 Dana Ave
Columbus, OH 43223
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