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Highland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 303 students

 

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Posted December 3, 2008

Highland has a special need preschool program that is outstanding. The school as a whole is very family oriented and I must say, they go above and beyond to help each and every child to reach for the stars, overcoming any and all obstacles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2007

Highland Elementary is a peaceful place. An oasis for children to learn and flourish. My child has made great gains in reading and math since attending Highland. They offer more than just education. They offer dental care, a children's hospital health care mobile unit, and the adopters provide bookbags and supplies, coats and hats, as well as many arts programs provided by CAPA. There are after school programs, tutoring, and also a proficiency Saturday school. The teachers are well educated and nurturing. The building is colorful and welcoming!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

MOst of the teachers are very dedicated to the student's education. Mrs. Leach is doing a wonderful job with the staff and student body. Mrs. Leach has also incorporated a very healthy and safe envirnoment for the students to learn. Parent involvement is very low, but there are 3 very dedicated women who are trying to make that change. Hopefully by the end of the 2005 school year parent involvement will be up and active. The children's extracurricular activities are strong in the areas of art, music, and gym, as well as the book swap. The book swap is a great resource for the children to enhance their reading capabilities. The librarian is also a very important resource to the childrens literacy needs.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
18%
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 Students30%
Female27%
Male33%
Black, non-Hispanic32%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%

Reading

All Students26%
Female35%
Male14%
Black, non-Hispanic26%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
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 Students14%
Female12%
Male15%
Black, non-Hispanic13%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled11%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%

Reading

All Students37%
Female36%
Male39%
Black, non-Hispanic39%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
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 Students42%
Female40%
Male42%
Black, non-Hispanic43%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%

Reading

All Students50%
Female80%
Male39%
Black, non-Hispanic43%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%

Science

All Students36%
Female40%
Male35%
Black, non-Hispanic29%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
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 5BelowMet

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

 
69 (2011)
 
70 (2010)
 
72 (2009)
 
69 (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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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 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

Below 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
Black 39% 16%
White 35% 74%
Hispanic 18% 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 93%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Jaime P. Taylor
Fax number
  • (614) 365-8726

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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40 South Highland Ave
Columbus, OH 43223
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