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Columbus Bilingual Academy

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Posted Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I would strongly urge any parent to protect their children from this school. My daughter is a kindergarten student. After having problems all year long about her being picked on by 5th graders the last straw came last week. She came home complaining that her head and stomach hurt. I told her she might just need a nap and she said ok. On the way to her room she told me the stuff in the little bottle on the table tasted funny. Long story short the 5th graders had told her that hand sanitizer was 'special water' and made her drink it. My child will never set foot in this school again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

I am current teaching at this school and I am very happy doing it. Students and teachers are the best. Students are engaged and motivated in the learning process. Teachers are eager to pass their knowledge and motivate those students the best as they can. This year we have a new principal that is amazing. He is a good and caring person who wants the students to succeed in life. I really recommend this school 100%. Hope to see you there!!! :)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 31, 2012

I'm currently in the process of taking my son out of this school after a horrible beginning of the year. Problems with busing and issues on the playground. I put my special needs son in this school because I thought learning the Spanish language would help with his speech. But they stopped giving lessons in Spanish as they did in previous years because of test scores. I volunteered here at the last part of the school year and was very excited to be with my son. I enjoyed being with the kids and teachers. They were very welcoming. Some of the other staff were not so welcoming and I didn't feel good being around them. I just felt something was wrong. Then at the end of the school year they announced that they were changing to a K-5 grade school and they gave short notice. This really upset us parents. Some of my friends had to scramble around to try to find a new school for our kids in 6-8. That showed lack of respect for the families and the teachers who taught these grades. I'm very sad to have to change my son to another school because he has friends here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2012

I sent my daughter here with promises of many different programs and a better education. Unfortunately, that's not what my daughter received. The school did not deliver the promises. The school as a whole is unorganized and many times unprofessional. It was almost like there was no real leadership. The building is often dirty and burned out lights. The overall philosophy of this school is fantastic, but it just did not live up to it. I am a parent that wants more than teaching to the test. I want my daughter to be challenged to be creative, solve problems and strive to be the best. Im sorry to say, I made a huge mistake sending my daughter here. We will return to the public school system. I know it is not perfect, but it will be a great improvement over Columbus Bilingual Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2012

If I could give this school less then one star, I would. I was a staff member this past year and really urge any parent to not put their child in this school! The teachers were amazing, loving, people who really did want to do what was best for the students. Unfortunately, the administration and management company that runs this school are not. They are not educated in the field of education, and are only focused on test scores which impact the future of their school, and grant money they receive. The school only cares about the money. The kids are drilled on OAA test prep and not given the education they deserve. Please do not send your students here, or work here for that matter.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2012

I was a teacher at this school this past year and this is by far the worst school I have ever been a part of. The teachers are fantastic, but they have little to no materials due to lack of funds, no set curriculum, and no support. The administration was lacking professional manners and was rude to many of their staff. The school has never had the same teachers for more than a year... There is a reason teachers won't stay here. Please send your child somewhere else.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 26, 2011

I will not speak on the new staff because I do not know they. I was actually suppose to be the assistant director. I was in the building writing policies and working with a mentor to make CBA a wonderful school. 1 day before I was to start professional development, which I had already drive to cincy for a training they tell me I wont have a job. Not trying to make a case for pitty. i just want to caution if a parent would really want to send their child to a school that does not hold true to their contract. I could only imagine the wild promises they wont be able to keep the next time.


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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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
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33%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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50%

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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 73% in 2013.

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65%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

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71%

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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 77% in 2013.

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82%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

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91%

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

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55%

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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

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Hispanic73%
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Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)75%

Reading

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Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)83%
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

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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

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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

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Non-disabled40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students46%
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students46%
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Malen/a
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Hispanic46%
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
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Disabledn/a
Non-disabled40%
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

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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

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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

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Reading

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Whiten/a
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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 4AboveAbove
Grade 5AboveAbove
Grade 6MetMet
Grade 7MetMet
Grade 8MetMet

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

 
76 (2011)
 
70 (2010)
 
62 (2009)
 
72 (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

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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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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
Hispanic 84% 4%
Black 13% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
White N/A 74%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A47%
Female 39%N/A49%
Male 62%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 10%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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35 Midland Ave
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