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Indian Springs Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 422 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2014

Indian Springs is GREAT! My daughter is in Kindergarten at IS and has had the most amazing experience. She has learned so much and I couldn't have asked for a better school for her to be a part of. They have skate nights and fun things going on all the time. The only thing I would suggest doing differently is K students go to lunch at 1130am & they do not get a snack, by the time my daughter is picked up at 330pm she is starving. I would like to see them get a snack sometime after lunch to hold them over until dinner. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2013

This school has gone so far downhill it is crazy. Clinton is a better choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I absolutely love Indian Springs! The teachers and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely care about their students and their education. They go above and beyond to help the children excel. The parent involvement at this school is amazing and the overall atmosphere is one of community and acceptance. I have a student in fourth grade and one in kindergarten and truly could not be happier with their education. I highly recommend Indian Springs to everyone, and will be sad when my children move on and leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

There is a distinctive dysfunctional environment at this school. Parents are discouraged from articulating concerns. When their concerns are made public, there is usually a concerted and bizarre effort on the part of the school community to discredit and silence the parent concerns. You can see this on several local discussion boards. School parties are not permitted, running on the blacktop (recess spot) is not permitted. There is very little joy in this school, the hostile, suspicious environment is pervasive (as it is truly represented on this board).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

My family has been an active part of this school since 1997 - 98 school year and has had three older children graduate from here; currently we have one in Fourth grade and one in First. We have experienced four Administrators and are very happy with the current one who is kind, dedicated, professional, and hard working. Standards have not slipped and continue to rise with parent expectations every year. The staff too are hard working and dedicated and both the staff and Administrator respond to parent concerns in a timely manner. Children are treated well with a balance of affection and discipline. Parents are always on sight and very vital to the function of this school. All of my children have had Special needs and all are Gifted and Talented, the school is able to meet the needs of these groups without sacrificing the needs of their core students. The school works to help children with both learning Disabilities and learning differences and offers a comprehensive learning environment that has both strong academics but that seeks to make learning fun! My children enjoy coming to this school. The staff here as well as the parents and students are part of our extended family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

The other reviewer is unfortunately spreading untrue gossip that is hurtful to our school and our community. The principal at Indian Springs is wonderful. We have had numerous experiences with her and found her to be fair, honest and calm in all instances. She loves the students and has a true commitment to education and our community. The school has amazing teachers and fosters a loving and caring environment every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

I have two children who have been in this school, one of whom is at Dominion Middle School and the other of whom is still at Indian Springs. In contrast to the previous reviewer, my family has found that the current principal has greatly improved Indian Springs, which was already a good school. Some parents were not happy that she wanted to treat children more equally than the previous principals had, and resent the loss of their privileges in the ECLIPSE program, which was way out of control. With the loss of a couple of the few incompetent teachers that the school had, though, Indian Springs is now better than ever. Evidence of this is that the staff all agree that the working environment has dramatically improved since our new principal started and very vocal negative elements departed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

My son is in 1st grade at IS and we are very happy with this school. The staff and PTA are very caring and active
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

My children both attended Indian Springs elementary -- k-5. They are now at Whetstone High School and Columbus Alternative, both high-performing Columbus Public High Schools. Indian Springs was a wonderful, loving environment that offered the academic emphasis necessary to prepare them for the rigors of Dominion Middle School and their respective high school. I would recommend this wonderful place to every parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

My son is in 3rd grade here at Indian Springs. He's been attending the school since he was 5 . This is the best thing I've done for his education so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

Indian Springs is more than school. It is a community of administrators, teachers, parent and grandparents who all believe and support their children. The cooperation, dedication of all make Indian Springs a place where children want to come, and parents want to help, and teachers want to stay. I am a parent of two Indian Springs students and wouldn't want them anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

This school is rated top 10 because they do take pride in helping those whom need some financial aide such as glasses and warm meals that alot of children don't get at home.We are proud and the schools persistance in seeing that the childrens needs are met when the parents aren't always capable of doing so.Pround to have children at Indian Springs.Thank God for people who really truely care.amen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Great school, nice kids, awesome teachers. Great urban education in a diverse population. Suburban test scores in an urban setting. The best of both words.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

Great teachers at all levels. This is my son's 4th year and he loves it. The best elementary school in Columbus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2005

Indian Springs is a high performing Clintonville elementary school. The student body is diverse, well behaved and respectful of individuals and differences. The staff is focused on instruction. Teachers are well prepared and held accountable by the administration. The chess club won two grade levels at the state chess tournament. An ECLIPSE class is available for gifted students. Special education programs are represented as well. PTA is well attended and parent participation in a variety of programs is high. This school rivals any private schools in the area in the quality of instruction.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
86%

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

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled30%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled93%
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 Students83%
Female>=95%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanic82%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled38%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanic91%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled75%
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 Students80%
Female91%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanic57%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled39%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female91%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabled62%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students61%
Female70%
Male56%
Black, non-Hispanic21%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabled39%
Non-disabled67%
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 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

 
102 (2011)
 
101 (2010)
 
103 (2009)
 
103 (2008)

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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

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 65% 74%
Black 22% 16%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 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 43%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 19%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lisa M. Adams
Fax number
  • (614) 365-6031

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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50 East Henderson Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
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