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Linden Stem Academy (K-6)

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Posted February 10, 2014

Linden is a great asset to the community. We have been here for 20 years and we have watched the many changes in Linden. The school has good and bad. The teachers seem to really care about the students. Mrs McKahan seems to go out of her way to help the kids. She has paid for my son to go the zoo and sent him home with a new coat. There are other folks there that are just getting a paycheck and it is obvious who they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

Although it was many years ago, approx: 1974 and I moved away, Linden Elementary School was the first to give me my basics. Mrs. Wooten and Mrs. Alexander were two great teachers whom I will never forget, and do to the curriculum and basics of reading, writing, math, science...I still remember this school. I went on to become a Registered Nurse and work on Life Flight. So, NO MATTER what, if you want and education and are willing to learn - you can achieve anything !! At this time we also had a a Gorilla named Emmy whom the school adopted from the Columbus Zoo...although hard times...it was still good times I will always remember !!


Posted February 24, 2012

This school could do so much better than what they are doing, Leadership is the key however you really dont see to much of that. I agree with the parent that said dont live up to the stereotype, Cause when walking in you find everyone of them. South linden was a great area at one time with great schools. This school however needs alot of help. If you dont like working with parents and children maybe education is not your field, Find another job and let someone that has the passion have that job. That is starting from the principal on down to the teachers. These are our future leaders, stop treating thim like convicts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

I am a student volunteer from Ohio Wesleyan University and I think that this is an amazing school for the limited resources they have. I think that the staff and teachers are wondeful and offer nothing but encourgement and bright futures for these young students.


Posted May 22, 2009

This is a horrible school. I used to go here when I was a child about 20 years ago and I can't believe how bad it's gotten. The staff members do not care about anything that's going on. They are not informative at all. They do not organize activities well, they do not send home paperwork to parents to let them know what days the schools will be closed, when upcoming activities will be; such as : picture day, field trips, assemblies.They need to get people in there who actually care about the future of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

This school is really trying from what I see. They just have to get rid the staff members that really do not care about being there. If you dont like your job find a new one. You are working with kids and parents. And if a parent, grandparent, aunt uncle etc. walks in and hear you complainig about how bad you want to just run out the office and how you are so tierd that is not going to give a parent a good feeling about leaving there child there all day. Also working in the office you really need to have people skills, you have to know how to address the children and the parents. Rudeness will get you no where. I understand that this is a Columbus public school, but you dont have to live up to the sterotype.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

This school rocks. The staff is wonderful,caring and they know every student's name. They listen and if there is ever a problem with your child they call to let you know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

I was really scared about sending my daughter to kindergarten but when I went to visit the school the hole staff made me and my daughter feel welcome. the principal is awesome, she really cares about the kids and there safety.The K. teachers are the best they take there time with the students and really put there all into what they are doing. I would not have my baby attend any other Columbus public school. Linden really feels like home for my daughter, and that is what you should always look for in a school. She has learned so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

Linden elementary has great leadership and teaching staff. They have excellent curriculum and resources. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students have the opportunity to learn an instrument. My children often rave about their 3rd and 4th grade science lessons. They have a state of the art facility and utilize it well. The children use every resource that was intended for them. The art lessons are very engaging and tied into their other classroom curriculum. The gifted and talent students receive extra attention and specialized lessons. There are many clubs for the children to participate in, drama, science, habitat, cooking, and many more. If they could change their classroom size to 20, more children would experience success academically and behaviorally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

the staff at the school is pretty nice but the students behavior leaves little to be desired. I strongly regret ever enrolling my children in this school.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
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

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students34%
Female30%
Male37%
Black, non-Hispanic26%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female50%
Male32%
Black, non-Hispanic40%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled39%
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 Students15%
Female4%
Male23%
Black, non-Hispanic13%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled0%
Non-disabled19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female39%
Male48%
Black, non-Hispanic41%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled42%
Non-disabled45%
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 Students22%
Female24%
Male21%
Black, non-Hispanic19%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female56%
Male38%
Black, non-Hispanic42%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students22%
Female28%
Male18%
Black, non-Hispanic17%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled24%
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%
Female43%
Male43%
Black, non-Hispanic42%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male64%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled73%
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 5MetAbove
Grade 6MetMet

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

 
70 (2011)
 
69 (2010)
 
71 (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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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

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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
Black 72% 16%
White 14% 74%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 92%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 11%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Dr. Janet L. Hinds
Fax number
  • (614) 365-6536

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2626 Cleveland Ave
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