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Maize Road Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 304 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2013

Excellent school!! Mrs. Henry is an excellent leader. The PTA is very active at the school and encourages parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

my son started his frist day of fourth grade yesterday at maize wonderful school untill they got a new principle. she is a real ##### most kids are pretty nervous on there first day with my school having anixey made it a little harder on him.. he had a great day untill the end of the day he went to get on the bus he had last year , well he has new a new one this year, so he miss his bus he was sent to the office to call me to pick him up, well in the mean time this new princple thpught it was a good ides to belittled my child about missing the bus told him she was mad and disappointed. when i pick up my son he was in tears refusing to go back there ... wth kinda principle does that will i tell u what u she pick the right kid to pick on cause i dont play that ****... im disgusted and disappointed in her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2011

There are plenty of parent opportunities at Maize Elementary. We just had open house last week and the volunteer opportunities were discussed. Anyone who says there isn't any parent involvement just doesn't want to get involved period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

The teachers are great. But the office staff could use some change. The office staff attidudes need some work. Has far as Parent involvement goes there is none.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

The teachers and staff are so caring and the principal, Ms. Willimas, is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

Maize is a wonderful school who works with their community. Mrs. Williams is an excellent leader who genuinely cares for learning. The staff strives for excellence and is dedicated to the success of each and every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I had the privilege of teaching at Maize for 18 yrs. before my retirement. We have all of the typical things that great schools need, great students, committed teachers, involved parents, supportive community. What makes Maize special is that all of these elements consistently work hand-in-hand to provide a first-rate education for an enthusiastic student body that is curious, questioning, and willing to work hard to earn the education that they so richly deserve.


Posted October 14, 2009

Maize elemntary is a very Cool school the staff are awesome and it's located in a very nice neighborhood :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

I am a parent with a foster child at Maize Elementary. I was fearful that she would be labeled. This is her 3rd year at the school, and ther teachers have been great. They have challenged her to do her best. When she first entered the school as a student, she could not read two letter words. Three years later, she is two grades above her grade level. She is great in math. She has a wonderful teacher that truly cares about her. She's always talking about Ms. Michael and making sure she completes her assignments. The teachers challenge the students, and plus the school have great ratings when compared to the state scores. Check it out and see for yourself. No need to pay for private school. I have researched the local private school. Look into that as well. Maize actually match and beat some of the scores. Traci
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

My child entered Maize in 5th grade after being in a private Christiann school for 5 years. I was very scared she would fall behind but to my surprise, found the curriculum at Maize much more challenging and fast paced. Not only has my child shown drastic improvement due to the personal attention the teacher has given her, but the teacher advised me within the first 2 weeks of school to have my child tested for ADD after working with her for only that short time, saying she has definite symptoms and medical treatment would most lilkely help. She has supported us and is my daughters best source of daily encouragement. The change in my daughter is like night and day! I'd asked the private school constantly if they thought my daughter had ADD and they consistently said 'No', even after having their counselor observe her -only at my insistence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

Maize is a great school. I have been impressed with the school as a whole. However, the teachers have no training on how to deal with children who have ADHD. The child usually has to go to another school where they have a special education program in place.The teachers rely on the parent to educate them about ADHD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

My son enjoys going to school and feels valued by staff and students. The academic programs are great with tutoring and gifted programs. The school offers extacurricular activities- choir, music, math clubs, chess clubs and etc. My son enjoys working with scientist from OSU that visit the classroom. His baketball coach, Mr. Jackson is a great role model that goes out of his way to inspire students to make positive choices! My daughter will start Kindergarten next year and we are excited for her to attend Maize.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2005

This is such a great school for a child in Columbus to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

When my son started at Maize Road for kindergarten 4 yrs ago, I must admit I was a little uneasy about enrolling him in a columbus public school. But I made the right choice. Maize is a wonderful school. The principal is wonderful and so are all the teachers. I have recommended Maize Road to other parents in the past 4 yrs. We only have 2 more years left at Maize Road. I know the next 2 years will be just as great as the first 4 was!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

My son goes to Maize, last year was his first year, he was in kindergarten, he had the sweetest, and most caring teacher in the world, Ms. Temple, not only was she a teacher, but she was also a mentor, I am glad I choose Maize for my son, because he gets a good education, and is treated like an individual.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

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

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female91%
Male64%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
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 Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic65%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female>=95%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanic87%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled89%
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 Students42%
Female35%
Male47%
Black, non-Hispanic32%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Disabled29%
Non-disabled47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanic59%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Disabled57%
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Disabled36%
Non-disabled53%
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 4MetAbove
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

 
90 (2011)
 
89 (2010)
 
93 (2009)
 
93 (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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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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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?

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Math growth at this school

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
Black 46% 16%
White 36% 74%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Hispanic 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 79%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 14%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Ranea L. Williams
Fax number
  • (614) 365-6039

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4360 Maize Rd
Columbus, OH 43224
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Phone: (614) 365-6040

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