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2012:
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Posted July 30, 2013

We are from San Diego, and the ratings plus reviews for the schools in Columbus are horrible. This is difficult.


Posted July 26, 2013

This school is GREAT!!! My oldest child learned so much last year. I am very excited for my Kindergartener to start this coming school year. They learn so much and the atmosphere is great. I could not have chosen a better school for my children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2013

I love this school. when i was at my old school i was learning about line segments in 2nd grade and when i walked by a 1st grade class room they were learning about line segment and it was october and they dont even push the kids over the edge they take it nice and easy. the fighting has gone away and the school is much safer. i would never go to another school ever. they even added 9th grade and more sports other than basketball. this school rocks.


Posted February 12, 2013

i went to this school from 4th grade to 7th. my mom took me out cause it was so bad. I got bullied iv been in fights and its just terrible. this school is not friendly, students and teachers.


Posted July 4, 2012

Kids are fighting all the time. My child was bullied everyday and threatened, nobody cares or does anything to stop it. Pricipal makes alot of promises, but doesn't keep them and Behavioral Specialist did nothing when my son was threatened. All they care about is money and scores. For two months before OAAs they had 40 or more kids in a room "drilling" them for the test. My son will not be back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The curriculum is demanding. Equal to a parochial school education without the tuition. The school is a true community and Test scores continue to rise each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

I agree 100%- the school is terrible. Just go to an assembly and the children watching are so undisciplined that you can't even hear the children who worked so hard to put on a good performance. Children get good grades but don t test well on state wide testing. I took my daughter out and would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

This school gives charter schools a terrible name. Very unorganized, kids out of control, high staff turn-over rate. I would not recommend anyone to send their kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

I think CATA is a very good academic school. The teachers are positive and they care about the students. I think they are on the right track being a fairly new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

My daughter attends CATA and I do not belive that the school is challenging my daughter. I like that the school is small and there's more one on one with the students but I don't think she will attend the school next year, even though she made honor roll I feel that she can learn more with more experience teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

I had a very poor experience at this school for the 2 years my son attended. He came from a school that was in academic emergency, he did not make any progress at all while attending CATA. He is still in a 3rd grade math and reading level. I have been forced to pay for expensive tutoring to help him make up for what he did not get at CATA. He was better off at his previous school. I would not recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2006

My daughter is a kindergarten at CATA and it has been a wonderful experience. She is reading, writing math equations, learning about other cultures, science and a lot more than I learned in kindergarten. The teachers are wonderful and they care about your children's education. If I have any concerns about my child, I write an email to her teacher and within a few hours I have a response. I don't have to wait till after work, before I can talk with her teacher. Security is great also. I am really proud to be a parent of a CATA child.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
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

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanic86%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
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%
Female61%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic72%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female89%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic94%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
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 Students62%
Female74%
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female39%
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanic43%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students33%
Female30%
Male36%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled38%
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 Students54%
Female60%
Male47%
Black, non-Hispanic52%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female90%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic81%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled91%
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%
Female70%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic83%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students76%
Female85%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanic75%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanic80%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black, non-Hispanic25%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled35%
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
Grade 6AboveAbove
Grade 7AboveMet
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

 
78 (2011)
 
71 (2010)
 
63 (2009)
 
60 (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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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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 80% 16%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Two or more races 5% 4%
White 4% 74%
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 69%N/A47%
Female 54%N/A49%
Male 46%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 8%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Derrick R. Shelton
Fax number
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Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: (614) 577-0900

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