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Medina Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 400 students

 

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted September 24, 2013

Horrible school, kids got maiced last week and there was a lock down and cops got called and of course the staff does not reach out to the parents and let us know what was going on I had to hear this from my child and see it posted on Facebook. I have a friend that was never notified by the staff or principal that her daughter was not allowed back at the school bc of problems the teacher was having with the student they decided to just tell the student to relay the message... The teacher said her child was rude and very disturbing well little did she know the student recorded everything the teacher said durning school session and let's just say the student was pulled out of the class as per her mother and that teacher walked out a few days later bc of her anger issues... Absolutely dissatisfied with this school I will be overly excited with joy when I can remove my child from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

Is in desperate need of repair and a/c.........This school has been ignored to long. If we want our children to be better, shouldn't we start by improving the learning conditions?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

This school is trashy. has roaches. Your kids do not learn anything when they go there. Theres not enough books to go around for a assignment. Teachers are unpresfessional


Posted August 21, 2012

This school is okay... I'm going there tomorrow and I just don't like most of the teachers. And the art teacher is outrageous. Reason why is because she threw a chair at me and left a bruise!


Posted April 28, 2010

They have uncertified teachers at this school! WHta is a long term sub???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

School hasn't changed, still horrible conditions and won't change until they get new administration in the building. The principal needs to be replaced...period!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

Medina is one of the best middle schools in columbus, i said my daughter to the school last year and she has become very smart since she started the school.I really, really like medina.I say hi, and good job to all the stuffs in the school. I recommend this review to all parent whose child(ren) attend medina.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

I would like the thank all of you that have taken the time to write reviews of our school. I am a teacher and I thank you for noticing the hard work we do and that we really do care about your kids. We know there is room for improvement and you support and advice will help guide us down the right path to a successful future.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 8, 2008

I sent my daughter to this school for a week. I will say that this school has racial problems as well as there is no control over the students from the principal. Most of the teachers are really caring and want to go the extra mile for the students, However with no control and no disipline from the principal of this school, the students as well as the parents do what evr they want when they want.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2006

Medina is a great place to learn and and it is safe to learn. The teachers are nice the work is easy to understand and it is just a great place to be.The students should be in dress code at all times and should be diciplined at all times and should be college bound at all times. Go mustangs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2006

Living in this area growing-up 15 years ago and my brother living in close reference to this school currently. I speak with knowledge of this school being a C- rated school as a overall preformance. I would say that the teachers care about the childs education but not enough to get really involved. The music programs in ths school is about a B+, the art programs a B and the sports programs are about a B-. I hope this helps someone out while deciding on a place to reside.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 30, 2003

Medina is the best middle school in Columbus Ohio. I was the helper of a peak techer named Mr Mitchell and he is very, very, very nice to me. But now I moved to Springfiel IL, and wanted to admire him for his great work!
—Submitted by a former student


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 75% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%

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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
17%
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 Students27%
Female29%
Male26%
Black, non-Hispanic23%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Disabled13%
Non-disabled31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%

Reading

All Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Black, non-Hispanic42%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Disabled9%
Non-disabled57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)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.

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 Students28%
Female28%
Male28%
Black, non-Hispanic10%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial9%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Disabled0%
Non-disabled33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%

Reading

All Students53%
Female54%
Male53%
Black, non-Hispanic46%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial64%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Disabled21%
Non-disabled59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
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 Students30%
Female31%
Male29%
Black, non-Hispanic32%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Disabled8%
Non-disabled36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%

Reading

All Students61%
Female65%
Male57%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Disabled24%
Non-disabled70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)54%

Science

All Students32%
Female29%
Male35%
Black, non-Hispanic28%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Disabled12%
Non-disabled37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
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 "Below Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 6BelowBelow
Grade 7MetMet
Grade 8MetAbove

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

 
72 (2011)
 
63 (2010)
 
62 (2009)
 
72 (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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Student growth rating

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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.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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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
Black 46% 16%
White 34% 74%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 3% 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 89%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 18%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Charmaine W. Tinker
Fax number
  • (614) 365-8136

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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1425 Huy Rd
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