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Northtowne Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 271 students

 

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Posted August 3, 2009

Dedicated teachers that work hard and push students to make decisions on their own. Students grow both academically and as individuals. Great adminsitration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

This school has truly improved over the last 4 to 5 years. I feel welcomed and my daughter loves attending Northtowne. The Pre-K program is a wonderful program. The kids are engaged and getting ready for Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

This school is being underestimated way too much. The school is amazing. Much more than I thought it would be. The teachers and staff always have a smile on their faces and the academics are wonderful. Northtowne is one of the best schools in Columbus Public Schools, but is little known to others.The students and staff are like family and the principal knows almost everyone in the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2008

I believe Northtowne has the potential to be one the top schools in the district. It has wonderful students and staff that care for eachother. In order for Nortowne to be best parents and staff must participate more in the students education. We must remember that the students are still kids and that education should be fun. School must be a place where students want to be, where they are enthused about learning and their are opportunities for the students to participate in enthusiatic learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

Our school works hard to work together to educate our students. We are available to listen to suggestion and to problem solve any challenges that come our way. Our staff does not forget the support that we are given even during our darkest hours. Stop in and visit to see our strong program.


Posted December 22, 2005

Great school. The new programs are wonderful and my son loves going to school. The staff, school and parents are like a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

Northtowne has a strong base of teachers who are lead by an excellent principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%

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

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students33%
Female33%
Male33%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Disabled40%
Non-disabled31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%

Reading

All Students42%
Female52%
Male28%
Black, non-Hispanic44%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)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.

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 Students32%
Female33%
Male29%
Black, non-Hispanic42%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%

Reading

All Students63%
Female62%
Male65%
Black, non-Hispanic74%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)62%
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 Students24%
Female33%
Male14%
Black, non-Hispanic25%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%

Reading

All Students45%
Female60%
Male29%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%

Science

All Students28%
Female33%
Male21%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)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.

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 5MetBelow

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

 
76 (2011)
 
76 (2010)
 
81 (2009)
 
75 (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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Student growth rating

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 63% 16%
Hispanic 16% 4%
White 15% 74%
Two or more races 5% 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 80%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 23%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Miss. Nikki M. Myers
Fax number
  • (614) 365-5487

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4767 Northtowne Blvd
Columbus, OH 43229
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Phone: (614) 365-5488

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