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Westside Academy

Charter | K-5 | 140 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $76,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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5 stars

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Posted January 18, 2011

My son went to kindergarten at Westside Academy two years ago. I loved the teachers, and I appreciated the small number of students in each classroom. The principal started an after school program where my son got extra tutoring in math and reading. Because of the early push in school he is confident and at the top of his class in reading and math. Thanks Westside Academy, keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

The Kindergarten teachers are so sweet and really love the kids. I don't see much of the administration and the rooms seem small compared to the K rooms in Columbus schools. I wish the school would do somthing about that.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
67%

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 68% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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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 Students68%
Femalen/a
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanic65%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%

Reading

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male53%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)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.

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 Students58%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)64%

Reading

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanic80%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)82%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Non-disabledn/a
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 4AboveMet
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

 
82 (2011)
 
66 (2010)
 
74 (2009)
 
57 (2008)

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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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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

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 16% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
White N/A 74%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Heather OBannon
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (614) 272-9840

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Independent Study
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Playground
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4330 Clime Rd North
Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: (614) 272-9392

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