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Salem Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 315 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

My son is in first grade at Salem. I love his teacher. I feel that she challanges him while providing a nurturing environment. I wish there were more opportunities for parents to be involved. I have started a dialog with the principa and I hope to have more opportunites in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

My daughter is in kindergarten at Salem and its a great school. I see first hand how much she has learned and how involved the teachers and staff are. She gets monthly news letters to keep parents and the community involved. I understand test scores and how they are graded. Salem does have ESL and special needs which a lot of schools around here dont. I give Salem five stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

I like the staff and faculty at Salem, my son loves the learning environment and friendship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Our niece came to live with us and just started school at Salem on Dec 3, 2005. She is in the fourth grade. From what we've seen so far, this is an excellent school. Our niece has two teachers, her primary teacher who teaches math, social studies, and english, and another teacher for science and health. The school offers music but we haven t enrolled in that at this time. We ll update this posting when we have more experience with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

My daughter has been very happy her last three years here at Salem. She is very active in all of the school's extracurricular activities. She's either talking about how wonderful her teacher is or how much fun she has at school. I give Salem two thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My children have been very happy here at Salem. They love their teachers and other staff members. I am also happy with all staff that my children have come in contact with. The teachers are very involved with the parents and will work with you to acheive what the child is able of reaching.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students50%
Female57%
Male43%
Black, non-Hispanic44%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
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 Students51%
Female56%
Male46%
Black, non-Hispanic29%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%

Reading

All Students63%
Female60%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanic47%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Disabled10%
Non-disabled77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)61%
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 Students56%
Female70%
Male43%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%

Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male52%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%

Science

All Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled64%
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

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

 
85 (2011)
 
83 (2010)
 
84 (2009)
 
85 (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 20132What's this?

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

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 35% 16%
Hispanic 30% 4%
White 26% 74%
Asian 5% 2%
Two or more races 5% 4%
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 81%N/A47%
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Gail I. Buick
Fax number
  • (614) 365-5353

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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