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Westgate Alternative Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 361 students

 

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Posted November 16, 2013

My husband and I absolutely love Westgate. We actually just wish Westgate went to 8th or even 12th grade. My son actually cried last year when he had to leave to go to Middle School. My children LOVE it there, and the teachers and principal are AMAZING. We have our favorites, of course, Mrs Graham, Mr Thorn, Mrs Roston (no longer there), Mrs Mabry, and Mrs Steffes, all EXCEPTIONAL teachers. But so are all of the rest. My son was there 1st-5th and my daughter is there now in 3rd. And she loves going to school everyday. We wouldn't send our kids anywhere else. Westgate is the best in Columbus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

I may have to recant my last post...I called to make sure everything was ok with my son's registration, and was told they weren't sure and would need to look into it and call me back the next day? How do you not know what is required for registration at the school you work at? This is AFTER I was told yesterday the admin staff is there from 8:30-3 prior to the school year beginning, and was met by only janitors when I arrived to register him at 8:40...I'm a working, single parent, and feel my time is being wasted!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Great School, Great teachers, great staff. I love this school and have been so lucky to be as involved in the school as I have been. I can walk into the school at anytime and talk to the principal the teachers, even the custodian. The teachers encourage and actually love when parents come into the classroom and get involved. Last year I went to school for the day with my 2nd grader. It was great to see school from his point of view. I always get a little anxious when 'test scores' make it seem like Westgate is less than anything but a GREAT school. It really is a wonderful enviroment for learning and the students are NOT just another face in the crowd. I've seen the principal go thru a stack of pictures and name EVERY student in each picture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2006

Westgate is the physical education alternative school in the Columbus Public School District, so kids have phys ed 3 times a week -- a real health bonus and my children love it! The academic and administrative staff is superbly qualified and dedicated to the education of my children, and the extra-curricular instructors (art, music, phys ed) are exceptional. The programs extend beyond typical jump-roping, drawing and sing-a-longs to dynamic education in all aspects, providing in my opinion the most broad yet comprehensive and intensive educational experience we've found in the CPS district. Parents are involved, the principal is approachable and the character of the student body reflects the education they are receiving. One of the best you can find in the CPS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

I think the Parent Consultants at this school do a great job. I also like that the teachers are very involved with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2004

This is a great school if you want a school that is there pushing your child to the highest you have the right school if you have a gifted child they will keep them busy. sad to be leaving this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2004

My children have attended Westgate for four years now. This is the best school in the district. My son and daughter enjoy going to this school everyday. The teachers there are the best in the business. I would not have them go to another school but Westgate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

My daughter is ending her first year at Westgate: Kindergarten. She (and we) have had a great experience. Her teacher, Marsha Burkholder is an award winning teacher who really cares about her students. Hope we are blessed with the same style of teaching in First Grade. The Sutton Family
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students60%
Female43%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled30%
Non-disabled69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female71%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled86%
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 Students60%
Female58%
Male63%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Disabled10%
Non-disabled71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled92%
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 Students39%
Female41%
Male38%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Disabled0%
Non-disabled47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female72%
Male55%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Disabled0%
Non-disabled49%
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 5AboveAbove

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

 
92 (2011)
 
89 (2010)
 
87 (2009)
 
90 (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

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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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
White 73% 74%
Black 11% 16%
Two or more races 10% 4%
Hispanic 4% 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 66%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 17%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Levonda J. Kreitzburg
Fax number
  • (614) 365-5149

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3080 Wicklow Rd
Columbus, OH 43204
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