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Ecole Kenwood Alternative Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 385 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2014

I am very pleased with Ecole Kenwood! I was recommended by a very close friend of ours who went there. My child is in 1st grade, and LOVES it! He is always eager to go, and never complains. He has loved all the teachers, and only has positive things to say. I would recommend this school to anyone in the CCS district! Great school, even better teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

For the parent that posted right before me.. I can honestly say as an alumni I miss it very much.. There are never too many disciplinary issues that the teachers and staff couldn't handle easily, and as far as french speaking teachers go as a parent you should work with your children to ensure they're learning.. Kenwood is a school where as a parent your participation is needed as much as your child's and you're important to your child's success and by becoming involved with your child and their teachers it would greatly help... I LOVE KENWOOD and am sending my children there when they're old enough...Je t'aime les profs and l'ennvironment


Posted May 12, 2011

for the parent who complained about the hiring of non-french speaking teachers, what grades are they teaching? Because if I do recall they are in the higher grades or extra-curricular classes where english is a must. the younger grades are almost if not fully in french but by middle school age they need classes in english. Over all i would say Kenwood is the best school in CCS and in all honesty if the program fails it will be on the heads of the school board, the superintendent and not the staff of the school


Posted November 16, 2009

Ecole Kenwood has an amazing program. Issues with children not listening are due to lack of parental involvement and there are very few situations like this at Kenwood. The teachers do an amazing job and the school has a wonderful community of helpful and knowledgeable parents. I believe my daughter is getting a top notch education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

The last two posters are correct. The older children are well-behaved. It s the new students (Kindergarten-1st grade) who are troublesome. Most attention goes to unruly kids. Those who behave get overlooked because discipline problems take too much of the teacher s time. Sadly, this school will become another failure for the District. And, it won t even be due to discipline issues. The downfall of this once great immersion program will happen because the integrity of the program has been severely compromised by the hiring of non-French speaking teachers (three more added this year). It s impossible to teach in French when you don t speak the language. If this keeps up, it will no longer be an immersion program, just another Columbus Public School and that s nothing to brag about!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2007

In my experience with my daughter who attended K thru 8 and my son who is presently a student in the 6th grade the students are far from unruly and are in fact well disciplined. I have been very happy with the school and have never regretted my choice to have my children attend Ecole Kenwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

The French immersion program is wonderful and the teachers and staff are fantastic. Unfortunately, they are hampered by a sub-par school district. Discipline is a problem - students are unruly and the teachers don't have many options to enforce discipline. My child's teacher spent half her time teaching and half her time disciplining. Public schools need to find a way to let good students learn without being hampered by the discipline problems of others. Ecole Kenwood is a top notch option if you are attending Columbus Public Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

This is the best educational opportunity in Columbus. It has the feel of a private school in a public school system. A 2nd language is the first and foremost appeal, but it trulty has everything--art, music, math, science, sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

This is an amazing public school--terrific curriculumn, experienced/committed teachers, unequaled services like music 2X/week & art. Truly top-notch education with French immersion as amazing benefit.
—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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
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 75% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students88%
Female83%
Male93%
Black, non-Hispanic67%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic75%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled87%
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 Students49%
Female52%
Male44%
Black, non-Hispanic32%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female74%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
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 Students52%
Female48%
Male57%
Black, non-Hispanic43%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanic57%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students45%
Female38%
Male52%
Black, non-Hispanic27%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled46%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic76%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled84%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanic61%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanic74%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled89%
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 Students85%
Female78%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic82%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanic91%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students73%
Female70%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled77%
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 4MetMet
Grade 5MetMet
Grade 6AboveMet
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

 
91 (2011)
 
88 (2010)
 
88 (2009)
 
87 (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

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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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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 56% 16%
White 30% 74%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 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 60%N/A47%
Female 57%N/A49%
Male 43%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 5%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Elvina L. Palma
Fax number
  • (614) 365-5504

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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