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Providence Academy for Student Success

Charter | K-8 | 200 students

Multi-Media Arts

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $54,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $750.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 7 ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted February 14, 2014

this school is progressing well into the right direction. the staffing is a perfect fit and i feel that this school will grow to be very successful :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

Great place to work and learn! Students have hands on opportunities and teachers are highly qualified and eager to share their knowledge. Relationships between parents, students, and staff are valued and nutured.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 4, 2014

RAMA is working intensely & tirelessly to improve from its lackluster former leadership (as Providence Academy). By hiring dedicated & talented educators, implementing proven structure systems, and growing their multi-media offerings; RAMA is positioning itself to be one of the city's most sought after charter schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 4, 2014

Renaissance Academy is an up and coming community school. Although it has only been in existence for 4 1/2 years and that the school had some major issues at its conception, I have seen a transformation over the last 3 years. Although the scores aren't where the school and the parents want them to be at this point, the scores have consistently increased over time. My daughter has excelled in her studies and I'm thankful for the teachers and the staff for their hard work. All good things take time and it is a process to building a great school. Just check them out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

RAMA is growing. There are few schools where you can be sure you count. You are not a number. Your individual abilities are valued. You can count on everyone around you to support your hidden talents. The bar is set high and you are expected to succeed. The people around you will do what they can to get you there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 30, 2014

This is a great school! They have educated teachers that care for the students, small classroom size, they provide after school tutoring and direct intervention.


Posted January 27, 2014

Renaissance Academy (formerly known as Providence Academy) has made many positive strides in the past 3 years. We raised our test scores by 20% in 2012, we scaled back to serve students in grades K-8, instead of K-12, to be sure that we gave our students a good and sound academic foundation. From year to year we employ at least 90% of highly qualified staff. We encourage community involvement, health and wellness, and our students being overall good citizens. We believe that ALL children can learning if given the right resources, tools, and support. Come check us out for yourself. You will be presently surprised.
—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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

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18%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
29%
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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24%

2011

 
 
0%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

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28%

2011

 
 
27%

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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20%

2011

 
 
0%

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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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
20%
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

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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.

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

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Reading

All Students39%
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Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
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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

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Reading

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Science

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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 Students22%
Femalen/a
Male13%
Black, non-Hispanic22%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students35%
Femalen/a
Male31%
Black, non-Hispanic35%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled47%
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 Students24%
Femalen/a
Male21%
Black, non-Hispanic24%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Black, non-Hispanic47%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled62%
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 Students40%
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students60%
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Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
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Science

All Students50%
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 4AboveMet
Grade 5AboveMet
Grade 6BelowMet
Grade 7MetMet
Grade 8MetMet

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

 
56 (2011)
 
55 (2010)
 
n/a (2009)
 
n/a (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

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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

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?

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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 92% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
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 94%N/A47%
Female 43%N/A49%
Male 57%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 14%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club: Ballet and Hip Hop

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Sharice L. Martin
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (614) 866-8494

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • The Beauty Mentor
  • Young E.L.I.T.E.
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Dance
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Dance club: Ballet and Hip Hop
  • Science club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
215
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
225

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
None
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4300 Kimberly Parkway North
Columbus, OH 43232
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Phone: (614) 866-7277

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