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Arrowhead Primary Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 400 students

 

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Posted May 9, 2013

A model school that all public schools should emulate. Dedicated and skilled professionals supported by the community and PTA. Where can you find a wetlands and greenhouse in a public primary school. Add the library, art room, computer room and music room and you surpass what any private school can offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

We love Arrowhead! What an amazing school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

You could not ask for a better teaching, support and PTA!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Arrowhead is an awesome school because it is diverse and has an excellent staff. There is an array of opportunities for the children to choose from.


Posted April 28, 2010

The teachers and PTA are great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

The teachers and the nature zone are great. The students are kind,caring and work hard. They make my little girl happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I love the caring staff and the way the make every student fell important.


Posted April 21, 2010

I think the naturealm is a great assest to the school and learning activities for the children. The teachers are very supportive and involved in the learning of each child.


Posted April 21, 2010

I have never seen such a happier bunch of children in all other schools. It must be the principal, who walks the halls and inter-acts with the teachers and children so well.


Posted April 21, 2010

Arrowhead is a great school. Our teachers and staff are top notch and our students have so much pride in our school. Our Nature Zone is phenomenal and such a great learning environment for the students. Our parent volunteers are amazing. The After School Programs offer a lot of great opportunities for students to try something new. Some of our offerings include Taekwondo, Violin, Spanish, Knitting, Scrapbooking, Studio Art, Science Club, Dance, Golf, and Zoo Mobile, with more in the works. My children and I are proud to be a part of Arrowhead Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Arrowhead is a great school. The staff, students, and parents all work together to make great things happen. The Nature Zone and Greenhouse allow the students to have hands on learning experiences everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Arrowhead is great! My son really likes the teachers and the nature zone is a wonderful teaching tool. I love that the children are outside communing with nature.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

The Nature Zone provides a wonderful learning environment for the children and the after school programs are great. We couldn't ask for better teachers and administrators. They really take the time to work with each individual child to meet their individual needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

All the Teachers and staff are the best, Everyone is sincere and caring, we have a great Greenhouse and outdoor park, Nature Zone, for all the children. There are many helpful extra teachers for all the children, the library is the best and kids are all so smart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I agree with all the praise, particularly regarding the Nature Zone. In addition, I always feel welcome at Arrowhead. I love the regular family get-togethers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

The Teachers and staff are wonderful. Great teacher/parent communication. Nature zone promotes a wonderful learning experience for the children. I love everything about Arrowhead Primary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Arrowhead has wonderful teachers, parents, students and administrators. But the one thing that makes Arrowhead stand out is the amazing Greenhouse and Nature Zone area which is run and cared for by the students, parents and teachers. In the Greenhouse, the students learn about plants, the earth and how to care for it. The Nature Zone area is 3 acres that houses several themed garden such as a pizza garden, a flag garden and a japanese garden and a pond, wetlands, a pavilion, a newly added chicken coup and vegetable gardens. Each classroom has their own vegetable garden where they learn to grow their own crops. It's a wonderful place for the students to learn about the land and earth sciences and to get fresh air while doing so. This whole program and area wouldn't be possible without the parents, teachers, students and administrators working together which demonstrates the sense of community that exists within Arrowhead
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

As a teacher and parent, I would not want to send my kids anywhere else. The staff if a very caring and nurturing group of people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

It has super students and an awesome staff. The outdoor greenhouse is amazing. It is a wonderful place to learn and work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I love the Nature Zone! It is so innovative and captivating for students to learn about nature in their own 'backyard'.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
85%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students98%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female92%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
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

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

 
103 (2011)
 
104 (2010)
 
106 (2009)
 
102 (2008)

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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

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?

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 83% 74%
Black 7% 16%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 5%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Andrew L. LaBadie
Fax number
  • (330) 664-4927

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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