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Driscoll Elementary School

Public | PK, 1-5 | 301 students

 

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Posted February 2, 2011

This school is amazing! Our second child is now at Driscoll and we could not be happier. Our principal is not only committed and caring, but also highly respected and admired by the teachers and families alike. (We all marvel how she commits herself to knowing each and every student by name ~ and usually younger siblings! ~ within the first days of school!) The teachers are committed to the overall develop of the students and a highly active PTO supports them in their efforts. The end result is a positive learning atmosphere where students are encouraged to be both motivated scholars AND good citizens. We are very proud to be part of the Driscoll community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

The principal micro-manages the teachers. They cannot teach in the loving manner I believe they want to, and that our children deserve. Children's needs are not being met. It is critical that they build confidence for the coming years. This school frustrates the normal patterns for such achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

Driscoll is an excellent school. The principal Miss Kurtz knows every child in the school by name and I think that is great. The school makes sure every student acheives in their grade. The teachers are very nice and love the kids like their own. My child is in 5th grade and in Mrs. Goecke's class. She has been there from 1st-5th grade. They got rid of 1st when she was in 2nd grade. I hope you would choose this school if you had a choice and I guarentee you will like it and so will your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2006

The academic programs were above average. The school provided ample opportunities for our child in terms of classroom instruction and field trips. There are many extracurricular activities for the children and many opportunities to be creative. In the four years our child attended she was able to visit the state capital, COSI, historic Centerville, the Dayton philharmonic, Grant Nature Center, Cox arboreteum, etc. And there are many opportunities for families such as the spring carnival and Doughnuts for Dads. Our child had so much fun and loved all of the teachers and staff. Even the cafeteria food was a treat! We miss this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

This is a fantastic school. The principal knows 95% of the children by name. The classes are fun and the kids learn a lot with hands-on projets.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 68% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
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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

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled62%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled85%
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 Students84%
Female79%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled54%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled77%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled73%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Disabled55%
Non-disabled91%
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 4BelowBelow
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

 
103 (2011)
 
101 (2010)
 
106 (2009)
 
104 (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

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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

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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 81% 74%
Asian 9% 2%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 16%
Hispanic N/A 4%
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 21%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 23%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Cherie L. Colopy
Fax number
  • (937) 434-0393

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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