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River's Edge Montessori Pre-K-8 School @ Franklin

Public | PK-8 | 340 students

 

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Posted August 21, 2011

As a parent of 2 boys who both started at age 3 we have been very happy with the holistic educational experience and flexibility of the teachers and staff to customize the curriculum to individual needs and abilities. With the fantastic new location across from RiverScape metropark, a world-class building and amenities, and potential for community partnerships, this is a school with a great future ahead of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

My son attended franklin montessori school from the kindergarten through the sixth grade. Kindergarten was wonderful. First through third grade he had a wonderful teacher who held high expectations for my child because she knew he was highly capable. HIs fourth through sixth grade experiences were rocky. He had a different teacher for each grade which is not typical in this montessori setting. We moved out of the district and for junior high my son attends middle school in trotwood. He gained a solid educational foundation from franklin montessori and received al A's on his report card resulting in a 4.0 GPA. I give credit to my child, myself, and also the wonderful staff at franklin montessori that gave my child a wonderful start to his education. I highly recommend franklin montessori!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

My daughter started here a month ago and she loves it. Shes in the pre-K program and she has learned so much. I would suggest this school to any parent worried about Dayton Public Schools. Having gone to them growing up I was very worried about sending her to one but this school is NOTHING like the others!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

I am very pleased with my child's teacher..My child was reading by the end of 1st quarter as a Kindergartner. The teachers are dedicated and work hard to meet the needs of my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

I am amazed how wonderful this school is. I love both my children's preschool teachers. Both Ms Martin and Ms Hawkins has made me felt at ease leaving my children in their care. communication has been top notch. everyone there is really concerned with the well being of my children. The program is amazing at teaching the children what needs to be taught while letting them enjoy learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I love my sons teacher and assisitant. Preschool level. Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Linda. They are great together and really love my son and that means so much to me, that he is care for during the time away from us. It is very hard to drop your child off but you can here and go to work or home and know that your child is care for. Health and Safety comes first too with this class. thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

today i spoke with the secretary of franklin montessori for 2 hours while she made me feel completely comfortable with sending my five year old there this coming school year. i have been there to stand in on one class and i can assure you that it was wonderful to see the 'teachers' down on the floor lending hands to all of the students. the cooking room is fantastic, and the garden is adorable with all of the students in every grade working together. im very excited about sending my son there this year, and would recommend it to any parent scared of dayton public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

When we moved here with the military, people told us to stay away from Dayton Public Schools. Franklin Montessori Pre-K-6 is an absolutely wonderful school in the heart of downtown Dayton. The outside may not be pretty, and the neighborhood is somewhat questionable, however, the school is a well-run, safe, loving place where my 3 year old and 5 year old are learning well above their respective levels and are encouraged to do so. The parents are very involved, there are two teachers in each and every classroom, and the students are well-behaved, yet curious and excited about school and learning. This school is the best thing to happen to our family during this military assignment. I would highly recommend it in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

My 8 year old daughter has attended Franklin for 4 years. My 4 year old will be starting in September. The teachers here are wonderful. You couldn't ask for a more caring or well trained staff. I would rather pay tuition than send my children to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

My husband I have 5 children. Our fourth child is now attending Franklin. The three oldest have graduated and moved on to Stivers. None of my children EVER had head lice. All of my children passed the proficiency tests with flying colors. The staff is wonderful. The Montessori method is great for kids. This school is a gem. If your child does not get a good education at this school - it's your fault, not the fault of the school. They have a wonderful resource room, music programs, art, lots of great materials, active parent involvement activities, excellent teachers - I can't say enough good things about this school! The fact that it's FREE because it's a public school is just icing on the cake!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

I have a child that attends this school. She is consistantly getting head lice. The acedemics are also well below average. We buy her extra books and activities to improve on her education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

I have four children at this school and I love it. The teachers are great and really care about the chilldren as people not as a number in their class. I would recommend this school to everyone who has children in preK -- 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

65 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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

66 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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

57 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 75% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
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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 73% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% 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 77% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

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21%

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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 Students50%
Female51%
Male48%
Black, non-Hispanic48%
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White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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Disabled9%
Non-disabled59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black, non-Hispanic61%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
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White71%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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Disabled27%
Non-disabled78%
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 Students36%
Female31%
Male40%
Black, non-Hispanic31%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%

Reading

All Students59%
Female69%
Male53%
Black, non-Hispanic56%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)46%
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 Students28%
Female13%
Male44%
Black, non-Hispanic17%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%

Reading

All Students46%
Female43%
Male48%
Black, non-Hispanic35%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%

Science

All Students26%
Female10%
Male44%
Black, non-Hispanic17%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)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.

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 Students34%
Female52%
Male24%
Black, non-Hispanic32%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled17%
Non-disabled39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female74%
Male46%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled33%
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

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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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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 5MetAbove
Grade 6MetMet
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

 
75 (2011)
 
73 (2010)
 
74 (2009)
 
77 (2008)

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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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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

Below 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 45% 74%
Black 41% 16%
Hispanic 7% 4%
Two or more races 6% 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 95%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45am
School end time
  • 2:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Holli T. Gover
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (937) 542-4641

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Montessori
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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Parent involvement
  • Parents are involved in numerous ways, including classroom volunteering; parent resource room/lending library volunteers; attending and preparing for workshops; service projects such as thanksgiving, holiday mittens, hats, and scarves, and pop tab collections; planning and executing monthly family fun nights;they serve on our building leadership team committees.
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Dayton, OH 45405
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