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John C Dempsey Middle School

Public | 7-10 | 720 students

 
 

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Posted May 9, 2013

In my time at this school, I have found there to be a complete institutional failure. The administration on many occasions will let bullying occur, while at the same time punishing other students based solely on rumors. There is a complete tolerance of bullying by the students, and the teachers/faculty have no power to stop it because the administration will do nothing about it if they are a certain student.


Posted August 28, 2012

Dempsey is by far the best school I've ever went to. Unlike one review suggests, yelling is not a common event in the halls, and every teacher I've had treats me with respect and I do the same. Bullying is NOT a tactic used by teachers. The school spirit is up-beat and modern. In my year at Dempsey, there hasn't been ONE moment I didn't enjoy. The orchestra, band, jazz band, and choir programs are amazing, as well as the sports programs. Dempsey won't tolerate disrespectful kids, so don't let your kid fool you into believing that any teacher is doing anything wrong. Yes, there is a dress code. So what. Yes, they could loosen up a bit, but that shouldn't be cause for a 1 star review. From a "parent", especially. I am aware that Dempsey has changed a lot (for the better) over the years, so I cant disagree with any negative reviews. All I know is it's a lot better now. One previous review couldn't have put it better; Parents shouldn't be putting the school down, because they're not the ones here almost every day. I am, and I'm proud.


Posted May 12, 2010

Dempsey middle school has a very strict dress code and it should not be this way teachers and principles should know that in the summer it gets hot and kids start to wear shorts and tanc tops you expect students to sweat in pants and long sleeves it seems like. Dempsey you needto loosin up it doesnt matter what students are wearing unless you can see there but and boobs they should be fine stop being like that to your students and loosin up if you think this strict dress code you have is helping your school you are totaly wrong all it is going to do is turn students aginst you and cause vilence and it could cause students to protest which iv herd half of the school plans on doing let students wear what they want its there body not yours unlessthere but orboobs are showing leave them alone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

I have enjoyed Dempsey's programs that they offer advanced science, languages, and the sports. Orchestra and Band do get too much emphasis, but they are talented teachers and produce great music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

Unlike one parent suggests, there IS a dress code. Personally, I feel parents should be worried about the amount a child learns, not whether or not they have spagetti strap tops. There are TONS of anti-bullying awareness and encouragment at our school. But it is a middle school and they all have cliques. It's just a fact of life. 8 graders do feel more important than 7th graders. But many of us are friends and it is all in fun. They tease, but it is in a friendly way. The gifted and talented program here is wonderful. And as one parent said, the advanced math isn't advanced. It's the same learning only at a faster pace and more in-depth. We have great school spirit, a great staff and student body. Parents shouldn't be putting it down, since THEY aren't the ones that are here every day. I am and I'm proud.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2006

As a parent with a child here I feel there is a lot lacking in many areas. Some teachers are disrespectful and rude. The advanced math is not advanced only accelarated. The teachers are constantly yelling at the kids in the halls. They also use bullying tacktics to make children behave the way they want. They use threats of removing the student off of the teams they are on. Yelling is a regular event in the hallways by the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

My child also experienced bullying at this school, but to give the teachers and other staff memebers some credit...When I enquired about the situation it was delt with quickly. As parents we should know that not always do we see what is going on with our kids so why should we think the teachers would either. When I demanded there be a meeting, there was one set up immediately between the parents and children involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

The biggest problem at Dempsey is the bullying that goes on and the school splits the 7th and 8th grade in a way that makes the 8th graders think they are better than the 7th graders and they show it on a constant basis. Dempsey also does not hold the kids to a dress code. I see girls come out of that school on a constant basis dressed in a very inappropriate manner.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
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The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

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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.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

381 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

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All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial72%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled35%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic80%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial89%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
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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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Female88%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanic48%
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Multiracial68%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled56%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

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Female93%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial84%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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Disabled65%
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial74%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled44%
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

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

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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

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In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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

 
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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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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

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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
White 87% 74%
Black 5% 16%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Hispanic 2% 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 39%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 13%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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599 Pennsylvania Ave
Delaware, OH 43015
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