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Indian Run Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 567 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2013

We love IRE, nothing but great experiences! My daughter is going in to 3rd grade and we have loved every teacher we've had, and love The principal and all the other staff that we have encountered!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

Both of my kids went here kindergarten through fifth grade. We have had so many amazing teachers - Mr. Crandall, Mrs. Siers, Mrs. Guehl, etc. The principal, guidance counsellor, and the rest of the staff are all very caring and involved. Over the years we have had a couple issues with bullying (one on the bus, one on the playground), and when I brought it to the staff's attention it was addressed and stopped immediately. They did a great job of preparing my kids for middle school. I highly recommend this elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

I am a former IRE parent who had the unfortunate experience of having a child there at that time. Negatives for us were: lack of individual attention, bullying, disruptive special needs kids in regular classes, and behavioral problems of some of the students. I also found out that the bus driver had been late on multiple times over the course of the year and the school was slow to rectify this issue. The curriculum at the time was the old math program which was changed due to parental complaints, so I hope their new one is better. My daughter was a top student but could not subtract at the end of second grade. Dublin City Schools are so concerned with test scores that they spent months sending home worksheets on how to fill out bubbles so the kids would score high on the standardized tests (so IRE can catch up with the "better" schools like Pinney and Bailey where everyone wants to transfer to!). So, at the end of the year, parents got a packet explaining that we should review the material over the summer because there wasn't time to get to it during the year because of test prep. Overcrowded, curriculum is not challenging, not as diverse as people brag about either.


Posted June 25, 2011

I miss mr.Orr but,the new principal is fine too!! I really enjoyed mr.crandall in fith grade!!!


Posted May 19, 2011

This is a fantastic school in Dublin. The school is so diverse which is one of the reasons we like it! Mrs. Rinefierd is so approachable and she seems to know every student. She is also very involved in the kids activities which we as parents appreciate. The academics are Dublin standards and I do feel that my child is getting challenged. We've been part of the IRE community for 3 years and we have nothing other than praise for this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2008

I personally thank Mr. Orr for providing wonderful environment for my child. He is a terrific principal. I agree that above average students are not challenged at IRE but I perceive this as teachers responsibility. Teachers need to work with parents and challenge student providing practice material and guide them. Some of the teachers are really good but your child may not be in their class. Hence all IRE teachers need to make efforts at teaching and challenging students to work hard and excel in studies, not just achieve the standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Principal John Orr is a terrific person who has the children's best interests at heart. Most of the teachers are very good at teaching, nurturing and making education fun. Parental volunteers are active in classrooms and the PTO. Overall, Indian Run is a good school. Our family has had a good experience here. Unfortuantely, the chasm between 'children who can' and 'children who can't' seems to grow each year. Indian Run has relatively large populations of economically disadvantaged children, children with learning and emotional difficulties, and children with limited English skills. As a result, many resources are focused on helping these populations, leaving very few resources to help average and above average kids perform beyond their capabilities. I think this problem is more the fault of the school district than Indian Run. The district must give support to average and average students so they exceed standards, not just meet them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

Awesome principal that is doing his best with limited support/money from Dublin. He creates a very family focused environment. Very disappointed in academics. Dublin schools are designed to teach to get the student to average. They do not challenge a student. Look at this year s low 5th grade results. This is the result of good students not being challenged year over year and ESL bringing down the score. It all catches up in the 5th grade. We have two children and have had three teachers at the school and only consider one teacher adequate. Open enroll elsewhere if you value your one chance to educate your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

The high number of ESL students is what brings down the overall test scores. But that also increases diverse and multi-cultural learning opportunities at this school, making it unique in the district. The staff at this school is terrific. There is such a caring, family atmosphere from the principal on down to the parents who are always present. Your child is safe, loved and well cared for at IRE. We have treasured our experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

Great school. We have loved our 5 years here. The staff is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

I am very happy with the education and support my children receive at IRE. When you walk in the school you feel the family like atmosphere from the greetings in the office all the way to the compassion and interest of the teachers. I went through a divorce and an adoption during their years here and had nothing but the greatest support for my children I ever could have imagined. The quality of education is amazing, the diversity of subjects and activities well rounded. I love that this is one school in Dublin that blends economic backgrounds, giving the children in an upper middle class community a real view of the world and the people in it. The staff at IRE, Mr. Orr and all his counterparts are amazing people who treat the kids just like family. We are truly blessed!
—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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial93%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled57%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)86%

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial93%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled71%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)79%
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 Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled56%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)74%

Reading

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled75%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)95%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled44%
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)81%

Reading

All Students86%
Female>=95%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled75%
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)63%

Science

All Students82%
Female91%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled56%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
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 "Above Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4AboveMet
Grade 5MetMet

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

 
100 (2011)
 
100 (2010)
 
100 (2009)
 
99 (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

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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 measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

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 53% 74%
Asian 26% 2%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Black 5% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 18%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 11%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:05 am
School end time
  • 3:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Janet M. Rinefierd
Fax number
  • (614) 764-5998

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
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80 West Bridge St
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: (614) 764-5928

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