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Gilles-Sweet Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 765 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2014

I just started working at Gilles- Sweet this year, and I am extremely impressed by the staff there. I live in a nearby district that academically rates higher by state standards, and I wish I could pull my kids out and send them to Gilles- Sweet. The staff there bends over backwards to help all kids. They are great with all students no matter what their learning level is. The building is fantastic, and you can tell that all the staff work as a team.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2010

Gilles-Sweet is a wonderful school full of professional and friendly staff. They have challenged our son and worked with him more than one of the local parochial schools did. GS is also a great learning environment - the state of the art building shows a great deal of respect to the children and families that attend classes and events. Fairview Schools are a class act!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

This has been our first year in the Fairview Park school system and we believe our children have benefited tremendously. All the teachers we've been in contact w/ at Gilles-Sweet have been engaging and caring. The support staff (office, principal, nurse, cafeteria) have all been supportive and professional. Our decision to move to F.P. was largely based on their school system and we have not been disappointed. We're very grateful to have the opportunity to send our kids to such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

GS is a caring community of learners. Teachers, parents and students work together to make sure all children have a positive learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

My son attends Gilles Sweet Elementary. Some of the teachers are wonderful; others not so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

My son joined to 1st grade in the month Janvuary and made a tremendous progress over 6 months. I really appriciate mrs ludwig the class teacher. She is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

My son went to kindergarden there lasy year, and is starting 1st grade this year. It has been a good experience for both of us. I really enjoy the new facility, and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

My children have received a top quality education from Fairview schools. The teachers they have had are some of the best any school can possibly have. Parkview can proudly boast of its outstanding teaching staff that includes Mrs. Fishell, Mrs.Lavelle, Mrs.Kempton,Mrs.Dzurnak,Mrs. Ponsart,Mr.Warofka,Mrs.Salica as well as the outstanding direction from their Music,Art 7 Physical Education departments! What a top quality group of dedicated and caring teachers! These teachers and many others throughout the district not only educated our children, but have and continue to show our children what it truly means to have a lifelong love of learning. They have left an indelible mark on our children's lives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

I have only 1 thing say, I am so thankful I could afford to get my child out of there. He was put down, not encouraged, the pricipal, Mr. Karris refused to listen, offer advice or help. The only good thing about this school is Dr. D. I Thank god for him. It was dirty, run down, no lunch program, no 6th grade camping trip, you call this a school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

There are many wonderful things that go on at Parkview Intermediate School! I have had four children who have gone through the system and there are many qualified teachers. They are dedicated to the children and go above and beyond what is expected of them. I challenge anyone who thinks teaching is an easy job, to step inside a classroom at Parkview School on any given day and see the dedication the staff gives to our children. Shame on anyone who believes the teachers are part of the administration who spends our money foolishly. Take this up on Lorain Road! Teachers are expected to do more with less everyday and Parkview Teachers go above and beyond the call of duty for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2004

Mrs. Fishell takes time from weekends to celebrate the joy of reading with K-8 children. Educators talk about 10 to 12 hour days. Until I met Mrs. Fishell, this claim was an unverifiable myth. My children attended fourteen K-12 schools in four public and parochial school districts, and there is not a more dedicated teacher. Unfortunate Parkview customers, not even Mrs. Fishell can counter balance nonchalant leadership. Despite a gaudy $11,500 / student, Parkview s verifiable academic performance is far below similar local schools. Since FP continues to employ educators who are permitted to abuse their customer s resources (children and tax dollars), I can only recommend avoidance of Parkview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

My child had Mrs. Peggy Fishell for her 4th grade teacher at Parkview. My child blossomed under her guidance. My child chooses to read on her own now. Mrs. Fishell has been Teacher of the Year and she deserves it. Mrs. Fishell helped establish an after school teacher-taught Ohio Proficiency practice. The children also had transportation home afterwards. She also helped with the school's talent show and was very fair to the children. She has monthly reading groups in her home with her past students. She funds her reading program with her own money. She hands out 'educational rewards' based on games, participation, and more. She also provides pizza for a snack. Many children attend her Read-Ons. She is one committed teacher! Mr. Karis, the principal, earned Principal of the Year. He holds monthly Lunch with the Prinicpal, which I would recommend attending. This school offers too many school activities to list.
—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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled62%
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 Students89%
Female95%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled71%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)80%

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled71%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)90%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled62%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)90%

Reading

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled54%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)70%

Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled31%
Non-disabled80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)70%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled58%
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled68%
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 "Below Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4BelowMet
Grade 5AboveMet
Grade 6BelowMet

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

 
99 (2011)
 
100 (2010)
 
99 (2009)
 
98 (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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1-3 Below Average

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?

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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 88% 74%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
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 30%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 11%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Barbara J. Brady
Fax number
  • (440) 356-3701

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4320 West 220 St
Fairview Park, OH 44126
Phone: (440) 356-3525

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