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Liberty-Benton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 553 students

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Posted January 24, 2014

We relocated from a large city to findlay and purposely purchased our home in the Liberty Benton school district because of school reviews and state testing scores.Given what we have gone thru with our kids I could care less about test scores and if I had it to do over i would go with a staff that has a heart for kids over testing scores and rankings. Unfrotuantely I was unable to visit the school before we moved otherwise I would have found a home in a different area.The school itself is run down.I have found the administration to be an utter joke. We have had multiple issues with bullying and I had to be the one to push the issue with the school to get it resolved.The classrooms are overcrowded and the school smells horrible. The lunch room is noisy and chaotic. The education leaves a lot to be desired and the teachers do not appear to have any order over the children when they are out and about in the halls. I hope this review will keep people from making the same mistake I did. Go to the school during the school year to check it out and see what it's like before you enroll your kids there. I didn't have that luxury and I won't make that mistake again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

This school is absolutely fantastic! You will not find a principal at any other school that is so devoted to the students! Mr. Burkett goes out of his way to give all the children attention and many incentives to be good. He is very active in the daily happenings with the students. Also, this school has a fantastic PTO. They do so much for this school, and have many different ways in which parents can contribute to the school, that the school pays for all student field trips, so fees. They have a lunch balance program so you can see exactly how much money your child has in their account and what they ate. They have security cameras and have instilled many safety programs to ensure students are safe. They also have an instant alert system to inform parents about any delays, cancellations, early releases, or other school emergencies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Our son got the best education we could have asked for. We are certainly glad we purposely moved into the district so that he could attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

We transfered our son to LB in January 05 after moving into the school district. I was very nervous about my son changing schools mid-semester. I wasnt sure how he would adjust to new kids, teachers, rules ect. From the moment that Mr Burkett took us around the school, we felt better. My son says he likes all of his teachers, but 2 in particular that stand out are Mrs. Elbin & Mrs Ebert. Its obvious that the staff at Liberty Benton care for the children. That is very refreshing in a society where some teachers dont care. The school calendar is an excellent way for parents to stay involved in the events at the school. I am very happy we made the decision to transfer him.
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Posted September 13, 2004

This is our first year at this school. We came from a very large city to here and we love it. Her teacher is great, but the office staff could stand to be a little more polite with us new parents who don't either know how things work or know how to get around the school itself.
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Posted September 1, 2003

This school is very open to having parents come and help out... Though there are some teachers who do not want this.. very few.. Overall the staff is friendly and very intrested in helping my child with things.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

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

All Students83%
Female78%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female86%
Male93%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled65%
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 Students85%
Female80%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled38%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled44%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled95%
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 4MetMet
Grade 5AboveMet

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

 
101 (2011)
 
103 (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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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?

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

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 89% 74%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
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 26%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 14%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Gifted & talented

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Brian J. Burkett
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (419) 422-5108

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Playground
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9050 West State Route 12
Findlay, OH 45840
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