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Garfield Heights Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 938 students

 

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Posted December 18, 2008

I am a former student From garfield. I took pride in everything i did there. there have been many changes since my school days. I must say garfied gives a great education, but it is not enforced by most parents. It sickens me that parents will blame the schools for what happens with their child. TO ALL PARENTS: you need to sit down with your child and help them with their work. DO NOT BLAME the facualty. It is not their fault if your child fails.


Posted April 20, 2006

I had to fight these schools for special help with my child due to bipolar disorder for over 5 years. They do not help you when you have educational learning disabilities at all unless you get the Ohio Coalition involved and amazingly they help sad it took me 5 years to find this out
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

This school has not proved that it is all that well.I think that there needs to be more supervising because of all the fihgts that go on and all the kids that get into trouble and get suspened. Children do not like being punished for their actions that happen when someone else interrigates them to do so. I think that in the lunch rooms and outside of the school there should be more supervision. Thank you for reading my concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2004

I am please to have transfered my two children to this school, it has given my children the opportunity to develop and understand the skills required to pass to the next level. the children now come home to tell me what they learned in school or if they need help they feel confident asking. they really have come a long way. thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2003

I love the school and how it invalves my child


Posted September 9, 2003

This is a great school system, but this year has been a little shaky.With the new principal, things aren't running as smoothly as usual. My daughter is very upset with some of the rules such as 'assigned seats.' Some new rules are helping the school though. There are a lot of great kids at the school. The teachers are wonderful.
—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 75% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students49%
Female55%
Male43%
Black, non-Hispanic38%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabled14%
Non-disabled55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male52%
Black, non-Hispanic52%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabled27%
Non-disabled68%
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 Students41%
Female42%
Male40%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial50%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Disabled7%
Non-disabled49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female59%
Male48%
Black, non-Hispanic47%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial43%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled61%
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 Students48%
Female52%
Male45%
Black, non-Hispanic41%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female70%
Male56%
Black, non-Hispanic57%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Disabled27%
Non-disabled71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students37%
Female34%
Male41%
Black, non-Hispanic26%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Disabled16%
Non-disabled42%
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 6MetAbove
Grade 7AboveBelow
Grade 8AboveBelow

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

 
84 (2011)
 
84 (2010)
 
83 (2009)
 
82 (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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Test score rating
Student growth rating

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

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 20132What's this?

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

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
Black 63% 16%
White 28% 74%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Hispanic 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 74%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 18%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Christophe G. Hanke
Fax number
  • (216) 475-8146

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12000 Maple Leaf Dr
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Phone: (216) 475-8105

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