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Buckeye Woods Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 809 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 28, 2014

First off we do love the teachers. They are some of the best in the business. This review is based on the office staff and the way the front office is run. First off the clocks in the school run 2 minutes fast, so if you are close to getting your child to school according to your clock (mine is set on my phone which syncs to the world atomic clock) then set your clock back at least two minutes to accommodate THEIR clocks. The most disturbing thing is that when someone points out something is not right or wrong, the office staff is very DISMISSIVE towards the parents and actually ignores the parents when trying to talk with them. There was a time when it was 5 degrees outside and it was 8:10 a.m. There is supposed to be a staff member/teacher outside to help traffic along and help get students into the school. This particular time there wasn't a teacher outside and the normal side door was LOCKED! Sorry it was cold outside but that is your job. Not to go inside and get a hot chocolate and warm up. Wake up and serve the parents that bring these children to your school. Stop acting like elitists where you make parents feel that they have to bow down to you. YOU WORK FOR US


Posted October 4, 2009

Their teachers are some of the Best in the teaching world
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

We love this school !! We came from private school to here and we love it. We needed special services for our son in Math and Speech. Great principle, special ed teacher, and speech theropists. Also, he has a wonderful second grade teacher. Thank you Buckeye Woods for the best year of school my son has had and all the support and suggestions this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I've had one student go through Buckeye Woods and now have another in Kindergarten. This school is amazing. The teachers are terrific as is the staff. I feel my children have and are receiving an excellent education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I have two children attending Buckeye Woods. The facility is in good shape and well maintained. The teaching staff is excellent. My kids are receiving a good education. My complaints are that the classroom are filled to the state maximum. My son's classroom is in a trailer behind the school for the 2nd time in 3 years. I can't believe the taxes I pay, and my child is left in a trailer. Grove City is the largest growing area in Ohio and the SWCS system has no immediate plans for expanding or building new schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

All three of my children have attended Buckeye Woods and have had exceptional experiences throughout their years. Parental involvement and caring teachers have helped foster an excellent educational experience. In my mind Grove City's finest elementary school.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
86%

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88%

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 Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled40%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled33%
Non-disabled91%
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%
Female87%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled41%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female87%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled94%
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 "Above Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4AboveAbove

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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101 (2010)
 
102 (2009)
 
101 (2008)

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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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 92% 74%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 16%
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 17%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 8%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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2525 Holton Rd
Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: (614) 801-8025

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