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Holt Crossing Intermediate School

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Posted October 1, 2013

I am pulling my son out of this school, asap. He has so much homework, EVERY NIGHT, that he has no time to be a kid. I have spoken to parents of students in other classes that say the same thing. My child is failing because he either rushes through homework just so he doesn't get disciplined for being unable to finish it, thus is unable to do well, OR takes his time and can't complete everything by the deadline. He has been getting disciplined for missing assignments almost daily (because that is such an effective solution @@). Today, after having turned in every assignment, having his book signed and absolutely nothing missing, his teacher STILL punished him, justifying it by saying that my son didn't put enough effort into his work. If I was on the fence at all about this school, today was the straw that broke the camel's back. My son will at least be out of traditional brick and mortar school until he has made it past the sixth grade, solely so he won't come back here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

This will be my child's second year at this school. I have found in the first year that if you want anything done, you as a parent must do it yourself. I definitely agree with a previous comment that mentioned the dress code. The school is definitely uptight when it comes to tank tops. They are kids, and it's 100 degrees in their building. Cut them some slack. Also, the teachers and principle are not quick to bring it to a parent's attention when a child is struggling in a class/classes. They would prefer to wait for the end of the school year, and then call you in to the office to try and set up an intervention learning program. Why don't they focus more on the children's education and try early intervention? Instead, they would like to wait until the year is almost up so the school board does not have to know that they are not teaching the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2012

Have had problems with bullying at this school, the principal is distant at best when it comes to being hands on with the children. I feel she lacks what is needed to be effective as an authority figure. She yells at the students alot, and she doesn't seem to address the issues effectively. On the other hand my daughter has awesome teachers, Ms. Sarnacki and Mr. Buty, she adores them. She has improved in all of her classes this year, and I have no doubt her teachers are responsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2010

I also agree with one writer on here, bully problems are ignored or brushed off like they are no big deal, I was seriously disappointed with the principal and her actions regarding bullies. If your child is bullied the best advice would be to remove your child from the school. The school is very clean and well maintained, some of the teachers are great here as well. The art program is terrible. The child drop off area is dangerous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

this school is not a nice school. i think that as a student that gets honor roll everytime in a grading period that they don't focus that well on the students who are falling behind in their classes. the best thing about my school was my teacher, Mrs.Hedrick. she is a very nice teacher, she will give you chances to correct your problem, and is the best math teacher, also is very patient with her students. the school focuses so much on there dress code.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2006

The leadership of holt crossing is great.Nice teachers,staff.As a student at holt crossing i can say There are no problems with the school!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2006

My daughter came to Holt Crossing after being Home-schooled. She has had an excellent year, and loves it so much. We have not had one problem with her class, and the only concern I can think of is the drop off area in front of the school... cones are put up to keep cars from going by the front doors, but they go around them. So most children get dropped off in the parking lot, and cross the part with cones, and cars are coming thru this area by the door, and could potentially get hit. Maybe more cones would help that would completely block driveway by the front doors. As far as the dress code, I don't think it is a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

what i think of holt crossing is that it is a wonderful hard working schol the teachers and principal is very nice a teacher that happenend to catch my eye was Ms.daniels i think she is a wonderful teacher and teaches her kids very well.Mrs.keller is also a very good teacher.The two teachers take care of there students and from what i have seen love them like family.Holt crossing is also very clean.i think the school has everyone of the 700 students undercontrol
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 18, 2005

Good staff, excellent principal. We have had issues with the behavior of students in our daughters classes and brought it to the principal's attention and got appropriate action immediatly. We are glad there is a dress code. All it comes down to is no gang looking attire, no inappropriate words on shirts and no short shorts or skirts what responsible parent would argue with that?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

The school focus seems to be too much on dress code, and not enough on what level the students are at. It seems that when you give a concern everyone wants to listen but nobody wants to take the action , just to put the blame on others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

Very demanding on dress code. Alot of focus on the children that are A+. No programs for children that are behind.
—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 68% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 75% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 73% in 2013.

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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

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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 Students65%
Female63%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanic44%
Asian or Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial46%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabled40%
Non-disabled69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)47%

Reading

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanic70%
Asian or Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial69%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)59%

Science

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
Black, non-Hispanic33%
Asian or Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial54%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled33%
Non-disabled65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)39%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic65%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial80%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled38%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)78%

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanic70%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial80%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled43%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)77%
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

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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

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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".

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Reading

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Grade 6AboveAbove
Grade 7Data not availableData not available
Grade 8Data not availableData not available

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

 
96 (2011)
 
95 (2010)
 
90 (2009)
 
88 (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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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.

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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 58% 74%
Hispanic 21% 4%
Black 14% 16%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 3% 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 66%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 15%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Matthew J. Cox
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  • (614) 801-8701

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2706 Holt Rd
Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: (614) 801-8700

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