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Groveport, OH
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4485 South Hamilton Rd
Groveport, OH 43125

(614) 574-0037
(614) 574-4107
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April 28, 2014
The teachers are amazing I have a 2 kids one in kindergarten and another in 2nd grade. This is our first year here and it is our last!!!! The kids that go to school here are awful my kindergartner had some kid tell her he was going to kill her!!! The staff took care of it I guess because the kid doesn't bother her anymore. My 2nd grader has had many issues with kids saying mean things to him and saying they were going to beat him up. Both of my kids complain about how awful the kids are how they are always screaming and that they don't listen to the teachers at all. I will be going back to homeschooling my kids then I will know they are safe.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
My two sons attented this school since Kindergarden. 5 yeras ago , this school was great. It was new the teachers were so caring for the sudents etc. Every year that went by, things were changing drastically you seen teachers quitting left and right. This year My son was bullied and now I am dealing taking him to therapist counselor. Not to mention he had really good grades from A and B on his first and second report cards, he started getting F on his second semester. This is 5th grade BTW. I complaint left and right we are very involve with our kids school. All I got was the ball thrown at me back. Until I complaint to Imagine head quarter.Even though he did pass grade this experience as a Parent was awful. He will be atteding another school this year.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2013
Do not send your child here! Trust me, your child's value is the money they get for him/her. Ask the school why at least 50% of the staff has left in the past year. Everyone is so fearful of angering parents because they don't want the money leaving the school, that kids and parents literally do whatever they want. This school caters to the problem parents and kids and the really great ones get ignored. They don't even give out honor roll awards.

- submitted by a teacher
March 31, 2013
My son went to Groveport Community School grade 6 through grade 8. Grade six was good. Seven was going downhill. Eight was a nightmare. The school is now full of thugs and bullies. There is a huge turnover in the staff and they have no regard for academics. There is no incentive to do well and get decent grades. My son got straight A's in every term and at the end of the year the only rewards were for music and phys ed. We couldn't wait for it to be over! The lower grades may be fine, but they have big problems in the middle school.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2012
If I were solely rating the teachers I would have given 5 stars! The teachers here care deeply for their students and have their best interests at heart. I have had 4 children attend this school. My son attended 7th grade in the preparatory building, after having a horrible experience w/bullying at a Cols School. The following year I put him in private school. To this day he says Groveport Community was his favorite. My 3 daughters attended in the elementary building. The plans of study, grading systems, expectations of parents & students, communication etc was always readily available & very clear. Im not sure why people would complain unless their child was disruptive & faced discipline, or maybe they are the type of parents who don't want any responsibility in their child's learning and expect the school to do it all. I also noticed a post below complaining of "miss spelling" words, and they misspelled the word! I have driven my children to/from school there & did not deal w/bussing. We are switching to CW this year, solely due to transportation issues & family changes. There were many shed tears but we will definitely keep in touch w/the staff & students we grew to love!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2012
I am so happy that my child attends Groveport Community School!!! The staff here are really involved and care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2012
Okay, this school was horrible. Mr. Swanson was great, and I had wonderful 3rd and 4th grade experiences, and then when the middle school section opened, it turned out horribly, I got out of there as fast as I could, classes made no sense, and teachers were mean and had no control over their classes. I don't remember a SINGLE thing of what I was taught in 5th grade there, though I remember most of the 3rd and 4th grade years....Mr. Neilson, that was not a fun experience...

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2011
My son is in second grade now and I have not had any issues with this school. The teachers have always been more than willing to communicate with me about any concerns and the administrative staff have helped when I have needed them. The only complaint I have is in response to below, the busing is ridiculous. My sitter will sit at the bus stop for an hour waiting on my son to show, and the bus driver themselves have always tried to force me to sign a form allowing them to just leave him at the stop unattended. I've never signed it and I never will, this is a dangerous world we live in and I love my son too much. I do really like Imagine schools, however we will have to switch by next year because of the bus situation and my daughter starting kindergarten. First Student Bus Services is a JOKE and I wish someone could report them to the BBB.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2011
Today The bus driver had my five year of get off of the bus in the rain, blocks from his designated bus stop without his parent present!! When I asked fearfully "Where is my son?!" He said, " Back there somewhere I guess." How is this that a trained bus driver would let a kindergartener off of the bus in rain at a stop that is not his and far from his house with no parent or gaurdian present and still be allowed to keep his job? The danger of my child getting hurt, kidnapped, lost etc is so scary. All he could say ( not admitting any fault or offering an apology as I stood there teary eyed) was "He should have known that wasn't his stop and not gotten off." Seriously?! So it's not the drivers responsibilty to let the child off at the assigned stop and place them in the hands of the parent? Unacceptable. What is happening? Why is this sort of behavior allowed to take place? If you are going to allow your children to go to this school make sure you are able to drop them off and pick them up yourself or you may not see your child again.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2011
One of the rules for leaving a review state " Names! Do not target specific individuals or identify teachers, students, or staff. This is for safety and privacy reasons." I imagine this rule only applies for negative comments so I'm going to be daring and give a few names anyway since what I have to say is all possitive! My son's Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Rodgers and the Assistant at the front desk Mrs. White are just two of some of the wonderful staff at the school. They have been so informative, helpful and pleasant and I am so happy that they will be part of my baby's first memories of school. No matter the situation they have been faced with concerning me and my son they have handled it with care and professionalism. They both have motivated me to look into getting a degree in Early Childhood Development so I may work with children and their parents and hopefully have the same affect on others as they have had on me and my son!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
Groveport Community School is a joke. The administration doesn't care about the teachers or students but is all about money in their own pockets. They expanded to 700 K-4th in a year because of profit but the teachers see very little of it. The principals don't like confrontation and will not deal with unhappy parents. Teachers are so pulled thin and then constantly belittled. In fact I saw several in tears throughout the year. The administration needs to be reported to ODE and need to get back to the focus of students' education and well being. I would never consider sending my student there again and its a shame because she had some excellent teachers. Oh plus they need to learn how to spell, the preparatory website has been spelled wrong for a while, and last year the sign out front had a miss spelling as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2010
My son and daughter went to Groveport Prep Academy last year. I would NOT recommend this school to any parent. The teachers did not respond whenever I tried to contact them. I never knew what my children were learning in class because graded papers, tests, and quizzes were not sent home. Very little, if any homework.This is the first time that my daughter did not pass the state tests in ALL areas. The teachers make the children stand in front of the classroom to call parents when the teacher "thinks" the child "misbehaves" which is humiliating and degrading to children. Dress code is not enforced as some students were wearing PAJAMA pants and jeans to school on a daily basis. Major confusion in the classrooms and attitudes from the teachers. This school focused more on the negative than the positive. Not a good school at all in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2010
All 3 of my daughters attended GSC, the eldest two began attending from the 1st day the school opened. I was please with the school, teachers, Mrs. Dille in particular, and the principal, Mr. Swanson. HOWEVER; once there was a change in principal and office staff, and the prep building opened, eveything went down hill from there, INCLUDING test scores. There was no consistancy at all, and when my eldest daughter moved to the Prep building for 5th grade, i was EXTREMELY dis-satisfied. The 5th grade academy was a joke. Their idea for the 5th graders was to take one of the larger rooms, breal it down into 3 classes, which were seperated by a cubicle type wall. You could hear everything that was going on in the other classes, and the teachers had NO control. Back to C.C.S. I guess!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 12, 2009
I sent my daughter here for 1st grade only to find out she is behind for her age. Her class was over crowded, her teacher was overwhelmed and no one seems to care. I was taking all the time out to help her with spelling, reading, and math but she would get to class and not even have the spelling test given to her or the math assignments given to her. I spoke with the teacher about it and was told that she didn't have the time to give the tests. I took her out and sent her to Brice Christian Academy where she will have to repeat the 1st grade. I'm so upset about the whole groveport expericence because they didn't really teach my child much!!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
I had 3 children that attended Groveport Community. My kindergartener had the most wonderful teacher! I loved the kindergarten experience. I also have a 3rd grader and a 7th grader. My older children were not challenged. My concerns were addressed by being told that they are preparing my children for a career center or a 2 year degree!!! This basically told me that they weren't going to challenge my children and that a 2 year degree was good enough. My children had all A's but we found that they were extremely behind when we moved them back to Groveport Madison. There are a lot of communication problems. When I pulled my daughters the Prep school was averaging in the 30% range for math and 50% range for reading. I regret my decision to ever send my children here.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
i am a parent of two that this is there first year, i thought i had finally found the school i would be happy with.the principal of the pre buliding said all the right things i needed to hear,but as the year went on i see more kids running the school. some of the staff do not know how to take control of there class, i am so sorry i enrolled them in this school. guess i will go back to homeschooling them,

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2009
When this school opened it was a ok school but since the change in principals and office staff and the addition of the middle school, my child was just a number! This school has no disicipline! The school has no extracurricular activities, no library, it is dirty, the food is horrrible, my child has received rotten fruit and green hot dogs! When I mention this to the staff they brush me off like it is no big deal. They have been changing staff continuiously, and they do not inform the parents of issues in the schools whether it be violence or educuational. There has been weapons in the buildings and if my child had not told me I would have never known. Needless to say my child is not there anymore but parents need to know there is no eduaction is going on in this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 08, 2009
My son is 5 yrs old and in kindergarten. This school has alot of problems,staff changing regularly-he is on his 3rd teacher-2nd librarian,and even the nurse quit, alot of troubled kids from other school districts attend here, I am at the school daily,I spend at leat 2 hours,The lunchroom is a scary process for any 5 year old-Only 2 or 3 teachers on duty-kids fighting,cursing-dropping food,going in & out of lunchroom unsupervised. Do not be fooled by the front door image-You need to pop in during the day and see what is really going on.A child put on a bus-and was not suposed to be, Alot of Teachers Aides not qualified.We will not be returning next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
Groveport Community School has been a dream come true for my oldest son. We began schooling him at home via the Ohio Virtual Academy but found that it was not the right fit for him. GCS offered everything we were looking for and more. The staff is incredible, extremely knowledgeable and caring. The faculty and office staff are on top of everything, and always in contact with the families. My son is in 3rd grade now and his teacher is wonderful. She cares about the students and their education, and has created an environment where learning is fun. The activities are wonderful and planned so that many include both student(s) and parent(s). I truly feel this is a great school and one that gives a top rated education to all students.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2008
For the past three years, my grandsons (totalling 4 now) have attended this school. I have been very impressed with most of the staff and their caring attitudes towards the students. I particularly like the way the students are placed according to their needs and not just their grade or age. Every student is given a chance to excel in regards to their own abilities. I am looking forward to what this year holds for everyone.

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2008
This is my second year and I have to childrent. I LOVE IT! They have an active PTO that is non-cliquey which is great for those who have felt shunned in the past..

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
my granddaughter attended gcs for kindergarten last year and had learned to read & write in the middle of the year at the end of the year she had finish in the top 1 % of her class. thanks to her teacher Ms. Dawid and thanks to all the teachers and both principals keep up the good work and we will see you next year thank you very much for being so kind and caring.

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July 23, 2008
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July 08, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2008
My daughter is going into 2nd grade next year and I am very pleased with her progress. She has attended GCS since it opened her Kindergarten year. By the time she was out of Kindergaten she was reading at a middle 1st grade level and was doing 1st grade Math. At the end of this past year she is reading at nearly a 3rd grade level. She has been very fortunate to have had 2 excellent teachers. My only concern(s) with GCS is the lack of disipline with the child who are a continues problem. The lack of not enforcing the Zero Tolerance Policy. As well as a couple of the Administration. Hopefully all can be worked out and straightened out with our new Principal.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2008
One of the best schools around. They offer so much for the students education. The teachers care and are always available to the parents.

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April 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
The only reason the test scores for this school aren't high is because they got kids from school districts which are failing. This is their second year there, I believe with time, the test scores are going to skyrocket. The teachers are all there for the kids. It's a great school woth a great learning environment. I would recommend it to anyone with children. If you want a school with teachers that care more for the children and what they learn, rather than just test scores, this is the school for you. Bravo to this school and it's teachers.

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February 28, 2008
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February 25, 2008
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December 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2007
My daughter is now in 3rd grade at GCS and attended here for 2nd grade also. We love it, she has been attending Imagine schools since she began kindergarten. She started at Great Western Academy for k- 1st Grade and move to GCS after we relocated to this area. She is now reading on a grade above her reading level and has been since the 2nd grade, she accells in math and science. I also have a daughter in kindergarten now, she is also exceeding my expectations. the teachers here are great, they point out a childs stuggles and work on them and challenge a child who is ahead . If I had to chose again I would have done the same all over again, I would not allow my children to attend any of the surrounding school districts ever !!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
My son attended kindergarten at GCS and it was a great experience. He learned more than I ever expected and his teachers were always willing to help me in keeping him on track. I often spoke with his teachers regarding his behavior and the things he was learning in school and their recommendations as to what books he should be reading outside of school and how I could help him learn more outside of school. They were always knowledgeable and friendly. I truly loved GCS.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2007
I chose Groveport Community School mainly because I was drawn to their direct teaching method. My child is a normal, average child who, despite testing above average at the beginning of the year, struggled. Her teacher recognized this immedately and she was later diagnosed as having a form of dyslexia. Without an attentative/caring teacher & small reading groups, it might have not been caught. I love the fact that if your 1st grader is reading at a 2nd grade level, she goes to 2nd grade for reading,etc! I love that there is no holding back just because your child is bright! I also like that this kindergarten is an academic kindergarten as opposed to a play kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
I allowed my young(4 at the time) daughter to enroll in their kindergarten program. She is now at the end of the year and can barely read or do simple math problems but yet is pulling A's or O's as they call them. She will NOT be back next year. Not a solid foundation. I chose this for her over preschool and for that it was good. Otherwise, my son who attends Madison Elementary and is equally intelligent could read Shakespeare compared to where she is at might now at the end of kindergarten, I mean this relatively speaking of course. Good luck to this school in the future.

- submitted by a parent
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Groveport Community School
4485 South Hamilton Rd, Groveport, OH  43125
(614) 574-0037
Last modified Groveport Community School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Groveport Community School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top