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Avery Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 453 students

 

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Posted March 30, 2014

I've been very happy with Avery. The teachers are knowledgable and will differentiate for the child's needs (a difficult thing to do with such a range of abilities in the early grades). When my child bumped his head on the playground (a scratch), they still called me to let me know that he bumped his head but might have a bruise - very attentive to details. My son also participated in the before and after care (SACC), and he loved it. They have great crafts, games, snacks, and homework time if your child needs it. My son WANTS to go to school, and is sad on snow days or sick days when he doesn't get to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2013

We just got a new principal this year and she is very enthusiastic and into new technologies. We love our K, 1, 4, and 5 grade teams but wish some things would change with our 2 and 3 grade teams. I would like to see more parental involvement in the classrooms and better communication in the grades 1 through 3. I love our community and how much most of the teachers and staff love our children and do everything they can to support them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2013

2013: Our school has had many changes in recent years. Our new principal, Tara Grove, is amazing. She communicates effectively and quickly with parents to resolve issues as they come up. She is forward thinking and enjoys technology. We expect to see a lot of positive changes in the coming years. Our second grade team leaves a lot to be desired but our kindergarten, first grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade teams are simply wonderful. Most of the staff truly care about our children and they demonstrate that in everything they do. Our gym teacher is a lot of fun and we have a new art teacher as well. Check out Averygators on twitter to see what this school is up to. Our family feels very content to be a part of this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

I LOVE Avery Elementary school and just can't say enough good things about it! My son had an amazing teacher this year, and truly thrived as a student (he is reading a whole grade level above!). The rest of the staff (including the principal) are incredibly personable and professional. You really do have the feeling that you are a part of the "Avery Family". It is one of the older buildings in the district, but my son doesn't really know any different (never any complaints about air conditioning, etc.) I highly recommend this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

Although we left Avery for another school, the newly appointed principal should be a great addition to the wonderful staff. Having spoken with her on two occasions when she worked in the district office, she is responsive and professional, something that the former administrator needed to work on. Now that the leadership has changed (the former principal is gone from the building), the school can only improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

Adminstrator is weak, but teachers and staff are very loving. Principal has announced, via a staff member's website, that he will be assigned to the new Hilliard, OH, Elementary school, so there may be hope for a revival of what was once a top-notch school during the former administrator's reign before the current one came.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

There is absolutely no enrichment offered whatsoever. If one program is added, another is deleted. This school could be very good if the current leadership would leave. Teachers there want their students to succeed. However, parents wonder if the principal supports the teachers. Also, the building itself is old and is not always comfortable. Air conditioning is sometimes broken. Toilets overflow into hallways. Principal is not often there to fix the problem on the day it happens. After having wonderful teachers, we left the school because of the current administrator. We know of others from Avery who have done the same. However, the teachers try very hard and were always great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

My daughter has attended Avery elemantary for the past two years. She has made great improvements. We moved here from a small town in southeastern Oh last year. In no time she was reading above grade level. The teachers are great and she loves to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2005

Avery is an awesome neighborhood school. With the new PTO leadership, I expect it to become even greater. However, if we had a good principal, we could improve even more. The current principal is frequently gone from the building and does not show strong leadership. Many of the after school activities have been canceled (for example, Kindergarten Picnic). The reading intervention needs to start at the beginning of the school year instead of in November. And it should extend through the end of the year instead of ending in May. Avery has a lot of potential. With the right leadership, it could be the best elementary in the district, if not the state.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

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

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Disabled58%
Non-disabled79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled81%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled78%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled89%
Non-disabled92%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled17%
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled25%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled42%
Non-disabled90%
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 4MetBelow
Grade 5MetMet

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

 
99 (2011)
 
102 (2010)
 
99 (2009)
 
96 (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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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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Math growth at this school

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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 80% 74%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Asian 5% 2%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 32%N/A47%
Female 44%N/A49%
Male 56%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 17%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kathleen A. Curtis
Fax number
  • (614) 529-7407

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4388 Avery Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: (614) 771-2250

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