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J W Reason Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 445 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2010

JW has a very dedicated, caring, and positive staff and principal. What they accomplish in a 50+ year old building with a very diverse student population is commendable. I wouldn't send my 2 children to any other school. The overall learning environment is second to none.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

My daughter just graduated (5th grade) in 2009. All her teachers were very supportive and caring. JW Reason may not have the best facilities(lunchroom, gym, etc.) but they more than make up for it through their staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I've had 2 kids attend JW and while it use to be a very crowded school, it is now one of the least populated (due to redistricting) which makes for nice class sizes. It is a very diverse student population which presents some challenges but the teachers and administration seem to be caring and responsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

I just moved to the area and JW Reason has been very helpful and caring. The principal greeted me and my son with a very caring and professional manner. The teacher is very helpful with communication and overall I think the atmosphere is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

JW Reason is overcrowded. The staff is very unprofessional. Does the music teacher need to be barefoot while she teaches? Does the gym teacher have to be sarcastic and degrating? Lunch policy is a horrible prison like atmosphere. It is hard to believe that this school is in the school system! My childrens math scores were awful. This was due to class size and so many discipline issues. The principal needs to take more action.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

As a substitute teacher in the Hilliard Schools I read with interest the reviews on JW Reason Elementary. I have found the teachers to be caring, professional and greatly concerned with the students achievement. They have at times had to work with larger enrollments, but do so in a positive manner. Mr. Hennes never fails to stop in and greet you with a smile, offering any help needed while you are in the building. The staff are always willing to help with any questions or needs that come up. The student population is diverse and the atmosphere is positive. I always have a great day when I sub at JW.


Posted February 23, 2008

J W Reason is perhaps the worst elementary in the overall grossly underfunded Hilliard School District. My child has failed to learn basic skills, like spelling, handwriting skills, and mathmatics. The principal is present but commands no respect and seems to have no interaction within the schools. The teachers lack dedication and the willingness to act when presented with deficiancies. Class sizeds are consistently 24 and above, including kindergarten classes, of which some occur in interior, windowless rooms. If you are in this school's zone, move!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

My daughter had a great year at JW and we look forward to the 07-08 school year. The teachers and the staff are the best!
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
80%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

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 68% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled85%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled63%
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled81%
Non-disabled>=95%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled30%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female65%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Disabled30%
Non-disabled81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students75%
Female65%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled87%
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 4BelowBelow
Grade 5MetAbove

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

 
92 (2011)
 
94 (2010)
 
94 (2009)
 
94 (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.

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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Math growth at this school

Above average

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 69% 74%
Hispanic 12% 4%
Black 7% 16%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 5% 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 49%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 11%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jaclyn M. Prati
Fax number
  • (614) 529-7429

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4790 Cemetery Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: (614) 771-2253

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