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Kirkersville Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 361 students

 

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Posted September 19, 2013

I love Kirkersville as much as my children do! The school is clean and well managed. Excellent safety policies in play. Doorbell entry, safety staff stationed during drop off and pick up times. Morning greeters for students. They follow a good citizen policy which reinforces caring behaviors and hardworking skills. The teachers are very excellent. They truly care for our children and strive for success. They welcome parent helpers whom have been given a full background check. They have field trips to one room school house, apple orchard, pumpkin patch, Cosi on wheels... they have multiple student involvement performances. And they have some after school programs. Kirkersville elementary is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

Educational issues and violation of parent rights at Kirkersville Elementary: Written parental consent not required to transport my child off school property, according to Principal. Daily reading instruction not provided to all first grade students (by design according to teacher) Pilot program- first grade students change classes like middle school students. Logistics of first grade students changing classes caused the loss of 1 hour of instruction time daily. Teachers, Principal, nor Superintendent could produce supporting research. Pilot program was discontinued Dec. 2007 first grade students were removed from homerooms and shuffled into classrooms with new teachers & classmates further adding to the instability of instruction, demonstrating gross misunderstanding of the social, emotional, and educational development of students. This caused my first grader to become distraught and confused when I asked what was wrong she stated, My world is upside down. Distraught Parent & Experienced Educator
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

Kirkersville Elementary is a great place for students to learn! The last few years seem to ahve brought about a different atmosphere than what some of the previous reviews are descirbing. There are more family activities and events after school and the new principal is warm, friendly, intelligent and knows all the children by name! We specifivally moved so that our children would go to KES rather than another elementary in the district. There are several teachers whose own children attend or have attended KES which says something in itself. We wouldn't have our children attending any other school right now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

Disciplining the right children seems to be impossible. If you are involved in any type of dipute,(in my experience), all involved recieve the same punishment, including innocent bystanders. Humiliation appears to be the preferred method of discipline at Kirkersville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

As a teacher and a parent at Kirkersville, I feel very lucky to be involved with this school. The administration, staff and community have worked hard to make Kirkersville a safe and caring learning environment; one that has earned the highest rating of 'excellent' by the state of Ohio for our outstanding test scores. As a parent, I am extremely pleased with the education my children receive every day. Although it may not be a 'perfect' school, it is a 'wonderful' school. Kirkersville is a great place to work and learn!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2003

The new principal, Miss Doran, has taken the morale, safety and quality of education. Just 2 short years ago Kirkersville was a happy, safe, wonderful learning environment however, since the departure of Mr. Kingler the school has hit rock bottom. Today, it would take a serious effort to find one parent in the school whom has not had a miserable experience with Miss Doran. She continues to plumet the quality of education by creating an environment which teachers, students and parents alike dread to go to each day. Miss Doran doesn't know any of the children's names but rather refers to children as 'that kid' even directly to their parent. She rewards those children who lie about their misbehavior and punishes the honest ones. The list goes on and on. Many families have relocated to other parts of the district simply to get their child(ren) out of Miss Doran's school.


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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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96%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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89%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
84%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Female88%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled73%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled55%
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 Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled71%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled77%
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 Students80%
Female76%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
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

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4AboveMet
Grade 5BelowMet

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

 
102 (2011)
 
99 (2010)
 
100 (2009)
 
100 (2008)

0
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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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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

Below 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 90% 74%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Black 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
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 30%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 14%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Ms. Alissa R. Horstman

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215 North Fifth St
Kirkersville, OH 43033
Phone: (740) 927-7281

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