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Big Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 790 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted October 28, 2012

Wonderful school. My children love going every morning. Great teachers and staff! Our PTA is full of loving parents who give every available moment they have to help make the school the best it can be for the students and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

We moved here late in January. Everyone at the school accepted my son with open arms.With the help of his teacher Mrs. Lazarus he didn't miss a beat. And has excelled in every subject in his class. Looking forward to many more years of their GREAT teachers and classes!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

This school has excellent teachers who care and are willing to help children be the best they can be..I have compared some area catholic schools and found academically big creek to be superior...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

Would have given five stars except that my son's third grade teacher is difficult to get along with. My daughter's first grade teacher is amazing however and I went to this school the first year it opened and I had an amazing experience there. The rest of the staff is outstanding and the building is clean, well organized, and well run. Overall I would recomend the school district as a whole to anyone that wants a quality education for their children in an amazing neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Nice large school with a good staff in a wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

It's a great school with wonderful teachers and staff. The families that make up Big Creek really care about their school and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Big Creek does a great job of making every child feel welcome and special! The staff is outstanding and helps students to achieve dreams they never imagined possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Big Creek is an awesome school that is truly focused on the children. Creativity is encouraged, and the teachers care. The Principal makes sure that all the kids feel safe and happy while they are there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Our experience at Big Creek has been nothing but wonderful. Caring teachers that foster learning. It's a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

As a grandparent, I can see my grandchildren being given all of the basics and even more from their teachers and staff. They have great spirit and many fun events for students and family. I worked for a school system for many years and Big Creek does a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Big Creek is a large elementary facility with so many caring people. Teachers and parents work together to provide the best possible education for our students. Aside from academics, Big Creek provides so many 'extras' to help nurture student achievement. It is truly a team effort between staff and families to give our kids the very best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I love Big Creek Elementary, I was a student 20+ years ago, and worked there for 7 years! The school is fantastic, the parents and students are fantastic, everyone comes together to provide the best care and education for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I love Big Creek Elementary because the teachers and staff are so kind and caring. They really do love kids there and want them to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Big Creek is a terrific school! Our staff and parents share the same vision for our kids - to inspire excellence and help them all succeed! Plus, this is a fun place for kids(and adults)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

My kids love this school and it's teachers. They love to learn and their grades reflect it! I couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Big Creek is the BEST--parents, teachers, and especially the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I love Big Creek Elementary because of all the great students that come here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 14, 2010

We Love Big Creek! The teachers, the staff, and the families...overall it is a very postitive environment for my 3 children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I have worked at Big Creek for 21 years, I love watching the children learn and grow!


Posted April 14, 2010

The parents are great helpers and the students are so talented.
—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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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95%

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2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

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 78% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

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

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled91%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students94%
Female>=95%
Male93%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled77%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled94%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled47%
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabled53%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled47%
Non-disabled86%
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

 
100 (2011)
 
101 (2010)
 
101 (2009)
 
100 (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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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

Below 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 81% 74%
Asian 9% 2%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Black 2% 16%
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 31%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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7247 Big Creek Parkway
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Phone: (216) 898-8303

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