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Middletown Fitness & Prep Academy

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Posted today

our son has been in the school since kindergarden and we really enjoyed the time that he's been there. We like the fact that the offer so many different sports and the academic program is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

This school is very chaotic! The teachers are rude and pay no attention to the students. My child is suppose to be seeing a speach therapist and has not seen one but when she was evaluated. The rules they have for children are way to extreme, my child got introuble for saying "booty" personally I prefer booty to what most children would say!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2010

The teachers and staff at MPFA are truly the greatest. They love the kids and are great at what they do! The teachers wrote grants for the computer lab, library for the kids, and projector and smart board for the school. I am thrilled with the progress my students have made at MPFA and wish they would consider going through 12th grade so I didn't have to think about where to put them after 8th grade. Middletown Prep made effective this year- and seem to do better than the city schools every year! GO MPFA!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

Excellent school compared to Middletown's public school there is a huge difference. We are extremely happy with the way Middletown Prep's teachers and staff have been with our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Teachers and staff are awesome! They take wonderfully good care of my students. I appreciate all their effort and extra time they dedicate to the MPFA families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

this school has too many peoblems and doesnt know how to fix them
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2008

My children will currently attend for the sixth year in a row and excell at the shcool. My son will be entering first grade. Academics and fitness is stressed. I love the teachers and other staff. Bravo MPFA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

My son is a Kindergartener at Middletown Prep. He is my oldest so this is my first experience. I chose to send him here because of the extended school day and the fitness aspect. I am somewhat dissapointed in some of the decisions made here. My son has, what I suspect is ADHD. He took a while to adjust to the schedule but was really starting to mature and adjust when he was informed the day before Thanksgiving break that his teacher was leaving for another job. I really feel this should not have been allowed. I also feel that the school need to look into there discipline policies. Instead of punishing a child that basically has too much energy and does not require rest time, they should find something productive for them to do. I feel that taking away recess from a child that is hyperactive is totally counterproductive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

my son has learned more in the 2 years there than i ever thought a child could learn. And compared to kids in public school this is defitely the way to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

This school has a great K program for kindergartners! The children learn alot and are more than ready for first grade! The teacher/child ratio is great and offers alot more room for individual attention per child.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 5, 2006

My child is in kindergarten and seems to be doing well. He seems to be further ahead then some of the paperwork that is coming home which concerns me. I am happy with the teachers and staff of the school but feel they are not as 'together' as the public school is. There is a lot of parental involvement due to the volunteer requirements. I love the all day class for K. I think that I prefer the public school since it has music, art and library time which MPFA does not offer. The children are graded daily by a number which I think is very taxing for both me and my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

My child spent a year at the Middletown Fitness and Prep Academy and though we were pleased with their effort, we eventually decided our child could receive a better education at a larger, more experienced school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

My husband and I chose to enroll our son at Midd.Prep the first year it opened. This will now be his fourth year, and the school just keeps getting better every year. So many updates and improvements. The Principal, teachers,and staff are the best. They are very qualified and caring. My son has always brought home Art projects that he made in his classroom, and we always enjoy the preformances the children put on throughout the year for the parents. This involves singing, acting, Martial Arts Demonstrations and not to forget the wonderful Holiday Program each December. I am proud to tell others my son attends Midd. Prep. We now know we made the right decision , which at the time, four years ago was a very difficult one. After all who does not want the very best for thier child?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

My daughter has gone here for two years, with this being the last year she will attend. I find the lack of arts and computers in the curriculum to be very negative. Art invites free though and creativity in children. To me this is very important. Also I feel children should be rewarded for academic excellence. At Midd. Prep, trophies are given for attending the most skating parties, and popsicles are given for Academic Excellence. This is completely backwards. Additionally the facility is overcrowded, and the lunchroom is inadequate for the number of children attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

my daughter started the school the first year it was opened. this was a big step for us but we wanted the best for our children. the school had a bumpy start but the sports programs-tennis,martial arts and soccer proved to be beneficial. my son now attends and each year it gets better. we could use more art and music,but the fitness is a plus. academics are great. both of my kids scored over their levels in the proficiency tests and the teachers deserve all of the praise. parent involvement is required[20 hrs.]and more than a third of families have met this. I hope to keep my kids in this school until 8th grade.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
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 75% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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 73% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
88%
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 77% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students65%
Female50%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female57%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled63%
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 Students61%
Female54%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
Black, non-Hispanic91%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled78%
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 Students36%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
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 Students75%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanic73%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled69%
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 Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
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 Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female82%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students59%
Female64%
Male55%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled58%
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 4MetMet
Grade 5MetMet
Grade 6MetMet
Grade 7MetMet
Grade 8MetMet

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

 
85 (2011)
 
89 (2010)
 
81 (2009)
 
82 (2008)

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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

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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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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
Black 41% 16%
White 36% 74%
Two or more races 13% 4%
Hispanic 11% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
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 85%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 17%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Elizabeth A. Kelliher
Fax number
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816 2nd Ave
Middletown, OH 45044
Phone: (513) 424-6110

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