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Pleasant Valley Elementary School

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Posted November 13, 2012

We loved this school last year when my daughter was in kindergarten. This year she is in first grade and we moved 2 months after school started and they would not return any of her supplies. They kept her crayon box that was full of supplies, a gallon ziploc bag full of her extra supplies and her money she was told to bring in to practice learning about money. I am beyond fed up with this school and their attitude with us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

They care about the special needs students, as much as the typical kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

The teachers at Pleasant Valley are so involved with the kids and dedicated to them. The school is very diverse which helps the kids to experience many different cultures and special needs. My kids are encouraged to do their best and they have fun going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I have been an active parent at Pleasant Valley Elementary for 9 years now. My youngest child has special needs. She is proud of her school and is accepted there. This is a school that has children of very diverse backgrounds and abilities. The staff manages these difference admirably. My children have always enjoyed going to school. When they're happy I'm happy. Thank you to our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Because all my children went there and now some of my grandchildren. The school has many children with special needs & nationalities. The teachers & aids are are very dedicated to each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

My daughter whom was diagnosed with PDD and mild autism has attended Pleasant Valley Elementary from the age of 5. She's now 9 and we're told that the true personality that she has is being seen. I can not imagine having put my daughter in any other school! The staff, teachers, therapists, counselors, teacher aides all are exceptional and really dedicate their whole being to these special needs kids. My daughter went from being non verbal and non social, to a social butterfly who carries on and initializes conversation!! That's huge! I couldn't thank this school more. Not to mention the dedication to every typical student and those students' ability to never judge the less fortunate children. It's a spectacular school and the students actually enjoy attending!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

The teachers thrive on education. The spirit that is generated through out the school is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I love Pleasant Valley School because of how caring the staff is.


Posted October 6, 2009

Great School! Great Staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

My son has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Pleasant Valley and I a very happy with the results of the education he is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

I love you PV! This school is rather large...maybe that is why it's heart is so big! A very big family is what this school feels like. It doesn't feel like you as a parent are lost though when you come through those doors. This school is warm and welcoming, it is filled wit a friendly staff...but they're tough too...no crap...love that. I am honored that my children are spending a good part of their day with this wonderful group of educators. Thank you PV!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Excellent leadership and organization! PTA group is friendly, welcoming, and outstanding!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

Pleasant Valley Elementary is a very diversified school having a high population of special needs and ESL children along with general population students. All children interact regardless of disability and are taught respect for one another. The staff are wonderful and always willing to help. The best advice I can give anyone reviewing this school is to become involved, it is greatly encouraged and you will never regret any experiences. The PTA, staff and teachers are wonderful to work with and the more you know about your child's environment, the better their and your experiences will be. We have an Excellent rating and have recently been nominated for the Hall of Fame Award for 2008. We also have an outdoor sensory land lab all children are able to enjoy. I highly encourage attendance at Pleasant Valley Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

I am not very impressed by this school at all. Last year my son was in brunswick schools, which were wonderful but this year things have changed. I do not like the approach some teachers take and the schedule they follow, they are also a little behind other schools. Think twice before putting your little ones here. We will be relocating due to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

This school is excellent! My child has special needs and this is the only school for multi-handicapped children in Parma. The student to teacher ratio is low and the teachers are attentive to needs and always willing to help in any situation given. The parent involvement in this school is amazing!The test scores have gone up in recent years, and the principal just recieved the principal of the year award in washington, DC. If you have a choice of where your child attends, this is the school you should choose for the best interest of your children.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

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79%

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78%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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83%
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.

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The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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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.

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The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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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

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled67%
Non-disabled93%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male69%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled22%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled56%
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

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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

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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

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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 4BelowMet
Grade 5AboveAbove
Grade 6BelowBelow

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

 
98 (2011)
 
100 (2010)
 
95 (2009)
 
98 (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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1-3 Below Average

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.

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Black 4% 16%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 3% 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 42%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 14%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Patrick M. Yarman
Fax number
  • (440) 885-8664

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9906 West Pleasant Valley Rd
Parma, OH 44130
Phone: (440) 885-2379

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