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Southwestern Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 227 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2006

As a parent I feel that our new principal has been a positive influence on the students at S.W.E. In my personal opinion he has turned things around and is very involved with the students. 'His door is always open'. As for the teachers, the thing to realize and think about is, if they push too hard, we get angry. If they don't push enough 'we get angry'. So where do we draw the line?? Where is the happy medium? We are a family oriented school. My children have had strong,supportive and caring teachers. For this I am thankful. When they didn't feel my child was working up to potential they addressed it. For that I'm thankful. Most would have shrugged & walked on. Not all are perfect I will agree. But I do believe the good out weigh the bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

I have 3 children who attended this school since Kdg. I have to say that I have been very unhappy with some of teacher's and most of the administration. When your children are doing well, everything is fine. But if there is the least bit of conflict or trouble with a student, that student is shuffled through the system and set aside. I have pulled my 2 youngest children out of this school because of continuous problems and conflict with grouchy teachers, vindictive bus drivers, and poor administration. I think my children will be better served with an e-school education at home, and that is what I am doing in the 2005-2006 school year. My 2 Children will get the personal attention they need and a curriculum geared toward their specific needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2004

my child attends this. she started in kindergarten. she has now had to be held back in 1st grade because she never learned her vowel sounds in kindergarten. she is in a tutoring class after school it is helping and she has come a long ways compared to 3 yrs ago. overall the teachers and principal are all very nice.
—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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female92%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled90%
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 Students100%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female90%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
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 Students81%
Female83%
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female83%
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students81%
Female83%
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled83%
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 Students88%
Femalen/a
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Femalen/a
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
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

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

Math

Reading

Grade 4MetMet
Grade 5BelowBelow
Grade 6AboveAbove

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)
 
97 (2010)
 
96 (2009)
 
93 (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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Student growth rating

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

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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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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 95% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 19%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Larry F. Carter
Fax number
  • (740) 379-2000

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4834 State Route 325
Patriot, OH 45658
Phone: (740) 379-2532

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