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Piqua Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 610 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted May 2, 2009

This school has given me great taught me well and gave me self confidence. The teachers are very nice and the best and most devoted.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2006

I am very satisfied with PJHS. My son has learning disability with speech disability. The faculty & administration has been very supportive. The sports & arts programs are accessible to everyone. The special ed. dept. is great. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Piqua Jr. High School is great! My daughter is in the Builders Club, Youth for Justice Club, National Jr. Honor Society, the Aladdin Play, and also a wrestling manager. There is always an activity a child can get involved in to keep their brains working, learn social skills, keep them out of trouble while keeping them motivated, and also help fight for a good cause. My daughter has helped raise money for Katrina Victims and helped stock a local food pantry for the Salvation Army this year. She has experienced all these wonderful things while attending the Piqua Jr. High School. Parent involvement is high...come to a music performance and try to find a seat! Academic programs has helped my daughter read at a 12th grade level and she is in the 8th grade. AR reading program keeps their imagination growing and their reading level. Thank you, Jennifer
—Submitted by a parent


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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 73% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled31%
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male73%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled39%
Non-disabled88%
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%
Female80%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial79%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabled31%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial84%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled41%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students69%
Female63%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial63%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled26%
Non-disabled77%
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 7AboveBelow
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

 
95 (2011)
 
95 (2010)
 
94 (2009)
 
94 (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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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 20132What's this?

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 87% 74%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Black 2% 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 55%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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1 Tomahawk Trl
Piqua, OH 45356
Phone: (937) 778-2997

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