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Indian Springs Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 645 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 6, 2013

My kids love going to school here. Everyday they come home with exciting news - I wish school was like this when I grew up. Whatever they are doing at indian Springs, keep doing it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

This school would have received a 5 star rating prior to fifth grade. Unfortunately, the 5th grade experience was absolutely unacceptable. Many of the 5th grade students lost a year of learning in 2011/2012 and need to play catch up in 6th grade. Makes for a tough middle school transition. Both of the 5th grade teams appear to be a disappointment. Both teams have a teacher that didn't have experience with 5th grade. The teacher we had not only lacked 5th grade experience, she didn't seem like she even enjoyed her job. Definitly not a good ending to the elementary years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

It was unfortunate but a long time 5th grade teacher left at the beginning of the school year and was replaced by a younger teacher fresh out of college. I realize now how important an experienced teacher is to the children's learning abilities. It takes real classroom experience for teachers to understand how children best understand what lesson they are trying to teach. I also find it funny that there are 6-5 star ratings written in this forum in a 2 day span saying how awesome the teaching staff is. I wonder who wrote those??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

Leadership is lacking the school allows bullying, school is tolerate of high level of dysfunction, class room sizes are too large and my child is lost in the shuffle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Indian Springs teachers and staff are GREAT! They are so enthusiastic about their school and the kids. They work well with the parents to make us feel part of their team. It makes for a great relationship to help our kids grow and excel. GO ISES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The school team spirit. The school staff is amazing and diligent about learning, yet make it fun for the kids to learn. Every one pulls together to make the school a great place to be!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

ISE is staffed with amazing teachers and my children love going to school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The staff is phenomenal and so very dedicated to their students. It's a great place to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are very involved with the kids and care about their lives inside and outside of school. They always go the extra mile in assiting kids and making them feel like accomplished winners. There are also amazing music, art and computer classes for the kids. They have so many resources to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The school keeps parents involved at all times. Daily to weekly email to parent of activities and events. The online logs are valuable at understanding what took place during the day and what homework your child is responsible for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

ISE has been a great place to learn for both my kids. The teachers and staff that I have met are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

My son is in the second grade here and loves it. He enjoys going to school here, when he has always fought me at other schools. The school and staff are wonderful, some of the parents: not so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

This school has an awesome resource room! The ladies in that room are angels. I love the structure and the use of a color wheel. I loved the old principal! The new one is doing a great job too. I would highly recommend this school and district! Our teachers are top notch and love our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

Awesome principal. Fabulous music department. Most Olentangy schools including this one seem to excel in the arts. But the Music dept from vocal to strings is phenominal. The musicals and other programs they put on each year are such wonderful experiences at elementary level. My kids have learned so much in ISE music classes as well as academically. A couple of teachers I am not real fond of, but you'll have that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

My experience with the school has been positive for the most part. The principal is awesome. I would like to see more parent involvement in the PTO; for a school of this size the parent involvement is small. Overall, my children have received an excellent education from attending Indian Springs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I think the school should offer basic math in K grade. I started teaching my daughters math before they entered K. One of my daughters is attending 4th grade here. Most of math she took home/learns is what I have already taughter her in 2nd grade. For not confusing her, I'm now letting her go along with the school program. In most areas, school is doing excellent job. This is how I viewed. Hope this information helps...
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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 78% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
96%

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93%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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96%

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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 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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

All Students91%
Female89%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled64%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled73%
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%
Female89%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled92%
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 Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled58%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabled42%
Non-disabled89%
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 5MetAbove

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

 
106 (2011)
 
106 (2010)
 
104 (2009)
 
105 (2008)

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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

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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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 88% 74%
Asian 7% 2%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 16%
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 2%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 7%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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