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Waggoner Road Middle School

Public | 5-6 | 540 students

 

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Posted October 17, 2011

I have three children at Waggoner rd. & they love it, the Teachers are great and the school seems to be structured and strict , seems like they are teaching our children to be respectful . Teri
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

I don't know why everyone is complaining about this school. So far, it's been great. I was hesitant to send my daughter here after reading all of the comments on here but am glad I did. My daughter's teachers are very involved, she has made improvements and has grown academically since going there, and she actually doesn't complain about going to school anymore. As far as the parents who were complaining: if your child/children followed the rules, they wouldn't get in trouble. Rules are there for a reason and if they are broken there are punishments. Please teach your children this so that in the future they can remain out of jail. Educational institutions are here to teach these things to our children and it is their job to teach them to follow rules. If you don't like it; homeschool them. The only downfall to this school that I have seen so far is the lack of communication. Events happen that I sometimes don't know about until after the fact and/or until the night before. Communication isn't as good as it should be. Anyone answering the phones should be more informed as to what is going on in the school as far as programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I would be interested to know how many other parents out there are being told one thing from the principal of this school vs what their kids are stating?!? My daughter explained to me that she was talked to in a very degrading way by the principal when she got handed her suspension and now possible expulsion. Any other problems with this principal, I would love to know immediately as I am trying to gather a report of reviews on her and the entire school staff. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

this school is the worst school my childs ever went too. the teachers like to get kids in trouble for the fun of it and they give kids detention for the stupid reason like going to a different bath room.also the whole school is prejudice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

its a great school i went there i had the best teachers especially mr.pratt and mr.hinkle they helped me improve in so many thing
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

I think this is a great school! i go to this school, and it is fantastic! i don't want to leave wrms. I love it there! i don't see why all you parents are saying these things!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2009

The new principal lacks leadership. The teachers are lazy. The kids grade each other's assignments and tests. Communication is really poor. Teachers do not get back with you in a timely manner. My other two kids may not go there unless the leadership changes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

This building is only 3 years old and it is filthy! The principal has only been there for 3 years and is retiring! She is not very nice and very overweight. She seems to be encouraging the students to follow the same path. My child thought he had excellent teachers, until the princial (Mrs.Banks) fired them and rehired really bad teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

Overly Strict! The principal has been working for 3 years there and decided she wanted to fire really good teachers (My child really improved with his teachers) and replace them with bad ones! Also, the whole building is filthy in the inside. I am really disappointed in how our tax money got used.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2008

We unfortunately had a bad experience at Waggoner (first year), the teachers were not really interested in the academic success of our child, and were not very communicative regarding his performance until it was too late to do anything about it. Don't expect much when you drop your child off in the morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2007

This is one of the best school that I have ever been to. The teachers seem to go above and beyond to create lessons that help children. They are really looking at what students understand and providing tutoring for students who need extra help. Several teachers put in extra time to help students, and make phone calls and emails to go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

This school may look nice on the outside....but thats about as far as it goes. The principal is just about one of the worst I have ever come across in my life. She does not seem to care about the children. Most of the teachers are good, but you do have a few who are following in the principals footsteps. Not a school I will send any of my other children to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

Overly strict to students. There is no middle ground.
—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.

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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 68% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

171 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 75% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

187 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

All Students77%
Female85%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanic63%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled48%
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)73%

Reading

All Students77%
Female86%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled44%
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)64%

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled57%
Non-disabled81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanic81%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial93%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled52%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)93%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanic83%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled70%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)>=95%
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 "Below Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 5BelowBelow
Grade 6AboveMet

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

 
99 (2011)
 
101 (2010)
 
100 (2009)
 
98 (2008)

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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

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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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 46% 16%
White 41% 74%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Hispanic 3% 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 54%N/A47%
Female 45%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 15%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Pamela M. Bertke
Fax number
  • (614) 501-5622

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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340 Waggoner Rd
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
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