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Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy

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Posted December 26, 2013

Excellent academics, smaller classes, dress code (uniforms). & wonderful fitness program, which consist of martial arts, soccer, & tennis, with WORK OUT WEDNESDAY'S, & competitions throughout the school year, which gives the children the opportunity to compete with other students at other P&FA in their age groups. I can honestly say that my decision to enroll my child into SP&FA was not an easy one, after we had moved out of the city school district that he was in, so I looked into SPFA and a few others schools, within our new school district, but heard many parents saying good things about SPFA. So this decision was made with the help of my research, other parents, & speaking directly with some of the staff at SPFA. My child has now been a student, at SPFA for 3 years & is very happy, educated, is in very good health & shape for sports as well as, again, very well EDUCATED & me as a parent am so pleased that this was an option that I chose, It has been a WONDERFUL EDUCATIONAL experience for my child as a student, & for me as a parent. We (student & myself) are looking forward to 3 more fun, exciting, educational, fitness filled years with SPFA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2013

Our family has had the opportunity to have 10 family members attend the school. We have 2 grandchildren there now. It's is about a good education, families rights and a staff that cares! CHOICE IS GOOD!! (JUDGE A TREE BY THE FRUIT IT BARES)


Posted May 28, 2010

i loved this school for the class sizes and for the teacher parent involvement.great personalities with the teachers and staff always friendly and helpful,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

Last year was my son's first year of school. I am glad we chose to send him to SPFA. He was having problems with staying focused. They called us in a few times to see what could be done and even offered to test him. Found out he was having problems with his reading skills. They put him in a special class once a week to improve the reading. These teachers and other staff member are great! There is no public schools around here that can offer the one on one attention they can. His class size was only 13 students. The other class in his grade had 10 students. I will be sending my other 2 children there once they hit school age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

Springfield Prep & Fitness is the best thing I could have done for my children. The class size is wonderful. This is the secnd year for my children and I have seen a wonderus change in them compared to when they were in the SCS system. The individulized attention they receive is great and the longer school time works great for them and also myself as a working parent. There are so many extra activites that the children are involved or can be involved in. My son currently is having difficulty with a couple of his subjects. They have just taken off with every effort to adjust and provide him the help he needs to get caught up with the rest of his class. It wasn't that way at SCS. This is the best choice we have made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

This school does not compare to public schools in the least. There are no art, music, sport teams, or extracurricular activities here. Parents are supposed to volunteer 20 hours a school year, most do. not The academics here at this school are fine, but when you have a child who needs extra help, there aren't enough people to go around. I would never send my child back to this school. Never! The number of new teachers every year is alarming. They need to try to keep some of the good teachers from leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

SPFA is wonderful. My son has been there for three years. He fell through the academic cracks of SCS. The new schools built by SCS were a positive change. Unfortunately, the classrooms were fewer in number and the class size increased. This was not in the best intrest of the students and teachers. Springfield Prep has helped my son not only in his studies, but also his self-confidence. The small class sizes insure he gets the help he needs and isn't lost in a sea of children at different learning levels. He is proud of his developing martial arts skill. It is clear the teachers and staff are there for the children and the school system supports their teachers and parents. The parent involvement is phenomenal. Enrolling my son was the best thing I did for my son's future as a student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy is a great school. The teachers are all highly qualified. The whole child is nurtured and educated at SPFA. Children receive 1.4 hours of physical education everyday in karate, soccer, or tennis. All subjects, math, reading, science, etc. are taught in addition to virtues classes. Class sizes are small ( 18 students max) and the staff truly cares about each student. Extracurricular activities include Spanish club, Reading Theater Club, Art Club, and a Soccer team. I would strongly recommend Springfield Preparatory and Fitness Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 78% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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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 78% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

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

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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 73% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
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

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Reading

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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

All Students55%
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Disabled54%
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Reading

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Economically disadvantaged89%
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Disabled77%
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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 Students40%
Femalen/a
Male29%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
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Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled25%
Non-disabledn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students45%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
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Economically disadvantaged42%
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Disabled25%
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Male21%
Black, non-Hispanic36%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled17%
Non-disabledn/a
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 Students80%
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Economically disadvantaged73%
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Non-disabledn/a
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 Students54%
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Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
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Non-disabledn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
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 Students75%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabledn/a
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 "Above Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4MetMet
Grade 5AboveAbove
Grade 6MetMet
Grade 7MetBelow
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

 
97 (2011)
 
87 (2010)
 
75 (2009)
 
78 (2008)

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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

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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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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 44% 74%
Black 33% 16%
Two or more races 16% 4%
Hispanic 7% 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 93%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 47%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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