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Muraski Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 477 students

 
 

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Posted March 26, 2014

I moved my children to Muraski from another school in the district. After yrs of frustration and disappointments with the other school, Muraski has been amazing. My children LOVE school again. Their teachers really care about them each as individuals and work hard to make sure they and all their peers are all doing their best. The moment there is any concern from any of them I receive a note or a phone call. I had the best 504 meeting of their school careers here! After giving the teachers time to get to know my kids I emailed the principal requesting team meetings. In the previous school it would take a clear paper trail just to get a call back. The principal here emailed me back not even ten minutes after I emailed her, she called me that afternoon and informed me that she had already met with the teachers and I could meet with her two days later after conferences to review 504's on all of my children who needed them.They were excellent and I left with happy tears in my eyes. Due to bullying at the other school one of my children started this yr w K12 and soon switched to Muraski due to how happy her siblings were.She is with kids her age and confident! Warm, happy environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2010

Muraski Elementary School is a wonderful school with dedicated, encouraging teachers. The Principal is friendly and approachable; she is doing an excellent job. My daughter loves going to school and is proud to be a Muraski Wildcat! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2010

not a day goes by that my kids are so happy we moved to strongsville ohio! number one school system in the state in our book!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Muraski Elementary School a tremendous school of dedicated individuals which includes the teachers, principal, support staff and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

I had one or two children at Muraski for the last 8 years. Teachers and staff are competent, devoted, caring, and friendly. PTA is top-notch, actively sponsoring many programs that enrich students as well as families. Teachers & parents enjoy an unusual comradery here, making grade school a wonderful experience. It's like one big family! Dear Mr. Gould retired, and the new principal, Mr. Ryba, energetically continues the excellent Muraski reputation. Academics are excellent (see Test Scores), with great opportunities in Art, Music, sports, and clubs too. Offers 'cluster grouping' for the gifted child, if the child did not quality for Strongsville's 'self-contained' gifted program at Allen Elem. Teachers & staff will work tirelessly with parents to get the student what he/she needs to have the best education, even if the answer lies elsewhere! Fabulous new building addition to be completed Fall 2006 will solve long-standing overcrowding problems. Muraski rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2004

The principal, Mr. Gould is a gem! He is very visible in the school throughout the day and he is always available to the parents, students and staff who he supports completely. He knows most students and their parents by name. The teachers we have been involved with thus far have been top notch! They have a fantastic art program. The teacher emphasizes the basic foundations of art and the amazing results are seen in the various projects that are displayed for public viewing during the annual school wide art show. There are several activities throughout the year that encourage individual and team effort and some also involve the student's families. Overall, I believe this is a great school!
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

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

All Students84%
Female81%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled93%
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 Students78%
Female68%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female92%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled93%
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 Students69%
Female80%
Male60%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Disabled0%
Non-disabled80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female91%
Male69%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled36%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students69%
Female83%
Male58%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Disabled9%
Non-disabled78%
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 Students83%
Female77%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled58%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled75%
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 "Below Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4MetBelow
Grade 5AboveAbove
Grade 6BelowBelow

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

 
103 (2011)
 
104 (2010)
 
104 (2009)
 
101 (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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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?

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 89% 74%
Asian 5% 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 18%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 11%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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20270 Royalton Rd
Strongsville, OH 44149
Phone: (440) 572-7160

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