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Grove Patterson Academy Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 323 students

 
 

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Posted March 20, 2014

Outstanding School! Their reading program is spectacular. So much help is available at this schools for all students if they need it. It is not only parent involvement, it is teacher/school involvement. This is what is important. Working together for the success of the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

Worth the wait getting our triplets in. So worth the wait! My daughter is now in 5th grade and I'm glad she goes here. Grove Patterson is the most amazing school yet!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

We waited over a year for our children to be accepted and it was well worth the wait. The school gave us a call one morning and we were there enrolling them within the hour. The teachers/principal are very dedicated and the curriculum is excellent. My children was at a charter school prior and I had to take them out. I felt they were getting the short end of the stick on academics. We are very satisfied with our children education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

My son has been attending there since 1st grade and we will be moving to indianapolis. I KNOW in my heart that we will never find a school like GPA ever again. The teachers are dedicated, the parents are involved, the children are well-disciplined, and the current principal Mrs Johnson actually cares about the concerns of the parents and students!!!! TEARS, we will miss you GPA!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

I waited two years for my son to be accepted into GPA. Well worth the wait. GPS is more precise in their grading scale . I felt as if the other school my son was going to was a little off on where he really was on his academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

The reading program, foreign language, and extended school day are strong positives for this school. They could improve on physical fitness, nutrition, and socialization. For example, recess is optional up to each teacher, so some classes rarely have recess, and even then the kids don't mix with other classes. Social bullying went unchecked in my child's classroom for the better part of a year but finally there is regular intervention by school councilor. Parents sponsor some extracurriculars such as scouting and little league. New building for August 2009, located back behind Sanger Branch Library.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

This school is a great asset to the Toledo, Ohio community... a model of fine early education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

Grove Patterson is the best school I could send my two boys to, bar none, public or private, urban or suburban. The teachers are very dedicated. Like anywhere, some are better than others. With the looping, German and Spanish ladders, and small (capped at 22) class sizes there is a strong sense of community and caring. The innovative programs offered such as the Success for All reading program, foreign language from K-8, math specialist, and extended school day provide a rich and vigorous academic experience. Expectations, of students and parents, are high. Best of all, this is a diverse school. This isn't an all white, affluent school coasting on high marks due to demographics. This is kids from many walks of life, working hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

Overall, I am happy with the education my daughter recieves at GPA. I like the fact that they get foreign language every day. They have art and music once a week, which is also a bonus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2005

My daughter has attended Grove Patterson for two years. At first, I truly loved it and I felt it was a great place to learn. But I have been disappointed this school year (2004-2005). I thought the reading for two hours was great, but is it taking away from other subjects that need to be taught? I know school isn't the same as when I was going, but the basics are. My child comes home with school work that she does not understand. When I ask her, did you go over this in class, she says no, they just expect me to know the answers. In math, they check over the homework for a grade in the book, but do not go over the wrong answers. How are the children suppose to learn from their mistakes? Foreign language is great, but lets make sure they know English first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

My daughter attends this school and I love it. I really feel like she is learning ahead of other schools, and I love that the school is small enough that everybody knows everybody. My main goals in looking for a school for her were size (I wanted to be able to call and say I was her mom and they would know me and know her) and foreign language (I believe that learning a foreign language early in life helps children understand English better as well as the foreign language). I got both wishes with Grove Patterson. My sister in law is sending my nephew next year there too, because I recommend it so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2003

Grove Patterson Academy has a great curriculm and dedicated teachers. I have had the honor to work in the classroom and see how the teachers work with the students. I am impressed that the curriculm includes almost two hours of reading instruction and they are currently learning spanish. I have recomended this school to my friends and family in the Toledo Public School District.
—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.

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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
54%

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 75% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic75%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled84%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic82%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanic94%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
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 Students76%
Female70%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic65%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanic80%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students57%
Female50%
Male65%
Black, non-Hispanic45%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled57%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic84%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black, non-Hispanic95%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled94%
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 Students82%
Female75%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanic75%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanic>=95%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic83%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic>=95%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students53%
Female46%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanic52%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled53%
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 5BelowMet
Grade 6BelowMet
Grade 7MetMet
Grade 8AboveMet

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

 
100 (2011)
 
102 (2010)
 
96 (2009)
 
98 (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

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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

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Math growth at this school

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 51% 16%
White 36% 74%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 6% 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 47%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 9%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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