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Birmingham Elementary School

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Posted November 3, 2011

Birmingham is a great school! I myself and my brother and sisters went ther from k-6 and I currently have 3 children that attend there. I actually live on the south side of Toledo and still send my kids there. All the parents and all the staff know all the kids very well. The Birmingham neighborhood is very close. Many of my elementary school friends have kids that attend there. I love this school! : )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2011

This school stinks!! I am so sorry that I had to enroll my daughter in this place! Her teacher is horrible and more worried about her wardrobe than she is about her students. Pray to god that your student doesn't need any kind of special services or to have records obtained from another school. My child went from being a straight A student in her previous school to failing here. It took them 8 weeks to even send for her records from her previous school. I am not the only parent who has these feelings there are others just like me. Instead of building new schools they should have used the money to hire qualified teachers who actually care about their students and their job!!! My child went from loving school to not wanting to go. It's really sad that our schools have to be like this. I wish I would've done my homework better because if I had I would have never moved to the area or would have sent her somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

Birmingham is one of the few schools in the states that have a unique program called Mirco-Society. This is an incredible program. The staff at Birmingham, in by opinion, is top notch. We have enjoyed the past 6 years and are looking forward to the future at Birmingham.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

Birmingham Elementary is an innovative and proactive elementary school. The reform movement began with Birmingham Elementary when in 1999 the faculty and staff decided to make Birmingham the best school it could be by insituting the MicroSociety School Reform model. It has become the showcase for teacher, parent, and child achievement. The performance index has continued to increase 88.7% (2006-7) school year. Learn the Birmingham Way to success.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

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 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled90%
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 Students70%
Female78%
Male64%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female94%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled91%
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 Students50%
Female46%
Male57%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled10%
Non-disabled65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Male57%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled20%
Non-disabled65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students36%
Female36%
Male36%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled0%
Non-disabled50%
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%
Female83%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female83%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
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 Students49%
Female33%
Male56%
Black, non-Hispanic46%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled9%
Non-disabled65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female92%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled36%
Non-disabled92%
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 Students74%
Female64%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female86%
Male69%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled61%
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 4MetMet
Grade 5BelowBelow
Grade 6MetMet
Grade 7BelowMet
Grade 8BelowBelow

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

 
89 (2011)
 
95 (2010)
 
86 (2009)
 
86 (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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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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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

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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 57% 74%
Black 22% 16%
Hispanic 13% 4%
Two or more races 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 92%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 21%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Jennifer A. Deyarman

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