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Ottawa River Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 244 students

 
 

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Posted June 2, 2013

We received an out of district waiver for our daughter and I couldn't be more grateful that she gets to attend Ottawa River. Her academic skills have soared this first year. Her teacher, principal, and school staff have been so helpful and available. The extracurricular activities have made her blossom socially and she is such a happy little student. I would recommend this school over and over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

This school is not even a shadow of what it use to be. My child is a second generation student there and I think I got a better education than what he gets. Yes, they have all the new technology but if you have teachers who don't care what's the point? There is only a few teachers worth praise. The two 3rd grade teachers are horrible and are very intimidating to kids. The principal is worthless! He thinks he knows better than your child's doctor on what is best for your child and spends his time refereeing the immature parents squabbling over PTO and Boosters problems than concentrating on what is best for the students.If your child has any learning disabilities you will have to fight tooth and nail, every year to get any help if they even help. The art teacher needs to retire, he is condescending and obviously does not enjoy the subject he teaches. The community that this school is in is wonderful and this school once was also but it is very lacking in the pride and respectability of it's teachers now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

I have an out of district waiver for my son, because I refuse to send him to Whittier Elementary. I love Ottawa River! My son has been on the Prinicpal's list ever quarter and has had wonderful teachers every year!! He is now in the third grade and we are still extremely happy with Ottawa River and all the staff there from the teachers to the principal, Mr. Leedy, to the secretary, Mona! Everyone is doing an excellent job and I couldn't be happier! : )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

my son has been having problems with learning and there is not help offered to him to get him where he needs to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

Ottawa River Elementary School is great! The principal is great, the teachers are great and the school building itself is great! There is outstanding parent involvement in this school as well! Moving into the Toledo Public School district was a little scary for me coming from the Genoa Area School District which is a small town school. I was pleasantly surprized to find that this city school has a small town feel! My son has done very well academically and socially at Ottawa River ELementary. This school also has a very active PTA-they are awesome.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female83%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female91%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled80%
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%
Female84%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female74%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
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%
Female52%
Male48%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students39%
Female37%
Male40%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled38%
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%
Female89%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female92%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled87%
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%
Female81%
Male63%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female81%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
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%
Female71%
Male69%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students56%
Female53%
Male58%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled56%
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 4BelowBelow
Grade 5AboveMet
Grade 6AboveBelow
Grade 7BelowAbove
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

 
93 (2011)
 
93 (2010)
 
93 (2009)
 
91 (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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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.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

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 80% 74%
Hispanic 11% 4%
Black 4% 16%
Two or more races 4% 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 57%N/A47%
Female 45%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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