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Toledo School for the Arts

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Posted November 16, 2013

I like the above average academic curriculum provided at TSA and the opportunities to advance her talent via private lessons. She was bullied at other schools quite often but has not experienced any of that at TSA -- there is is a real sense of acceptance at the school. I am NOT happy, however, with the disorganization that seems to prevail events/concerts, etc. There are alot of extra expenses you will have to pay here too - but those are really the only down sides (disorganization and extra expense) - they are balanced out by the fact that my daughter is happy and NOT being bullied! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I am extremely pleased with the decision to enrolled my daughter in TSA. I have watched her blossom from a friendly, happy girl with natural talent into an extremely happy and talented young woman who has also excelled in her academics. TSA offers so many amazing opportunities and I can't wait to see what comes next.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The school is one of the top charter schools in the country. The classroom sizes are small and the teachers really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

TSA is the most innovative school in the Toledo area, they incorporate the arts into every traditional school subject. Kids are eager to go to school because creativity and participation are fostered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Although focussed on the Arts the students, who are more economically, and ethnically mixed than many schools, consistently score very high on academic tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

TSA is the best school I've ever had the pleasure of going to. I love it! I enjoy being able to express myself in a creative and accepting environment. I couldn't ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2008

I am a student entering my fourth year at TSA, it is a school where you can be creative but not laughed at for it, very easy to make friends and find help in almost all types of art, with excellent academic teachers as well!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2008

Both of my children graduated from TSA. The experience changed their lives! The faculty are completely dedicated to student success and the curriculum is extremely strong and prepares students for great academic success in college. TSA is NOT a 'fame' school - it is a college prepatory school that offers an arts-based education. The school is perfect for students seeking to develop their academic and artistic talents in an environment that encourages diversity and demands excellence. If you are anxious about sending your child to a school that is non-traditional - please don't send them to TSA. The school thrives because the students, parents, faculty, and staff approach experiential education in alternative ways. If, as a parent, you are not able or willing to get involved with your child's education - please send them to another school - YOU will work as hard as they do in the TSA family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

this was my first year in tsa, and i love it there. I actually liked getting up for school. everyone there is accepted for being weird and crazy, and i love that! of course i wish it would still stay the size it is, but the school is so good, more and more people come every year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2008

I am a sophomore in my second year at Toledo School for the Arts, and I feel as though I have imrpoved greatly. Not only have improved in my arts classes of theatre, dance, and photography, but I am also getting outstanding grades. I have always been an A student but I have found it easier to learn here at TSA. I really like how the academic teachers work the arts into our assignments and projects. I feel that it is an excellent school, and I am glade I made the decission to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2007

Great school for kids that excel in a creative environment!Finally, a wonderful place that doesn't revolve areound sports! It's cool to be creative here and the support and motivation that the students, faculty and administration give each other is remarkable. My kids want to get up and go to school every day. One of my children was an academic scholarship recipient at one of the catholic high schools in town and he chose to attend TSA instead because he felt it had more to offer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

TSA is the best school out there because there is no other place on the planet like it! This is my first year at the school and I am so much happier! Everyone is at TSA because we felt like we didn't fit in anywhere else. TSA faculty and students celebrate differences. That's what makes TSA. The teachers are there because they love what they do and are committed to their jobs. There is not heavy dicipline because it is just a different school and they're more leniant about the dress code because it is a form of self expression. TSA is for the kid who marches to the beat of a different drummer. Every kid at TSA has there own beat. But somehow every beat works together and the difference really doesn't matter. This is the first time in my school career I haven't wanted the school year to end!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2007

This is my daughters first year at the school and she loves it. TSA is giving my daughter the Education she has longed for that TPS couldn't give her when she went there... Thank you Toledo School for the Arts
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

Although this is only my first year at TSA, I have to say that it's a very great school. The teachers do there job rather well, and everyone is friendly with each other and helps one another. It's truly unlike any other school I've been to. Not only does this school help me advance artistically, but academically, as well. I'm so lucky to be able to go to school at TSA and I love every minute of it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2006

TSA is the best performing arts school ever. I have had the opportunity to experience first hand of their dedication to students. I have placed my daughters on the waiting list for 2 years to be sure the have a great advantage to get in. My son when he attended was excellent and I know that have improved since then. The teachers are great, as my son was taking a music class his instructor was also my professor at the University of Toledo. I know the quality of their teachers I am very proud to be a Parent of TSA. AMG
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

I'm a recent graduate of TSA. I had a great time in highschool. Our class was very close, there were very few fights or arguements among students. The curriculum was not very difficult, in my opinion, but I've always been an A-B student. I think that the arts classes help less disciplined kids focus on their academic work. Mostly, the teachers are friends with students, which is nice and makes for a more pleasant environment for students. Most everyone feels comfortable talking to their teachers about their problems (personal or educational). I felt that the administration was never very powerful, and was sometimes unjust. The school is also a bit unorganized because it's so new, and the teacher turnover is kind of high.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 3, 2006

Wonderful school! I've seen a child who was afraid and low performing blossom into a polished, self-assured person. A school that celebrates the differences in a child as something special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

i like toledo school for the arts because students that have a hard time learning in a traditional school setting get to use their artistic strengths in the academic part of their education. alot of the parents are in involved with school activities like fundraisers and dances. We have several art based classes, such as dance, theater, chorus, guitar, pop combo, jazz combo, keyboarding, various arts(photography, ceramics, general art),and two studio dance companies. then we have the regular academics, langauge, history, government, science, and many areas in mathematics. i chose to go to Toledo School for the Arts because art is how i learn. i draw picture to help me understand certain things like wars and dates and important people through different eras in history. i hope that every parent at least takes a look at TSA before drawing a conclusion about the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2005

I am a student at Toledo School for the Arts. This School year I will be a Junior. And Toledo School for the Arts has prepared me to pass the OGT (Ohio Graduation Test), which I am proud to say I passed all sections on a first try. Teachers are very helpful. They make the students feel really comfortable, and they do a well done job of preparing there students for college. I would send anybody who wants an excellent education to there school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2005

Overall, I am not impressed with TSA; there seems to be too much emphasis placed on subjects other than the traditional subjects such as math, english, history and science. I have had very little interaction with my daughters teachers, except for one parent-teacher conference, which I had to repeatedly request. During the conference, it was the consensus of all present, that my daughter was doing very well, even though she was averaging C's in most of her classes. I was very disappointed as I am aware that my daughter is capable of much higher grades.It was as if the teachers didn't expect any more from her. I have called since that time during P-Teach. conferences requesting a conference to follow up and my telephone calls were never returned. For that reason, I am disappointed that my child has been allowed to just get by instead of encouraged to do better.
—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 75% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
92%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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98%

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99%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

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

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic70%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic85%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic83%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial90%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanic94%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial90%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled95%
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 Students96%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic90%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students77%
Female74%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic47%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Disabledn/a
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

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 6MetAbove
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

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 Students98%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
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

Reading

All Students99%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female93%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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

 
106 (2011)
 
105 (2010)
 
103 (2009)
 
103 (2008)

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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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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

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ACT participation

91%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

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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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 74%
Black 19% 16%
Hispanic 9% 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 35%N/A47%
Female 73%N/A49%
Male 27%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 7%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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