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Howland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 753 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted August 18, 2009

I've had two children at Howland Midle School. I agree that some of the teachers will label a student and target them unfairly. I will not vote for levys or volunteer anymore either. As a taxpayer (and teacher in a neighboring district), I am horrified that teaching positions in Howland are going to relatives of current employees and not the best qualified candidates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

I attended this school for two years. I'd say my educational experience was pretty solid- however, when I went to another school district with stronger academics it was somewhat of an adjustment. Sports do recieve a high level of precedence, but I was involved in academics and music and had a good time in both. I did sometimes feel weird for not playing a sport, and there were some cliques, but I eventually became more social. I had some good teachers along the way. Not every class was a challenge, but many teachers did encourage me to raise the bar. This was several years ago, but overall I'd say my experience was ok, though there were some bumpy spots along the way. There were some politics and social issues, for sure, but this was one of the better schools in the area when I attended, and hopefully it's still that way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2008

most teachers are great and the things we do are so fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2005

A great school for ethnic families.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2005

i love this school it isa great place and i hope that very child gos here because of the outstanding curriculim and the ammazing teachers who inspire children to do their personal best and encourage them no matter how long or how long it takes to help that particular child in subjects that can't particularly grasp and advancing them in subjects they work hard in and find joy in
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2004

The teachers and administrations tell parents if you have a problem please come and talk to us. What I have discovered is that when you do you are labeled a troublemaker parent. Just because they don't think that your concern is not a real problem, they dismiss it. Doesn't your child's point of view matter. No! Parents still need to stand up for their kids. I know for a fact that there are problems with a few teachers in this school district. Our kids are going to afraid to go to school. Our kids should respect their teachers, but some of these teachers and administrators don t deserve it. I won t be selling any candy, magazine or voting for any levy - you can count on that. I have had it! I'll do what I need to do for my kids on an individual basis in their classes and nothing else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2004

As a parent I am not happy with some of the teachers (two to be exact) at the middle school level. They seem to be the worse teachers in the system. I now have 3 of my 4 children that are currently in there or have gone through HMS. It has been the same experience for each of them, especially the 8th grade teachers.
—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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

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 77% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled44%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled67%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanic87%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial71%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled24%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanic73%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial79%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled62%
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%
Female80%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic78%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled42%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanic87%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled62%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students78%
Female73%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic44%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled58%
Non-disabled81%
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 6MetBelow
Grade 7AboveMet
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

 
101 (2011)
 
101 (2010)
 
101 (2009)
 
102 (2008)

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 84% 74%
Black 7% 16%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Hispanic 2% 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 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 11%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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8100 South St SE
Warren, OH 44484
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