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Lakota Ridge Jr School

Public | 7-8 | 659 students

 

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Posted June 8, 2012

this school was a decent place to learn for me. Besides [teacher name omitted] being inconsiderate and rude, I had a lot of fun going here for what seemed like two quick years.


Posted April 15, 2012

Ridge has given my daughter a wonderful experience. The teachers are very good overall with several of them being outstanding. The principal is truly excellent - very visible, knows the students and parents, and constantly working to improve the school. Recommend it highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

This is a really cool school they have some of the best teachers I have ever met.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2008

Going to Lakota Ridge was one of the best experiences i have ever had at a school. All the teachers are enthusiastic, and they make learning fun, not just a bunch of notes. While they make it fun, i learned more in my two years there then at any other school. Being a student there, i actually didn't mind going to school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2006

The principal at lakota ridge jr. School is excellent. He really understands this age group.
—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 73% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

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 Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled35%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)86%

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled62%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)73%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanic76%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial>=95%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled42%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)64%

Reading

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic83%
Asian or Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled63%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)71%

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial85%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled42%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
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 "Above Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 7AboveAbove
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

 
104 (2011)
 
103 (2010)
 
99 (2009)
 
101 (2008)

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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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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.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 68% 74%
Black 16% 16%
Asian 7% 2%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 28%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 9%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Andre D. Gendreau
Fax number
  • (513) 777-0919

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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6199 Beckett Ridge Blvd
West Chester, OH 45069
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