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Blendon Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 643 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2013

This school is such a warm, welcoming place to be, and the faculty and administration are beyond supportive. It is such a great feeling knowing that my kids are going to a place everyday where I know they are not only getting the very best education possible, but they are being cared-for by truely wonderful people who want the very best for their students. I will be really sad when my last child has to leave this school and move to high school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

I love Blendon! It's a wonderful school full of teachers that really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2010

Mr. Baker is priceless. He cares immensley about his students and teachers. As any other school you have excellent teachers and above average teachers. Students can participate in any of the major activities that they have. Counseling could still be improved for all students, after school activities still could be more enriching. Parents should probably help out more to improve this area. There are some diversity issues that should be dealt with in regards to teachers and students, but otherwise a great school environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

After 3 years here, i am so not ready to leave! i love it. the teachers are AMAZING and theres always really cool activities: dances, pep ralleys ect...
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

I have always had great reporte' with the teachers and staff. My daughter is not looking forward to leaving after three years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

Blendon is wonderful! When our son was injured prior to the school year starting, Mr. Baker called us as soon as he heard of the accident. That is how Blendon is: truly caring. I'm constantly being impressed by the staff - they're great. I do not regret for one moment our decision to transfer from a parochial school to Blendon. It's been a rewarding experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

this school is awesome! mtr. baker (principal) is just great the teachers are wonderful! I LOVE IT!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

My daughter loves this school. She looks forward to going this year. The teachers seem to really take an interest in the students and the principal is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

This school is truly excellent. The staff and principal are incredible. I could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

I think Blendon Middle School is a fine school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

Blendon is a wonderful school. I love that I know my children are getting the very best when I send them off every morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

This school is one of the best middle school in westerville. I Love this school. they have the best teachers one of my favrite teachers is Mrs allen!
—Submitted by a student


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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

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 73% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

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

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanic78%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial83%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled38%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)91%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanic84%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial78%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled53%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)>=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.

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 Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanic74%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial88%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled59%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanic74%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial94%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled52%
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%
Female86%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanic63%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled61%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanic79%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled68%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students84%
Female80%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanic61%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial84%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled55%
Non-disabled89%
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 "Above Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 6MetMet
Grade 7AboveMet
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)
 
104 (2010)
 
102 (2009)
 
103 (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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Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

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.

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 20132What's this?

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

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 71% 74%
Black 16% 16%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Hispanic 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 28%N/A47%
Female 45%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 13%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Kendall L. Harris
Fax number
  • (614) 797-6401

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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223 South Otterbein Ave
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 797-6400

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