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Walnut Springs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 865 students

 

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Posted August 30, 2013

My daughter has went to Walnut Springs for two years now the teachers are good with keeping you up to date on your child progress. The only issues that I have with Walnut is there are a lot of bullies and there is supposed to be a zero tolerence policy but have yet to see it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2009

This is my first year at Walnut Springs and i like this school alot and I can't say anything bad about this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2009

I went to walnut great teachers I also was in the special ed


Posted January 15, 2009

Most teachers are very good. To the earlier person, we don't have any stoners. Don't know where you got that from, but whatever. No bullys,strong measures against bulling and drugs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

i think this school is awsome it is the funest school i have ever been to and this school should be lucky to have mr.hoskins he is the best teacher ever
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

My school is quite nice. No bullies to be found and wonderful teachers! About all you need in a school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2008

I am very pleased with the quality of education my children are receiving. Also, the extracurricular activities are great and the children really enjoy them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

it is very hard to under stand these teachers and i am not pleased the students are whats called 'stoners'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

My school is the best school ever. No bullies, Awesome teachers, and friendly students. I give it a 5 out of 5.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2007

My school WSMS provides a great place to learn and have fun while doing it. The teachers are oustanding and us students enjoy learning there. I cant wait to go back!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2007

I believe that Walnut Springs is an expeptional school. The orchestra is wonderful and the teachers are amazingly hard-working. Im an 8th grader there and I love it dearly!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2006

The academic quality is good. However, due to budget cuts, some very important things have been cut. Nevertheless, teachers are working to make sure that what is taught is high quality. There are a number of extracurricular actvities and clubs for students. Most music opportunities are during the school day. There are lots of great parents here. It would be great to see more of them at PTSA meetings, but those who did show up for things are fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

So far in my sons first year at this school I would have to say the teachers are very involved. many of the teachers supervise after school activities. At the first school dance at Halloween many of the teachers showed up in costume. At curriculum night teachers were all availabale to ask questions to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

I have not been pleased with this school. Teachers have not been very responsive to e-mails and phone calls. They also have difficulty following an IEP. The staff tends to stereotype students here and cater to those who play football or make cheerleading a priority.
—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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

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

All Students77%
Female83%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanic54%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial80%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled32%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)64%

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic63%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial85%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled52%
Non-disabled90%
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 Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial94%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled38%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)56%

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanic77%
Asian or Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial82%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled53%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)59%
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%
Female89%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic57%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial86%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled47%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)46%

Reading

All Students90%
Female>=95%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial86%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled63%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%

Science

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Black, non-Hispanic47%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial91%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled35%
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
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 "Below Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 6BelowBelow
Grade 7AboveMet
Grade 8BelowMet

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

 
98 (2011)
 
97 (2010)
 
95 (2009)
 
94 (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

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

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 61% 74%
Black 23% 16%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
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 38%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

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

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
  • Mrs. Leslie A. Kelly
Fax number
  • (614) 797-6701

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • 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
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer time after school
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888 East Walnut St
Westerville, OH 43081
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