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Willoughby Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 899 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

This school is great but it needs some updates. Some of the teachers are insane and the school is falling apart.


Posted February 11, 2012

8th Grade Science teacher is wonderful Mr. Marinelli. The bully policy is a joke. All I can say is if your child gets harmed. Go DIRECTLY to the Willoughby police department. Get a real statement that is not hidden in a file. Your child is in danger at school the citizens should know this. DO NOT Speak with the in house patrol officer. Do not speak wih the principal that will he/said she said. VOTE NO. Look at the schools they are leaking. Even painesville/Euclid have new schools. The guidance counselors are a joke. Be your childs advocate. They should get rid of all teachers except marinelli. Hire new teachers that will teach and not cry how many students they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2012

I'm a past student of said school, and I came out alright, 4.0 GPA and honors. As for Mr. Marinelli, the only person that can think he's great is Mr. Marinelli. He told our class we would never amount to anything and never be as intelligent as him( As he had a 4.62 GPA!). So we made him cry. However I can agree that the school bully policy could use a refresher, not that there's more bullying there than your average school full of pre-teens.


Posted April 20, 2010

I am extremely disappointed in the school. Where is the discipline? They have never dealt with any bullying problems I have Presented to them. You don't mediate with a bully TAKE ACTION! Do your job. Don't lock the children out of your safe enclosed offices and leave them to fend for themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

Great school spent 2 years there and counting although it looks like a prison from the outside we won the fox 8 cool school of the week our sports teams are all undefeated and we are the only school in the district with A/C
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2008

I can say that this school is a very well thought out school. all the kids there are nice. and they teacher do there best so you can succeed in your middle school years. the teachers and councilors are very helpful if you have grade problems. i was a student there until i moved, all the kids there were great. and i learned so much there. My grades were B-C. but that was because i always am just a C student but i have to let you know that was only because i only went there for half a year. I love that school and the school clubs and friends i miss. your child will meet long life friends there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2005

I find it hard to express my frustration with this school's philsophy on discipline. As a parent I can only do so much to ensure good behavior, if my child is out of line at school I would expect the school to proceed with discipline for my child. Instead WMS appears to believe that if a student breaks the rules they should be rewarded with a vacation from school and should be sent home and not allowed to return to school for a set amount of time. Does this make any sense to anyone else? How was this decision made? I would have love to had seen this meeting where this was decided. How can parents work if there children are sent home for weeks at time? Well, my space is limited so I guess this is all I can say, sort of the way discipline falls short with our students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

I am disappointed with Willoughby Middle School and their methods of discipline. I wish this school thought more of the students and their well being, instead of their own reputation. I am a family friend to a student who goes here. He recently got into trouble at school. He is going through a hard time, mentally and emotionally. He is rebellious and careless, and needs alot of guidance and discipline. Willoughby Middle has shown that the way they deal with problem children is to indefinately suspend them. No essays to write, no community service, nothing. I am appalled at this, principals and superintendants who have the authority to do something productive, would rather just not deal with problem students. If other students see that if you get in trouble, you get a month off of school, won't more students act out?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2004

I went to this school last year then I moved. One of the best schools I've ever been to. I loved everyone of my teachers. Especially Mrs. K. 6th grade science teacher. I got the best grades there all A's & B's This was my first year not failing gym class either, the coaches didn't make me hate gym class. The guidance counselors really cared. The other students were kind, and I made some amazing friends that I will never forget. Oh yeah, the only school that has good cafeteria food would be WMS. One of my biggest mistakes was leaving. I love that school and if I could go back I would. Go Warriors! -Mandy Pierman 6th grade '03-'04
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 21, 2004

I have found all staff to be extremely responsive and caring. The quality of eductational experiences are very high. Vast majority of teachers were exceptional and motivational, creative and authentic in their approach to learning - reaching out to all different types of learners. Wide variety of extra-curriculars offered - not just the popular sports! Great experience for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

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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 75% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

268 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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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91%

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89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
96%

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94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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78%

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76%

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74%
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

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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 Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanic75%
Asian or Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled53%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanic91%
Asian or Pacific Islander92%
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White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled72%
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 Students77%
Female85%
Male69%
Black, non-Hispanic44%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabled29%
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic65%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled49%
Non-disabled93%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanic63%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male93%
Black, non-Hispanic73%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled68%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic43%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial69%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled36%
Non-disabled84%
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 5MetBelow
Grade 6AboveAbove
Grade 7BelowMet
Grade 8MetBelow

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

 
103 (2011)
 
103 (2010)
 
104 (2009)
 
105 (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

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

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Math growth at this school

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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 79% 74%
Black 13% 16%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hispanic N/A 4%
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 27%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 13%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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36901 Ridge Rd
Willoughby, OH 44094
Phone: (440) 975-3600

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