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Colonial Hills Elementary School

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Posted June 27, 2012

My Family just moved here from Cincinnati, OH and so this year , so my daughter was a new student at Colonial Hills Elementary School. She was starting a new school in 6th grade and was extremely nervous. All the teachers, students and parent's were so welcoming. By the time the school year ended, she felt like she was in the school since Kindergarten. The education she received here in one year, was amazing. Her three teachers truly cared about their job and the students, which obviously showed. The music program is top notch and allowed the students to enjoy school more than I believe they normally would. The two plays they put on seemed like high school productions. I am so glad that Colonial Hills still realizes that music is an important part of the students curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

A fantastic school serving an equally fantastic neighborhood. A true community school walking distance from most of the neighborhoods 700 homes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

I cannot say enough about this GEM of a school. I have been an involved parent for the last four years and have loved every moment. This school is primarily a walking school which gives parents a unique opportunity to be a daily presence in the school community -- chatting with other parents and teachers before and after school. Many parent volunteers and an outstanding teaching and administrative staff and a cozy, family feel make this school incomparable. My husband just got a new job out-of-state and leaving this school will be the hardest part of our move. It is simple not replaceable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

We have been very satisfied with Colonial Hills Elementary. The teachers are truly concerned about the welfare of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

I cannot describe in words just what a wonderful asset Colonial Hills Elementary School is to its students and our closeknit community. The teachers are first-rate: caring, motivated and creative. Most bent over backwards to educate and support my daughter throughout her elementary years. Early-bird gymnastics and an amazing music/drama program are worth special note. We're all family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

CHES is one of those hidden gems. Located in a neighborhood with strong community involvement, the environment is warm, friendly and supportive. The school and neighborhood create a wonderful environment in which to raise children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

Colonial Hills is a wonderful neighborhood school. To be able to go here for 7 years is such a benefit and as some people say lucky! The parents are involved, the kids are great. You get a sense of family in every activity planned! Just check out the stats to prove it, some classes have wait lists and some come from other schools to attend. The kids learn to interact with every type of student, special-needs, multi-cultural, financially secure and those who are not, and that experience is priceless! It forms a well rounded child ready for the world. On a side note, Worthington district could do a better job with their special ed services and training their teachers. They lacked in this dept. when my child attended. But this school was the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

Colonial Hills Elementary School is the most phenomenal school and my husband and I feel blessed to have our daughter attend. The population is small, yet incredibly diverse. The staff - teachers,administration, and support staff - are warm, caring, and firm, and push each student to be his or her best. The focus on the arts is admirable, as well as the focus on individual health and fitness. CHES is a true gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

This is an unbelievably great school! The administration is excellent and approachable, the staff are all dedicated and fabulous educators, the parents involvement is high and a great assset, the facility is great and the surroundings are picturesque. I have never seen a child handled in any but the most professional manner with special attention given to those with special needs. I have never seen such an absolutely perfect school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

Colonial Hills is a amazing school! The principle is wonderful he takes the extra to get to know his students and genuinely cares for each and everyone. My son entered into kindergarten at a reading level above many in his class, our kindergarten teacher found alternative reading activities for him to participate in. He was able to spend time in a fifth grade classroom and interact with many of the students. He was able to create a power point presentation and presented it with his fifth grade student helpers. I cannot say enough good things about our school, I feel lucky to have my son in such a wonderful learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I love the feeling of the school- amazing community, best staff ever and wonderful and bright kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Colonial Hills because of our first-rate teachers, staff and our Principal. There is strong parent involvement and community support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

I am a parent of a Colonial Hills special needs student, my son has behavioral issues and was placed in an intergrated Kindergarten classroom with a teacher named Mrs. Deagle. She is just the sweetest and most genuinely caring teacher I have had the pleasure of meeting. My son has an IEP in place from our previous school district and if your looking for that teacher to leep you informed on your child's progress she is a keeper. She emails and makes phone calls! My son has made a lot of progress and the team IEP met with me several times over the year in order to keep what was best for my son in mind. Ultimately, we decided that Bluffsview would be better for him because they have a better program designed for his particular needs but I still would recommend this school to anyone, its small but diverse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I hope your child doesn't have special needs- worthington may be rated an excellent school, but certainly not for those children who have special needs above and beyond what the teacher provides for her 'typical' students. Rather than rendering support for problems, many of the teachers are punitive and punish children for symptoms related to medical conditions relating to Autism and ADD-- certainly not acceptable support or free appropriate public education for those special children who by law are entitled to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

Colonial Hills is a model community school. It is small and well-organized. Family members are actively involved in the classroom and with the PTA. Colonial Hills' greatest strength lies in its diversity and incredible related arts (gym, art, music) teachers. The school has a unique semi-wooded setting complete with outdoor classroom and is tucked away in a quiet low-traffic established neighborhood. The only drawback we have found is the fifty-year-old school building is in need of some structural updates (ceiling, bathrooms, etc).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

I feel very fortunate that both my children were able to attend CH. Both are in HS now, and excel in their studies. I feel that it is because of the basic skills that they learned while at CH that they are doing so well in HS today. CH is also more diverse than other Worthington Schools, which I feel benefited my children in that they can relate much better to the diverse population in HS, and later on in college and the work force. The basic skills taught were excellent, they advanced classes good, art and gym were excellent. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants the quality education of a private school education for their children at a public school price.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

Colonial Hills Elementary in Worthington, Ohio is an excellent school for a number of reasons. Our daughter is currently a 5th grader there, and has been attending since kindergarten. She loves it and so do we, so much so that we've remained in the neighborhood for that reason alone. The staff is extremely professional, courteous and insist on the same from all the children . . . regardless of age, race, or grade. The school is located in one of the suburb school districts, so half-day kindergarten exists there but full-day is an option as well for a nominal fee. The curriculum is top-notch and the lunches they serve all year long have always been extremely healthy, nutritious, and taste very good. I've always been a from-scratch-cook, so our daughter is extremely picky about what she eats . . . she loves it. Extremely Satisfied Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My daughter is in the Kindergarten class at Colonial Hills E.S. I would recommend this school to anyone. My daughters teacher seems qualified and caring. She takes time each day to work one on one with the children to help them excel. She also sends each parent an email of what has transpired during the day. This is extremely helpful in knowing so we can also work at home with our children to reinforce what they learned. Every morning the principal is outside to greet the students (even in the winter). The school is a very warm and friendly environment. I am very pleased with this school! Luckily, my daughter has 6 years here. This school has set standards for others in the area. Thank you Colonial Hills E.S!
—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 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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80%

2011

 
 
70%

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

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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 68% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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 75% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students80%
Female74%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanic40%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female91%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic80%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
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 Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female>=95%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled91%
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 Students68%
Female58%
Male74%
Black, non-Hispanic46%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanic46%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled86%
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%
Female75%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female88%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
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

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4MetAbove
Grade 5MetMet
Grade 6BelowMet

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

 
95 (2011)
 
98 (2010)
 
98 (2009)
 
95 (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

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 62% 74%
Black 19% 16%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Two or more races 8% 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 41%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 12%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Dr. Madeline R. Partlow
Fax number
  • (614) 883-2810

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