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Slate Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 440 students

 

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Posted today

Slate Hill Elementary School is an amazing school! The principal has helped to create an amazing culture. It's the warmest, most caring school I've ever experienced. When I toured the school before joining it, I asked a lot of the students how much they liked their school- I received rave reviews from the kids. They all seemed to love going to school there. The teachers have been amazing, the IEP track for kids with special needs is especially impressive. I have been so encouraged at all of the student/staff interactions I have witnessed, always kind, caring and respectful both ways. Because respect is such a value at Slate Hill, I have never seen any bullying go on there. The building is beautiful, and kept clean. The music, gym and art are excellent within the district. I have never seen a school care for the individual students the way Slate Hill does. I couldn't give the school a higher rating!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2012

Slate Hill is a fabulous school! The teachers, principal & office staff truly care about the kids. The school has a diverse student body and the children are taught respect and acceptance for all people, regardless of their nationality, race or economic status. Slate Hill is by far the best elementary school in the Worthington school district. I could not be happier with Slate Hill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2012

This has been an excellent school for both of my children who started in elementary. The music/arts program is excellent and far exceeds any of the other elementary school programs. The fact that this school now teaches spanish to all of the children is a MUST for all schools now and in the future as it prepares them for language in middle school of which is needed. The majority of the teachers go above and beyond what is necessary. There has been several changes that has affected the school recently and I have great hopes that the staff will work towards normalcy. In particular... the physical education, principal, and counseling staff have been recent to the school and they are still developing. Any issues I have had with this school has been an issue with the district itself.... not the school. it is a wonderful learning environment for both of my children who learn in different ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

This school could not be any better, I am truely impressed with the way this school has helped my daughter evolve. She has attended Slate Hill for her k-year and it was great. I would suggest this school to anyone new to the area with children starting out or even in a higher grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

I could not be happier with Slate Hill. There are so many wonderful things about this school. My kids are both the youngest in their class and they've thrived both academically and socially. I've been very pleased with their teachers, the office staff and the principal. Everyone is caring, consistant and communicative. The children are from diverse backgrounds and the school embraces that. There is a stong emphasis on developing good characer traits and I've seen the results in not only my children but in other kids I interact with at the school. Slate Hill is an inviting, warm and fun place for my kids to learn and for me as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I LOVE this school! The office staff is very knowledgeable about the goings on around the school and are willing to help in anyway they can. The teachers are all very friendly and genuinely care about the education and welfare of their students. I have open enrolled my children in this school because there is no other place like SLATE HILL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

At fist I thougt that this would be a great school for my children to go to. But as I discoveredthe principal, office staff, and parent volunteers are rather gossopy. One of my children was treated very terribly by fellow peers and by office staff members because of some of his issues. This school also has some problems with stealing, bullying, and just general rudness. Aside from that the teachers are woderful, and I pray that they will continually try to influence the principal, office staff members, parents, and every student that walks through their doors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

Wonderful school, we love the different cultures and backgrounds. The children are all so special and the teachers have a strong desire to help them learn. This school is an A+ school without a doubt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I like the atmosphere of the school, very friendly and caring, no doubt. The teachers and office people are very loving to kids. But academically, though it's not bad, I wish they spend more time to develop the curriculum in a way that gives a little more challenge to the children yet providing help for kids to meet this challenge by better coordination between the teacher and parents. Their music program is good with variety but short in depth. I wish I can help more to make it better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2007

This is definitely a great elementary school. The school authorities are very friendly and parent-school teacher/office communication is extremely good. The principal is very friendly and takes individual attention on students from K till 6th which is pretty rare. I would rate this school A++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2006

This school is well rounded in learning and culture for the kids. The teachers really take an interest in ALL students in their class and embrace any special needs such as language barriers so EVERY child can learn the assignments. They are very caring and concerned teachers and office employees alike. The principal knows all the students and takes parent's concerns very seriously. The response time for any phone calls is the same day. Communication between teachers and parents is daily to keep parents involved and up to date with what the kids are doing at school both academically and socially. I would rate this school A+++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2005

I am thrilled with Slate Hill Elementary! My child is challenged daily and her teachers honestly care about her. The teachers take each child at his/her ability level and take them as far as the child is able to go. The art, music and physical education teachers are some of the best in the district. Our music teacher was even voted 'Music teacher of the Year' in Ohio several years ago. Slate Hill was also awarded the national blue ribbon award for excellence in the late 90's. When I walk in the door I feel as if I am a part of a huge family. All school sponsored activities are well attended by both school families and staff. I will not even consider moving out of the Slate Hill attendance area until my daughter completes 6th Grade! Please come visit and see our school 'in action!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

This school is definitetely not the best. I had my child removed from this school because the teachers and students would not accept my childs mantal issues. He now goes to Worthington Park Elementary which has been a great change because everyone there has accepted him like there own.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

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 78% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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%
Female90%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanic92%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)79%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic92%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)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.

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%
Female>=95%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)75%

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)83%
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%
Female78%
Male59%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Disabled18%
Non-disabled77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)54%

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled46%
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)69%

Science

All Students62%
Female76%
Male49%
Black, non-Hispanic40%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Disabled18%
Non-disabled69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)46%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanic57%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)70%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)70%
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 5BelowMet
Grade 6MetMet

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

 
99 (2011)
 
99 (2010)
 
101 (2009)
 
97 (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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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

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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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 50% 74%
Hispanic 21% 4%
Black 15% 16%
Two or more races 11% 4%
Asian 3% 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 54%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 9%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Kenneth E. Pease
Fax number
  • (614) 883-3210

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7625 Alta View Blvd
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: (614) 883-3200

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