Gahanna South Middle School

349 Shady Spring Dr, Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 337-3730
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 583 students 13 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

87%
89%
76%
90%
92%
84%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gahanna-Jefferson City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
84%
73%
96%
92%
83%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gahanna-Jefferson City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
87%
80%
94%
94%
87%
79%
78%
68%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Gahanna-Jefferson City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gahanna South Middle School is a public middle school in Blacklick. The principal of Gahanna South Middle School is Miss. Angela A. Adrean and can be contacted at adreana@gjps.org. 583 children attend Gahanna South Middle School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the 583 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 21% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Gahanna South Middle School is 13:1. St Matthew School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 66%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 27%
Economically disadvantaged 16% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My child is moving onto High School with the tools needed to be prepared and successful. He had a great experience with all members of the faculty that he was exposed to. I am grateful to the teachers and administrative staff for all the hard work they put into the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The staff is more concern about promotions and image. Becareful. Teachers do not grade papers correctly. The school abuses giving out detentions versus helping and teaching children with everyday decisions while at school. No support system for the children only for the teachers. Classroom teachers show very little respect for children with special needs and do not take a lot of initiative to do more to help them. Most but not all teachers push children thru without providing them a solid educational foundation. Becareful and speakup.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had one child go through Middle School South already and one that is currently there. We have had a good experience. The principal is very caring with the students and has a strong desire for the kids to achieve their dreams. She is very accessible and trustworthy. The school counselor is exemplary. The teachers we've experienced are concerned with your child achieving an excellent education. Also there is a consistent and wonderful group of parent volunteers that work diligently to help the school meet it's goals of a positive atmosphere for the teachers and students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very caring teachers lots of extra curricular activities and the education is top-notch

  • (5 years ago)

    Having been involved with three other middle schools with my other children I have found Gahanna Middle School South the best environment for learning inside and outside the classroom. The administration and volunteers work hard to provide a positive attitude to all who enter the building. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions and outside events that match their strengths. It is a very positive school for students and parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    my kid goes there and they creat a great learning enviornment for all children

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a student teacher in this school and I have seen first hand how this school compares to others. Gahanna Middle School South is amazing. There are wonderful opportunities for students both academically and extracurricular. The students mean so much to both the faculty and the administration. Everyone in this building works so hard to make every student have an enjoyable and memorable learning experience. The class sizes also make it possible for each student to get individual attention from their teachers. This really is a great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    GMSS is above average in many ways however the teacher communication with parents seems to be lacking.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very nice school. Teachers keep you up-to-date.

  • (9 years ago)

    School leadership is excellent. It is blatantly obvious that Brett and Angie love what they are doing. The front office has always been extremely courteous and helpful when I have called with questions or request....All should be commended.

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