Roxboro Elementary School

2405 Roxboro Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
(216) 371-7115
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 336 students 15 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

88%
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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
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
58%
78%
83%
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86%

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
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
46%
68%
79%
53%
72%
75%
49%
69%

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
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Roxboro Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cleveland Heights. The principal of Roxboro Elementary School is Tara L. Grove, whose e-mail is t_grove@chuh.org. 336 children attend Roxboro Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 57% of the 336 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 45% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Roxboro Elementary School is 15:1. Archbishop Lyke School-Our Lady of Peace Campus is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 5%
Hispanic 5% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 17%
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1.0%
Asian 3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 67%
Economically disadvantaged 57% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Awarded "Excellent with Distinction" for the 2010-11 school year by the Ohio State Board. What else is there to say? Only 8% of all schools earned this rating the highest available. I'm sorry the naysayers below couldn't see where things were headed. We moved our child from a private school this year to Roxboro and could not be more pleased. The enthusiasm and communication from the staff has been amazing.

  • (4 years ago)

    Before we could investigate we found out too late that this school and the CHUH system were ranked in the bottome 10 public school disrticts in the WHOLE area! Despite what the yah yah supporters spout off this school is a disaster if you have any expectations for your child. You would be better offf investigating the strong private school offerings. The supporters are suspiciously like carnival barkers onnly muchless credible!

  • (4 years ago)

    We are currently enrolled in at RoxEl. My son is in third grade and had previously attended a private school. He is thriving and absolutely loves it. The teachers are great and feel like the leadership at the school is fantastic. The principal has an extremely high level of service and is always striving to make the academic focus a top priority. The community of parents are really down to earth professional and kind with a wide range of backgrounds. In addition to academics there is a strong integration of Chinese (the children can start in Kindergarten) Art and Music. We also have an online gradebook so parents can see our child's grades real-time (starting at Grade 3) which is great as well as smartboards in every room so I feel like my child is being exposed to technology well.

  • (5 years ago)

    No More! Our children were intimidated and as parents we were left to figure it out. Let alone the school work which consists of unimaginative mimeographed worksheets. Despite the ramblings of the PR type posts below gushing about the 'diversity' and other such nonsense the school is largely a reflection of non neighborhood students as the immediate Rox neighborhood has abandoned the school for sunnier climes. Our child will not be back and would not recommend this school unless you cannot move elsewhere.

  • (5 years ago)

    Roxboro is a 21st century school with many things to offer. We love the teachers and staff and our student feels at home at this school. Mrs. Grove is so approachable and an amazing leader for our school! Come into the buidling and you will feel a warm and inviting tone. As a neighborhood family our famiy and many many others support our public schools. We take pride in the diversity of our school and that is what makes Roxboro such a special place for our student!!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a member of the PTA and an active parent of Roxboro for the past twelve years I am impressed and extremely proud of our school. My childen have all been through this school and Roxboro continues to be a star school. The focus is academics and the teachers continually find creative academic and fun ways for our stduents to learn! The staff administrator and parents work tirelessly to provide a learning environment that is inviting and welcoming to all. The large Roxboro family continues to grow and flourish. With the addition of the Chinese program this year Roxboro continues to give their students an eduation that no private school can top. We are so very lucky to have Roxboro as our neighborhood school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I found the same problem as the last parent. When my child had problems at school the first time I found out about these problems was on the report card. Due to difficulty on one math test her math grade dropped from a A to a C. There was never any homework or classwork that indicated that I needed to spend extra time with her. The teacher allowed all the students to rework the test in class choosing to help a few select students. I have had nothing but problems since my child started school there. Her take home folder is usually filled with 5 or 6 fliers that have nothing to do with educating my child. She has one teacher that 'screams' at the students on a daily basis. We will not be back next year either.

  • (5 years ago)

    We foolishly did not do our homework and instead were buffaloed by rah rah parents into enrolling our 2 children there after moving into the area last year. We found out that all that is going on there is 'crowd control' and no learning. We won't be back next year as the private schools in the area are head and shoulders better with a learning environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    The community has abandoned this school and kids are now being bussed in to backfill. The teachers are just 'crowd controlling' the unruly kids. If you have a high achieving kid you would do yourself a favor to look elsewhere.

  • (6 years ago)

    Severe disciplinary problems and ethnic intimidation. Run don't walk from this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our family is new to Roxboro this year and I couldn't be happier. I have a 1st and a 2nd grader at the school. One will be entering the gifted program next year and one is very bright but struggles with attention issues. I have been very happy with the services that have been made available to both. It has also been a wonderful place for me as a parent. We didn't know many people when we moved to the area. I have made many new friends through involvement with the PTA hanging out on the playground after school and playing soccer with other moms on Staurday mornings. It's a great community school in a great community.

  • (8 years ago)

    PTA is very active and involved with students teachers and administration. Teachers are all good to excellent. Administration is very hands-on. A model for the school district.

  • (9 years ago)

    Roxboro Elementary is a quality school in a good neighborhood; they offer music lessons and some intro language classes.

  • (9 years ago)

    Three years and counting... Both my sons are now Roxboro students and I can not be happier with the school. They receive a good rounded education and personalized attention in a diverse environment. I have gottne to meet most of the teachers through my involvement with the PTA and other volunteer oppotunities. The staff is not only very prepared but also genuinely interested in the overall development of the child. I am very pleased and proud to be a Roxboro parent and will hopefully be able to go on participating in my children's education through the various PTA/ student council programs that Roxboro offers.

  • (10 years ago)

    We love Roxboro.The teachers and staff are wonderful. My son is in 3rd grade and it'll be his last year but for sure we are going miss so much all friends we have here.Hope in the future we find a school like Roxboro Elementary School. Excellent PTA we are a big family.

  • (11 years ago)

    Every time I walk into Roxboro Elementary School I get this great feeling. It is a place where children come first each and every one. The staff is superb the opportunities abound and the PTA really has its vision focused on optimizing the education of all students.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is truly a wonderful school! We chose this school over the private schools that we visited. The energy in the building is wonderful and the staff cares about each family. We love this school and would never send our kids anywhere else!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have a 2nd grader at Roxboro Elementary and another starting kindergarten next year. Roxboro is a remarkable school. It provides a solid rigorous education to a diverse student population. My child was reading fluently in kindergarten thanks to Roxboro's excellent reading specialists. Math and reading programs for gifted students have provided lots of accelerated learning opportunities. I've found the teachers to be very skilled at teaching to all levels of ability and bringing out the best in every child. The principal is energetic open to new ideas and kind but firm. The arts are a special emphasis at Roxboro and a nonprofit parent group funds annual artist residencies for every grade. Roxboro is a true school community with a very active and committed PTA that gives its all to the kids. Our family feels very fortunate that our children attend this outstanding school.

  • (11 years ago)

    We love Roxboro Elementary first and foremost because of the strong curriculum and outstanding quality of the teaching and administrative staff. In addition to great academics Roxboro is known for its artists-in-residence programs annual art show and fall multicultural festival. Students at Roxboro include many families from all over the world associated with the medical educational and arts institutions in University Circle. Many students have parents and grandparents who have attended Roxboro which adds to the fun of the family and neighborhood events. The Roxboro PTA is very strong and includes participation from both working parents and stay-at-home parents. Another notable Roxboro trend is the increasing number of stay-at-home dads picking up children before and after school. You can't beat Roxboro for academics art/music appreciation and exposure to families from around the world.

  • (11 years ago)

    Roxboro is a great school.The curriculum is excellent. Teachers are very in tune with students and parents. Parent involvement is good. I transferred my daughter from private school to Roxboro and it was a good decision!

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