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About This School

Buckeye Middle School is a public middle school in Columbus. The principal of Buckeye Middle School is Stephanie L. Patton and can be contacted at stephanie.patton@ode.state.oh.us. 563 children attend Buckeye Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 99% of the 563 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 89% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Buckeye Middle School is 18:1. Southmoor Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 27%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 4% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 57%
Asian 0.5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 79%
Economically disadvantaged 99% 98%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My school is great The teacher goes out of the way to make sure each student is learning

  • (11 months ago)

    I went to Buckeye from the beginning of 7th grade all the way until I finished the 8th grade. I didn't like the teachers at all they treat you like you're dumb of if you don't understand something and ask for help. The principal is very very rude to parents and students she acts like she's better than everyone else. There are a lot of bullies in this school which they do nothing about. A lot of the teachers are very rude as well. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.

  • (1 year ago)

    A great school little improvements needed but over all a good learning environment for kids

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm somewhat pleased with Buckeye's special education department. I believe there's a special ed teacher named Ms.Lay she's very helpful & pleasant unlike the other staff members. I'm very pleased keep up the good work!

  • (2 years ago)

    I think that buckeye is a great school I am going there for 6th grade next year but even though I don't go there i took a great tour with a awesome tour guide!!! There is no way I wouldn't want to go there!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I loved Buckeye and everything it had for me when I attended there I am now 28 and very thankful

  • (3 years ago)

    I feel Buckeye Middle School is a safe place for kids. There is an adult staff person who is their crosswalk person daily to cross the children across the street safetly. the Teachers there go out of their way to attend each child's needs. They give up their lunch periods just to tutor kids who need it or help with their homework. They come to child's birthday parties the socialize with parents on a 1 on 1. This school is truely a pleasant school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and staffalways welcome you with a smile and a are always friendly and courteous.

  • (5 years ago)

    I when to the school and i love it

  • (6 years ago)

    this place is awsome but there not strict they are just passionate about learning and they love having fun abd the princabel is very nice but if your bad you are gonna get in troubel ok i love it there people are so nice

  • (6 years ago)

    Its a great school and iam proud that i went there

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has attended Buckeye Middle School for 3 yers now. there is alot of fights i dont hear about them everyday. my son hasnt been involved in one. i think over all it is a good school lets face it parents you being on person how well do you think you would act when dealing with 600 kids ??? i think alot of the problem is the kids act like the parents in most cases and go to school and do nothing but start trouble and run their mouths !! i wonder where they get it from at some point you cant blame everyone else you have to look at what you are doing as a parent to add to the problem ! there is alot of caring and trusting teachers at this school who go out of their way to make the kids happy and teach them.look at home !!

  • (6 years ago)

    my son goes to buckeye middle school and im up there every day because the teachers are sending the kids out for dumb stuff like laughing. anything i wouldn't recommend any parent to send there student there and the teachers are not even that smart and the way they eat lunchis stupid because they have the boys out side while the girls eat then the girls outside while the boy's eat it's outraegous how they are running this school thank god the end of the year is here cause i was getting fed up with them and there mess

  • (6 years ago)

    I do not like the way this school is run. They have a homework e-mail and i sign up and they don't follow through with it. You can not see the staff at all. I don't like this school and i'm trying to get my granddaughter out of this school. They don't even foolow up with her iep and her slow learning. They treat the children differnt.

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently have a child in the 7th grade at Buckeye and it is going ok. I was very worried to send him there last year just b/c of everything you hear but he really wanted to go there to stay with his friends. After agreeing I found it not to be all that bad but yes improvements are needed as many schools are in Columbus. My son has not had any problems with teachers or kids but he does tell me about a lot of fights almost everyday. However I attended Cols. schools and sometimes that's just how it is. (Sad to say) Over all my son has done great academically and has great grades so I would say that they are doing good.

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal. Mrs. Minshall (sp?) is not very nice to parents or students. It seems that she has an attitude that she's so much better than any one else. I think it's a very stressful learning environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    May be a wonderful school for children without learning disabilities or behavior problems but terrible for those with them. My experience has shown me if the student requires any extra effort on the part of any faculty there (except the nurse) they will surely be one child left behind. Very poor for caring about the children. Patti Van Hoose

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended Buckeye Middle School for 3 years and I learned a lot and it is a very kept together school. The teachers are very strict in the learning environment but also like to have a good time with the students. There are many extra curricular activities available and many people put down this school because of the middle schools around it. It is definitely one of the better in the South Side Columbus area.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academic programs -library was sparse almost empy -many motivated teacher especially in writing. I was shocked at the focus on punishment at the welcome to middle school inital meeting.The principal discussed every aspect of expulsion detention till I thought i was in a Juvenile Rehab facilty.I think more focus should be placed on postives and less expection of negative behaviors. Many sports opportunities including soccer & volleyball.Dr Spanheimer seemed to clean up this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attends Buckeye Middle School and I am very pleased with this school. I was worried about the transistion going from Elementary to Middle school for her but she loves it the teachers are caring and are always there to answer any questions I may have. My daughter loves school and and is doing very well academically she made honor roll this first grading period. I amvery happy with this school I have a friend who is considering taking her son out of a charter school and enrolling him in Buckeye next year.

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