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About This School

Darby Woods Elementary School is a public elementary school in Columbus. The principal of Darby Woods Elementary School is Mrs. Deborah P. Reed, whose e-mail is deborah_reed@swcs.k12.oh.us. 689 students attend Darby Woods Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 21% of the 689 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 71% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Darby Woods Elementary School is 23:1. Prairie Norton Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 68%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 30% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 57%
Economically disadvantaged 21% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    my son be going to this school for 5 months already and he has learned so much since then...im very happy with this school

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have attended this school for the past two years and I have to admit that I have been pleasantly surprised. Knowing the difficulties the teachers face everyday with the mix of cultures students learning English as a second language and a lot of parents that are not involved I had not expected a lot. Rather than using these things as an excuse or letting it get them down they seem to embrace it. The teachers that we have dealt with so far are wonderful. I don't know what Mrs. Braughton does but she has my child wanting to go to school 7 days a week. They love gym music and art. Last year the art teacher went out of her way to make my daughter feel encouraged and excel at her projects. They don't overdo it on homework however I always feel informed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Darby Woods is an excellent school. My son has attended this school since kindergarten. The teachers seem to be very caring. My son can read on his own now thanks to the one on one reading. I am always very informed of whats going on. When I walk in the school its very clean and secure. I enjoy seeing the students artwork on the wall. I look forward to sending my other children to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Darby Woods is a great school. My child looks forward to going to school everyday. The Music Art and PE teacher do a lot of extras for the students in this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have had nothing but positive experiences and interactions at Darby Woods! My son's teachers and aides are thoughtful caring and above all great communicators. With a website class newsletter and regular e-mails/notes I always feel informed.

  • (5 years ago)

    The art teacher is a very strong teacher at Darby Woods and always gets kids involved in great activities. WOW!

  • (7 years ago)

    I like this school but there is always room to improve problem students don't seem to be dealt with properly. School is very clean. Music program is wonderful art is excellent too all the kids just love the gym teacher. Not enough parents seem to want to get involved.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am not sure how the level of parental involvement has been the past 2 years because we have had to concentrate on how to avoid the bullies because despite repeated meetings nothing has been done. The lunch/recess program is very disorganized and there are no after-school activities. The Art Music and Gym teacher seem nice but these are considered 'Special Classes'. The teachers and principal seem to care but things I have mentioned do need revisited.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Darby Woods is a great school! The are always allowing the kids to do good things and reward them for this by usinf 'Good Choice Tickets' I think this is a great way to show students how you apperciate them. Their teachers are great for Art Music AND Gym. The do lots of active things at this school. What i still miss most about this school is the teachers and how well they thought me! -a former Darby Woods Student

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