School Details

Ecole Kenwood Alternative K-8 School

3770 Shattuck Ave, Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 365-5502
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 385 students 37 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

88%
53%
78%
85%
62%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT 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 2013
  • Columbus City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
49%
78%
80%
69%
88%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT 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 2013
  • Columbus City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
39%
68%
67%
51%
74%
45%
35%
68%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT 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 2013
  • Columbus City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
49%
75%
80%
60%
83%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT 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 2013
  • Columbus City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
48%
73%
83%
60%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT 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 2013
  • Columbus City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
54%
77%
94%
72%
86%
73%
40%
69%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT 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 2013
  • Columbus City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ecole Kenwood Alternative K-8 School is a public middle school in Columbus. The principal of Ecole Kenwood Alternative K-8 School is Ms. Elvina L. Palma, who can be contacted at epalma@columbus.rr.com. 385 students go to Ecole Kenwood Alternative K-8 School and are mostly Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 98% of the 385 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 60% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ecole Kenwood Alternative K-8 School is 37:1. St Timothy School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 56% 57%
Hispanic 5% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
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 60% 79%
Economically disadvantaged 98% 98%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very pleased with Ecole Kenwood! I was recommended by a very close friend of ours who went there. My child is in 1st grade and LOVES it! He is always eager to go and never complains. He has loved all the teachers and only has positive things to say. I would recommend this school to anyone in the CCS district! Great school even better teachers!

  • (3 years ago)

    For the parent that posted right before me.. I can honestly say as an alumni I miss it very much.. There are never too many disciplinary issues that the teachers and staff couldn't handle easily and as far as french speaking teachers go as a parent you should work with your children to ensure they're learning.. Kenwood is a school where as a parent your participation is needed as much as your child's and you're important to your child's success and by becoming involved with your child and their teachers it would greatly help... I LOVE KENWOOD and am sending my children there when they're old enough...Je t'aime les profs and l'ennvironment

  • (3 years ago)

    for the parent who complained about the hiring of non-french speaking teachers what grades are they teaching? Because if I do recall they are in the higher grades or extra-curricular classes where english is a must. the younger grades are almost if not fully in french but by middle school age they need classes in english. Over all i would say Kenwood is the best school in CCS and in all honesty if the program fails it will be on the heads of the school board the superintendent and not the staff of the school

  • (5 years ago)

    Ecole Kenwood has an amazing program. Issues with children not listening are due to lack of parental involvement and there are very few situations like this at Kenwood. The teachers do an amazing job and the school has a wonderful community of helpful and knowledgeable parents. I believe my daughter is getting a top notch education.

  • (7 years ago)

    The last two posters are correct. The older children are well-behaved. It s the new students (Kindergarten-1st grade) who are troublesome. Most attention goes to unruly kids. Those who behave get overlooked because discipline problems take too much of the teacher s time. Sadly this school will become another failure for the District. And it won t even be due to discipline issues. The downfall of this once great immersion program will happen because the integrity of the program has been severely compromised by the hiring of non-French speaking teachers (three more added this year). It s impossible to teach in French when you don t speak the language. If this keeps up it will no longer be an immersion program just another Columbus Public School and that s nothing to brag about!

  • (7 years ago)

    In my experience with my daughter who attended K thru 8 and my son who is presently a student in the 6th grade the students are far from unruly and are in fact well disciplined. I have been very happy with the school and have never regretted my choice to have my children attend Ecole Kenwood.

  • (7 years ago)

    The French immersion program is wonderful and the teachers and staff are fantastic. Unfortunately they are hampered by a sub-par school district. Discipline is a problem - students are unruly and the teachers don't have many options to enforce discipline. My child's teacher spent half her time teaching and half her time disciplining. Public schools need to find a way to let good students learn without being hampered by the discipline problems of others. Ecole Kenwood is a top notch option if you are attending Columbus Public Schools.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the best educational opportunity in Columbus. It has the feel of a private school in a public school system. A 2nd language is the first and foremost appeal but it trulty has everything--art music math science sports.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is an amazing public school--terrific curriculumn experienced/committed teachers unequaled services like music 2X/week & art. Truly top-notch education with French immersion as amazing benefit.

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