School Details

Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy

1875 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 318-0600
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 200 students 16 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

47%
78%
53%
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
  • Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
78%
73%
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
  • Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
68%
46%
74%
50%
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
  • Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
75%
68%
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
  • Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
73%
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
  • Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
77%
80%
86%
60%
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
  • Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy is a charter middle school in Columbus. The principal of Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy is Miss. Ashley N. Graver and can be contacted at agraver@advantages.com. 200 students go to Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy and identify as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 68% of the 200 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 93% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northland Preparatory and Fitness Academy is 16:1. Columbus Spanish Immersion K-8 School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 66% 66%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 14%
Hispanic 13% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 93%
Economically disadvantaged 68% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    This year I had to make a decision to enroll my son into Columbus public. I have avoided this due to the failing schools system. However there is no way it can be worse then NPFA! My son has attended NPFA for 4 years. I withdrew him at the end if the 1st quarter this year. There is a new principal as well as several teachers this year. They are very unorganized and unprofessional. They do not have the required teachers for the appropriate grade level. My 7th grade son had a teacher who was only licensed for K- 3rd grade. The teachers can not control the kids due to lack of communication between the staff. The principal is quick to suspend students so he doesn't have to deal with the students. I had numerous suspensions over turned due the the principal not being able to explain why my son had gotten suspended. If you choose to send your child to this school be prepared to get a phone call for every minor thing your child does!

  • (4 months ago)

    The new principal makes hasty decisions without knowing the entire situaion. The teaching staff is subpar at best and some have a "no tattle telling" policy (so the kids feel afraid to tell if someone is hittling them). Anytime there is an incident involving a child the incident does not get investigated. One child gets blamed and punished and the others (usually the initiators of the problem) are never dealt with. This school uses suspension as a first resort instead of the last and targets/labels children who they feel are "trouble makers". There is no communication between the teachers and parents and most of the staff I have met were rude. The school is dirty with paint peeling off the walls and stained carpet as well. Breakfast involves a piece of coffee cake and a juice nothing more. Not a good choice. My child was there less than 90 days which was 90 days too long! This school gets a -1 out of 10 for me!! - Disgusted parent

  • (5 months ago)

    i fill that no matter how much you try to help this school they have alot of cover up they are doing! their is to many rude teachers that fill they can talk to anyone the way they want to...(voss hughes middleton)!!!

  • (6 months ago)

    Great Teachers and staff Great fitness program Extended school days Most important my 3 kiddos (7th 6th 3rd) graders LOVE IT!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love NPFA! I have 3 children enrolled at this school and this is our fifth year. The teachers fitness instructors office staff and principal go above and beyond for these students and the school gets better and better every year. I would encourage parents to attend PTO meetings and field trips for invaluable experiences for and with the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my children's 3rd year at NPFA and I love this school. It gave a nice alternative from general Columbus public and they are excelling beyond their grade. They are active in academic and fitness competitions and in the gifted and talented program. With such small class sizes it is much easier for the (well-trained) teachers to provide the necessary one-on-one that all of the students need.

  • (7 years ago)

    Very good K-3rd grade teachers! My children are right where they are supposed to be some are ahead.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think charters schools are great I chose a really good one I was not impressed with Columbus Public at all my kids were not up to level until they were enrolled in N.P.F.A. We have been with this school for 2 years now.

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Overall score

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