School Details

Parsons Elementary School

3231 Lee Ellen Place, Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 365-5099
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 431 students 21 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

69%
53%
78%
63%
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

58%
49%
78%
70%
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

53%
39%
68%
47%
51%
74%
30%
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

About this school

Parsons Elementary School is a public elementary school in Columbus. The principal of Parsons Elementary School is Ms. Candace M. Nespeca, who can be contacted at cnespeca@columbus.k12.oh.us. 431 children attend Parsons Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 98% of the 431 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 81% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Parsons Elementary School is 21:1. New Beginnings Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 27%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 3% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 57%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Asian 0.2% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 79%
Economically disadvantaged 98% 98%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Both my children attend Parsons. My oldest son is in 3rd grade and has nothing but the best teachers who have all been attentive to his own individual needs. In 1st grade he struggled with reading and without me having to say something or having to go rounds with the school his teacher got him assigned a reading tutor and his reading improved drastically over the next few months. My youngest started kindergarten this year and I was extremely nervous because he is a handful. His teacher has said nothing but good things about him and he comes home almost every day with green days. I love this school and the staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    I know this is a good school but the handling of my daughter is unacceptable. She is in preK and having trouble adjusting. She is acting out and they carried her in a innapproproate way to the Peak room which is tiny and cornered her in there with the lights out with three adults she does not know. She threw a horrible fit and they proceeded to tell me she isn't right and that she belongs in special needs. I think how they handled it was the wrong way and when we left she calmed down and told me she wasn't scared anymore. The principal's actions left me feeling insulted.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my son's first year at Parsons Elementary. We have been through many different types of schools and the first impression means a lot to me. From the second we walked in the front doors to enroll my son we have felt more than welcomed and like we have been part of the family for years. I truly feel we couldn't have found a better staff to help my son and family through another tough transition. I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sarah Armakovitch-parent of a 5th grader )

  • (3 years ago)

    My grandson began attending kindergarten this year at Parsons Elementary School and he is so happy. He speaks fondly of his teacher Mr. Shafer and this year he is making outstanding progress in reading. He is off to a great start start and I hope this enthusiasm for school continues!

  • (7 years ago)

    I wish all schools had a principal as Great and hands on as Mrs Nespeca if so my 6th grader probably would not be on ecot.

  • (7 years ago)

    parsons is the best school there academic programs are great the kides are great words can not say. the best in columbus ohio

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