School Details

Starling Middle School

120 South Central Ave, Columbus, OH 43222
(614) 365-5945
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 328 students 15 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

37%
49%
75%
49%
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

31%
48%
73%
49%
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

43%
54%
77%
57%
72%
86%
27%
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

Starling Middle School is a public middle school in Columbus. The principal of Starling Middle School is Mrs. Melanie A. McGue, who can be contacted at mmcgue@columbus.k12.oh.us. 328 students attend Starling Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 100% of the 328 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 95% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Starling Middle School is 15:1. Hilltonia Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • French

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 27%
Multiracial 6% 5%
Hispanic 5% 8%
Asian 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 57%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 95% 79%
Economically disadvantaged 100% 98%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I am in 8th grade at this school and it is TERRIBLE. I rate it as a 0. It's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to get a good education here.

  • (3 years ago)

    I've been teaching sixth grade at Starling for about 10 years and no matter what other opportunities arise I can't bring myself to leave. The sixth grade team works together to make sure we meet the students at their level and bring out their personal best. We love to have fun with the students and make learning at Starling an exciting time. Although I have always felt very safe and secure at Starling very recently we have been able to get a STRONG hold on bullying. It is not tollerated and students who choose to bully are dealt with swiftly. As teachers we meet twice each week to discuss our academic/emotional goals for the students and discuss new learning techniques. We have a plethora of technology that is used on a daily basis. If you live in Franklinton you should feel proud to send your child to begin their Middle School years!

  • (4 years ago)

    Starling Middle School is a joke! If you truley care about your child and the education they will recieve at school this isn't the place to send them. My son attended half of the school year here out of all his teachers 2 of them conducted and acted like teachers. Thank you Mrs. Cornell i found myself walking into paents teacher confrences wondering how did this person get a teaching degree? No wonder my son feels like he isn't learning anything. And with a 3.48 he is nobodys fool. It is so disapointing to see how much our schools have lowered the standards of teaching.

  • (6 years ago)

    This School Is Amazing The Teachers Are So Amazing And Nice And They Stay For A Long Time The Schools Saftey And Disipline Are Perfect The Principal Is Amazing And Leads This School Fantastic I Went There When I Was Younger And It Was Amazing Then Too That School Is Great To Make Friends Easily My 11 Year Old Daughter Maranda Went There And Got All A's From 6th Grade

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to starling and now my lil brother does. Its great the teachers are great and the location is where its needed most )

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to Starling and now that I have a middle schooled aged child I think Starling is a great place for her to be. The teachers there are great and they help the children explore the options of having a better education. I could not ask for a better school to send my daughter to.

  • (11 years ago)

    Im not a parent but i went to starling all 3 years and i loved that school. It was the best school i went to! And if i had kids i would send them there!

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that Starling is a great school for my kids!

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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