School Details

Gilles-Sweet Elementary School

4320 West 220 St, Fairview Park, OH 44126
(440) 356-3525
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-6 765 students 19 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

82%
82%
78%
93%
93%
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
  • Fairview Park City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
78%
93%
93%
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
  • Fairview Park City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
68%
85%
85%
74%
75%
75%
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
  • Fairview Park City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
81%
75%
93%
93%
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
  • Fairview Park City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gilles-Sweet Elementary School is a public middle school in Fairview Park. The principal of Gilles-Sweet Elementary School is Ms. Barbara J. Brady, whose e-mail is bjs5259@gmail.com. 765 students go to Gilles-Sweet Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 23% of the 765 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 30% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School is 19:1. Messiah Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 87%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 26%
Economically disadvantaged 23% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I just started working at Gilles- Sweet this year and I am extremely impressed by the staff there. I live in a nearby district that academically rates higher by state standards and I wish I could pull my kids out and send them to Gilles- Sweet. The staff there bends over backwards to help all kids. They are great with all students no matter what their learning level is. The building is fantastic and you can tell that all the staff work as a team.

  • (4 years ago)

    Gilles-Sweet is a wonderful school full of professional and friendly staff. They have challenged our son and worked with him more than one of the local parochial schools did. GS is also a great learning environment - the state of the art building shows a great deal of respect to the children and families that attend classes and events. Fairview Schools are a class act!

  • (4 years ago)

    This has been our first year in the Fairview Park school system and we believe our children have benefited tremendously. All the teachers we've been in contact w/ at Gilles-Sweet have been engaging and caring. The support staff (office principal nurse cafeteria) have all been supportive and professional. Our decision to move to F.P. was largely based on their school system and we have not been disappointed. We're very grateful to have the opportunity to send our kids to such a great school!

  • (4 years ago)

    GS is a caring community of learners. Teachers parents and students work together to make sure all children have a positive learning experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attends Gilles Sweet Elementary. Some of the teachers are wonderful; others not so much.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son joined to 1st grade in the month Janvuary and made a tremendous progress over 6 months. I really appriciate mrs ludwig the class teacher. She is awesome.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son went to kindergarden there lasy year and is starting 1st grade this year. It has been a good experience for both of us. I really enjoy the new facility and teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children have received a top quality education from Fairview schools. The teachers they have had are some of the best any school can possibly have. Parkview can proudly boast of its outstanding teaching staff that includes Mrs. Fishell Mrs.Lavelle Mrs.Kempton Mrs.Dzurnak Mrs. Ponsart Mr.Warofka Mrs.Salica as well as the outstanding direction from their Music Art 7 Physical Education departments! What a top quality group of dedicated and caring teachers! These teachers and many others throughout the district not only educated our children but have and continue to show our children what it truly means to have a lifelong love of learning. They have left an indelible mark on our children's lives!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have only 1 thing say I am so thankful I could afford to get my child out of there. He was put down not encouraged the pricipal Mr. Karris refused to listen offer advice or help. The only good thing about this school is Dr. D. I Thank god for him. It was dirty run down no lunch program no 6th grade camping trip you call this a school?

  • (10 years ago)

    There are many wonderful things that go on at Parkview Intermediate School! I have had four children who have gone through the system and there are many qualified teachers. They are dedicated to the children and go above and beyond what is expected of them. I challenge anyone who thinks teaching is an easy job to step inside a classroom at Parkview School on any given day and see the dedication the staff gives to our children. Shame on anyone who believes the teachers are part of the administration who spends our money foolishly. Take this up on Lorain Road! Teachers are expected to do more with less everyday and Parkview Teachers go above and beyond the call of duty for our children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Mrs. Fishell takes time from weekends to celebrate the joy of reading with K-8 children. Educators talk about 10 to 12 hour days. Until I met Mrs. Fishell this claim was an unverifiable myth. My children attended fourteen K-12 schools in four public and parochial school districts and there is not a more dedicated teacher. Unfortunate Parkview customers not even Mrs. Fishell can counter balance nonchalant leadership. Despite a gaudy $11 500 / student Parkview s verifiable academic performance is far below similar local schools. Since FP continues to employ educators who are permitted to abuse their customer s resources (children and tax dollars) I can only recommend avoidance of Parkview.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child had Mrs. Peggy Fishell for her 4th grade teacher at Parkview. My child blossomed under her guidance. My child chooses to read on her own now. Mrs. Fishell has been Teacher of the Year and she deserves it. Mrs. Fishell helped establish an after school teacher-taught Ohio Proficiency practice. The children also had transportation home afterwards. She also helped with the school's talent show and was very fair to the children. She has monthly reading groups in her home with her past students. She funds her reading program with her own money. She hands out 'educational rewards' based on games participation and more. She also provides pizza for a snack. Many children attend her Read-Ons. She is one committed teacher! Mr. Karis the principal earned Principal of the Year. He holds monthly Lunch with the Prinicpal which I would recommend attending. This school offers too many school activities to list.

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