School Details

High Point Elementary School

700 Venetian Way, Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 478-5545
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 439 students 15 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

85%
88%
78%
93%
92%
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
  • Gahanna-Jefferson City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
89%
78%
98%
94%
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
  • Gahanna-Jefferson City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
78%
68%
91%
85%
74%
84%
77%
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
  • Gahanna-Jefferson City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

High Point Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gahanna. The principal of High Point Elementary School is Ms. Kathleen M. Erhard and can be contacted at erhardk@gjps.org. 439 children attend High Point Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the 439 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at High Point Elementary School is 15:1. Gahanna Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Multiracial 4% 7%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am continually astounded at the high level of learning. My daughter is learning effective communication and leadership skills far beyond what I consider the typical curriculum. The communication between school administration and parents is constant. I am very grateful to live in this community.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my daughter's first year at High Point and I am beyond impressed! I love that the student with special needs are incorporated in the regular classroom. It teaches all of the students acceptance and they learn to communicate in different ways. The school focuses on teaching 'The 7 Habits of Happy Kids' along with the normal academics music art and PE. They have high expectations but give the kids all of the tools they need to succeed. My daughter looks forward to going to school every day. Communication is great and there is an incredible amount of family involvement. I have no complaints at all!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school! My 2 children go here. We moved from out of state last year and my oldest started first grade in mid-October here. She was extremely shy and I was concerned about the transition. They were so welcoming that by the end of the year "shy" did not describe her anymore. My youngest is in kindergarten and reading almost fluently here along with a lot of others in her class. The teachers are the best I've ever seen and the parent involvement is outstanding.

  • (5 years ago)

    My eldest daughter has been going there since Kindergarten. They have done an awesome job every year pairing her up with the right teacher. My youngest will be starting Kindergarten in the fall and I can't wait

  • (6 years ago)

    High Point is a wonderful school. They have such hard working teachers and dedicated staff. I feel like my children are extremely challenged and are developing a love of life long learning. We are so sad that we are leaving High Point. We will always remember the great times here and know that we will always be welcome back. I believe that my students got the best education they could have. In fact I used to be in favor of private schools (I went to one) but High Point exceeded every expectation that I had and I chose not to send my students at private school but keep them at High Point.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have Never been discouraged from participating in my child's education at this school. In fact on curriculum night one teacher passed around 2 or 3 different volunteer sheets for parents to come in and read help in the classroom participate in activities with the guidance counselor etc. Additionally a number of teachers know my pre-schooler by name and address him specifically when we walk my older child into the building. I also disagree that the classes are being taught to the bottom 5 in the class. I believe all children get academic differentiation at this school and High Point would not have the OAT scores that they continually have if the children weren't being challenged daily. This elementary school is currently the only thing keeping me from moving into the Olentangy district.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children at High Point. We have been very happy with the education our children have received and the efforts put forth by the staff. I am amazed at how every year each of our children seem to get the teacher that meets their particular set of needs. I have a very sensitive son and to see him come home happy and confident is a wonderful thing. I also do not agree that High Point is teaching to the bottom five children in the class. If that were happening I don't believe their test scores would be among some of the highest in the state.

  • (7 years ago)

    I disagree with the comments. I have found that with all my kids the classes in general are taught at a level the the bottom 5 kids in the class can do well with out trying to hard. Also the school puts extra effort at keeping parents out of the school and breaking up family ties. don't try and walk into the school with a younger sibling.

  • (8 years ago)

    We LOVE this school! Our soon-to-be middle schooler enjoyed school and was placed in advanced classes to always offer a challenge! We will soon have a kindergartener and she is already feeling at home there!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have one child at High Point Elementary School in the 8th grade. High Point was voted one of the best schools in the nation. Although Hight Point expects a lot from their students they also encourage thier students to do their very best. In addtion they provide one-on-one attention when needed. All of the teachers I have met are extremely competent and make each student feel as though they can achieve anything they set their minds to do. I would highly recommend Hight Point Elementary.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have had three children through this school and it is excellent in all ways. It is a good learning environment; a nice facility centered in a nice safe walkable neighborhood very involved parents mostly well behaved children. You will feel comfortable sending your children there. Teachers are competent well qualified and accessible of course I liked some better than others. Academic expectations are high but in a positive way.. Student performance is exceptional. The former principal was Ohio principal of the Year (or something like that) and maintained a positive upbeat environment. There is a new principal this year with big shoes to fill but my first impression is positive.

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