School Details

Amherst Elementary School

8750 Jane St NW, Massillon, OH 44646
(330) 830-8024
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 530 students 21 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

94%
94%
80%
91%
95%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA 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 2014
  • Jackson Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
98%
78%
97%
98%
86%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA 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 2014
  • Jackson Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
89%
68%
96%
93%
72%
95%
93%
69%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA 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 2014
  • Jackson Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Amherst Elementary School is a public elementary school in Canton. The principal of Amherst Elementary School is Mr. William P. Hayden, who can be contacted at wph2jc@jackson.sparcc.org. 530 students attend Amherst Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the 530 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 34% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Amherst Elementary School is 21:1. Whittier Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Crew
  • Fencing
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 17%
Economically disadvantaged 29% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two children at this school... have two that have already moved on to middle school/high school. Love Amherst - teachers and staff are great. Never had any problems with bullying. Teachers are very accommodating to parents and will communicate with you daily if necessary through email or phone.

  • (4 years ago)

    Bullying is a very big problem and the staff and principal do not do anything about the matter until its too late.

  • (5 years ago)

    This Elementary School has a wonderful staff of qualified caring teachers hard working volunteers and an outstanding principal !

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children attending Amerst School. The school is well maintained bright and clean. The staff is welcoming warm and friendly. the teachers are highly qualified and appreciate paent support. Parents are well informed about their child's progress and needs are quickly addressed with a team approach to develop a plan of action.

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