School Details

Sycamore Junior High School

5757 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 686-1760
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 961 students 15 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Sycamore Community City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
92%
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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
  • Sycamore Community City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sycamore Junior High School is a public middle school in Montgomery. The principal of Sycamore Junior High School is Mr. Brian P. Wallace and can be contacted at wallaceb@sycamoreschools.org. 961 students attend Sycamore Junior High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 12% of the 961 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 15% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sycamore Junior High School is 15:1. Edwin H Greene Intermediate Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 71% 69%
Multiracial 5% 6%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 14% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 17%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Sycamore is probably the best fit for your child. All the comments that say the teachers are unhelpful are extremely false. I am a current student of Sycamore Junior High. They give out extensive activities. Not just for sports but for music they have SSC (Sycamore Singing Company) which is a show choir that is amazing. They have clubs such as BSU (Black Student Union) where you can learn about African American History more extensively. The activities help kids with social interaction and its amazing! No matter what you are interested in there is a spot for you at Sycamore! I suggest if you're moving somewhere in Cincinnati then I suggest you move to Sycamore District.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great if special needs minority of super high achiever. Above average white kids looking for a great education should look elsewhere.

  • (4 years ago)

    We are so incredibly fortunate that our daughter is in the Sycamore School District. She currently attends the Junior High and LOVES it. Sycamore has incredible teachers and administration. Before our family moved to Cincinnati 6 years ago I made a few calls to try to determine which district would be best for our child - Sycamore was at the top of the list. We visited the elementary school she went on to attend Montgomery and were thrilled about this opportunity for her. She is thriving academically socially and emotionally thanks to all! We aren't equally impressed with Cincinnati but would not even consider relocating until after our daughter has completed her Sycamore experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    Why do you love Sycamore Junior High School? The teachers are the best & do whatever it takes for the kids to excell ) )

  • (6 years ago)

    SJH has a wide range of activities for all students...sports and clubs of a vide variety. The Sycamore school distrist is in direct competition with many of the local schools for both atheltics and academics. They are doing a very excellent job keeping up with the competition and will most likely continue to do so in the coming years!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is an excellent transition school helping students make the big move from middle school to high school.There are great courses available including semester and quarter courses to help students find their interests so that they can continue with those in high school. There are also a wide range of clubs and actitivites to join and the school prides itself on having 'something for everyone.'From Science Club to Latin Club to Beta Club and from Cross Country to Quiz Team to Wrestlerettes SJH has it all.The art program is also very good; seventh graders are required to take a semester of art and if they display a talent or enthusiasm for art are recommended to continue to Art 8.In the music department Band Chorus Orchestra Piano Guitar and Music History are just a few of the music options.They do not have to play an instrument but can take an academic music course.

  • (8 years ago)

    The Sycamore Junior High is an outstanding school in all aspects. Academically it offers three tracks accelerated academic and regular. It has an outstanding music program including choir orchestra and band. It also has many clubs and special activities. Parents are very involved and welcomed.

  • (8 years ago)

    Sycamore Junior High is good in academics but it has been declining very fast the last couple years. It does not offer a great athletics board. The main problem for this school is the principal is not caring. He is not supportive to the students. Sycamore Junior High will be an average school after about a year. For moving parents I suggest Turpin High School ( Forest Hills School district ) where it is improving a lot the last couple of years. Turpin will surpass the former greatness of Sycamore Junior High.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has teachers who does not care about the students. This school always keeps my son miserable and not wanting to go to school. This school's discipline is not good enough. The principal here seems to care more about his career than his students. This school does not have a lot of fun activities for my son. We moved to Sycamore School District from Forest Hills School District because of everyone else's good comments about this school. I completely disagree with those comments. This school seems to get worse every year. I wish to end my son's horrible year and move back to Forest Hills.

  • (9 years ago)

    This SChool is like no other! The staff is willing to go out of their way to make sure the students have the best they possibly can have. Their Academics are very high-one student made it to the National math competition-thanks to the help of the staff. The groups and teams both in academics and sports are usually in the top three places. the music program is OUTSTANDING. for example-the school did a BROADWAY MUSICAL-at the same level as the broadway performers themselves! The 7th and 8th grade Chorale got invited to perform a highly difficult piece at the Carnegie Hall in New York City. You can see for yourselves that Sycamore Junior High School is a school like no other.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a wonderful environment for children to learn. The teachers are VERY caring and concerned about their kids. The administration maintains a balance of discipline and caring that comes only through experience. The teachers that are there are there because they love what they do. Kids in the middle MAY get lost if they are not involved in anything just by nature of the number of students. However there is plenty to do if they are interested. Additionally the school makes it a point to get to know the new students.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a top-notch school with a dedicated staff and administration.Our children are receiving a quality education in an environment that makes it exciting for them to learn.

  • (10 years ago)

    The administration is uncaring and in many cases a hinderance to students learning. The principal seems to be more interested in his career than in the welfare of students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Leadership is clueless. Teachers unhelpful.

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