School Details

Birch Elementary School

24100 Palm Dr, North Olmsted, OH 44070
(440) 779-3569

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 395 students 23 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • North Olmsted City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Birch Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Olmsted. The principal of Birch Elementary School is Mr. Frank S. Samerigo, who can be contacted at 395 children attend Birch Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 38% of the 395 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 50% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Birch Elementary School is 23:1. St Brendan Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 84%
Multiracial 7% 5%
Hispanic 7% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 40%
Economically disadvantaged 38% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As parents of a Birch student we are extremely pleased with the way this excellent school is managed. The principal Mr. Samerigo is top-notch and truly cares about his students. Mrs. Stanko is great as well and is a top professional. I cannot say enough about the excellent teaching staff as well. Mrs. Mahle is a godsend too.

  • (6 years ago)

    Discipline seems to be a consistent problem here.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. The Administration is no longer in the building it's now the third grade wing. The entire staff is great. They are friendly and easy to talk to. We've never had a problem. I will miss Birch when my kids are gone.

  • (9 years ago)

    Birch school has been wonderful my daughter has been there since Kindergarden and each year I think her teacher is the best until the next year when her new teacher starts! She is now in second grade and has Mrs. Kestner who has been a terrific help with my child!!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have found the teachers to be dedicated. However the school building's condition ranges from poor to average. The North Olmsted Administration takes up half the building and the students are crammed into the remainder of the school. The gynnasium ceiling is in poor repair and the parking/bus situation is unsafe and difficult to navigate.

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