School Details

Fernway Elementary School

17420 Fernway Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120
(216) 295-4040
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 300 students 19 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

85%
84%
78%
92%
89%
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
  • Shaker Heights City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
85%
78%
96%
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
  • Shaker Heights City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fernway Elementary School is a public elementary school in Shaker Heights. The principal of Fernway Elementary School is Christopher C. Hayward, Principal, whose e-mail is Hayward_C@shaker.org. 300 students go to Fernway Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 300 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 29% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Fernway Elementary School is 19:1. Lomond Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 55% 38%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 36%
Economically disadvantaged 23% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This is my son's third year at Fernway and he has special needs and the staff has been awsome. Mr. Haywood is an awsome principal! Thanks Fernway for giving my son such an awsome experience for elementary school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my daughters first year at Fernway Elementary school. She is in grade 1. We are more than pleased with the school. The teachers are excellent. They want their children to learn and grow. Since it is in IB school it has great values. She comes homes with a lot of information and knowledge. They involve parents in all the field trips and projects which is great. I will continue sending her to Fernway school

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my son's first year here and I love it. We moved again and I made sure that I stayed within the same area so that he could go there. Its not as diverse as the other schools in the district but we haven't had any problems.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school was amazing when i went to it. i love fernway forever.

  • (8 years ago)

    Fernway is a fabulous community school. The neighborhood is full of school age kids and the vast majority of them go to Fernway. The school has responsive to the needs of my children and has worked hard to meet those needs. It is a warm and wonderful place.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children attend Fernway elementary and it has been a nurturing and progressive enviroment for them. The teachers in Shaker are among the most highly educated in the county and this really shows in their dedication to their students. The high value placed on both academics and the arts is a rare find in a public school. Parent involvement is encouraged with a high percentage of both mothers and fathers pitching in. The only complaint we would have is that despite it's cultural diversity there does seem to be an undertone of racial tension with some parents. But then again this seems to be an issue not just at Fernway but throughout Northeastern Ohio. Overall as a family we are pleased with our experience at this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter attended Fernway for three years. We loved the school especially the teachers and the wonderful curriculm. Lots of extracurricular activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter attended Fernway for kindergarten. It was the best experience ever! My child started school barely being able to read and by the middle of the school year she could read a book lead me on a tour of her class and do Geometry! Parent involvement was outstanding. Parents made sure the school had what their children needed! Mr. Cannon the principal was awesome and handled situations immediately. The teachers were outstanding! The children went to school eager to learn. There was also different nationalities that allowed you to know your child was growing up without color barriers!

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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