School Details

Big Walnut Middle School

105 Baughman St, Sunbury, OH 43074
(740) 965-3006
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 639 students 16 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

83%
83%
73%
94%
94%
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
  • Big Walnut Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
87%
77%
92%
92%
86%
85%
85%
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
  • Big Walnut Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Big Walnut Middle School is a public middle school in Sunbury. The principal of Big Walnut Middle School is Ms. Penny I. Sturtevant and can be contacted at pennysturtevant@bigwalnut.k12.oh.us. 639 children attend Big Walnut Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 18% of the 639 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 19% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Big Walnut Middle School is 16:1. Berkshire Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 92%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.4%
Asian 0.8% 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 18% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Not enough support for special needs children. No one there seems to haves any knowledge as to what kids with disabilaaties need. Nothing is inplace to help them. They go from class to class but for many of them this is too difficult. There are to many teachers for one child. They are not able to adjust to the individual needs or maybe they don't want to. I think the school sould have at least one person who understands the needs of disabled children. Something needs to be put in place. Right now there is nothing.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been very happy with the teachers at BWMS. My son recently finished 8th grade and my daughter finished 6th. I emailed several of their teachers at year end to thank them. Many but not all were very involved in making sure my kids were challenged. They truly seemed to care.

  • (7 years ago)

    I proudly send my kids here. Great academics and extra-curricular activities!

  • (9 years ago)

    Big Walnut Middle School is grades 6-8. The school has gotten a new principal this year who is actively involved in the school's acheivment. The teachers there are some of the best and their main objective is the succession of the students. If your child is having a problem that concerns you every teacher in that school will take an active part in helping your child succeed. The district is rated very high and the schools do live up to those ratings.

  • (11 years ago)

    We have been in the school district since my son started school. He is now in 7th we have throughly enjoyed this school. The teachers are very dedicated and my son is getting an excellent education.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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