School Details

Walnut Springs Middle School

888 East Walnut St, Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 797-6700
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 865 students 15 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

77%
85%
75%
83%
89%
83%

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
  • Westerville City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
86%
73%
86%
88%
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
  • Westerville City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
87%
77%
90%
92%
86%
77%
80%
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
  • Westerville City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Walnut Springs Middle School is a public middle school in Westerville. The principal of Walnut Springs Middle School is Mrs. Leslie A. Kelly, whose e-mail is lkellywd2@yahoo.com. 865 students go to Walnut Springs Middle School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 23% of the 865 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 38% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Walnut Springs Middle School is 15:1. Heritage 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

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

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 61% 63%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 32%
Economically disadvantaged 23% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has went to Walnut Springs for two years now the teachers are good with keeping you up to date on your child progress. The only issues that I have with Walnut is there are a lot of bullies and there is supposed to be a zero tolerence policy but have yet to see it!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my first year at Walnut Springs and i like this school alot and I can't say anything bad about this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to walnut great teachers I also was in the special ed

  • (6 years ago)

    Most teachers are very good. To the earlier person we don't have any stoners. Don't know where you got that from but whatever. No bullys strong measures against bulling and drugs.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think this school is awsome it is the funest school i have ever been to and this school should be lucky to have mr.hoskins he is the best teacher ever

  • (6 years ago)

    My school is quite nice. No bullies to be found and wonderful teachers! About all you need in a school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the quality of education my children are receiving. Also the extracurricular activities are great and the children really enjoy them.

  • (6 years ago)

    it is very hard to under stand these teachers and i am not pleased the students are whats called 'stoners'

  • (7 years ago)

    My school is the best school ever. No bullies Awesome teachers and friendly students. I give it a 5 out of 5.

  • (7 years ago)

    My school WSMS provides a great place to learn and have fun while doing it. The teachers are oustanding and us students enjoy learning there. I cant wait to go back!

  • (7 years ago)

    I believe that Walnut Springs is an expeptional school. The orchestra is wonderful and the teachers are amazingly hard-working. Im an 8th grader there and I love it dearly!

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic quality is good. However due to budget cuts some very important things have been cut. Nevertheless teachers are working to make sure that what is taught is high quality. There are a number of extracurricular actvities and clubs for students. Most music opportunities are during the school day. There are lots of great parents here. It would be great to see more of them at PTSA meetings but those who did show up for things are fantastic.

  • (9 years ago)

    So far in my sons first year at this school I would have to say the teachers are very involved. many of the teachers supervise after school activities. At the first school dance at Halloween many of the teachers showed up in costume. At curriculum night teachers were all availabale to ask questions to.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have not been pleased with this school. Teachers have not been very responsive to e-mails and phone calls. They also have difficulty following an IEP. The staff tends to stereotype students here and cater to those who play football or make cheerleading a priority.

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