School Details

Beechwood Elementary School

455 Beechwood Rd, Whitehall, OH 43213
(614) 417-5300
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 488 students 21 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

73%
72%
78%
62%
65%
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
  • Whitehall City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
70%
78%
72%
73%
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
  • Whitehall City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
52%
68%
63%
60%
74%
51%
50%
68%

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
  • Whitehall City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Beechwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Whitehall. The principal of Beechwood Elementary School is Mrs. Cheryl A. Spain and can be contacted at spainc@whitehallcityschools.org. 488 children attend Beechwood Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 72% of the 488 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 62% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Beechwood Elementary School is 21:1. Mater Dei Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 40%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 16% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 59%
Economically disadvantaged 72% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school does not help children with ADHD or any other disability. They told me it costs too much money to just evaluate all children that are requested. They allowed my child to smack his head off the wall because the teacher told him to go deal with another student who was causing problems by himself. To allow a child to harm themselves like that is ridiculous. I have had nothing but problems with the school and I cannot send him to another school because of where we live which again is ridiculous.

  • (1 year ago)

    Beechwood has been a wonderful school for my daughter. We were here K-5 and the teachers has watched her grow and has taken the time to share with me growth they have seen in her. I love love love all of her teachers and felt they genuinly cared about us. Mrs. Peters has gone above and beyond to reach out to our family in times of need and never felt like we were a bother or bothersome. Such a wonderful assett to the Beechwood community.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very happy about sending my grandson too beechwood he came from another school canal winchester and they did nothing too help him with his ADHD Beechwood was right on top of it; I am proud to send my grandson too beechwood

  • (4 years ago)

    Very dissapointed with this school and as previosly said if your child as any type of problems be it ADHD or behavioral problems they will single them out and make life hard for them.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended the school from kindergarten through 5th grade. I loved the school. The teachers were great and focused on the students. There number 1 priority was the students and I felt I was special. (WHAT UP homies?)

  • (8 years ago)

    Rate this school...that's interesting because just like everyday life you will get out of it exactly what you put into it! I have had four kids attend Beechwood and I don't have any complaints toward the school. My wife and I know all of the teachers our kids have had because we made it a point to do so. The spoils of that involvement also lead parents to be familiar with other teachers as well as the administration and the office staff and in our experience...school board members. 'No child left behind' is a wonderful concept but fails miserably in practice. If a child gets 'left behind' there is usually a reason! Before you blame teachers administration or standardized testing maybe you should grab a mirror! I'm confident 'rookie teachers' and 'Tenured Educators' are'nt in it for the millions otherwise they would be second baseman!

  • (10 years ago)

    I attended Beechwood grades 4-6 and I am so happy I was able to experience such a wonderful place to learn. The teachers are dedicated to helping their children excell in education as well as people. The staff is so helpful and polite. You actually feel at home. Help is always provided to children who need extra help even if the teacher has to spend time after school tutoring children they are more than happy to help. The school provides parents with the resorces needed to help in thier childs education. The building is always clean and I felt safe while I was there. I came from west Virginia and it took some time for me to get used to a new enviroment and everyone was very helpful and patient while I adjusted. My Nephew and two nieces atend the school now and love it there. Bravo Beechwood!Great work!

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to Beechwood when I was growing up that is why I decided to put my children through this school. My daughter is going into the second grade and I have nothing but great things to say about this school my daughter needed some extra help with reading and they noticed it jumped right on it and now my child is reading everything she gets her hands on. The teachers and staff are wonderful they are all very friendly and very helping I love this school and my daughter also loves Beechwood. Keep up the great work!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had two children that have gone to school here and absolutely love the teachers and administrative staff. They love the children and are very family oriented. They encourage the children to be the best they can be and they also do this by being good role models. We absolutely love the school and the teachers. They are really dedicated to the children and use their resources as wisely as possible. My oldest son has graduated from Whitehall and has many wonderful memories of the school staff coaches and teachers. I wish all children had the opportunity to have such wonderful teachers and role models in their lives.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school system is overated and after moving to this district I am so disappointed in the system. I contribute as much as possible but it would seem the school doesn't do the same. There is very low tolorance for children with disabilities my son has ADHD and has been treated poorly.

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