Menlo Park Academy

Public, Charter K-8

 14440 Triskett Rd
       Cleveland, OH  44111-2263


 (440) 925-6365

District: Menlo Park Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 1,678 Ohio Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  12.7
Number of students:  347

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.5%
Asian:
13.3%
Hispanic:
2.6%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  0.0%

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Compare Details In 2016, Menlo Park Academy ranked better than 99.8% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.32. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016, Menlo Park Academy ranked better than 99.8% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.98. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79.5%), Asian (13.3%), Hispanic (2.6%). (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Menlo Park Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Menlo Park Academy 4th of 1678 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Menlo Park Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Menlo Park Academy 2nd of 1071 Ohio public middle schools. (See Menlo Park Academy in the ranking list.)

Menlo Park Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Menlo Park Academy 2nd of 766 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Menlo Park Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 91.34 2nd 1546 99.9%
2008 92.01 1st 1518 99.9%
2010 90.07 5th 1595 99.7%
2011 89.80 1st 1617 99.9%
2012 87.92 5th 1638 99.7%
2013 90.01 1st 1631 99.9%
2014 89.68 4th 1617 99.8%
2015 90.53 24th 1682 98.6%
2016 93.32 4th 1678 99.8%

Test score data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Menlo Park Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 91.61 3rd 856 99.6%
2011 90.05 2nd 955 99.8%
2012 89.62 2nd 1023 99.8%
2013 90.30 3rd 1038 99.7%
2014 89.59 2nd 1036 99.8%
2015 92.22 15th 1066 98.6%
2016 96.98 2nd 1071 99.8%

Test score data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Menlo Park Academy Test Scores

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Test score data source: Ohio Department of Education

About the Ohio State Tests: State achievement tests tell us how well our students are growing in the knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. These tests help guide and strengthen future teaching so we can be sure that we are preparing our students for long-term success in school, college, careers and life. Test results also allow citizens to know how their local schools are performing compared to others around the state.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, September 19, 2016

Open Quote We can't praise enough the Menlo Park Academy. Our kids are thriving and they are challenged daily. There are opportunities for clubs, competitions and special interest groups. The teachers are absolutely fabulous. Enthusiastic and great at understanding the needs of gifted children. We highly recommend this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Open Quote My kid LOVES Menlo. Finally a school with peers of similar intellectual abilities. Your other choice would be Lake Ridge Academy at 20k/yr and I'm not sure they are all gifted. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Open Quote I have a kindergartener and a second grader at Menlo and I could not ask for a better school for my children. I love it there, my kids love it there. They are challenged every day. This school has been a blessing for our family. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Open Quote The school has several issues. The first is that the school sells itself as serving the needs of gifted students through enrichment and acceleration. In the past three years, technology class was eliminated and the music, art, and foreign language programs were dismal. The second issue is with the school building. It needs vital repairs. The roof leaks frequently resulting in buckets of murky water to be found throughout the building. The third, and most distressing issue, is with the academics. There are significant gaps in material covered when compared to same grade peers in other public schools. While at Menlo, my child received straight A's consistently in all subjects. When we had him tested for his new school, not only did he no longer meet the criteria for the gifted/honors program, he was behind in several areas, most notably mathematics. This necessitated a summer tutor to prepare him for the grade he is entering in the fall. In looking back through math workbooks, the material he was missing was never taught to him. The teachers for the most part do a good job with what they have to work with, but do not seem to be given much support from the administration. They also seem to understand the quirks that tend to come with highly gifted students which helps these students immensely. Unfortunately, what I had hoped would be a wonderful fit both academically and socially for my child, resulted in him being significantly academically behind his same grade peers. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Open Quote Our daughter started in late October last year in Kindergarten. She had one of the most wonderful teacher's anyone could ever want so I over look how disorganized the rest of the school was ran. She made friends enjoyed going to school everyday and wasn't learning her ABC's all over again when she mastered that at 3.

This year her teacher isn't as wonderful and I'm noticing more and more how the school is not being run in a effective manner. The building is old and falling apart. They keep saying the are looking at new building but you can never get an answer as to the plan for that. The director is almost never there and she stinks at communications. They always have dates wrong for things and are just SO unorganized not to mention there safety is REALLY lacking especially in the aftercare program.

Of course the School is going to have high test score all the students are gifted so the ranking does not give you an idea of the school as a whole. They have a HUGE teacher turn over more then half the staff is new this year! It's very frustrating being a parent here and trying to get answers for things when you cannot be the type of parent that is volunteering everyday because you work or have other children to care for.

Don't let the tuition free fool you either you have to pay $500 a year and every other day they are asking for money and if you can't volunteer 45 hours a year they want more money also.

Unless things change drastically I doubt my daughter will be back next year and we are already looking for another school. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Open Quote My daughter has attended three different public schools & has shadowed at various private schools, and has never found an environment as nurturing, stimulating, & challenging as that provided by this school. Within a year, she has magically blossomed--evolving into a more confident and socially conscious speaker and writer. I credit the teachers and her peers for her new interest in writing, her more refined viewpoints, and her vastly improved and mature use of language. At Menlo, she is exposed to: 1). lively classroom discussions that always inspire further inquiry at home, 2). monthly field trips, 3). a multitude of independent research projects, 4). and a Singapore math program that has rigorously prepared her (a 10 yr. old) to perform at an 8th grade level. Despite the academic rigor, she can still manage to gush about one "amazing" and "fun" day after another. Yes, the teachers are that impassioned & inspiring, and the curriculum is that creative. There are many strong reasons why this school has such a long waiting list & why so many parents will make the sacrifice & commute 2 hrs./day so that their children can attend. My daughter now sees the school as her extended family. Here, she is not afraid to be a "nerd", because every individual talent & eccentricity is celebrated and supported with great sensitivity. I just still scratch my head in wonder at how this school can offer so much more than the average public school and yet exist on such a tighter budget, but from what I have seen, every dollar seems to go directly into the kids--from overnight field trips to state-of-the-art textbooks and technology. The public schools could learn many a lesson from this hidden little gem. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 4, 2011

Open Quote Menlo Park Academy is a very special place. The teachers are incredibly dedicated and seem to truly love what they are doing. The school focuses on the whole child addressing academic as well as intellectual, emotional and social development. My kids are thriving, happy and excited about learning. Socially, this is the best fit we could have ever found. A child once described as a loner is now surrounded by peers and has built several new relationships. As resources and services for gifted students dwindle at traditional public schools, the role MPA plays in elementary education becomes even more important. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 28, 2011

Open Quote My children have a place where their unique talents are celebrated. This school is amazing. The teachers are dedicated, the administration is caring and the curriculum is challenging. It is amazing to have all this without paying tuition. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Open Quote Thank goodness for School Choice! MPA is a wonderful community school. It focuses the development of the "whole child", servicing the varied intellectual, social, and emotional needs of gifted children. Our family looks forward to growing with this school, an invaluable resource for gifted children in Northeast Ohio. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Open Quote MPA is just amazing. We can't say enough about what a difference it has made for our children. True hands-on learning, frequent field trips, Spanish for all grades, and friends who "get" our kids. All that and no tuition! We feel blessed to have found such a wonderful school. Parents are a key component to the school's success and are encouraged to get involved and help make it even better. The partnership is truly awesome. Oh, and the teachers are great and really care about the kids. Bottom line, our kids are happy & growing! Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Open Quote Imagine your gifted child being in a classroom - where they don't stand out but have peers. Imagine school work that matches their unique needs with their education. Imagine that our Ohio's concept of "a year's growth for a year's time" applies fully to even gifted children. It was a dream but is now our reality. Science lab, Spanish, amazing teachers.... but mostly friends. We are a community, and a community school. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Open Quote It is so nice to have a school for gifted students. The teachers at Menlo are wonderful. Unfortunately the administrative staff and board members are inept and disorganized. They act as if they have never worked in a school before. It is very frustrating being a parent of a student here. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, October 11, 2009

Open Quote Very good school. It is growing and I must say the children really get an excellent education. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Open Quote Everyone at Menlo Park (Teachers, Admin, and other parents)is enthusiastic. It creates enthusiasm for my son, wife and myself. We enjoy the privilege of volunteering with this great team.

Thank You !!!!! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Menlo Park Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 31 2 1 2 0 n/a n/a 1 37
2006 56 1 4 4 0 n/a n/a 1 66
2007 46 0 4 8 0 n/a n/a 3 61
2008 89 2 7 10 0 n/a n/a 7 115
2009 38 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 2 42
2010 106 2 6 1 0 n/a n/a 8 123
2011 184 7 23 2 0 0 11 0 227
2012 223 8 34 4 0 1 12 0 282
2013 266 8 44 7 0 1 8 0 334
2014 276 7 46 9 0 3 7 0 348
2015 276 8 46 9 0 2 6 0 347

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Menlo Park Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 37 3.4 10.9 0.0
2006 66 4.2 15.7 0.0
2007 61 4.8 12.7 27.6
2008 115 8.0 14.4 n/a
2009 42 2.0 21.0 0.0
2010 123 9.8 12.5 0.0
2011 227 15.2 14.8 0.0
2012 282 23.8 11.8 0.0
2013 334 22.0 15.1 0.0
2014 348 27.3 12.7 0.0
2015 347 n/a n/a 0.0

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Menlo Park Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 37 3.4 10.9 0.0
2006 66 4.2 15.7 0.0
2007 61 4.8 12.7 27.6
2008 115 8.0 14.4 n/a
2009 42 2.0 21.0 0.0
2010 123 9.8 12.5 0.0
2011 227 15.2 14.8 0.0
2012 282 23.8 11.8 0.0
2013 334 22.0 15.1 0.0
2014 348 27.3 12.7 0.0
2015 347 n/a n/a 0.0

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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