North Avondale Montessori Elementary School

Public PK, KG-6

 615 Clinton Springs Ave
       Cincinnati, OH  45229-1324


 (513) 363-3900

District: Cincinnati City

SchoolDigger Rank:
1121st of 1,636 Ohio Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  21.8
Number of students:  567

Racial breakdown:
African American:
71.8%
White:
19.6%
Two or more races:
4.9%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.1%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 13, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, North Avondale Montessori Elementary School ranked worse than 68.5% of elementary schools in Ohio. It also ranked 13th among 38 ranked elementary schools in the Cincinnati City School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.02. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (71.8%), White (19.6%), two or more races (4.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 53.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Avondale Montessori Elementary School is 21.8. 34 elementary schools in the Cincinnati City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare North Avondale Montessori Elementary School employs 26 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

North Avondale Montessori Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks North Avondale Montessori Elementary School 1121st of 1636 Ohio public elementary schools. (See North Avondale Montessori Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Cincinnati City:

SchoolDigger ranks Cincinnati City 589th of 794 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for North Avondale Montessori Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 71.95 405th 1471 72.5%
2005 59.25 702nd 1501 53.2%
2006 51.32 917th 1504 39.0%
2007 54.58 928th 1609 42.3%
2008 61.73 753rd 1582 52.4%
2009 53.63 975th 1610 39.4%
2010 46.82 1131st 1662 31.9%
2011 64.66 778th 1686 53.9%
2012 48.89 1129th 1709 33.9%
2013 58.31 961st 1701 43.5%
2014 69.18 643rd 1687 61.9%
2015 66.02 679th 1684 59.7%
2016 62.54 788th 1678 53.0%
2017 62.70 792nd 1651 52.0%
2018 40.02 1121st 1636 31.5%

Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Open Quote My child has been at NAM for two years and we are in our third year. We are very happy here. Our teachers have been supportive, helpful, and understanding. My child tested a little bit below benchmark at the beginning of the year and our teacher signed us up for reading intervention and gave me suggestions on how to help my kid get caught up. I have noticed a huge improvement in the last 8 weeks, and I'm sure we will catch up for the next round of testing. My child has made good friends here and is learning a lot.

The new assistant principal is very helpful, engaging, and supportive. Ms. Battle listens to your concerns, and is responsive to emails and questions. She gets things done and is completely invested in helping the school and kids be the best we can be.

We have a variety of school programs and are working on adding more. We have a community green house and the kids take gardening classes. We offer Suzuki method classes for four different instruments. It can be expensive but there are income bracket pricing options available to help. Tap, Ballet, and Modern Dance are all available after school, as well soccer, girl scouts, and probably a few that I'm forgetting. There are additional opportunities at the attached Rec Center.

I think the low marks on here are mostly based on test scores... but test scores are not always indicative of school performance. They are a useful metric, but they are only part of the picture. We are an extremely diverse school with a lot to offer our students.

There's more to the district's efforts than just the grade on a report card. NAM's preschool is rated 5 stars by the Department of Education. We are doing good work here. At the beginning of the 2018 school year it was noted that, CPS' graduation rate is improving, students are doing better on state achievement tests, and literacy among elementary students is improving. Out of six areas evaluated, CPS students improved in five, and remained stable in the last.

Another study showed that between 3rd and 8th grade, CPS actually is covering 5.2 years of schooling instead of just 5. We are working harder and covering more than other districts. (Search for NY Times How Effective is Your School District). Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Open Quote I don't know where the low star rankings of this school are coming from. Given the demographics of this school and the caliber of the staff and students, this school's ratings should be much higher.
NAMS' community of parents, students and teachers all work together to make a uniquely peaceful and caring environment for all students. The amount of parent involvement has been crucial to the success of the school's community feel and achievements.
During the 2011-2012 and the 2012-2013 school year, the school had staff members leave midway through a school year. This is why the test scores went down for these 2 years- long term subs cannot replace certified staff. With a full staff in place, there is no doubt that scores will improve and stay way up!
Finally, of the 4 Montessori schools, North Avondale is the lone Montessori school that is staying true to the Montessori philosophy- especially at the 9-12 level. Where other schools have divided up their 9-12 levels in actual 4, 5, 6 rooms, NAMS has stayed true to a 9-12 environment. Their commitment to maintaining the ideals of Maria Montessori is evident and is yet one more reason why the school is a success. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 7, 2011

Open Quote North Avondale Montessori is actually located at 615 Clinton Springs Ave. Cinti., OH 45229. At the start of the 2010-2011 school year we moved to a brand new "green" building. Close Quote


Enrollment information for North Avondale Montessori Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 211 287 6 2 0 n/a n/a 36 542
1989 226 276 7 3 2 n/a n/a 0 514
1990 231 270 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 510
1991 244 256 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 509
1992 267 262 7 0 3 n/a n/a 8 547
1993 276 259 5 1 5 n/a n/a 14 560
1994 292 249 10 1 5 n/a n/a 0 557
1995 275 280 9 4 5 n/a n/a 0 573
1996 275 280 9 4 5 n/a n/a 0 573
1997 270 286 9 5 6 n/a n/a 0 576
1998 267 286 10 3 5 n/a n/a 0 571
1999 253 274 6 3 5 n/a n/a 0 541
2000 253 303 8 5 4 n/a n/a 0 573
2001 250 313 8 3 3 n/a n/a 0 577
2002 236 274 8 10 3 n/a n/a 44 575
2003 236 274 8 10 3 n/a n/a 44 575
2004 215 278 10 11 2 n/a n/a 42 558
2005 205 291 9 9 0 n/a n/a 49 563
2006 211 303 7 7 0 n/a n/a 44 572
2007 199 307 10 13 0 n/a n/a 48 577
2008 165 338 13 12 0 n/a n/a 55 583
2009 153 355 13 13 1 n/a n/a 60 595
2010 122 323 13 13 1 n/a n/a 52 524
2011 120 361 12 15 0 0 43 0 551
2012 117 405 10 18 0 0 46 0 596
2013 125 418 11 17 1 0 39 0 611
2014 121 391 9 14 1 0 36 0 572
2015 109 403 9 13 1 0 31 0 566
2016 111 407 8 10 1 2 28 0 567

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 North Avondale Montessori Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 542 27.0 20.0 0.0
1989 514 27.0 19.0 n/a
1990 510 29.0 17.5 n/a
1991 509 28.0 18.1 n/a
1992 547 26.0 21.0 15.9
1993 560 26.0 21.5 12.8
1994 557 26.0 21.4 12.2
1995 573 19.0 30.2 0.0
1996 573 19.0 30.2 0.0
1997 576 22.0 26.2 17.0
1998 571 27.0 21.1 15.2
1999 541 27.0 20.0 19.6
2000 573 25.0 22.9 18.7
2001 577 26.5 21.8 17.7
2002 575 26.5 21.7 20.5
2003 575 26.5 21.7 20.5
2004 558 31.0 18.0 21.9
2005 563 29.8 18.9 30.9
2006 572 25.8 22.2 29.4
2007 577 28.5 20.2 36.1
2008 583 27.5 21.2 n/a
2009 595 26.5 22.5 44.1
2010 524 25.5 20.5 48.5
2011 551 26.5 20.7 43.9
2012 596 28.0 21.2 46.8
2013 611 27.0 22.6 47.6
2014 572 28.0 20.4 49.8
2015 566 n/a n/a 51.8
2016 567 26.0 21.8 53.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio North Avondale Montessori Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 542 27.0 20.0 0.0
1989 514 27.0 19.0 n/a
1990 510 29.0 17.5 n/a
1991 509 28.0 18.1 n/a
1992 547 26.0 21.0 15.9
1993 560 26.0 21.5 12.8
1994 557 26.0 21.4 12.2
1995 573 19.0 30.2 0.0
1996 573 19.0 30.2 0.0
1997 576 22.0 26.2 17.0
1998 571 27.0 21.1 15.2
1999 541 27.0 20.0 19.6
2000 573 25.0 22.9 18.7
2001 577 26.5 21.8 17.7
2002 575 26.5 21.7 20.5
2003 575 26.5 21.7 20.5
2004 558 31.0 18.0 21.9
2005 563 29.8 18.9 30.9
2006 572 25.8 22.2 29.4
2007 577 28.5 20.2 36.1
2008 583 27.5 21.2 n/a
2009 595 26.5 22.5 44.1
2010 524 25.5 20.5 48.5
2011 551 26.5 20.7 43.9
2012 596 28.0 21.2 46.8
2013 611 27.0 22.6 47.6
2014 572 28.0 20.4 49.8
2015 566 n/a n/a 51.8
2016 567 26.0 21.8 53.1

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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