Larson Middle School

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Larson Middle School is a high-performing public middle school in Columbus, Ohio, serving grades 4-8 with a student population of 433. The school is part of the Grandview Heights Schools district, which is ranked 24th out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Larson Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Ohio, with a statewide ranking between 19th and 74th out of over 1,000 middle schools in the state over the past decade. The school has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating exceptional academic performance. Larson's students consistently outperform the state and district averages on Ohio State Tests across all grade levels and subject areas, with proficiency rates often 20-30 percentage points higher than the state averages. The school also has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 2.4% to 11.3% over the past few years, which is significantly lower than the state and district averages. In comparison, nearby schools like Wedgewood Middle School and Hilltonia Middle School, which are part of the Columbus City Schools district, have much lower proficiency rates and higher chronic absenteeism.

However, Larson Middle School's student population is predominantly white, around 90%, which is not reflective of the racial diversity found in the surrounding area or the state as a whole. This may indicate a need to explore ways to attract and support a more diverse student body. Additionally, the school's ranking for its gifted and talented program has fluctuated over the years, suggesting that there may be room for improvement in supporting the needs of high-achieving students. Despite these areas for improvement, Larson Middle School's exceptional academic performance and student outcomes make it a standout school in the Columbus area.


Detail:

Public 4-8

 1240 Oakland Ave
       Columbus, OH  43212-3317


(614) 485-4100

District: Grandview Heights Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
33rd of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,250 Help


Students who attend Larson Middle School usually attend:

High:    Grandview Heights High School

Feeder schools for Larson Middle School:

Elementary:    Stevenson Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  433

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.8%
Two or more races:
4.8%
Hispanic:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0% Help


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Compare Details Larson Middle School ranks better than 96.4% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.94. (See more...)
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Compare Details Larson Middle School ranks better than 96.9% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.88. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.8%), two or more races (4.8%), Hispanic (3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Larson Middle School is 14.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Larson Middle School is $16,250.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Larson Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Larson Middle School 57th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Larson Middle School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Larson Middle School 33rd of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Larson Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Grandview Heights Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Grandview Heights Schools 24th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Larson Middle School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 89.94 57th 1596 96.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 87.84 51st 856 94.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 91.18 20th 1488 98.7%
2023 89.84 42nd 1483 97.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 90.33 48th 824 94.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 89.74 56th 1518 96.3%
2023 89.70 43rd 1498 97.1%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 89.45 41st 1242 96.7%
2023 88.65 37th 1215 97.0%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Larson Middle School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 66.44 155th 400 61.3%
2005 85.65 53rd 692 92.3%
2006 86.19 24th 732 96.7%
2007 91.47 4th 837 99.5%
2008 88.42 13th 835 98.4%
2009 84.66 64th 858 92.5%
2010 86.07 32nd 895 96.4%
2011 84.41 52nd 925 94.4%
2012 83.00 70th 989 92.9%
2013 83.31 69th 1001 93.1%
2014 85.36 33rd 1008 96.7%
2015 90.31 30th 1035 97.1%
2016 90.78 37th 1050 96.5%
2017 89.88 41st 1038 96.1%
2018 90.74 31st 1010 96.9%
2019 91.74 19th 1050 98.2%
2021 91.17 48th 1037 95.4%
2022 88.72 74th 1017 92.7%
2023 91.88 33rd 1048 96.9%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 92.45 17th 590 97.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.19 27th 897 97.0%
2019 90.85 11th 917 98.8%
2021 92.47 25th 910 97.3%
2022 90.23 40th 925 95.7%
2023 91.39 15th 943 98.4%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 96.57 7th 658 98.9%
2021 94.58 13th 576 97.7%
2022 87.59 21st 565 96.3%
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Rank History for middle school Gifted and Talented students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.52 208th 521 60.1%
2023 69.29 37th 173 78.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.75 41st 916 95.5%
2019 92.85 17th 933 98.2%
2021 93.53 21st 924 97.7%
2022 90.96 48th 946 94.9%
2023 93.24 22nd 963 97.7%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Larson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.48 33rd 781 95.8%
2019 91.93 15th 796 98.1%
2021 90.51 36th 781 95.4%
2022 82.49 119th 809 85.3%
2023 90.49 30th 805 96.3%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Larson Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 166 4 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 176
1989 160 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 164
1990 159 3 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 165
1991 267 0 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 274
1992 277 0 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 285
1993 281 1 4 5 0 n/a n/a 2 293
1994 308 4 4 8 1 n/a n/a 0 325
1995 435 3 2 8 1 n/a n/a 0 449
1996 435 3 2 8 1 n/a n/a 0 449
1997 428 3 1 10 0 n/a n/a 0 442
1998 322 2 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 329
1999 304 3 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 314
2000 299 2 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 306
2001 288 1 3 3 1 n/a n/a 0 296
2002 272 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 5 283
2003 272 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 5 283
2004 287 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 9 302
2005 188 2 2 4 0 n/a n/a 9 205
2006 171 1 1 5 0 n/a n/a 9 187
2007 158 2 2 3 0 n/a n/a 6 171
2008 166 2 1 5 0 n/a n/a 3 177
2009 164 1 0 5 0 n/a n/a 2 172
2010 165 2 3 2 0 n/a n/a 4 176
2011 155 2 2 0 0 0 7 0 166
2012 239 3 1 4 0 0 12 0 259
2013 242 4 0 5 0 0 13 0 264
2014 232 3 3 4 0 0 10 0 252
2015 229 4 3 3 1 0 14 0 254
2016 227 3 6 2 1 0 12 0 251
2017 206 1 3 6 1 0 12 0 229
2018 217 1 4 7 0 0 4 0 233
2019 223 2 2 9 0 0 4 0 240
2020 222 8 3 8 0 1 10 0 252
2021 208 3 4 6 0 0 18 0 239
2022 387 5 3 8 0 0 23 0 426
2023 393 2 4 13 0 0 21 0 433

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 Larson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 176 13.0 13.5 0
1989 164 11.0 14.9 n/a
1990 165 11.5 14.3 n/a
1991 274 7.0 39.1 n/a
1992 285 11.0 25.9 n/a
1993 293 11.3 25.9 0
1994 325 22.6 14.4 0
1995 449 27.7 16.2 0
1996 449 27.7 16.2 0
1997 442 33.3 13.3 0
1998 329 25.5 12.9 0
1999 314 24.1 13.0 0
2000 306 21.6 14.2 n/a
2001 296 21.6 13.7 n/a
2002 283 23.1 12.3 n/a
2003 283 23.1 12.3 n/a
2004 302 22.0 13.7 n/a
2005 205 13.4 15.3 0
2006 187 18.0 10.4 0
2007 171 17.0 10.1 0
2008 177 17.0 10.4 n/a
2009 172 15.0 11.5 0
2010 176 14.0 12.5 0
2011 166 13.8 11.9 0
2012 259 15.8 16.3 0
2013 264 16.8 15.6 0
2014 252 13.8 18.2 0
2015 254 n/a n/a 0
2016 251 20.0 12.5 0
2017 229 20.0 11.4 n/a
2018 233 19.8 11.7 n/a
2019 240 19.4 12.3 n/a
2020 252 18.4 13.6 n/a
2021 239 17.4 13.7 n/a
2022 426 32.7 13.0 n/a
2023 433 29.7 14.5 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Larson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 176 13.0 13.5 0
1989 164 11.0 14.9 n/a
1990 165 11.5 14.3 n/a
1991 274 7.0 39.1 n/a
1992 285 11.0 25.9 n/a
1993 293 11.3 25.9 0
1994 325 22.6 14.4 0
1995 449 27.7 16.2 0
1996 449 27.7 16.2 0
1997 442 33.3 13.3 0
1998 329 25.5 12.9 0
1999 314 24.1 13.0 0
2000 306 21.6 14.2 n/a
2001 296 21.6 13.7 n/a
2002 283 23.1 12.3 n/a
2003 283 23.1 12.3 n/a
2004 302 22.0 13.7 n/a
2005 205 13.4 15.3 0
2006 187 18.0 10.4 0
2007 171 17.0 10.1 0
2008 177 17.0 10.4 n/a
2009 172 15.0 11.5 0
2010 176 14.0 12.5 0
2011 166 13.8 11.9 0
2012 259 15.8 16.3 0
2013 264 16.8 15.6 0
2014 252 13.8 18.2 0
2015 254 n/a n/a 0
2016 251 20.0 12.5 0
2017 229 20.0 11.4 n/a
2018 233 19.8 11.7 n/a
2019 240 19.4 12.3 n/a
2020 252 18.4 13.6 n/a
2021 239 17.4 13.7 n/a
2022 426 32.7 13.0 n/a
2023 433 29.7 14.5 n/a

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Larson Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $14,569
2022 $16,001
2023 $16,250

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Larson Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 19th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 33rd of 1048 Middle schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Larson Middle School)85.186.9
 1.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Grandview Heights Schools)88.186.9
 1.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Larson Middle School)90.883.3
 7.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Grandview Heights Schools)90.983.3
 7.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Larson Middle School)86.580
 6.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Grandview Heights Schools)86.580
 6.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Larson Middle School)90.487.4
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Grandview Heights Schools)90.487.4
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Larson Middle School)96.296.2
   8th Grade Science (Grandview Heights Schools)96.296.2
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Larson Middle School)87.573.1
 14.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Grandview Heights Schools)87.573.1
 14.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Larson Middle School)88.592.3
 3.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Grandview Heights Schools)88.592.3
 3.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Geometry (Larson Middle School)100100
   End of Course Geometry (Grandview Heights Schools)85.177.9
 7.2%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Larson Middle School)98100
 2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Grandview Heights Schools)84.792.6
 7.9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students240433
 80.4%
African American22
American Indian00
Asian24
 100%
Hispanic913
 44.4%
Pacific Islander00
White223393
 76.2%
Two or More Races421
 425%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Larson Middle School

Yes! Larson Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 33rd of 1048 Ohio middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 433 students attended Larson Middle School.

Students at Larson Middle School are 91% White, 5% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

Students who attend Larson Middle School usually go on to attend Grandview Heights High School


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