Blendon Middle School

Public 6-8

 223 S Otterbein Ave
       Westerville, OH  43081-2333


(614) 797-6400

District: Westerville City

SchoolDigger Rank:
329th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,476 Help


Feeder schools for Blendon Middle School:

Elementary:    Pointview Elementary School
    Whittier Elementary School
    Wilder Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  712

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.5%
African American:
24.6%
Two or more races:
11.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.6% Help


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Compare Details Blendon Middle School ranks better than 68.6% of middle schools in Ohio. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Westerville City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.58. (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 Blendon Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Westerville City School District. Racial makeup is: White (52.5%), African American (24.6%), two or more races (11.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blendon Middle School is 15.6. 2 middle schools in the Westerville City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blendon Middle School is $11,476, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Westerville City School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Blendon Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Blendon Middle School 329th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Blendon Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Westerville City:

SchoolDigger ranks Westerville City 274th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Blendon Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 53.68 234th 400 41.5%
2005 78.96 122nd 692 82.4%
2006 77.51 139th 732 81.0%
2007 77.98 157th 837 81.2%
2008 80.85 110th 835 86.8%
2009 83.64 77th 858 91.0%
2010 82.81 90th 895 89.9%
2011 79.96 130th 925 85.9%
2012 79.23 143rd 989 85.5%
2013 77.91 176th 1001 82.4%
2014 79.59 135th 1008 86.6%
2015 75.38 234th 1035 77.4%
2016 72.68 286th 1050 72.8%
2017 74.44 260th 1038 75.0%
2018 71.04 310th 1010 69.3%
2019 70.09 333rd 1050 68.3%
2021 61.20 449th 1037 56.7%
2022 65.41 372nd 1017 63.4%
2023 69.58 329th 1048 68.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.50 67th 205 67.3%
2019 66.44 61st 206 70.4%
2021 67.71 63rd 219 71.2%
2022 47.04 129th 239 46.0%
2023 70.75 53rd 245 78.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.89 27th 107 74.8%
2019 51.93 55th 127 56.7%
2021 54.38 46th 134 65.7%
2022 51.99 43rd 110 60.9%
2023 63.57 26th 113 77.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 59.11 150th 590 74.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.22 285th 924 69.2%
2019 69.36 269th 945 71.5%
2021 43.41 537th 923 41.8%
2022 51.02 465th 947 50.9%
2023 60.09 392nd 974 59.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.51 282nd 897 68.6%
2019 71.81 284th 917 69.0%
2021 56.25 441st 910 51.5%
2022 62.26 372nd 925 59.8%
2023 67.22 322nd 943 65.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.71 334th 643 48.1%
2019 65.00 140th 658 78.7%
2021 57.39 161st 576 72.0%
2022 55.68 164th 565 71.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.66 402nd 521 22.8%
2021 74.52 24th 274 91.2%
2023 69.73 33rd 173 80.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.52 301st 916 67.1%
2019 65.54 345th 933 63.0%
2021 57.18 421st 924 54.4%
2022 61.69 359th 946 62.1%
2023 67.73 310th 963 67.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.36 56th 384 85.4%
2019 84.88 46th 405 88.6%
2021 69.71 72nd 385 81.3%
2022 75.58 65th 413 84.3%
2023 80.34 57th 436 86.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.32 68th 192 64.6%
2019 70.23 55th 222 75.2%
2021 75.51 47th 228 79.4%
2022 56.18 96th 247 61.1%
2023 69.97 61st 249 75.5%
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Rank History for White students at Blendon Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.69 188th 781 75.9%
2019 68.75 255th 796 68.0%
2021 55.82 360th 781 53.9%
2022 65.37 270th 809 66.6%
2023 69.31 243rd 805 69.8%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Blendon Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 846 42 6 6 2 n/a n/a 0 902
1989 830 46 3 4 2 n/a n/a 0 885
1990 585 42 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 636
1991 638 48 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 695
1992 688 50 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 750
1993 709 49 14 5 2 n/a n/a 0 779
1994 741 46 14 6 8 n/a n/a 0 815
1995 763 78 19 11 1 n/a n/a 0 872
1996 763 78 19 11 1 n/a n/a 0 872
1997 763 80 20 9 0 n/a n/a 0 872
1998 746 74 29 8 2 n/a n/a 0 859
1999 587 67 23 6 3 n/a n/a 0 686
2000 588 66 21 8 5 n/a n/a 0 688
2001 561 83 25 10 3 n/a n/a 0 682
2002 554 82 9 8 4 n/a n/a 26 683
2003 554 82 9 8 4 n/a n/a 26 683
2004 500 92 9 10 1 n/a n/a 30 642
2005 444 96 10 8 1 n/a n/a 35 594
2006 424 89 7 4 4 n/a n/a 33 561
2007 445 85 9 4 0 n/a n/a 32 575
2008 429 98 7 6 0 n/a n/a 37 577
2009 413 104 12 10 0 n/a n/a 39 578
2010 428 107 11 14 1 n/a n/a 53 614
2011 402 122 9 28 4 0 59 0 624
2012 466 114 10 29 3 0 59 0 681
2013 493 107 8 28 3 1 55 0 695
2014 477 140 13 32 2 3 54 0 721
2015 449 146 19 35 2 3 64 0 718
2016 447 150 20 39 1 2 61 0 720
2017 452 136 27 29 1 0 53 0 698
2018 432 149 22 42 1 0 55 0 701
2019 429 171 20 45 1 0 51 0 717
2020 411 175 21 54 3 0 63 0 727
2021 429 169 28 41 2 0 68 0 737
2022 407 155 21 48 1 0 71 0 703
2023 374 175 24 58 0 0 81 0 712

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 Blendon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 902 55.0 16.4 0
1989 885 57.0 15.5 n/a
1990 636 40.5 15.7 n/a
1991 695 41.4 16.7 n/a
1992 750 38.9 19.2 4.5
1993 779 40.1 19.4 6.4
1994 815 31.4 26.0 5.6
1995 872 53.2 16.4 4.6
1996 872 53.2 16.4 4.6
1997 872 51.7 16.9 6.7
1998 859 53.4 16.1 6.2
1999 686 47.9 14.3 10.8
2000 688 52.0 13.2 9.4
2001 682 55.9 12.2 9.4
2002 683 49.5 13.8 8.7
2003 683 49.5 13.8 8.7
2004 642 45.9 14.0 16.3
2005 594 35.4 16.8 15.6
2006 561 32.2 17.4 15.9
2007 575 34.9 16.5 17.7
2008 577 36.2 15.9 n/a
2009 578 37.6 15.4 25
2010 614 34.9 17.5 27.1
2011 624 35.5 17.5 27.4
2012 681 38.7 17.5 28
2013 695 35.4 19.6 26.6
2014 721 35.7 20.1 30.8
2015 718 n/a n/a 33.4
2016 720 38.0 18.9 34.6
2017 698 40.5 17.2 34.7
2018 701 43.3 16.1 32.8
2019 717 39.4 18.1 35.7
2020 727 41.3 17.5 34.9
2021 737 43.2 17.0 n/a
2022 703 42.1 16.6 n/a
2023 712 45.4 15.6 31.6

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 Blendon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 902 55.0 16.4 0
1989 885 57.0 15.5 n/a
1990 636 40.5 15.7 n/a
1991 695 41.4 16.7 n/a
1992 750 38.9 19.2 4.5
1993 779 40.1 19.4 6.4
1994 815 31.4 26.0 5.6
1995 872 53.2 16.4 4.6
1996 872 53.2 16.4 4.6
1997 872 51.7 16.9 6.7
1998 859 53.4 16.1 6.2
1999 686 47.9 14.3 10.8
2000 688 52.0 13.2 9.4
2001 682 55.9 12.2 9.4
2002 683 49.5 13.8 8.7
2003 683 49.5 13.8 8.7
2004 642 45.9 14.0 16.3
2005 594 35.4 16.8 15.6
2006 561 32.2 17.4 15.9
2007 575 34.9 16.5 17.7
2008 577 36.2 15.9 n/a
2009 578 37.6 15.4 25
2010 614 34.9 17.5 27.1
2011 624 35.5 17.5 27.4
2012 681 38.7 17.5 28
2013 695 35.4 19.6 26.6
2014 721 35.7 20.1 30.8
2015 718 n/a n/a 33.4
2016 720 38.0 18.9 34.6
2017 698 40.5 17.2 34.7
2018 701 43.3 16.1 32.8
2019 717 39.4 18.1 35.7
2020 727 41.3 17.5 34.9
2021 737 43.2 17.0 n/a
2022 703 42.1 16.6 n/a
2023 712 45.4 15.6 31.6

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 Blendon Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $7,151
2022 $11,320
2023 $11,476

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blendon Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 333rd of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 329th of 1048 Middle schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Blendon Middle School)74.260.4
 13.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Westerville City)67.760.6
 7.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Blendon Middle School)69.572.6
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Westerville City)63.566.8
 3.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Blendon Middle School)68.353.1
 15.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Westerville City)65.355.4
 9.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Blendon Middle School)70.971.6
 0.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Westerville City)69.469.6
 0.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Blendon Middle School)74.578.4
 3.9%
   8th Grade Science (Westerville City)69.970.1
 0.2%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Blendon Middle School)58.246.7
 11.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Westerville City)63.542.9
 20.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Blendon Middle School)63.661.3
 2.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Westerville City)62.264
 1.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course American History (Blendon Middle School)10096.2
 3.8%
   End of Course American History (Westerville City)85.172.9
 12.2%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Algebra I (Blendon Middle School)10094.7
 5.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Westerville City)79.667.7
 11.9%
   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 Students717712
 0.7%
African American171175
 2.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian2024
 20%
Hispanic4558
 28.9%
Pacific Islander00
White429374
 12.8%
Two or More Races5181
 58.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.7%31.6%
 4.1%


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Blendon Middle School ranks 329th of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Blendon Middle School are 53% White, 25% African American, 11% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 712 students attended Blendon Middle School.


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