Finland Middle School

1825 Finland Ave, Columbus, OH 43223 | (614) 801-3600
  • Grades: 7-10
  • Student Enrollment: 645
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5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Paul A. Smathers
  • Fax: (614) 278-6334
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 645
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 40.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 294 (45.6%)
  • Females: 323 (50.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 69 (10.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 377 (58.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 446 (69.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Finland Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black12419.2%
Asian152.3%
Hispanic325.0%
White44669.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Finland Middle School
  Number Percent
7th Grade30947.9%
8th Grade33451.8%
9th Grade10.2%
10th Grade10.2%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2010)
Percent of Teachers That Have at Least a Master's Degree
School:
66.7%
District:
68.3%
Percent of Teachers That Have at Least a Bachelor's Degree
School:
100.0%
District:
100.0%
Percent of Teachers That Are Properly Certified
School:
100.0%
District:
99.8%
Average Years of Teacher Experience
School:
15.0
District:
13.0
Average Teacher Salary
School:
$64,052
District:
$60,749
Source: OH Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for Finland Middle School

  • Reviewed by Student on August 06, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Finland Middle School is a good school . Theres a lot of memories. My mom went to this school . I would not imagine myself going somewhere else.
  • Reviewed by Student on February 01, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is just plain out AWESOME! If any one tries to say anything about this school then they probably have NO IDEA what it's like to go here. It's not like most schools where people are stuck-up and preppy, unlike those schools, we stay ballin' and always will. I think it's weird that people ask me if I have to wear a bullet-proof vest to go to this school! No we aren't that bad! Well over all, I think this school is PERFECT and the teachers are great and different from the other teachers, these ones you can actually talk to about your problems instead of just school. My Best Friend Danielle (above) and I love this school and like i said previously, people have NO IDEA if they want to say bad things about this school! BALLIN'!
  • Reviewed by Student on January 30, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I love Finland Middle School. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else BUT here! A lot of people think our school is trashy and bad but it's really not! Yeah, the building is old, but it's filled with A LOT of memories! Even my MOM went here! And if you get to know the people in the district there not that bad! For example, mostly all of my friends are in the South Western City School District! And like I said before, I couldn't imagine my-self learning from any other teachers but the GREAT ones here!

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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The overall school rating shows that Finland Middle School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on OAT state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
AYP and Performance (2009)
Performance Index Score: 80.4
Overall AYP: Not Met
Math AYP: Not Met
Reading AYP: Not Met
Attendance AYP: Met

OAT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201057.4%68.3%71.1%
2009---
200851.9%67.4%68.8%
 
Reading Test
201065.7%75.6%80.2%
2009---
200866.1%73.1%77.3%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201050.5%66.1%69.2%
2009---
200856.7%70.5%72.8%
 
Reading Test
201067.0%76.9%80.9%
2009---
200870.2%75.9%79.4%
 
Science Test
201043.4%62.8%64.8%
200947.2%59.5%62.8%
200848.1%59.2%62.2%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
200961.9%71.2%62.3%
 
Reading Test
200961.1%72.7%72.0%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
200960.7%70.1%75.2%
 
Reading Test
200958.8%66.6%81.3%
 
Source: OH Department of Education 2009-2010

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