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Ockerman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 765 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2013

I did my student teaching at Ockerman and it was the best school I had been able to teach at during my time in college. The teachers and staff all really care about the students and have great personalities. The principal is wonderful and very personable as well. The entire staff is always looking for ways to help students succeed and trying new ideas when needed. I would love to work there and would definitely send my kids there.


Posted June 18, 2012

I didn't know much about OES when my son started there in Kindergarten. He is going into 4th grade this year and I couldn't be more pleased with his progress. He is reading at a sophomore level, so he needs to be challenged in class. All of his teachers thus far have taken the time to make sure that happens. He gets sent out several times a week with a group of like minded students to do extended studies. In the past two years alone he has been part of the spelling bee, the chess program (and even got to speak at city council about it!)participated in the Cincinnati Dance Academy program at school and this summer was invited to a forensics camp where they will be focusing on fingerprint analysis, data collecting and all kinds of other cool stuff. Ockerman has gone above and beyond to ensure that my son has had a favorable experience there. He is difficult at times (has ADHD) but they have always approached him in a postive and encouraging way. I LOVE it. I am even putting off moving because I want him to finish off his last two years there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2010

Ockerman has exceeded my expectations. This is my son's first year at Ockerman. He previously attended another school in the Boone Co. district last year. I was determined to see that he didn't attend this other other school again, given the other school's low test scores & unwillingness to cooperate with his learning disabilities (ADHD). After meeting with Ockerman's principal and other staff to review my son's 504 Plan, I was thoroughly impressed. His teacher is extremely well-organized & assures that my son enjoys coming to school every day. Last year my son was literally counting down the days before he could leave his old school. This year, he is thrilled that he will be able to stay at Ockerman since we have permanently relocated. Academically, the school seems much more advanced and offers better programs than that of his prior school. We love that Ockerman has incorporated internet-based programs to use at home & that his teacher uses her own website. My son never went on any field trips at his last school. At Ockerman, he has already been on 2! We had always wanted our son to attend this school since moving into the Boone Co. District several years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I moved to Ockerman area in may 2009 and my son went to Florence Elementary school and that school is not good at all compared to Ockerman Elementary, I love Ockerman the best they are parent friendly and understanding and say hello when you pass them, my son is in 5th grade and he has ADHD and now they gave him a 504 plan to help him better in school and that will follow with him when he goes to Ockerman middle in the next year. My daughter is in preschool, She is doing all right there, but they cant seem to wipe my girl face after she eats she comes down the hall with food all over her mouth and when her nose runs she comes down the hall with it running and they say they run out of tissues have you thought of using something else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2010

I have 2 children in Ockerman, both in their last year and they love it. The principal is awesome and goes beyond what is expected and you can tell that he truly cares about the children. All of their teachers have been great, there are so many planned activities, both educational and just for fun, that I feel keeps the kids interested and looking forward to going to school. The kids are motivated and excited about going. Keep up the great work and we'll definately miss Ockerman next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

Okerman is average at best. I have two childrer there, each in their second year and there is no comparison to their previous school. Teahcers seem to be concerned with everything other than the acedemic progress and the Principle will not take the time to discuss situations with the parents. Office Staff is exceptional, which they need to be since the Principle pushes so much of the parent interaction off to the Office Administrative Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

I love Ockerman Elementary. I have a third grader and a kindergarten student. I have loved all of their teachers. The teachers are great at assessing needs of their students and also compassionate. The school is making great strides in improving reading and math . scores. Teachers implement new programs to meet the needs of their student. The school is very focused on getting parents involved. The principal is very approachable and makes it easy to discuss concerns or offer suggestions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

I love this school, it is the best school in Boone County. The staff is excellent, Whenever a problem arises it is taken care of right then. If your child struggling in a subject, their is help. Having family or financial
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I love this school I have 2 in Kindergarten and they both love their teachers. My shy one has come out of her shell at last and its been with the help of her wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

I have three children that attend this school. Two of my children have adhd and require alot of extra attention. They have been very great and supportive with them. Although along the way we have had a few teachers that have been a little disorganized or I thought was expecting a little more out of the kids overall this school and the staff there is great. I would definatly recommend this school to others moving into this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

I have a daughter at Ockerman and for kindergarden and first grade I was very pleased with her education. She loved waking up and going to school. Then, her teacher this year is very disorganized and much more demanding then she needs to be. When I went in for a teacher conference she sat there and told me that my daughter was doing great, but then the week after started sending in notes about how she may have a learning disability. Although the school itself is great, this particular teacher has brought my opinion of it way down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

I have a daughter in kindergarten. She absolutley loves going to school every morning. I have one major problem with the school or teacher. We don't recieve notices from the classroom in time for the events that happen in school. For example when a field trip is scheduled we don't recieve notice until 2 to 3 days before, or we only have a night to go over before it is due back in class. The teacher seems to really un-organized. We have visited the class on a couple of occasions and she seems to be pre-occupied with meetings through out the day. She leaves the class with her teacher aid for over an hour, the class is from 8:55am until 12:15pm. I can't seem to understand why meeting can't wait until the end of the school day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

I have had two kids go through this school from K-5. It is great. The teacher and staff are so caring and use all the learning senses. I would recomend Ockerman Elem. to any parent moving into this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
18%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students46%
Female42%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners41%

Reading

All Students44%
Female40%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners32%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners27%

Math

All Students60%
Female50%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners13%

Reading

All Students54%
Female48%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners20%

Science

All Students77%
Female69%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners33%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female52%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female42%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students56%
Female46%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students37%
Female49%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 82%
Hispanic 16% 4%
Black 4% 11%
Asian 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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