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P.O. Box 488
Oil City, LA 71061

(318) 995-6654
(318) 995-5317
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July 17, 2013
Oil City School is great. They have their 7th and 8th grade back and I love it for my son. He has attended here since Kindergarden and he does not want to attend any other school. He has made several very good friends here. The staff pushes him to his abilities and he needed that. Mr. Irvin is a great principal and shows pride in his school. I wish this school went all the way through high school.

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May 27, 2011
We have really enjoyed OC. My children love going to school each day. They both tested to go to a local magnet school and passed. We decided to keep them at OC. My 1st grader did not want to leave and we wanted our pre-school child to have the same wonderful kindergarten experience that the older child had. We have been very pleased with all staff members. They are very professional and kind. We are also pleased with the academic aspect of this school. I am so glad we have such a wonderful school in our area.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2011
Sending my child to OC was the worst decision we ever made. After two months, we took her out and sent her to another school. I thought we were doing the best for our child and it ended up being a horrible experience. They are very unprofessional and I am so glad we got out when we did.

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July 28, 2010
We love this school, could not ask for better teachers and a better principal. My grandson is going into 2nd grade and he is doing so good there and loves it. Cannot believe the school board is thinking of closing this wonderful school board.

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April 27, 2010
I am an education major who frequently observes at Oil City. I have had many experiences with various schools in Caddo and Bossier Parish, and Oil City by far exceeds my expectations. The staff is friendly and always willing to help. The students are respectful and courteous. Mr. Irvin is, in my opinion, one of the best principals I have ever seen. The teachers are incredible and are very interested in the children receiving a quality education. The science magnet and extended year provide the students with many opportunities that other schools do not provide. The teachers are not rushed to get through the curriculum and are not pressured to 'teach the test'. It is evident by the test scores that you do not have to teach the test to improve a school. The teachers instruct the students in a way that the information is internalized, not memorized.

- submitted by a community member
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November 23, 2009
My grandson is in first grade and we love the school and he does to.

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February 09, 2009
I have one son who has been attending OCEMS for 2 years. I love the falculty and staff there they made my son's transition from daycare to regular school such a joy. I also am amazed at the amount of parental involvement incouraged by the school. I feel as thought the school has brought me and my son even closer together with all of their family friendly activities.

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January 30, 2009
Oil City School is an innovative school providing hands on experiences for all children.Field trips provide experiences outside this small community.

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October 01, 2008
I Love Oil City School they teach my boy's so much.

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March 31, 2008
My daughters have been in the ECE program. It as been wonderful! I was very anxious about leaving them, the teachers and staff calmed my fears and have provided a great start for my children. I am very proud to be a TIGER!

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January 22, 2008
I have three children (12,9,8) who have attended this school from k-6th grade. This is a math/environmental/science magnet school. They focus so well on whats good for the earth and science that any child there can second-handly give you any information to that. They will even teach you some new things. I like most is the fact that they treat your child like a person ,not like numbers, and attend to every child with the attention he/she needs. They do not like to leave any child behind. I am also reminded of the show 'CHEERS' when I walk in the door, because eveyone pretty much know your name and what child belongs to you! They can even tell you what they have been up too! The teachers will call and update you on any problems so that you both can solve them together. Their test scores are all ways above average.

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July 27, 2005
I love this school. The faculty is awesome. They really CARE about the students and the achievement level they are on and if they are not on task, the staff will go out of their way to make that student feel good about there self and not uncomfortable about the need the student has. I really want the 7th and 8th Grade back here! I Love OCEMS.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2005
The faculty at Oil City Elementary are wonderful. My child attended Herndon for three years and struggled with no help. Her first year in 3rd grade at Oil City Elementary, the faculty identified my child's learning disability and helped me help my child. I was so amazed and thrilled by the staff's williningness and eagerness to help my child. I am so thankful to all of the staff. My child loves the school too by the way!

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August 26, 2003
I have been a substitute teacher in this school for over seven years. You will find no better school in Caddo Parish. From the administration to the students, the atmosphere is one of an extended family. Everyone cares about one another and the students and their needs are top priority. With the computer lab that all students attend daily, the extra 20 days in the school year, the emphasis on preserving the environment, and the extra enrichment field trips that are taken, (10-20 per grade level per year), the acheivement possibilities are endless. My only complaint, students must attend another school for 7th and 8th grades. Hopefully this will be changing soon.

- submitted by a community member
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Oil City Magnet School
P.O. Box 488, Oil City, LA  71061
(318) 995-6654
Last modified Oil City Magnet School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oil City Magnet School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top