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Oil City Magnet School

Public | PK-8 | 345 students

 

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted February 9, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted November 23, 2009

My grandson is in first grade and we love the school and he does to.


Posted February 9, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I Love Oil City School they teach my boy's so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 47%
Black 42% 45%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Thomas M Irvin
Fax number
  • (318) 995-5317

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P.O. Box 488
Oil City, LA 71061
Phone: (318) 995-6654

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