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White Lake Township, MI
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100 Oxbow Lake Road
White Lake Township, MI 48386

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(248) 684-8085
(248) 676-8436
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June 02, 2015
My child has been at Oxbow for the past 4 years and I have been nothing but pleased with the experience. The teachers are fantastic and my son has always had the support he's needed- I believe my child is excelling academically and socially because of all of the resources he has available at this school. There are students from diverse backgrounds that I also feel give him a good world perspective as well. The new principal has done a wonderful job with new programs and morale overall seems very good. The office staff are always friendly. I realize it's easy to look at test scores and think something is off at a certain school, but every child is different and my child's test scores are strong, meaning that he is learning all that he should when compared to other children taking the same tests in the state. I have nothing but good feelings about Oxbow and I'm a proud parent.

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September 17, 2014
Oxbow has a new principal who taught there for many years. It has a whole new feel. I would suggest you give it a chance.

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August 12, 2014
My son spent two years at this school and if it wasn't for the teachers we would of left immediately. I was supposed to have an appointment with the principal that never happened. Kept rescheduling it until I finally gave up. She referred to my child as a problem child.. His teacher had to step in and correct her on what type of student my child is. Completely unprofessional. If you're not a part of the "clique" you're not welcome. Would recommend not sending your child to this school.

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February 25, 2014
My child started going to this school in 2009, when the new principal was brought in.and the school rating was a 9... The office staff is wonderful, the teachers are fantastic, and the kids all love the lunch lady! However, the disciplinary actions taken against bullying is awful, the children only get 4 min.from the time they sit down, to eat lunch, and are forced to throw out the rest of their food, the recess personnel are not observant, and when told of negative actions, just tell the child to stay away from the kids that are picking on them, and the women in the lunch room, are extremely rude to the kids, don't allow talking during lunch. If it weren't for the fantastic teachers, and the help THEY offer, our children would no longer go to this school. It's a shame, the old principal comes in to sub time to time, and shows great care and pride for the school, staff, and most importantly, the students,, the current principal, seems to not care at all, and I've talked to other parents who's children had the old principal, and say the same. I now see why the schools rating had dropped!

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November 15, 2011
I went to Oxbow, and enjoyed every year spent there, the school helped me get my act together and now that I am in highschool, behavior issues are a thing of the past. The teachers there are great and very helpful, i respect them all. Thanks to my teachers for helping me be who i am today. :)

- submitted by a community member

March 16, 2011
NOTE: The Oxbow Principal is new as of 2009-2010. This should be considered when reading ratings and comments that are based on the Principal's leadership.

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January 30, 2009
I have never written a review before; however, I had to write one about Oxbow. It is a wonderful school. My son has a rare condition called Central Auditory Processing Disorder. It was first discovered by his speech therapist at school. His teachers have helped in with all areas of learning that this disorder affects. They have done so lovingly and without causing him to feel 'different'. My son has also had trouble with some students on the bus bullying him. One phone call to the principal Mrs. Berry and all was handled. If any more incidents occur I know she will handle them. His teacher last year, Mrs. Nardell, was bar none exceptional, as is his main teacher this year Mrs. Plezia and also Mr. Renlund. My children transfered last year into Oxbox from a private school. The quality of education and commitment from the teachers/staff is excellent!

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November 22, 2008
My son attends Oxbow after being transferred from Baker Elementary. I have read every review here and I must say that there has got to be some other issues in play with the persons giving unfavorable reviews of the school. First off, this school does NOT frown on accelerated learning! My son's teacher, Jodi Bolyard is one of the best teacher's I have ever met! She is the most supportive of individuals imaginable, and takes an interest in every child she teaches. As for the front staff, they go out of their way to make sure that you are accommodated in any way possible and that goes for the Parent's as well. My son has had some 'incidents' with other students or on the bus and the principal handled things immediately and duly. So, other issues with other parents posting here must not be known. Oxbow is a great school!

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2008
I absolutely love Oxbow and think the entire staff is great. I read the reviews about the principal and I have to disagree with them. She is very committed to the children and truely cares about what she does.

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May 27, 2008
My daughter goes to this school and has had some trouble learning at the same pace as the other children. I have had great help and patience from the staff including the principal at Oxbow, and i thank them for that. My daughter has overcome her trouble and with great help from all involved. Again than you.

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March 22, 2008
I feel that oxbow has not provided a proper education for child I have had to fight continuously for two years to get her the help she needs and still haven't been able to get it. the principal is uncaring and rude she doesn't seem to care about the best interest of the child or the parents and will not take the parents concerns seriously

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January 26, 2008
2 of my children attend Oxbow and I regret it has taken me 3 years to remove them from the school. I should have done it the first year. The principal's fascade is sweet and kind, but when challenged she is rude and demeaning. The layout of the school is not conducive to any sort of play or performance as the school gym can accomodate so few people. When a program has been held, it is so overcrowded the children can not be seen or heard and parking is a joke. Teachers have been good, except for one lower el. But there is more to an educational experience than a few good teachers. I just can not see sending my daughter there so its time to pull my other children out and start fresh.

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November 16, 2007
My son attends Oxbow and I am very pleased with the support he is getting from the staff of teachers that have been assigned to help him overcome his early learning disability issues. They really care about him as a little person and have provided me updates every single step of the way. Kudos Ladies!

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2007
We pulled our children out of Oxbow and put them in private school. It is a great expense but I spent the last year at the school battling with teachers. There was little to no support for accelerated learning. I spent weeks arguing with my daughter that she would have to spend more than 2 hours on a book report she was given 4 weeks to complete and finally just said 'you will get the grade that you earn'. The report was aweful but I was done arguing. She recieved 46/40. And now I have no credibilty w/my children.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2007
this school frowns on accelerated learning, not only that but they go out of their way to discourage it. The principle does not know who to talk with parents and is a very unpleasant person.

- submitted by a parent
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Oxbow Elementary School
100 Oxbow Lake Road, White Lake Township, MI  48386
(248) 684-8085
Last modified Oxbow Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oxbow Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top