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Oakdale Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 11 students

 
 

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Posted July 12, 2013

My son loves OES. Some of these posts are suprising. Starting at Meet the Teacher night, the parents are encouraged to participate. I have been called for help on many instances. My son received extra help in reading to get him up to speed, and he really excelled last year. He is excited about starting 2nd grade and can't wait to see who his teacher will be. Our principal has retired, so we're eager to meet our new staff and look forward to this coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

This school is not in order, the teachers do not teach the kids very good, they send home tons of homework for the parents to do with the kids! It's a hassle to get conferences with them. They are rude to the kids and parents. I would not recommend this school unless alot of changes are made. I think they need a male principal up there to keep the teachers in line, or a principal that can run the show instead of letting the teachers run wild! I also think the teachers need to follow rules just as they want our children too, they talk on phones while they are in the classrooms teaching, they text, and eat in front of kids. They leave the kids unattended as well. The reason I know is because I have been up there, and seen this go on alot, not just 1 occasion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

This school does not care about children that have trouble in school it makes them look to bad. My sons teacher pushes him to the side and is very unfair to him. She lets other kids pick on him and call him names she lets him fail school and tells us that this grade is to hard and how dare you call her about this. He is making stright F and she fails to help him. We are moving just so our kids can to another school. This school is a big joke!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

I have nothing, but praise for this school, starting with the principal to the teachers, teachers aides and even the janitors this school is so clean and such a fabulous place to be to get the best education possible. I can't say enough about the school and it's incredible teachers they go way beyond the call of duty to educate these children! A plus
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

I went in to this school with complete confidence that my child's education would be great--but soon found out the complete opposite. I would completely NOT recommend this school. I personally volunteered to teach art classes since it was not offered at the school, and quite often parties and movies were used as fillers for empty class time. Also, homework sent home was excessive for the grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

My child has attended Oakdale since it opened its doors. I am very pleased with his education. I am perplexed about some of the reviews that have been posted. This school is a 5 star level school! I come from the south Mississippi area and my parents had to send me to a private school K-12th grade because the public school system is horrible in the Adams County area. I feel blessed that my child can get such a great education! Every teacher he has had since Kindergarten (he is now in third grade) has been kind and caring and concerned in his education. He has struggled with math and his teachers have really given him a lot of extra help. He also had speech lessons since kindergarten with the last year in his second grade. You would not believe the improvement in his speech, total turnaround! I highly recommend OES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I love this school. The teachers are caring and professional. They love the children. We are disappointed that we have to go the new school next year. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

This is an excellent school. I have four children and all of them have attended Oakdale. The teachers and administrators have accomodated us in every way. I haven't had any trouble with my emails or phone messages being answered. My children have been taught by high quality teachers. The teachers motivate and challenge my children. They enjoy going to school every day. I know that they are fully prepared for the next grade every year. If there are any doubts about your child attending this school, I suggest that you give the administrators a call and schedule a tour. I know you will be pleased and impressed after your visit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

I was very disappaointed as well. I have two kids at Oakdale. Both have 26 in their classes. In one class it seem chaotic and e-mails were more usually unreturned. The second my child needs speech, I ask the teacher to get a speech test done. Nine weeks in and it is not done. Today is my kids last day at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

We moved to Oakdale after transferring from out of state in the middle of last year. We have been very pleased with the teachers and staff and the level of learning. We moved from an A+ rated Florida school and we were behind in our reading, math and english when we entered Oakdale. We have since caught up due to the outstanding teaching. Both of our children have a teacher and assistant. Chris
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 11, 2007

I am extremely disappointed with my children's educational experience at Oakdale Elementary school. There are 26 children in the classroom with one teacher. One of the teachers will not answer emails (which was the requested way to contact). The computer in our child's room was not functional. The classroom focuses on the chaos of managing behavioral problems and not teaching. It is an uncaring environment where my children feel lost. Parents were not encouraged to participate and even turned away. I do not recommend this school at this time. I believe the princepal has lost control of the school environment and can not motivate the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

Oakdale Elementary is a NWR school district school and opened 3 years ago. The leadership, teachers and staff are excellent. I'm almost certain the school has a Level 5 rating. Parents are encouraged to participate in the classroom. I couldn't ask for a better environment for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 46%
Black 23% 50%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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171 Oakdale Rd
Brandon, MS 39047
Phone: (601) 992-5442

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