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Oak Grove Primary School

Public | K-1 & ungraded | 37 students


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Posted April 9, 2014

Awesome School. Very happy for our Child and us to have found this school. Thank you Oak Grove Primary with your great STuff. YOu made our stay in Oak Grove wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 10, 2013

Education is the first importance for our children. Thank you so much Oak Grove Primary.

Posted May 11, 2011

I must say that I was impressed by the school tour, which was planned and staged, obiviously. Once, my child started school it was a different story. Kindergarten Year should have been so promising. Instead, It was met with grumpy staff, teachers that facebook and gossip too much, & not welcoming at all once your child is in the door. And when I approach a teacher with a concern, it was never taken serious. Often, these two teachers would boldly talk about you closely enough for you to hear. I really thought school was about academics. I guess not. I have never seen so many fake people in my life. I really feel sad for the minority children there. They are not treated as favorites and all the black teachers are asst. teachers. Really think there should be more caring and diverse teachers involved.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 26, 2011

OG primary has a few excellent teachers, however overall the teachers seem to be less than enthusiastic about their jobs. It's so sad. Even the office staff seems to be grumpy. I cried the first month of Kindergarten because I wanted my child to ENJOY school and every day all I ever heard about was what RULES she learned. The days are so rushed in order to get all of the curriculum in that the children sometimes don't even have time to complete their work before they are herded to the next station. I'm sure the rushed days are due to an extreme over population issue. WAY too many kids in each tiny classroom. THere's no room to breathe let alone do any activities or even allow them to stand and move during any classroom song time. It's pretty much an awful school. But like I said before, there are a few wonderful teachers. I'm glad to know my child will not be attending there any longer.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 13, 2010

My oldest son went there and my youngest son is in Kindergarten there now. Love the school and love, love, love the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 3, 2010

The school staff is very nice. I think the teachers are very good. My biggest issue with the school is the student teacher ratio. My child has 24 students in her class. I don't feel that the students get the personal attention and causes them to fall behind. Concerned Parent
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 22, 2009

We move frequently and came to Hattiesburg 2 years ago. My son has attended Kindergarten and 1st grade and I have been very happy. Since my children have not been to any other schools, I can't really compare, however, I do know the teacher/student ratio is MUCH better than almost all of my friends around the country. Here, each class gets a teacher and an assistant, and still only has 21 - 25 kids. Teachers we've had have been good, but security is lax. Don't like their new highly restrictive dress code that they call a 'uniform' though. Idea last year was presented as a uniform, but is not at all. Will make life complicated for parents and kids!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 3, 2009

Best school and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 28, 2008

I was a sub teacher this past year with all the Oak Grove Schools and I have never seen any discrimination of students. I hate when someone comments about this every time something is going on. Students are treated as equal and I must say it was a pleasure to sub for them...I got first hand of how hard they work for such pathetic pay! If the only error one finds is not having a certain race or creed at one showing...geeze why not praise the great job the teacher did more and less on your idea of fairness! Thanks teachers...enjoy your time off!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 22, 2008

I have one child currently attending OGLE ,as a black parent I've notice a difference in this school . My son's first grade teacher was not a good teacher .His second grade teacher has been great . I'm very observant and notice certain things that is not right, that goes on there. Case and point when they did the official opening of the OGLE new school in January 2008,there was no students of color invited to stand out there with the principal and staff. Why you must ask the school.I don't wont special favor for my child just fairness. And yes my child is an 'A' student and does very well but fair is fair and wrong is wrong.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 23, 2007

I have had two children in this school and can say nothing but positive things about it. The quality of education is exceptional and the teachers and staff are creative and caring. As a stay at home mom, I spend a great deal of time at the school and have never encountered anything negative. In this world where all you read about public schools is bad, I am proud to be a part of a school that shows the system still works.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 4, 2007

I have one child in ogle, but I have two others that have been through the lower elementary and let me say that I was very pleased with the school. The teachers that my boys have had has been awesome. They know their stuff and they are very creative in ways for the kids to learn. The teachers are friendly, intelligent, and cares about the welfare of the children. I have found them very easy to talk to about any problems that arises. I am satisfied as a parent with teacher qualities, principal leadership, and how they encourage parents to participate in everything. One of my major concerns is the safety issue. I personally don't think that there is enough security. There is easy access to the school. I would like to see that issue addressed in the near future, due to prior small incidences. Overall, the school is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 24, 2007

I have 2 children in OGLE. Both have had a great experience and have received a quality education. I am in education and have found the teachers and administrative personnel very helpful in my children's education. The staff are very involved in the classroom environment and we have been pleased with the availability of the teachers and staff for consultation. The academic programs have provided adequate challenges to my children and both are involved in the excel program to further advance their education. The arts program is growing and financial support from the community is increasing greatly. Lamar County is growing rapidly and the district is doing a great job in handling the increased enrollment with the funds available to them. All in all, the environment is very conducive for learning and development of the children into productive members of society.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 17, 2006

We moved to the area in 2004 from wi and i have 2 children attending ogle. I am not all that impressed with the school nor it's educational program, but it does depends who your child gets for a teacher. My daughter's 1st grade teacher was not a good teacher for her, but her 2nd grade was wonderful. So far my son has had good teachers for 2nd and 3rd. However, the office staff is rude. When entering the office you never get a greeting of any kind. They either look at you or pretend they do not see you. I have on occassions stood in the office for a good 20 mins before anyone acknowledge my presence. Ogle so far has not been the best school my children have attended.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 9, 2006

I am very unhappy with the quality of the teaching in the oak grove area. We moved to ms in 2004 and heard all the rave about the oak grove school district. My daughter goes to ogle and we have had nothing but problems. The staff is very rude and do not care about the children. We are planning a move in the near future and i will not be staying in the oak grove school zone. I would not recommend the oak grove school dristrict to my worst enemy.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 20, 2005

OGLE is a good school my child has been there for 2 years. She enjoy the school and the environment. I have had know conflict with the school or its staff. I would recommend the school. Remember that you must staff involve to keep up with the progress.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 25, 2005

I have 2 children in OGLE and we love the school. We have found the staff to be very helpful and very caring about the students. I also graduated from OGHS in 1988. I would not have chosen any other school for my children because I know they care, and they challenge their students to do their best. To all those considering OG you can research yourselves and let the test scores speak for themselves, as well as the % of students that go on to college and receive degrees and are very successful! Oak Grove schools are the Best in the state!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 7, 2005

My son just started school here recently and he loves it. The teachers are great as well as the learning environments. I give Oak Grove Lower Elemntary an A+. To the teachers and staff keep up the ahrd work, it sure is paying off.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 18, 2004

I moved to this area and have had my child attending classes at this school. I must say that I am not at all pleased with either the staff, the learning environment, or the policies of the school.I have found the teachers, too concerned with their own personal agendas, the staff rude and uncaring, the over all nit picking policies of the school, frustrating and unnecessarily rigid. I feel that what passes for education there, is merely covert manipulation of students in disguise. Overall, I give this school an F.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 9, 2003

I moved to Oak Grove District from north Mississippi a year ago. After much debate, I chose to live in OGLE school district because of the positive things I had heard about the school. I must say that I have found them ALL to be TRUE! My kids were behind the education level of Oak Grove School District, however, they are very much enjoying it in Oak Grove, and the teachers and other school staff have helped my children to catch up to the levels of Oak Grove School, with no major crisis. I feel the teachers at Oak Grove go the extra mile to help their students, and to keep parents informed of progress. This is very important to me. I am proud to say that my children attend OGLE.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 46%
Black 31% 50%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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