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Oak Grove Upper Elementary School

Public | 4-5 & ungraded | 881 students

 

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Posted November 19, 2007

I have my third child in OGUE and it gets better every year.The staff is great and has offered great education to our children. Thank you for all you do!! Emily Stogner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2006

I have been in Oak Grove schools since kindergarten.I have loved every single moment of it, too.The teachers are so nice, they make you feel so at home(even if your new)!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2004

This is a wonderful school district! The teachers and staff work so well together to make an excellent learning environment for the students. The students' test scores reflect how hard the teachers focus on making this school one of the best in the state. At the upper elementary, there are many clubs for students to become involved in: drama, roots and shoots (environmnent), believer's club (christian based), newspaper staff, and I am sure there are others that I can't think of! I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 23, 2003

I moved to the Oak Grove School District in 1998 and from Southern California and was very sceptical about the area schools. I did a lot of interrogating of parents in my neighborhood during the summer leading up to our fist school year here.Once I got over the large number of students that attend these schools and focused on my own child's classroom I could see that the teachers have a great support/peer group involved in making the best school for my children to learn and grow in. There is a great music program starting in the 6th grade (Oak Grove Schools are known for their outstanding band). There is also music and art offered to the children starting in kindergarten. There are several ways for parents to jump in and get involved too. I have had 4 of my children in every grade here(K-12th) and look forward to my youngest to join them in the years to come.
—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.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

422 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
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 57% 46%
Black 35% 50%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 52%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1760 Old Hwy 24
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: (601) 264-6724

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