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Oak Park Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 34 students

 

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Posted August 30, 2010

I have two in this school. one in 2nd and one in 4thgrade.we love it they now get mad when school is out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The staff is so supportive of the students and encourage parent participation. The staff is very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

my great-grandson goes there and when he started he could not talk, now he is talking and counting and he's 4. his name is landon


Posted December 21, 2009

Oak Park prides itself in the family culture it maintains. Teachers and administrators work diligently to ensure the children feel success. Oak Park has a diverse population and acceptance of differences is encouraged on a daily basis. The teachers are 100% committed to the school and go above and beyond to do their job. Overall, the philosophy of Oak Park is to 'always do what is best for children' and they truly maintain that philosophy in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

Very good school, but too many snacks! No wonder our kids are getting fat!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

I have had 4 children go through Oak Park & overall I have been pleased with our experience. I do have to agree with previous poster that there is little offered in the way of enrichment/clubs/extracurriculars for the students. Ice cream and chips are available at lunch which flabbergasts me when they preach healthy food! PE is only once a week, recess is withheld for bad behaior, silent lunch also a punishment. I still love the school & cherish the years we had there, our last year was wonderful w/ great teacher Mrs R. I always felt welcome by teachers & staff. PTO had lots of opportunity for parents to help, often too many moms show up for everything so heavy competition to get a position.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

Most of the teachers are great but you have afew that are only there for a paycheck. They will not go out of their way to help a student that might be having problems...if the child didn't understand it the first time, that is their problem. Always believe what your child tells you because I have learned that not all teachers are honest, they are covering their backsides because they didn't do their job as a teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

Oak Park is one of the friendliest and diverse schools I have ever been involved in. There is a family unity there that that is undescribeable. I love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2005

Oak Park was a pleasure to have my children attend. The teachers are a top notch bunch of professional educators who strive to provide what's best for the children, not the politicians.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

Oak Park is truly a neighborhood school in the best sense of the word -- the student population reflects the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of our community, and yet with its diversity is a true feeling of inclusion. The 'village' of Oak Park is collaborating to educate and inspire our children, as parents are encouraged to be active participants in the process and truly partner with staff and administration to ensure the best for each child. I have had experiences with elementary schools in many states and others in this city as well and Oak Park ranks at the top of the list. I is a 'blue ribbon' school in every sense of the term!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

Our son has been at Oak Park for 4 years. I feel that this school is by far the most diversified in the District. At Oak Park parents are encouraged to help in their childs classroom as well as other activities.Last year we started the Reading 2 Achieve program. We have 75 students enrolled. This is an afterschool program and it enables all students to recieve extra help with their reading and or AR tests. Last year we recieved Model School because of the increase of reading awarenss. Our Teachers are wonderful, they encourage Teamwork with all our students. At Oak Park no child will be left behind.At this time the 4th graders are working very hard to prepare for their writing assessments and our teachers are dilgently working overtime to help them prepare. Some teachers are staying after to help students. This is what Teaching is about.
—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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 46%
Black 12% 50%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 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 49%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2230 Government St
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
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