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Navajo Elementary School

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Posted September 29, 2009

Great teachers, strong close-nit family feeling!! A++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

I think the child needs to be responsible for his/her own medications it is to difficult for the teacher to remember everything she already has too. And for the special education program i love it. My child gets the one on one he needs that he couldnt get in the regular class. He loves mrs schaffer she is kind and patient and he looks forward to coming to school. He loves the aides also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

Navajo has some great teachers if your child is in the normal limits. If your child is required to take medication it is up to the child to remember it no matter what age they are or what the problem is. I am really upset as they do not make sure that they take the medication no matter how important it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

My daughter receives a quality education that we could not find in the Altus schools. The classes are the same size, but there are only two classes per grade, versus 5 per grade in the Altus elementary schools. The leadership is personal and friendly as well as firm. I would recommend this school to anyone new to Altus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2006

I have 5 children in Navajo and they all love it. As parents we feel they are loved and well-taught when they are at Navajo. They have never been treated as 'the new kids' and they have been welcomed from the start. As with any child in school we supplement their education at home with re-enforcing homework, flash cards, extra reading, etc. I am pleased with the extracurricular that is offered as well as the art department. The staff is friendly and helpful and most importantly sincere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

Consistent, patient, funny, compassionate, understanding. My son knows where he stands and the rules are the same everyday. These teachers have sons and know boys have a hard time sitting still. They still encourage self dicipline but there is no yelling-no demeaning words-it is constructive words. he is not overwelmed with homework-enough to establish a habit pattern of doing homework and being responsible but not so much that there is no down time after school. My son will reap the rewards of this solid foundation throughout the rest of his accedemic life. He knows how a 'real teacher' is suppost to be from spending his days with Mrs Salisbury, Thorton and Colhour. They have explained things to him, encouraged him, loved him, and diciplined him and followed through with the consequences and in the end-he never feels hated or disliked but just knows he made a bad choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

I am a Navajo Alumni and would have to strongly disagree with the negative reviews of this school. This is one of the better schools in the community and it cares about its youth and their education. I can't believe that the example cited regarding less than perfect kids is a true characterization of this school. The administration, faculty and school board work very diligently to see that everyone is a winner that attends this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 26, 2005

I agree about the special needs. We are Unfortunate enough to live in this district. It doesn't push the special needs children to reach their full potential. They do put a small effort forward but do not follow the IEP... And for your childs sake don't complain. Really upsetting as Altus won't transfer my Special Needs Child but will my normal child. It's sad as I know they push the children to do the best they can. I fear that my child will not even come close to his full potential because of this school. As for my other child as long as he is good and does well on his grades he will make it there. But let a parent complain about something and see how fast the grades drop and how much trouble your child gets into. They take it out on the children. IT is a safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

The Navajo elementary is great. Junior High and High School leave much to be desired. This school is perfect if your children are straight A students and always behave perfectly. Some of the teachers who are currently there have also expressed discontentment but are unable to leave due to job necessity. Good luck - Navajo left a bitter taste in my mouth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2003

I have attended this school. My children have and one still is. I have also been to several others schools and so have my children. This school cares so much about their students, above and beyond any other we've been to. I have noticed a tremdous grade improvement in all three of my children. I really appreciated all the help from the staff at Navajo. This school is safe and friendly. I felt comfortable having my children there. We moved to another state. The children were already ahead of the class. Navajo has so much more to offer. I wish they could go back.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 77% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 54%
Hispanic 12% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 17%
Black 2% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15695 South County Rd 210
Altus, OK 73521
Phone: (580) 482-7742

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