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Atoka Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 3 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2011

I have two children that attend school in Atoka. I have been very pleased with their teachers. The facility is in terrible shape, but they recently passed a school bond to build a new elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

What a difference a year can make! Our classrooms are to capacity which is a testimony to the quality of education and changes that were needed to make our school on top again. If we can get a new school building we will be unstoppable! Love Atoka Elementary School!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

I think the teachers are extremely cliquish. Parents are really discouraged from being involved at all.I have tried to be very involved and feel as though I were a nuisance or bother, parents arent allowed in the classroom period. The doors on the classrooms are kept locked so there is no open door policy or even watching how your child's teaching methods are. You are allowed certain intervals ( each teacher has a 30 minute block) in which to call and speak w your child' teacher each day. I work and can't allot a time each day that I can call them. Lord knows they have no qualms about calling a paren at work. I thought the new principal would help but it actually seems worse than before to me. Very disappointed. Victory Life Academy is closing this yr so we are out of options unfortunately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

I agree that the bulilding is very old and needds much improvement ( A new school)But the building is not it's only problem ! My Child attened there for her 2nd 3rd and 4th grade year and I was very disappointed ! I found that most of Teachers to be very clickish and the most popular Teachers taught the most popular kids , I feel this is doing an injustice to the students because they do not learn to interact with children of every race or finacial status!! I feel sorry for the New Parents and students who attend school there ! The Teachers nor the Staff are very welcoming and quite snobby! I am thankful that there is a new Princapal this year maybe she can STOP this nonsence and be an example to our Teacher , Staff and Students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Atoka Elementary teachers are the lifeblood of this school. There are many dedicated, caring teachers who encourage student success. My child has flourished here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

I feel that Atoka Elementary has a very strong academic base. My classroom has over 50% of the children already reading 130 wpm. I feel that a rating of a 3 does not have any comparison of the things that are happening here. I have wonderful parental support and with a very low income rate as a classroom whole.
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Posted March 4, 2008

Atoka Elementary is a wonderful school! It has a supportive administrative staff, devoted teachers, excellent aides, and a caring support staff. The only drawback to this school is the age of the building. Put these people in a new building and just watch what they can accomplish!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

As a parent, Atoka public schools has offered my children a good,solid education. From the faculty to the adiministration to the school board, everyone is trying to to the best job possible. The teachers and staff at the elementary school are particularly dedicated to a good learning environment along with a structured and caring attitude. They understand that each child/situation is different and they act accordingly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2008

Atoka Elementary has so much to offer! From Spanish, PE, Music, Gifted and Talented, School Programs, and Reading Counts! We are proud that all three of our children go or have gone to this school. There are improvements to be made with the building and adminstration but we have the best teachers in the county! The PTA keeps everyone informed on ways we can work as a team to help our children be all they can be!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
82%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. 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 77% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. 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 74% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 36% 17%
Black 12% 10%
Hispanic 4% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 70%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 South Minnesota St
Atoka, OK 74525
Phone: (580) 889-3553

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