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Western Oaks Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 617 students

 

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Posted September 29, 2010

Western Oaks has great teachers that make the extra effort to keep my son interested in learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2010

I was just woundering if this school had uniforms im so scared about 6th grade. I was also woundering if the first day of school was confusing. I'm scared im going to get lost on the first day. Someone please help me ASAP!


Posted May 22, 2009

I LOVED this school and its teachers! I went there all three years and I am going to go to West next year! I would never want to leave Western Oaks the teachers are AMAZING! The staff is very good! The know how to handle every situation that I have known of! It is the best school! We are working very hard on our Athletics! We are the distict Champions in Volleyball this year! we were very excited! We still are improving! We had 100% of our honors Geometry class pass with flying colors! When my I have childern my childern will come here! Its the best school! And your parents are very involed in everything that is going on in the school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2009

I was reading and there is NO gang problem. And almost every school has at least one fight the whole school year. No one is perfect the tachers are amazing and I have never had a single teacher that would not try to reassure the security of every student. This school is very safe. I would defnitily recommend every child to go to this school. Yes our school has our up and downs we get people that have been transfered because of fights in another school, who doesn't, every school has there up and downs, out staff takes care of every student, and they get to know you, and they will always try to resasure your saftey. They want every one to reach there highest level they will be able to. They offer honors classes, and tons of after school things to do, there fine arts programs are amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

All the students here try their best and wish to exceed! They are all friendly from my point of view as a 7th grader from this school. They are all hard workers and not violent. The teachers are productive in teaching and learning from their students on which activities they like best! Problems with other students are rare but drama is at every school out there so I would recommend this school to any student ready to make friends and have fun! Athletics are a fun and easy way to meet new people and stay in shape so this school offers alot of different ones to choose from as in football, softball(girls only), track, volleyball and lots more! Hope to see you soon! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2008

I no longer go here but i loved it of curse i love my new school too. the teachers are wonderfull and the students are great i miss my friends i miss my teachers if you enroll your children here you would be making the greatest decision you ever made!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2007

I go to western oaks. But i am changing schools this year. i am going into the 8th grade. My sixth grade year was fantastic. Although neglect was shown on the facultys part. I think that both of the last comments are very one sided. And really rather biased. Obviously the parent, only knows what they hear from their student, And frankly kids lie. And the teacher only knows it from a teachers perspective. There is middle ground. There is a gang problem. And there are some really good teachers. The administration is lacking, and the teachers run a lot of the school. Too many fights happen. They make a big deal out of their 'anti-bully' rules... But are total hypocrites. I was bullied by both teachers and students. Numerous times. All reported. And handled with neglegence. I feel my right to a safe enviroment was exploited.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2007

I disagree with the last comment written. Western Oaks faculty members do what is best to make sure 'all' students have an equal opportunity to succeed. A lot of the teachers are highly visible and genuinely interested - not pre-occupied - in their students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 19, 2007

WOW, what a nightmare, very little supervision, and many of the teachers seem to be preoccupied. Western Oaks is definitely a school of tolerance, and it shows the inability of a school system to control the other students, while protecting the rights of those who are there to get any education. Every child deserves the right to attend a facility that protects them, as well as educates them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2004

This is one of the best middle schools in the PC district. My son has been attending since 6th he is now in 8th. The teachers he has this year are excellent. He is almost a straight A student he got one B the first 9 weeks. The overall appearance of the school is clean. He is doing great this year and alot of it has to do with his teachers. I give this school an A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

Real nice school, cool techniques, great teachers.
—Submitted by a student


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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 74% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
87%
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 73% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
91%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 89% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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 71% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 77% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 50% 54%
Black 20% 10%
Hispanic 18% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7200 NW 23rd St
Bethany, OK 73008
Phone: (405) 789-4434

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