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Arrowhead Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1 student

 

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Posted June 17, 2014

I absolutely LOVE Arrowhead and I'm so glad I put my kids there. Yes, PUT them there. I wanted them out of TPS and made the decision to move them to BA schools. What a difference!! The classes aren't so full that they're overflowing. The teachers are really nice and willing to help. The staff in general are very friendly, and the principal is literally the most amazing person in education I'm ever met. She will not be there next year but the new principal is an amazing replacement. I've never seen a school go so far out of there way to help the kids learn, and not just in the usual ways. They do creative, fun things that break out of the same old box that bores kids. The have events that pull the entire school together, have weekly inspirational quotes; they have a "wedding" for the letters Q & U so the kindergartners remember they always go together, they reward classes with a golden abacus for the one who does the best in math (an on-going competition) and many, MANY other ways of grabbing the kids' attentions. They also make it very easy for parents to be involved and do not shut them out in ANY way. I'm almost out of letters but know that your kids are CARED ABOUT here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Arrowhead is by far the BEST school my kids have gone too! The principal is amazing, and so are the teachers! Mrs. Goss is wonderful, and so patient and loving with my son. Most teachers lack patients, compassion, and understanding with him, and he has moved mountains because of her! I was very proud when she won teacher of the year! Mrs. Davis is my daughters teacher, and she is amazing too! She is very caring, and goes above and beyond to help your child succeed! My daughter and I both love her! I wish my daughter could go here for just one more year, but she is moving onto middle school next year! Thank God my son has a few more years there! Arrowhead is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

I love this school! My daughter has gone to Arrowhead since she was in 2nd grade she's in 5th currently and before she came to arrowhead she was extremely shy since when she went to a Union school before called Roy Clark she was the only person who was from a German/European descent everyone else was Latina or Hispanic so she was very alone she had to switch to arrowhead for 2nd grade and I'm very glad she did she was already a very advanced before but when she went to arrowhead her first day she had already made 2 friends and was a top reader in her class she was also very advanced in math she already knew multiplication and division in 1st grade now she's in 5th grade and she's in safety patrol she got lucky when her art teacher allowed her on safety patrol it is a privilege


Posted August 24, 2011

This is a fantastic school! Nice and small - wayyyyyyyy better than Country Lane. Country Lane is terrible - Arrowhead is like a family. I have no idea what the earlier comments were about - as a former teacher I know some parents don't help at all at home. It's gotta be a team effort and you need to work with the teachers. If you have a seriously difficult child - you need to help them, it's not like they can work miracles. This is the greatest place ever, I was welcomed with open arms. The PTA is very involved and it's a fantastic school all over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2010

I completely disagree with the last 2 statments, my son is autistic and went there for 4 years, they was wonderful with him, because of the teachers there he is able to read, which he was not before at other schools. I am very very pleased and grateful to the the teachers at arrowhead elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

We LOVE Arrowhead!! Previously we were at a smaller school and hesitant about coming into a big school district, but when we got here we were pleasantly surprised by the dedication of parents and teachers. My son has loved going to school here. His teacher explained that he needed to work on reading, which we did and he now read 2 grade levels above where he should be. That was a combined effort of teacher and parent, but mostly teacher.
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Posted March 30, 2005

My son suffers from ADHD and I can say compared to the previous school he attended there is no comparison. Arrowhead doesn't have the time or concern to see my son succeed. He is extremely bright but it does take some time to get him to focus and instead of working together parent, teacher and child I feel as though they have just thrown there hands up. Well I am not about to because I know what he is capable of that is why we will be moving away from this school district. It is too bad my child has to suffer because no one want to be bothered!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2004

This school is terrible! My son went there for 1st and 2nd grade and learned nothing. He got behind and had problems in both reading and math, yet the school gave us all kinds of problems and run-around in trying to get these problems addressed. It took us two years to get him taken care of and in the right programs to take care of the problems. The school atmosphere is extremely negative, and the teachers don't seem to care one way or another about whether or not the children really learn the material. The administration staff is apathetic at best and parent involvement is not received well at all.
—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 76% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
86%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 59%
Black 9% 9%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Native American 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 156%N/A61%
Special education 218%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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915 West Norman
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Phone: (918) 259-4390

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