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Vandever Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1 student

 

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Posted August 12, 2012

Great school from PreK to 5th. My kids both went to school here and the teachers and Principle Mrs Beckwith are wonderful If your child needs additional help with Speach, reading or math, they are so helpful. Love this school and so do my kids who are now in 7th and 11th grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

When our family moved here from the East Coast, our children were welcomed by their teachers as if they were their own. We have now been in OK for 3 years and I wouldn't send my children anywhere else. The parent/teacher communication is awesome, and Ms. Beckwith (principal) has an open door policy w/ the parents. There is never an issue that has gone unresolved, and I have no complaints. Helping my children suceed with their education is a top priority for the teachers at Vandever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2007

i was a former student at vandever and i say tht i loved it alot it was a great school! i am currently in 8th grade and miss vandever alot and i think vandever was the best elementary ever! best teachers and principal! A+
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2006

Overall I beleive the school to bew good. I do feel at times that the art and PE teachers are hard on the kids. EC activites are plenty I believe. I think the parent involement is high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

Vsndever is wonderful. My son has been there since kindergarten and he is now in the 5th grade. My daughter is in 2nd and she has been there since pre-k. They both love school and have enjoyed their teachers. I think Vandever has great teachers and a very nice principal. They encourge reading and make learning fun. Vandever is a fantastic place to go to school.
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Posted March 15, 2005

I'm not a parent but I've attended Vandever a few years ago. I enjoyed Vandever alot, the teachers care alot for their students. At Vandever, I barely had any complaints. Sometimes when I came to visit, some of my elementary school teachers still remember me. The setting of Vandever is very comforting and cheerful.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 9, 2005

This is the best elementary in town. The teachers are awesome, always wanting to help the children do their best. Everyone that works there is friendly,helpful and caring
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Posted February 15, 2004

I can't say enough good things about this school. The overall feel of the school is very pleasant and friendly. My children and I just love it. I really feel like the teachers there genuinely care about my kids. Great school!
—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 74% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
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 74% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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 66% 54%
Two or more races 13% 5%
Hispanic 9% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 17%
Black 4% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2200 South Lions Ave
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
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