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Westwood Elementary School

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Posted September 27, 2012

Westwood has excellent teachers, a strong principal/school leadership, and challenging academics. We have had a student at Westwood since the 2007-2008 school year and have been consistently happy with the education being given to our children. I do recommend getting involved and being hands-on with the education process. It helps tremendously, in my opinion, to volunteer regularly and become familiar with the staff and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

I have a 4 yr old that attends this school and i keep getting reports saying that she doesn't know the difference between certain things but when I ask her the same questions they ask her, she gets them. Some of the faculty is rude and like to argue with parents in front of the students. I am pulling my child out of this school and sending her some place different. I wouldn't recommend this school to any parent.
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Posted September 16, 2009

I have mixed emotions about Westwood Elementary. In many cases, the faculty and staff have performed in a stellar manor. In others, they have been rather brusk--with students and parents as well. This facility is tremendously over-populated while being under funded and seemingly left for naught while other, newer facilities are expanded and updated so fast that it could make one's head spin. It's not Westwood's fault that there seems to be such a lack of equity within the school district. However, they always seem to want to put education first. Well, done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

I have one son who just is now in middle school after attending Westwood and another who is still at Westwood, and I've loved just about every teacher both have had. The school has had lots of English as a second language students moved into the school in recent years, which is why the test scores are generally lower now than they were in the past. We picked the neighborhood we're in because of Westwood, and I have no regrets about it at all. The staff has been friendly and helpful every time I've dealt with them. Maybe some issues other reviewers have had reflect more the attitude they approached the school with more than the attitude of the faculty.
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Posted May 31, 2008

Our daughter just completed the Westwood Pre-K program and loved every minute of it! Her teacher was very personable. We were always warmly greeted during pick-up and drop-off. Our daughter came home every day having learned something new and was very excited about going to school the next day. We can't wait to see what the next year brings!
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Posted February 18, 2008

We have been at Westwood for a few years now. I really have all kinds of problems with this school. Most of the staff is very inpersomable, they most all of them walk around like they hate thier jobs. They bark at the kids, giving little to as why or what they did wrong. Lunch time is too long of a story to even submitt. The reading program is awful!! I have never seen so many kids behind in reading. We moved here because of the high scores also a few years ago. The school does not reflect those scores, I am not sure how they scored that high unless they left over half the school out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2007

We have a wait and see lukewarm oppinion of WES thus far. We have found the assistant principle very supportuve but have had difficulty with the principle. There is a bit of a closed attitude overall. I would like to see staff work on their delivery or bed side manor so to speak. One thing I dislike is that the kids that excell are recognized and the kids that are difficult get recognized- but the ones in between are not so much. I would like to see more importance placed on students doing there personal best because it is the right thing to do, rather than because they are in a contest.
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Posted May 28, 2007

I have been very impressed with this school. My son attended 2 years and has learned a great deal. Both years he had two teachers who were new at the school and they had great personalities and dedication to the students. There is great parent/volunteer participation. I think the school is very organized and clean. My son has enjoyed art class very much and his teacher encouraged the students who had an art talent to reach their potential. They have a great reading program. Everyone at the office always seemed cheerful and helpful. I have loved my boy to attend Westwood and we are going to miss this school when we move this summer.
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Posted October 4, 2005

Our son has been here for two years now. We are now thinking of taking him out and moving to a different elementry. I guess the only way to solve problems with Westwood Elementry would be by taking it to the school board. There may be a good teacher here too, we just didn't find one.
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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
83%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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 59% 59%
Hispanic 28% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Native American 4% 16%
Black 3% 9%
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 154%N/A61%
Special education 212%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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Broken Arrow, OK 74012
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