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Wells Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 492 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2008

Wells Middle School is an awesome school. After reading the last review, I have to comment. Communication is a top priority. The students are sent home with a planner which includes ways to contact teachers and administrators. E-mail and phone numbers are given. Letters and memos are sent home with the students. Parents are always welcome at the school. There is no inner school loop that I am aware of. All faculty members, that I have spoken with, have been glad to answer any questions I have had. I do agree with the top notch teachers in this building. They truly care about their students. My children did not experience and I do not know of any teachers at this building that need to leave the profession. A family should feel truly blessed to have their children attend Wells Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

There is a huge lack of communication with this school. Also, there is almost no required parental interaction. A parent, who isn't part of the inner school loop, really has to work hard at getting the information on what their child is doing and any issues at the school. On the up side. There are a lot of opportunities for children to learn and grow, if they (and the parents) take advantage of them. Also, many of the teachers that my children have had are top notch. There are a few that need to find another profession. My family loves the Catoosa area and the lower grade schools have been wonderful. These issues really showed up at Wells and gets worse going into the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

The lack of communication is a very evident problem. The shool is a very good school.
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Posted April 24, 2006

I think this school is great, I love this school I think that it is the best school in catoosa and over all. Mr.Alexander is my favorite teacher, we have more freedom at this school
—Submitted by a student


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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 78% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
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 75% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
World Geography

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

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 73% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
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 60% 59%
Native American 26% 16%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 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 163%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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  • Della Parrish

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2000 South Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK 74015
Phone: (918) 266-8623

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