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Wells Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 483 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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 74% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
77%
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 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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 95% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 23% 18%
Two or more races 18% 3%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 10%
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 62%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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