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L. W. Westfall Elementary School

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Posted August 8, 2013

My grand daughter came from an okc school and had detemtion almost 3x a wk! Since coming to Wstfall,.she has not had detention at all, her teachet was very encouraging and helpful and answered all our issues. She.recomended she rpeat rhe first grade.because she neefs more attention due to the non learnin at the.other school. This.school demands respect and there is a lack of that in our society today! Keep up the good work!


Posted November 22, 2011

This is a strict school compared to most. There are some good teachers but also bad ones. They have a detention policy for children. If the parent forgets to sign the child's take home agenda 3 times, they can get detention. If the child forgets to bring a book to read after school and doesn't have it out reading it 3 times and gets caught, they can get detention. This school has so many rules that it's hard to keep up with all of them. I'm thinking about taking my kids to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

There are some good teachers here but there are also some bad teachers here. One in particular felt it was necessary to discipline my child because I would forget to sign one of the several folders that needed to be signed daily. She also felt it was okay to leave my child alone in the classroom while the rest went to the library because he couldn't find his book. The principle was more concerned with backing the teacher than finding a solution to the problem. She also has the tendency to insinuate that the parent must be a bad parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

My daughter goes to Westfall and I love it. There are no discipline problems. The school is very strict but thats good. She has learned alot and they keep the parents informed too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

The principal and office staff are wonderful and caring. I must agree that 'some' teachers do not practice or model the respect they demand of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

My son loves this school! Teachers encourage the children to be themselves as an individual! Fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

The principal is making positive changes that me feel more welcome and comfortable as a parent. A couple of teachers are very insensitive to students and parents. Teacher websites are awful! Info re: Homework, spelling lists, etc should be posted. Teachers do not necessarily practice the Life Principles that they teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

After a year and a half there we had to pull our children out for the sake of their mental health.So many BAD teachers and they made my children feel so bad about themselves. Claiming all kinds of things happened,test after test causing him to go into a deep depression. But after a while at a new school and some retesting, he was back to normal and no more problems from him or in school. Thank GOD we got them out. Criste
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2007

The pre-k program has definitely prepared my child for kindergarten. The teachers are very informative and the children enjoy being in the classroom. My 3 year old also attends speech at Westfall. The speech teacher is AMAZING, I have seen drastic improvments in my son's speech in just a matter of months. The PE program is one of the best I have seen at the elementary level. Staff all seem to be involved and motivated! So far, great experience at Westfall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2006

I am very pleased with Westfall and it's teachers. The Pre-k program was very structured and was full of information for the children. The teacher was fabulous. Kindergarten has been definetly full of learning the first nine weeks. The teacher's are some the most patient people of all. I do wish they would offer more assistance to some of the children who are struggling, not just the indian after school program. Some of the other children could benefit also. Thank you for everything Westfall
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

This school has some of the most caring teachers while having high expectations for their students. They use various methods in which to instruct the students so that every child can learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

Having been in 3 different school districts/schools, I have to say that Westfall Elem families are among the most friendly and welcoming. The teachers are loving and caring yet the school in the whole lacks the strive for high quality education. No child left behind is definitely not in their everyday efforts when teaching our kids. We have moved from the district and have found that 2 out of our 3 children are having to play major catch up. The principal is highly educated yet is severly lacking social interaction with parents, needs to attempt to make parents and families feel more welcome. She needs to learn how to smile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

Excellent school. I have had children attend schools in Texas and California and this one is the best elementary school we have been associated with. It is a 'Great Expectations' school and has alot of parent involvement. The district has a program for advanced students that is also very good. They alternate between PE and music every other day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

We love this school everyone is so involved! We came from Edmond schools and the teachers here are so much better in every way!
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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98%

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98%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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 68% 54%
Two or more races 12% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 17%
Hispanic 7% 13%
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 40%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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13239 N.E. 10th
Choctaw, OK 73020
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