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Verdigris Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted October 2, 2008

This is a great school, my child loves it. The teachers are committed to get to know each student. My son has been advanced for his grade level since pre-k, and even though they don't have advanced classes until the third grade the teachers made sure that he was challenged just enough. Even though they are very prominent on their academics, they also understand the importance of recess and every now and then the teacher will let them have a short second recess in the afternoon. They strongly encourage parent involvement. You will always see a couple of parents in the school each day. You couldn't ask for a better principle, he gets involved in even the littlest things, such as reading a book to the kids, or singing happy b-day with the kids durning lunch time. I can't think of anything bad to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

I love love love this school. My kids are thriving and you just really couldn't ask for a better place for your child to be. Mr. A is so awesome with the kids. My nephew had a bully problem and asked me to talk to Mr. A about it and it was resolved within the hour. Mr. A is fun, but also has a no nonsense attitude when need be. I attended this elementary school, and know most of the staff, not only because a lot of the same teachers are there, but also because a lot of the people I went to school with are teachers there now. My kids love this school, and parental involvement is always welcome, which I love. I really have nothing bad to say about this school.
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Posted May 27, 2007

This school has been a wonderful environment for my child to flourish academically and in the area of self-esteem. The principal and staff make it their charge to know each child by name and to strive to make this a special place. This school is high on tradition, still wearing costumes on Halloween, having talent shows at lunch, having prayer over the intercom when necessary and living by and reciting the Golden Rule daily. The principal has been at this school for decades and is what makes this the truly special place that it is with his wit, sense of humor and love for all kids. The academics tend to be more on the paper and pencil side of things; however, strides are being taken to be more creative with centers, etc. Parent involvement is huge with numerous volunteers daily. However, most of this ends when students reach the middle 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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 27% 17%
Hispanic 4% 13%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 0% 10%
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 28%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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26505 South 4110 Rd
Claremore, OK 74019
Phone: (918) 266-6333

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