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Verdigris Middle School

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Posted August 18, 2014

I go to Verdigris it is a great school to go to nice friendly students and teachers. Verdigris may not be a very big school but it is awesome plenty of teachers to care for you and you will never feel excluded. Our High School coaches are great we have won state 3 peat in baseball, 6th in girls soccer and 1 in girls and boys basketball. WE ARE THE VERDIGRIS CARDINALS


Posted February 27, 2013

I have personally seen and been involved with numerous middle schools in our state and these reviews are completely truthful! If you don't fit the "mold" then you are labeled as a bad kid. I have also heard and witnessed a lot of favoritism from the teachers and shady grading. These teachers are not teaching the students anything but to set in their desk and work out of a book. I absolutely love the elementary school and the teachers there are well educated and fair, however I can not say the same for the middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2011

this school has done a great job with my kids....i would like to beable to find out more about my daughters grades while she is in school their
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I have been, for the most part, very disappointed in the middle school environment at this school. The school is full of bullying from the principal down to individual children. Too many coaches are 'teaching' classes and not doing much except book work. Being middle--of-the-road is what they want, not exceptional, not gifted. Fit into the mold and get along. I've been very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

This school's children are not disciplined enough, the girls are very mean to each other.
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Posted May 27, 2007

This school has been a huge disappointment in contrast to the elementary experience at Verdigris. Students seem not to be seen as individual learners, but as objects that must fit a certain mold. If your learner does not fit the mold, then he/she is most likely out of luck and will spend many miserable years there trying to succeed where success is not available to them. There are good teachers there, but there seems to be more there who are earning a paycheck and trying to do that by doing as little as possible. The expectations of the students are often unrealistic, and the work is mostly out of a book, providing little opportunity for exploration and hands-on problem solving. Electives are band, PE and foreign language. There are very limited opportunities with technology. With this in mind, very little is being done to prepare these students for the real world.
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Posted December 10, 2003

My children have attended Verdigris Schhols for 4 years now have done nothing but excel. The teachers are always willing to give them any extra guidance thay may need both during school hours and in the evenings. Most of the teachers provide home telephone numbers to the students to provide additional support if needed.
—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 78% in 2013.

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93%

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92%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

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92%

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85%

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79%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
World Geography

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 77% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

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87%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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 67% 59%
Native American 27% 16%
Hispanic 4% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 0% 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 121%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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8104 East 540 Rd
Claremore, OK 74019
Phone: (918) 266-6343

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