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Cushing Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 361 students

 

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Posted March 18, 2009

Any teacher at Cushing Middle School will meet, by appointment, with a student who is struggling or needs help. All parents need to do is call and leave a message for the teacher of that subject and make arrangements. We cannot help if we do not have a request to do so.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 17, 2009

Cushing has an internet gradebook program that allows parents to check their student's grades daily. The only requirement is that the parent get a pass code from the counselor. The public library has internet access if there is none at home. All teachers have e-mail, as well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 19, 2008

I have appreciated the help I have received from the staff at Cushing Middle School. During a difficult time of sickness with my family, they were all more than willing to accomodate me with grades, counseling, and information about how to help my child. I am very satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I have a son that attends this school and I'm very disappointed in how they handle situations when you child is struggling. You ask if they have tutoring classes and their 'idea' of tutoring kids is put them all in one room with maybe 2 teachers that not necessarily are teachers in the area that your kid needs help in and they call that tutoring instead of letting that kid go directly to that teacher to help before or after school. You would think going to small school teachers would have more one on ones with their students but at Cushing middle school this doesn't seem to be the case. I agree with the first comment that the school doesn't let you know anything until progress reports come out or report card. It would be nice if Cushing would get their systems upgraded instead of being behind time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

I have a child who is intelligent, but is taking advantage that I do not get weekly updates on grades like I did in elementary. I don't know what his grades are until I get a progress report or a report card. I am getting the shock of my life this 3rd 9 weeks. I called 4 weeks ago and asked to be put on notification if my child has below a B, and was told that it would be relayed to the teachers through e-mail that if my son gets below a C, I should be notified. I was told that a C is average, and it is too harsh to monitor it if it gets below a B. Today, he comes home with an F on his report card, and I had no prior notice that it was that bad. This is not sitting well with me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

Fortunately, the Principal is retiring. Maybe the school will start to truly meet student needs now that he is leaving!
—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 74% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
82%
World Geography

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
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 61% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 23% 18%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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316 North Steele
Cushing, OK 74023
Phone: (918) 225-1311

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