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Duncan Middle School

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Posted February 8, 2013

Teachers do not care wether a student fails or not. One actually told my son, " I get paid wether you pass or fail." and just like others have said on here, if your child has problems with bullying or, really ANY kind of problem at all, NO ONE in the leadership of this school could care less.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

So far We are LOVING DMS. We are from Lawton Public Schools. Although we really loved LPS. I feel DMS can give more attention to my student. My daughter and son who go there say the teachers are kind and show more interest. They also say there is less drama than larger schools. LPS was super wonderful dealing with my daughters disabilities and DMS has up till now done the same. I have read the other comments and can say that my children do say that some students curse like a sailor (Isn't that everywhere?). What my children appreciate about the teachers ignoring some minor cursing is that the whole classroom is not affected. Sometimes ignoring bad behavior is best for the whole class. As long as my children are happy and are receiving a good education I am happy. I hope this helps someone who is looking at DMS as their children s next school.
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Posted February 9, 2011

I am so disappointed in Duncan Middle School. If your child has an issue you are wasting time going to the leadership of the school. They say one thing and do another. You can not depend of them to take care of problems. My child hates school for the first time. They assign so much work in order to catch the kids up. The school district is probably going to be on probation come Aug due to low scores in state testing. Not a good school at all.
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Posted January 10, 2011

Bad year this year! My straight A student has also gone WAY down in grades this year. She has NEVER gotten poor grades before except for this year (not ever). Several of her teachers are not telling the kids the grades as they go day by day, so at the report card time it's a big shock. In four of her classes they won't even let her take the book home! One class doesn't even have a book and they have to look it up on a really slow website on the Internet. Also the school lunches are inedible and not nutritious for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2010

The middle school here is just horrible. In one semester my son had been verbally bullied repeatedly, and exposed to language that I'm sure would make the Navy proud (daily) The teachers do nothing to control the situation, but without principal support, what can they do? My son had qualified for the gifted program, and made strait A's until this year, and is now failing 2 subjects. One phone call from his math teacher, but nothing from his the others. They do post grades online, BUT the Science teacher will sit on bad grades so long you have no idea there is a problem till its too late. The teachers got 2 stars cause the math teacher did contact us to get him on track, Could someone explain to me the educational value of coloring pictures of bugs? (6th grade) We are homeschooling now. What a waste of tax dollars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

A very good small town school with lots of helpful staff. Many advanced learning opportunities for kids.
—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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
World Geography

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

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 73% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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 71% 59%
Hispanic 16% 14%
Black 7% 9%
Native American 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 156%N/A61%
Special education 213%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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601 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Duncan, OK 73533
Phone: (580) 470-8106

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