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Washington Irving Elementary School

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Posted March 5, 2014

I attended WI as a child as did my husband. I think the staff is great and my son loves it. I do think they push the kids to hard but this is due to all the state requirements. I do also agree that the whole sandwich thing after so many charges is ridiculous. It is not a fair punishment for the child when it has nothing to do with them. And I pay$ 2.05 daily for lunch and at least 1-2 days a week a sandwich it one of their choices. I don't know if each school does this in the isd but I'm sure they do.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 2, 2014

They are doing the same thing salt lake city school. if they don't have lunch money they give them a cheese sandwich
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Posted October 16, 2012

If you have a child with special needs, this is NOT the school for your child. They will do everything possible to avoid providing services for your child. It is so sad to see a child in kindergarten that hates to go to school. They seem like they would rather allow problems to happen and then overreact than to do something that would keep the problem from happening in the first place. They don't want any advice on things that may work for your child. Don't send your child here!
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Posted August 6, 2008

I attended WI from K-5th grade, my husband attended from 1st-2nd, and my daughter is a 1st grader there, having attended Pre-K and K at WI. It's an excellent school with caring teachers and supportive administration.
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Posted March 7, 2008

I would rate Washington Irving a 9 (no school is perfect) out of 10. Our town is growing at an alarming rate and the school population reflects this. Durant Schools has made many saftey changes in the past year and our school is much safer than in the past. The teachers love what they do and this shows in the classroom and the students performances. Children are happy at WI and this credit goes to the staff...from the janitor to the principle. It's a team effort. Parents are welcome to volunteer in the classrooms, at fundraisers and if possible on fieldtrips and they know they are a valuable asset to the school. Many things go into making a successful school and I believe WI has many working in their favor!
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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 58% 59%
Native American 28% 16%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Black 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 171%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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812 West Locust
Durant, OK 74701
Phone: (580) 924-3805


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