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West Field Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 726 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 6, 2012

This is an amazing school! The teachers and staff go above and beyond to meet the needs of all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

We were so exited to attend West Field elementary since it was brand-new and beautiful. We are so disappointed that the inside does not match. I would agree with the other parents on here who rated it as lackluster. It is the least compassionate place I've ever had my children. The biggest problem is the administration and the lack of consistent and consistently-channeled communication with parents. Personally, I have had two teachers tell me about internal problems with administrative infighting. The school seems very disorganized. It seems there is a hair-on-fire approach to management, both at the school level and sometimes at the classroom level. The amount of worksheet-based homework is intolerable, inane and unimaginative. The penalties for even the slightest misbehavior do not seem to match logical consequences. The ever-changing rules and procedures are ridiculous. The goal of education is to elevate a child s mind, not crush her spirit. Children remaining completely sedentary cranking out worksheets like little automatons is the latter. Despite all the preaching about the value of reading and writing, school-produced flyers and newsletters are rife with error.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

We thought this was a pretty good school until we moved and discovered that our children were VERY far behind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I am in the military and my child attended this school for 3 years. The teachers he had were wonderful and really cared about him and his learning. They all helped him to excel academically even when he was struggling. His teachers were passionate with what they do. The staff was always friendly when I came to the school. The students and teachers take pride in their school. I like the location of the school which is surrounded by some really nice neighborhoods. The building still seems brand new and you get a welcoming feeling when you enter. This is one of the nicest public schools I have ever seen. But inside those walls, I have no doubt that my child received a good education. My child and I were very pleased with our West Field experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

We love West Field! My children have had wonderful, caring teachers. They communicate through weekly communication through folders, emails and newsletters. We always know what is going on. They have been more than willing to help my son thrive in his academics and social skills. There are plenty of opportunities for parents to volunteer and visit their child at school. The school atmosphere it that of a mutual respect among the teacher, administrators and students. It is a great place for children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

The school has some great teachers, although not everyone seems on the same page. Some teachers post spelling lists, etc on line while others don't and I'm not sure my child's teacher grades all of his work. Parent and Admin communication is not good. The principal is rarely there, will not return a call and if you do have a concern it gets turned around so that it's your problem and not the schools...could not be. lol. We've been here since the school opened and have seen a big change in the atmosphere since the new principal came.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

Everyone thinks this school is just great, but IMO it's pretty lackluster. I wish there was more communication from the teachers and a better overview of the curriculum and sharing of the lesson plans (or other detailed information). I don't think this school challenges the children at all. Everyone is wowed by the shiny new building, but that's about all there is to be amazed about. Next year they're brining in twelve portable classrooms to meet the needs of the surrounding developments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2009

Having moved here with 2 boys on IEPs, I was astounded by the level of compassion and willingness to work with me encountered. This school and district went above and beyond what I had hoped and prayed for. The teachers are great and the principal is one of the best that I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I have had my son at West Field for 2 years. We have been amazed with this school! Highest recommendation. The only area I can be critical of is the pick up lines. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2009

My son has been at West Field for 2 years, after having moved in from another district. We love West Field! There is a lot of diversity among the students, which was important to me. Anytime I've been to visit the school the students seem happy, respectful, and proud to be 'West Field Wildcats.' Both teachers we've had have been fantastic. I have not yet talked to a single parent who has been unhappy with their child's teacher at West Field. All I've heard from other parents is, 'It doesn't matter which teacher your child gets next year. They're all good.' Academically and socially, my very shy son is thriving. This school is also very good at communicating with working parents who are unable to spend a lot of time at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2009

Wonderful school! New and exciting- very involved PTA- great teaching staff- my daughter has attended 1st- 3rd grades here- and every year has been her favorite!
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

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94%

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77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

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94%

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98%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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%
Black 11% 10%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Asian 8% 2%
Two or more races 8% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Edmond, OK 73012
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