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Chisholm Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 738 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted June 10, 2014

The atmosphere at this school is unlike any other. The principal is visible and an active participant in dismissal everyday. The new assistant principal goes above and beyond to make sure ALL students are taken care of. The way both administrators handled the new law dealing with 3rd grade retention based on testing was nothing but heartfelt and genuine compassion. My experience has seen teachers go out of their way help all students learn. The secretaries are examples of what all office staff should be around the district. The traditions set in place here are what make my children feel part of something great. I have to agree!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

If your child has any type of special needs, be prepared to be pushed out of this school. In May, I promised Mr. Higdon I would do everything in my power to transfer our children to a different school, which is exactly what he wanted. Nonetheless, I made good on my promise. Our children now attend another 10-star school and have received nothing but praise and encouragement; the exact opposite of our experience at Chisholm. We are extremely pleased with our transfer and our children are receiving a top-notch education from teachers who genuinely care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

Chisholm Elementary was a wonderful experience for my entire family and I. I have two children that attended Chisholm and they adored all four years (2008 - 2012)!!!! We would still be Chisholm Chargers if we had not had to move out of state. I was a proud parent and PTO member. I loved the teachers, principals and the administrative staff. It was truly an experience like no other... A wonderful school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

My daughter had a wonderful experience at Chisholm! Her teachers were excellent and went out of their way to ensure the individual needs of the students were met. I also feel that the teachers did an excellent job of keeping me informed on my child's progress. The principal and office staff were always friendly and welcoming. I felt like I was always well informed of school events, and functions. There were also a great deal of opportunities for parental involvment. Chisholm is a wonderful school and I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

The person below insults parents who leave honest feed back, this leads me to think it is indeed a teacher that wrote the comment. The insults hurled usually are to the parents if the child does not perform to the "norm" - School is clean however SOME of the teachers ARE NOT welcoming! If your child is an A student and has no problems understanding then all is well at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

I have two sons at this school. It is fantastic. The quality of work my children do is excellent. Their teachers have always been very interested in their success and do an excellent job of communicating with us. The school is always clean and the staff present a positive attitude when they welcome my boys out of the car in the morning. Mr. Higdon the new Vice Principal is always there when I drop my kids off and when I pick them up. My only problem so far is the parents inability to follow directions in the morning/afternoon when dropping/picking their kids off/up. My guess is that the last review is from one of "those people." ;-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

Many of my grandchildren have attended Chisholm. Those first years set the course for sucess at all levels of their educations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2010

Excellent teachers! Mrs. Graham is a wonderful principal that gets involved in so many ways! Mr. Higdon the new Vice Principal is a great addition to the Chisholm family! Excellent test scores!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

Chisolm is a cozy, neighborhood school that encourages parent involvement. I love that all the teachers and staff know all of my children's name and even that they are all related to each other - it has a nice, friendly, safe 'vibe' and provides a wonderful education base.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

While this school seems to be run well and has high test scores, the principal and most of the teachers are not welcoming. As a new parent to this school, I am sorely disappointed with the rapport between the kids and the principal. She doesn't acknowledge them as they walk by nor does she seems to know their name. Having been at several other schools, I know how important a relationship with the principal is and I find that those relationships are lacking here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

We hav been at Chisolm for two years now in Pre-K and K. We love it. The parents and teachers are very involved and the principal, Ms. Grahm is fantastic. They encourage extracurricular activities as well. My daughter plays the violin and both years they have asked her to play for the school assembly to promote music. We get frequent updates on what they are working on in class and a target sheet on what to work on at home. My daughter loves going to school and we have Chisolm to thank for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

At Chisholm, parent involvement is huge, the PTO is great and the school is very parent friendly. We have an open classroom concept so all the classes are very structured and well organized! We have one of the best music teachers around and the most creative PE teachers you'll ever find. They put on magnificent programs with the kids. There are several National Board Certified Teachers. Our test scores are high.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 4, 2004

We moved into the Edmond district from San Antonio, after the first 9 weeks. Our 3 (2 in grade 4 and 1 first grader) children weren't up for the move in the middle of the school year. After the first day, they all had smiles on their faces and said this was the best school they have attended. I believe the staff and teaches did a great job letting the students know they would be having new kids in class the next day. All classes welcomed the kids and made them feel right at home. I can't say enough about the welcome we have all received so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2004

I think this is a very structured school and the teachers and other staff members are wonderful and helpful to both student and parents involved.
—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 76% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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 76% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 59%
Hispanic 5% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black 4% 9%
Native American 1% 16%
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 116%N/A61%
Special education 216%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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Edmond, OK 73013
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