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Ida Freeman Elementary School

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Posted July 31, 2014

This school needs major improvement my daughter had a bad experience here last year there is lots of rough housing and bullying going on some kids hit other kids at recess and its not much done about it.I'm looking forward to moving out of this schools Boundaries soon! I love Edmond but this is probably the least desired school for parents to send their kids to. The discipline and academics are seriously lacking
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

I've had 3 kids at Ida Freeman Elementary. We've loved having our kids there. It's a smaller school in Edmond and has a diverse population. I've honestly never had a teacher that I didn't love & the new principal & assistant principal have made a huge difference this past year. We love being connected at Ida!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2014

My family has an active duty military parent. We had the pleasure of sending our 2 sons to Ida Freeman! The walls of this school are bursting with positive energy! We enjoyed both years and the teachers they had for K, and then 2nd and 3rd, but this past year was especially outstanding with the arrival of Mr. Pautler as principal. Their 1st and 4th grade teachers were fantastic as well. The school is demographically different from many other schools in Edmond, but also smaller (520ish kids). I loved the diverse group of kids. There is also an amazing chess program! 25/70ish members just won a national championship against kids from all over the country. The teachers work as a team to prepare curriculums to educate their students and get them ready for state tests while also giving the kids a positive, and nurturing adult influence that all kids can benefit from. As I watched all of the students and faculty start a day by singing a song called "Speak Life", it made me sad to know this would be the last year for my boys to attend this phenomenal school. If you have the opportunity to send your kids to Ida Freeman, you won't be sorry!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2014

Ida often times gets negative comments from people around town. I have learned, however, that anybody that has negative things to say about the school has never even been there or has a student there. This is where my son has been to school since kindergarten and he is now beginning in the fifth grade and my daughter has finished two years there. We have had positive experiences with all of our teachers, secretaries, and administration. The new principal this past year is awesome. He is so full of energy and makes the school time fun for the students, but also will take care any disciplinary issues appropriately. Another major thing that I like about the school is it size. Most of the other Edmond schools have between 6 to 8 classes for each grade. Ida has 3 to 4 classes. I have enjoyed getting to know and becoming friends with many of the families of the students that my kids have class with. One final thought is the amazing chess program that is held at the school. A fifth-grade math teacher and two other teachers work tirelessly to make this program a success. They just returned from taking 25 students to Dallas to compete in Nationals and WON!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Ida Freeman is underrated because it is one of the best schools in Edmond. The teachers and staff work very hard to make the learning experience an awesome one for the kids. They don't have as much support from the parent organizations as other schools but they do amazing things with what they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

Ida Freeman is the worst school ever! My son is in kindergarten and isn't learning a thing! The faculty act like they're in highschool and pick and choose which parent and child to speak to everyday and they just act like they're better than everyone.. it's despicable.. and don't get me started on the teacher.. One page front and back homework once a week? Oh please, my 3 year old daughter is challenged more at headstart than my my son at this sorry excuse for a school. My son learned more in headstart alone than he has this year so far. I wouldn't send my worst enemy here! It's sad to know that home schooling has been thought of as an alternative.. pathetic!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

I have had several kids go through this school and I have never had any issues. Every single teacher seems to love what they do and my kids have enjoyed all of their various teachers. This is also the only school in Edmond that offers chess club which is supported by the teachers and parents not the school. When my last child is gone next year I am really going to miss the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

I am a teacher at this school and an active member of the staff and school community. I will say that, although we may not have all of the resources, perfect test scores and parental involvemnet that we would like, we always strive for what's best for the children in our classrooms. My number one priority is to educate and encourage the lives of those around me! I do know, that as a staff, we are continuing our education as well, so that we can make Ida Freeman the best place to be. I'm not speaking for everyone but I do feel that the teachers need a voice and I am doing just that! I am happy to be a part of such a caring team of educators! And to the parents, thanks for trusting and sharing your children with us.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2011

My daughter has ben well taught this year in Kindergarten. Ida Freeman is one of the few in Edmond that provides full-day kindergarten, and our family has seen the benefit. My daughter loves school. The children in her class are well-behaved and her teacher is excellent. I can fully recommend Ida Freeman at least for Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

My daughter's 1st grade teacher has done an exceptional job this year. I would not have let my daughter stay at this school otherwise. Outdoor recess is seriously rough. I have seen full out ground and pound fights in the 1st grade and the "recess monitors" turning a blind eye. I believe in part because they are tired of trying to discipline some of these children. I am going to put my daughter in private school after this experience. The vice Principal has also not fulfilled our expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2011

As a Parent, I was appalled to hear from my child how her 2nd grade teacher, "Mrs. Crouser" treated a little boy in her class with disabilities in the beginning of the school year. Since this then I have learned from my daughter that the little boy has been removed from the class but also isn't in the school. My daughter told me that her teacher told the class, she forced him to leave. Is this the same Mrs. Crouser listed below as a 1st grade teacher? I will say though, that working with the secretaries, and the principals is like working with best friends, you can tell they all have the best interest if the students at heart, well except for 1 teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

I currently have a child attending Ida Freeman and have 2 older children that attended. My favorite principal was Mr. Evans, I do not like the current principal. My daughter had great difficulty with her 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Crouser, I would NOT recommend her to anyone. Having said the 2 negatives overall we have been very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

My second grade child has attended Ida Freeman since kindergarten. My husband and I have been very happy with the school. It's faculty has always been helpful and friendly. I love that it's a smaller school, with a homey atmosphere. The principal is wonderful. She was very supportive of our requests to make my child's learning experience the best it could be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

I have been so relieved to find a 'home' in Ida Freeman. My children have blossomed since coming here. The support from administration and staff is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2006

If you Child is having any difficulty, do not expect the Principal or a majority of the Teachers to help in any way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

I Really love this school, Teachers are great , Office staff very friendly and helpful. The teachers are really understanding to your child's needs ( First Grade Mrs.Crousers is wonderful). I would Highly recommend this school to anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

I have two children that attended and attend this school. There is not a lot of extracurricular activities other than chess which is not school sponsored (the chess coach is great and that program is great!). I have not seen over the years much opportuntiy for parent involvement because of the lack of activities. My son still is attending the school and I hope there is impovement overall. -Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

My child went to school at Ida Freeman for his Kindergarden year 2003-2004 and we were vere dissapointed w/the teachers and staff attitude and the new woman princaple who seemed very inexperinced. We put our son in another public school in the Edmond district the following year because we felt that our son was not getting a good education at Ida Freeman. Our thoughts on the school were correct because now that our son has changed shools he is now challanged more and learning more. If I ever had to put my son back in Ida Freeman I would pay for him to be put in private school before he was ever placed back in that school. I rate this school at a sad 4 on a scale from 1 to 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2003

My children attend this school and we love it! Mr. Evans is a great principal and he has helped us get our oldest into the right direction.


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
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 61% 54%
Black 14% 10%
Hispanic 14% 13%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Edmond, OK 73003
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