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Cross Timbers Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 944 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 17, 2013

Cross Timbers- I continue to be amazed at what my grandson has learned. His vocabulary has improved 150%.He said talking while the teacher is talking is inappropriate behavior. He knows every color he told me one color was peach. He loves learning and going to school. Cross timbers is an excellent school.


Posted September 26, 2013

Cross timbers is a great school and I have really enjoyed it and my child has flourished there. I think one aspect they could change is that the school is huge but besides that, they are doing a wonderful job! Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

This school is great. Low diversity, and a lot of students... otherwise, everyone is very involved and teachers are great with telling parents what to do to help their child succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 22, 2012

I have gone to cross timbers for 3 years now. I loved that school. It was amazing. That teachers are awesome!


Posted April 5, 2011

These ratings are inflated, at least for fifth grade. Having moved from Texas, I've found Cross Timbers to be outdated in their teaching methods, not interested in meeting individual student needs, and overly concerned with test scores. I've taught elementary school for 11 years, and I'm not at all impressed with the type of teaching I've seen, and based on other comments, I'm not the only one. This school could be great, but it needs to become more learner centered, and eliminate classrooms with children in rows and teachers lecturing in front. This review is not from a disgruntled parent of a low performing student. It's a professional opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

This school is terrific, is not necessarily politically correct, and is serious about top quality education. The school system is considered one of the best in the state of Oklahoma.


Posted February 22, 2010

My child has attended CT for 3 years now. I knew none of the teachers before he started and have been pleased with all of them. The PTO is very active and I have enjoyed getting the opportunity to help at the school when needed. This school gets great academic markings and I have been very pleased with our experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2009

Cross Timbers is an awesome school. Both of our kids (2nd and 5th grade) receive a highly progressive education. The environment is one of love and care from everyone in the building--office, teachers, library, cafeteria, custodians, ect.--the entire staff. The lunch program with Chef Dave is exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Cross Timbers in amazing. The teachers, students and parents are just unbelivable. It has passed my expectations by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

This is a great school, they are very involved and school supports their teachers and parents help support the school and the needs of the school. My child is in kindergarten and they are reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

Academic environment is great. The school uses teching time effectively. Cross timbers influences the culture of reading. My PK student enjoys high quality education , which is only avalable in high priced private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

Excellent school. Responsible and caring teachers. Peace of mind for parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

Academic programs are great. Art, music, P.E. and Health are the extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is great. The only drawback (if any) is the low diversity of the student and faculty population (approx. 90% caucasian).
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2005

Our son Jake has been attendng Cross Timbers for 2 years. we have been very happy with the level of Education he is receiving at school. He loves the teachers! And we have had nothing but positive experiences with all of the school staff!
—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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%

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 77% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

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 81% 54%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 18%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 10%
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 13%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Edmond, OK 73025
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