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John Ross Elementary School

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Posted May 29, 2013

Absolutely love this school. The best school I have seen since we came back to Oklahoma. Unfortunately, our children have had to endure several school changes and this one by far is the best one. The parent volunteer is awesome and then kids participation and wanting to participate is outstanding. The teachers genially care a great deal about their students. I cannot say enough good things about this school. But I love it!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

This is our first year at John Ross after many years at a private school. We are so impressed! The teachers are all extremely professional and seem to enjoy teaching and the kids. They communicate with parents and let you know whats going on, good and bad. The principal and staff are exceptionally helpful even in conflict situations. They seem very proactive on the behavior issues that occur at every school. They dont wait.. they take action immediately. Even though this school is fairly large, it doesnt feel like it. The curruculum plans are well thought out and each grade has an overall plan where the teachers work as a team. We are happy to get get feedback on how our children are developing as compared to national edcuation standards. They intervene when a child is struggling and give them the extra asisstance needed. They challenge the kids who are above grade level to keep them engaged. Every time we walk into the school, we are greeted with friendliness and courtesy. Parents are welcomed into the classrooms and there are always lots of parents there - helping out. We couldn't ask for a better program. Thank You John Ross Teachers and Staff. You are Great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

John Ross is undergoing some growing pains this year due to much needed renovations. Half of the school was renovated over the summer and it is absolutely gorgeous! My kids were thrilled with the new classrooms. The administration and teachers are attentive and are doing a wonderful job. My kids are challenged and love going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2011

Impressive changes over the last few years! Energy and enthusiasm with increased academic expectations and help for strugglng students are some of the things I've noticed. My child loves going to school and has made great progress academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2011

I love John Ross! I am a graduate student in education and love that John Ross is using Response to Intervention, Professional Learning Communities and many of the recommendations I'm studying in my graduate classes. My child loves his teachers and learning! Teachers and staff are very professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

This is our first year at John Ross but love it so far we have had no falling outs and the kids seem to all be well adjusted unlike our boys old school who had lots of bullying and the teachers screamed and yelled all the time treating them like they were in prison or boot camp. John Ross is a breath of fresh air compared and they have learned so much. I don't know why any parent would be griping about not having homework???? That just shows the teachers are doing there jobs and helping the kids get it done at school and not overloading them, its a good thing that we aren't having to do the teachers jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Our children have been at John Ross for the past four years and my husband and I are extremely pleased with their progress. The teachers are great to work with and they really challenge our children. My kids have reading homework every night and math, social studies, and science throughout the week. We have found the staff very helpful and professional. I have volunteered there for two years and have always felt welcome and appreciated for my efforts. Our kids are learning and thriving at John Ross.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

When I took a position in OKC we chose Edmond solely because the schools were said to be the best in the state. I believe many who move to the area from out of state will be suprised by Edmond Schools. Although I understand they are not bad and very good for the area - like the road construction methods here - the methodology and style of learning used in this school system is 10yrs + behind some of the neighboring states. It is like steeping back in time where many of the teachers raise their voices (yell) and expect young children to be perfectly still while standing in a line. Those who are extremely happy with this system have not experienced more modern positive reinforcement systems. (They actually work extremely well.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

This school does not challenge my children. My 2nd grader has not had a single item of homework the entire school year so far. We moved here from another state and John Ross (or Edmond schools maybe?) has not caught up to my kids yet this year. Very disappointing! Also, the woman that works the front counter in the office is horribly rude and I'm not the only parent to say this. We will not be there next year. Sad they are losing me, because I don't work and have not felt welcome to volunteer in the classroom or the school even after asking several times. Can't wait for this year to be over!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

we moved here b/ we heard john ross was good- our experience wasn't so great from the learning aspect! nice teachers-great principal -but definately not impressed after 1st year there!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

This school is wonderful. My oldest went from not even slightly reading at PC duriing the first semester of kindergarten to reading very well at the end of kindergarten, I frimly believe that it is because of JR teachers/faculty..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

John Ross Elementary School is a great learning environment. Programs are available to keep students interested in math and science. Teahcer to student rato is good. Parental participation is a valuable asset and helps out the faculty in many areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

I have found that speaking with the Assistant Principal this year has fallen on deaf ears. I am very unhappy with the lack of follow through. We have had a handful of wonderful teachers. We have only had one that is far from great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

Both of my students have attended John Ross Elementary. I have experienced other Edmond Schools, and by far John Ross is the most welcoming school in Edmond. THey accept each student for who they are and what they can contribute!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

The fellow parents, Teachers, and other staff at this school are wonderful. My son transferred her from another school after he was diagnosed with Autism in April of his Kindergarten year. I feel so welcomed everytime I go into the school. All of my sons teachers are so patient with my son yet also encourage him to learn....he has made AMAZING progress! The faculty is nothing short of miracle workers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

I have 2 children at John Ross and I have been extremely pleased with the school. It is a little large but the teachers and staff are all wonderful! The principal is outstanding my children have had terrific teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

My husband and I both are impressed with this school and the quality of teachers it provides. We switched from [another school] due to a recent move and were concerned because of our son being on an I.E.P The transition was smooth and we received the support he needed without any delay. This was a great relief to us. This schools main concern is the education, safety and well-being of it's students and I have to say that John Ross meets and even exceeds the responisibility very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

As a parent, I am not impressed with John Ross. My daughter is a Kindergartener and though the socialization was good for her, I was disappointed with the level of learning. She wasn't challenged academically whatsoever. The curriculum allowed no customization to her skill level. Our teacher was wonderful, but the school as a whole felt very cold and unwelcoming to me. I felt that with the way the school was operated, rules were so tight that parents ended up being treated like children.What happened to a warm, welcoming environment?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2006

I think this is a pretty good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

I attended John Ross over 20 years ago and knew that I wanted my own kids to attend as well. My 3rd grade son attended Will Rogers for K-2 and although I really liked it there, I enjoy John Ross as well and enjoy knowing that my son is now walking the same halls that I once walked. I think they have wonderful teachers and staff and am very exciting about my daughter starting Kindergarten there next year.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 54%
Black 10% 10%
Two or more races 7% 5%
Hispanic 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1901 North Thomas Dr
Edmond, OK 73003
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