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PK-8
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El Reno, OK
Students enrolled: 189

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2455 North Banner Road
El Reno, OK 73036

(405) 262-0598
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November 06, 2014
My daughter has been in banner for 5 years and she loves it hope you do too

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2014
We absolutely love Banner! My daughter has attended for 6 yrs now and we have been very happy with the teachers, staff and classmates.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2014
went to this school from 5-8th grade. got bullied 5-8th grade for no reason. got beat up daily.. the teachers just sat and watched. most of the kids on the sports team were failing, but got passed so they could continue doing sports. hated this school and would have rather gone ANYWHERE else

- submitted by a community member
June 03, 2014
Why is there not an active web site or Facebook page for consistent communication? Need.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2014
Teachers need to be more patient and more age appropriate for the grades they are teaching. I feel that the younger students (3&4) grade need to be nurtured more. These are the years where students are establishing a love for school, if they doggedly like the teachers love teaching, why should they love school?

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2012
I disagree with what this school says is offered in its curriculum as published on this site. There is an academic team and a basketball team. Physical Education is only offered to those on the basketball teams because it is used as a practice, otherwise your kid will sit and watch or read a book. There is not a music, art, or spanish classes offered except as in a block schedule similar to the larger public schools. The larger schools will offer A.P. classes along with technology and other sports and clubs. There has never been a choir program! The track program is ran on a dirt field that is used as the recess playground and there is not any training equipment as such you would get in a larger middle school. The state law only requires 90 minutes of P.E. per week. However the larger schools, provide P.E. 3x per week and rotate art and music on the other 2 days for the entire class. If they are going to offer P.E. as part of their daily curriculum then a Physical Education class should be offered to all, not a basketball program that hasn't produced one star!

- submitted by a community member
July 06, 2011
Banner has a few wonderful teachers. To cut budget costs the school board/principal has made some drastic cuts. Some of the staff is staff is not qualified and not certified to teach, however they have been teaching for years. The school community use to pride itself in its educational program and its staff. Now, it hires their friends/family instead of looking for the best qualified teachers. The test scores and the staffs' attitude toward the parents and children are reflecting these changes in volunteer hours and lack of respect in the community.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
My boys used to go to private school until we discovered this jewell of a school. We have always been involved in their education as educators ourselves we know the importance of a solid foundation. We wanted our boys to be sheltered from bad influences so we sent them to a private school. But little did we know that Banner was a better fit for the educational needs of both of our boys. The teachers care about their students and it shows in how they quickly handle discipline issues and any educational concerns. I love how everyone knows every child even if they are not in their class. Yes, there are not many sports offered however that is what little league is for.. believe me when I say it's better that your child get a solid foundation in their education than to take a music class. We choose to pay for music and art lessons. In our old school music, art, p.e., computers, spanish and band was offered however the teachers were lacking a passion for their proffession. Children must feel love and respect in order to ignite the passion and love for education.This is exactly what you will find at Banner. Plus the entire staff is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Banner school has received the O.R.E.S. (Oklahoma Rural Elementary School), academic achievement state champion award eight, (8), times and been runner-up six, (6), times. Academic excellence is a priority at this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2009
I don't feel tyhat they pay enough attention to the students and the real behavioral issues that are going The teacher seem to single out the children that are causing problems by talk and horse playing and the the children who are bulling and treating others unfairly are not being delt with . I also feel the the only focus of this school and the staff is the state test scores of course that is where the money comes from I feel that they are in desprite need of new leadership and new ideas . this school could be a wonder place if they woudl just try new ideas!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2009
Great school for academics. not so great for middle school extracurricular activities. Basketball and cheerleading is it. They have hired a new P.E. Teacher. A Very Knowledgeable Teacher, I hope the school will give him a chance to teach the kids about physical well being as much as the mental aspect is revered. It's wonderful to have brilliant children but it's also valuable to see them grow up to learn to enjoy exercise with a great P.E. class everyday, so they may enjoy the fruits of their labor. I can not wait for the state legislature to put physical education a priority back in our school system.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 09, 2009
I am a grandparent sending my grandchildren to Banner and could not be more pleased. They hold them to high academic standards and always take the time to help the children anytime they need it. The school also holds the children accountable for any misbehavior issues that occur. The school never hesitates to call me when necessary, which I appreciate. I want to be informed and involved completely. This school works as a unit with the family to make certain the child gets only the very best education. I only wish it went to the 12th grade.

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 11, 2008
I have been very disapointed this year with Banner Schools. The teachers that I have had involevment with this year are not well suited for the teaching profession. I have witnessed a child being belittled by a teacher and I have personally had to deal with the hateful attitude of another teacher. In my opinion there is no place for this type of behavior in our Schools. My experience with the staff last year was wonderful with no problems at all. Maybee it was just the luck of the draw.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 30, 2008
I'm in eighth grade at Banner and I have been there since kindergarten.I have friends that ask how is school , so I say what I think. 'It's great!' After I say this all of there faces looked so astonished. They say different things like 'You can ask a teacher if you can stay after school for help,and they say yes?' or 'The teachers tell you that you can go to there room in the morning for help too?' and I've even got this one 'How can your teachers be easy to talk to?' which always surprises me because I've always believed that every school was like that. Now I have been at Banner since kindergarten and I haven't expierenced any other school or anything like that but why would I want to leave! I will be very sad to leave this amazing school and would recommend it to everyone!!!

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2007
19 years ago, I came to Banner as a 5th grader. Now, I feel fortunate that my son is able to attend the same school that I came to love all those years ago. Banner is a very family-oriented school; parents, as well as grandparents are encouraged to get invovled in the education process. There are so many wonderful families and people involved with Banner that it begins to feel like home in a very short time. The best evidence of Banner's reputation is the fact that many former students, often by transfer, send their own children to the same school that our parents trusted with our education. For me, there really was no other choice for my children's elementary education.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2007
My oldest child went to Yukon Schools. I was disappointed. Therefore I chose Banner School for our youngest child. She has been there 5 years and we have loved every minute there. The Teachers and Staff are the most loving and nurturing people in our school systems today. They really care about the kids and their well being. I only wish that I could have brought my oldest child there, and she does too. There is no school that where the teachers go out of their way to help the children,the way Banner Staff does. I have seen many times where teachers stay after school or come in early to help children understand their assignments and master them. The Teachers and Staff are far superior than any other schools around! (Too bad that Banner does not go to the 12th grade!)

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2007
I have nothing but praise for this school. This is the first time putting a child into public school for me and I could not have had a better school to put her in. The faculty and staff care for each and every child in that school and my child always feels comfortable at Banner. This fall semester I will be enrolling my second child into kindegarten. She was to be going to a private church school but, was informed that Banner kindegarteners read 200 more words than the private school, Yukon, and Mustang schools. I feel like my child needs the most excellent school and believe I have found it. The only bad thing is when I will have to move them to Yukon schools after the 8th grade. S.B.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 02, 2007
Banner School has made a huge difference in my childs attitude toward school, he now wants to get up and go to school. The teachers are awesome and all the students are wonderful. There is huge parent involvement and lots of activities geared toward family. I am so grateful we moved to this area and got to reap the benefits of this 'old fashioned' school. -RC

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October 29, 2006
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March 13, 2006
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February 12, 2006
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May 24, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 07, 2005
This school is great. There are not many extracurricular activity but the academics are excellent.

- submitted by a student
April 14, 2005
The activities available at this school are geared more towards academics than athletics, although basketball and track are available from third grade on up. The girls 7-8 basketball team did go to State this year. I think the emphasis on academics and discipline is what sets this school apart from the others; the student handbook spells out the expectations as well as the punishment for not following through. The principal, teachers, and staff are all 100% committed to these children and then some. I have witnessed the many extra hours spent by them, such as arriving before their scheduled time & staying much later than required often to assist and tudor their students who may be struggling in a particular area. I think more parents need to be involved on a regular basis; I am sure the ones who rated the school poorly were not. Miss Lori

- submitted by a staff
April 02, 2005
I took my kids out of Yukon to come to this school. My children are all advanced and Banner has rigerous accademic standards - they have actually challenged my children, whereas Yukon left them bored. This is a good solid academic school. It is short on extracurricular type activies, but then I wasn't looking for a social club for my kids - I was looking for LEARNING! I have found the teachers and staff very friendly and professional and so happy to have parents helping out, as much or as little as they can - there are so many schools out there that consider parents a nuisance, Banner is not one of them. If your kids are solid students, this is a great school, if they aren't, I doubt you would think any school is great. - AB

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2004
This school is a joke. I don't know what I was thinking taking my kids out of yukon and putting them here. I can't wait until they are back in yukon schools again.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2004
If you have a child with any behavioral or physical disabilities. This is not the school for your child.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2004
this school has been a huge disapointment. It may be fine for some children. But I gave them four years to get into compliance with the state special education laws, and they still haven't. I have chosen to educate my child at home.

- submitted by a parent
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Banner Public School
2455 North Banner Road, El Reno, OK  73036
(405) 262-0598
Last modified Banner Public School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Banner Public School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top