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Elgin Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1 student

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

The high ratings for this school are out of date. If your child is liked by teachers or related to anyone on the staff then you should have no problem. The principal is weak and is more concerned about being liked among her peers than for the welfare of This seems to be exclusive to the middle school. The high school is less abrasive towards students but the academics are still low. All locations highly discourage parental involvement. Field trips and school events are closed off to parents and this district does not have a PTA and is not welcoming to the idea of one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

The high ratings for this school are out of date. If your child is liked by teachers or related to anyone on the staff then you should have no problem. But if your child requires a little extra effort the your are out of luck. The principal is weak and is more concerned about being liked among her peers than for the welfare of children. Teachers mention that if there are any questions feel free to ask, but then when you do ask questions they get defensive & accuse you of being negative toward teachers. The teachers are very acceptive of mediocracy, in fact that is what is taught. Academics are not priority. Students are bullied by other students and teachers. the elementary school is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2013

The positive reviews for this school are mostly out of date. Be aware, Elgin Middle School is okay as long as the teachers like your kid. If yours happens to be one of the unlucky ones (like mine) the teachers will pick on your kid relentlessly. I didn't believe it either until I saw it with my own eyes. Don't count on any help from the administration, they're not interested. The elementary is good, the middle school is not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

This school is a very hands on school! The incentives (field trips, special lunches, etc.)that they offer to the kids really shows them that their efforts and hard work pay off. The teachers/counselors/principle/staff take their jobs very personal - and it shows with their interaction and relationships with every student. Top Quality Education - Top Quality Staff - Top Quality School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I have been very impressed with the quality of education my children have been recieving. I love how involved the staff is with the students. i give the school a 10 out of 10
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

the staff has been really helping me a lot, the principal mr.jackson is a good man and the couselor had been so great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

All of my children have gone to Elgin Middle School. I have only good things to say about. They care about each and everyone of their students. The education of the students is above all the most important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Elgin Middle School is an excellent middle school. The children score high on their academic testing.


Posted May 1, 2010

This is by far the best school my children have attended. Teachers are caring and supportive on giving the students the quality of education they need!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

It is the best school because it is like one big family!!! :) the support for everyone is awesome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Teachers and students are great. Discipline problems are stopped before they get out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Great teachers who really care about the kids attending, and amazing educational program!


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers are just wonderful. I love Elgin Elementary!


Posted April 29, 2010

We purposely moved to Elgin so that our children could attend Elgin Public Schools. Elgin provided our daughters with the knowledge and academic credentials to help them obtain college scholarships and meet with success in their careers. Imagine being provided the opportunity to travel to New York and Europe through your school? Imagine being surrounded by multicultural opportunities like learning the Kiowa or Comanche language? Imagine traveling to school via horse, tractor, Jeep, or airplane? What a fabulous place to receive an education. Elgin Schools prepares their students for our global economy and for the opportunity to be SUCCESS stories! Elgin Schools rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I moved to elgin so that my children could attend the best school in Oklahoma!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I wouldnt have my kids any where else
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

It's a great school with great teachers and students!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Christian values and the Alumni that support as teachers and parents makes Elgin strong. We have a reputation to uphold! We are a very blessed school district that takes pride in our students and achievements. Elgin sets a high standard that encourages our staff, students, and parents to strive to do, and be their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great place for education with understanding teachers and supporting staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Our kids are learning so much and excited about it! They are loving to read and work hard towards life long goals. You can't just go to any school and find kids excited about learning! The teachers are award winning!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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 75% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 89% in 2012.

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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 73% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 77% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

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 72% 59%
Native American 13% 16%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Black 4% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
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 144%N/A61%
Special education 215%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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Hwy 17 and Mighty Owl Ave
Elgin, OK 73538
Phone: (580) 492-3655

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