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Macarthur Middle School

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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Posted April 3, 2014

Never seen a worse bullying situation in a school's that is so highly encouraged by the teachers, principals and other staff members. Military families beware. Military kids are treated as outsiders. The principals will pretend to listen to your concerns but nothing gets done or changed. For the families from the area originally I'm sure it's a better situation. If you send your child be sure to invest in therapy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2013

MacArthur Has good Academics and Great Oklahoma Test Scores! Thank You Mr.Mattingly for Everything you do!


Posted May 17, 2013

The IEP teachers are poorly qualified.We had a great one last year in 5th grade.My child loved school last year and hates it this year because they made her classes so difficult and offered very little help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2012

This school is great. My three kids went here and they loved the teachers. I felt that the teachers and staff were really focused on helping the kids achieve success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

I really like their commitment to the students. These teachers really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

I've been here all 3 years and I've had a great time. My eight grade year all the teachers were very inter active and made sure we did all our work. I can still remember the first week as a 8th grader the first thing most of my teachers have said to us were we aren't here to treat you like children, we are getting you ready for highschool. Now as for the principles go, they just got on my nerves they cared more about how you looked. -we had a alot of skater kids then what you had to say and got on you for little things. But either then that, I'm glad to be graduating from this school this year. I've made two honors classes that I thought I would never get to be in that is AP English and Biology. Thank you mrs. fremin and Roberts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2008

Awful. The bullying problem at this school is completely out-of-hand and a lot of the staff/ faculty looks the other way; especially if the people doing it are liked by the teachers. Some of the teachers and staff are excellent, but unfortunately the bad apples here at this school ruin the entire environment. There are a lot of cliques, worse than most middle schools, and we have seen our share of schools (we are a military family that has moved a lot and has 3 children). My child has always been in gifted and talented but since starting at this school my child has gotten behind their peers. We are considering private school even though it will hurt us financially. Central Middle School in Lawton is no better than Macarthur Middle School, as far as academics, teachers, staff, and extremely misbehaved children go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

Great School, really cares about students educational needs. Very few issues with teachers or school leadership.
—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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
84%
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 73% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
84%
World Geography

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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 71% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2012.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 49% 54%
Black 28% 10%
Hispanic 11% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 5%
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 42%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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510 N.E. 45th
Lawton, OK 73507
Phone: (580) 353-5111

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