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Flower Mound Public School

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Posted June 19, 2014

I am a longtime employee who has worked at FMS for two administrators prior to our current principal/superintendent. Our current administrator follows board policy in all decision-making. I am very appreciative of those of you who have chosen this forum to share your experiences at FMS that tell the story of why we are a school who puts children first. I am likewise disgusted with those who choose this public forum to have a tantrum and rant about the school and people, but don't bother to give the details. As employees, we know when families leave our school and we generally know why. Most times, these families have lost their status of "being in good standing" because they have been late to school too many times or have too many absences, or parents don't do homework with their children, resulting in the parent(s) having an unpleasant experience with a teacher, the administrator, or even the board of education. How sad these people continue to choose to shirk responsibility by slamming the school and its employees on this public forum. Wouldn't it be so much more productive if we all worked together for our children; accepting responsibility for our individual part
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2014

My granddaughter has attended Flower Mound for 2 years in PK and Kindergarten. She loves school and her teachers. She is reading and learning so much! Her teachers love and care about her. I'm so happy that we have found a quality school for her education. The school has installed a security system which comforts me. I know that she is safe at school. Many apply to go to this school but there are limited spaces. I am glad that she has one.


Posted May 28, 2014

I'm so glad j was able to finally get my children in school here! Leaving another local elementary school and moving to Flower Mound made me realize how much my kids were missing out on. I couldn't disagree more with some of the reviews below. Every teacher I have had contact with is not only professional but genuinely cares about my kids. Sounds to me like a disgruntled parent or past employee who didn't get their way. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2014

As an involved parent for multiple years, I have chosen to take my children and run. Until there is an overhaul of the administration and certain teachers, this school will continue to deteriorate. The principal runs a dictatorship in which the teachers and many students are left helpless. The principal sporadically shows up at school, and when present, is often ready to snap. Work and evening functions are delegated to teachers. The principal handpicked the board, and they defer instead of making independent decisions. Teachers receive no support and are told to keep quiet about serious behavior issues in the classrooms. The principal and several of the teachers can talk a good game, but don't be fooled. This school does not put children or education first. Your only hope is to be one of the chosen few, in which case you will be able to do as little as possible while taking credit for the hard work of others.There is a reason why this school is losing its best teachers, and the school will continue to do so until major changes take place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

I am a very involved parent ,volunteering in classroom as well as field trips, Spring fling and other school activities. The PTO does wonderful things for the school and the children. This schools most obvious fault is it's leadership, it needs a major overhaul. The principal is a politician she tells parents one thing aand does another. I've witnessed her being rude talking to some of her employee's in a mean demeaning manner. The school board needs to consider making a leadership change. This will not happen because the school board is set up with the principal's allies. As a parent when you speak up on an issue you have with the school the principal treats you like you have the plague. Which in turn makes you feel uncomfortable being at the school helping out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2014

It seems to me that when a school has voting for PTO officers, every office should be open. I understood these positions were voted on every year (or should be), We, as parents are willing to step up, but the same few seem to stay over and over. How can new parents get involved if no one allows it? This is not a happy school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

I would like to start out by saying that we have had nothing but a positive experience for my children at Flower Mound. I also respect that everyone is entitled to their opinion. What concerns me about some of the posts I have read on here is the fact that 80% of the students that attend Flower Mound are transfer students, meaning those parents make a choice for their children to attend and if they are so disgruntled with the way they feel things are being done or run, then they should exercise the right to take their children back to their home school, because there are plenty of parents who are on a waiting list and would love for their children to receive the superior education this school provides my children as well as the rest of the student body. There will never be a perfect school but I couldn't be more blessed to have my children attend Flower Mound
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

This school is full of good teachers, but the superintendent/principal has let the PTO take over too much control and this has helped a cliche of friends run the school. If your student isn't athletic they will be bullied. Either you and you kid is in the "in crowd" or your nothing. The school is going broke they say, but that doesn't stop the sports from being a top priority and growing. I have heard that they had things going on the the gym/cafeteria/class/ everything room, all winter because of basketball and archery. I used to love this school, but now I'm just overly excited that my kids will not be there much longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

I wrote a review yesterday it was a negative review on my experience that listed no names, no allegations and no inapproprite language. If you can't give a honest review on here what is the purpose of this site? How is Flower Mound able to take off truthful reviews that are negative? With that said I would not reccommend Flower Mound school it has several issues which apparently I'm unable to comment on or my review will be deleted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

I'm amazed how several of the negative reviews have been removed from here about Flower Mound. I get updated when a review is posted through email and have noticed many reviews that were blunt and truthful have been removed. I guess Flower Mound had these removed because they struck a nerve. Another reason for parents to look elesewhere for their childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

Flower Mound is the ideal elementary school that parents want for their children. My son has some difficulties with ADHD and SPD. Flower Mound took great care of him and all his needs to help him succeed for the school year. We saw big improvements with him. We were always kept updated and knew that he was cared for and loved by the staff of Flower Mound. Not only his teachers, but a lot of the other staff kept in touch and helped us continuously. Never once did my husband or I have any doubt about this school's ability to care for my child and his education. Hands down, one of the best schools in Lawton. We recently moved and Flower Mound definitely "spoiled" us. It has been really hard for us to accept the fact he is no longer in Flower Mound.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

Flowermound School is a JOKE. There is NO leadership! It's only a Dictatorship!!! The building itself needs to be torn down or completely renovated. Majority of the classes don't have air. Some of the 'classrooms' are mobile buildings outside. The playgorund always smells like sewer. The toilets never flush properly. The auditorium serves as an 'all purpose' room. Some of the teachers don't have your child's best interest at heart. I really don't understand why they're even teaching. This school says "Striving for Success No Matter What It Takes", but that's a lie. If you are a parent that takes an interest in your child's education and you are willing to stand up for your child when they are being unfairly treated.....DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN FLOWERMOUND!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

Teachers so far have been great, as far as the leadership I'd say it's lacking. The principal needs to be replaced, I believe this one is burnt out. I've noticed through the years the demoralization of this principal. She lacks the integrity needed for this job, which is a must when dealing with our children. I have spoken to many parents and they have agreed this school would be much better with the right leadership. We need someone in there that doesn't fold to politics. Placing the parents or their family members with money in charge of the PTO and School Board.It's public record, just take a look for yourself and compare staff with school board members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2013

the school needs definately a building that can accomodate all students and their needs, as classrooms are small, and not enough! Cafeteria should be easily accessible, without children going outside of building - in bad weather this is a disadvantage! Teachers are wonderful, and their program in both pre-K and K is great. Kids love it and are doing great. I do provide 100% of parent involvement in my children's education! I am a strong believer that the child should learn both at school and at home and parents guidance and assistance is the best way for kids to achieve success in everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

When my children started this school in Pre-K, it was a great school. Over the last several years, the Principal has managed to run it into the ground. The school board members are hand selected by the Principal so that she can manipulate them into letting her run the school without oversight. The classes are over crowded. The gym is the lunch room, music room, and anything else they can squeeze into it. The kids have to have PE in a covered bus area that is covered in bird droppings. The library is also a 4th grade classroom. The annual State test scores reflect the fact that educating the kids is not a priority. As history has shown us in the past, one person can make a difference in a positive or negative way. Unfortunately in this case, negative is an understatement. I would look to LPS instead!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

the principal does not communicate, and blames parents for her and teachers faults. had a meeting to find out why notes and questions weren't being answered in my sons agenda that's turned in daily and was told that even though the teacher looks at it it's only to see that my son wrote something in it not that it's correct or to check for communication. She told me that teachers can't leave to answer phone calls (which she needs to be in the classroom, that's fine)and are to busy to write a note back. Don't enroll your child in this school if you value education!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2012

Pre K teachers amazing after that all goes away. Classes are too big teachers don't have time for one on one. Class rooms are too small for 35 kids in one class. Principal does not communicate well with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

This is one school where you have wonderful leadership and teachers who clearly put children first. The education they receive is second to none. I have two kids attending there, and absolutely love it!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

If you want a school where bullying is ignored and sour attitudes from teachers and students are the norm, then this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

I love this school and so do my kids!! I have never found anything lacking, from teaching my children to excel in the class, classroom activities, Parent's Night, to the various sports programs offered. They are always kept busy, active, and happy. The entire staff is wonderful, everyone is friendly, and are continually watching out for our children, and looking for new and better ways to help them meet their goals, and excel academically, physically, and socially. Thank you so much for all you guys do.
—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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
30%

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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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 53% 54%
Hispanic 18% 13%
Black 13% 10%
Two or more races 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
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 37%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

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  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:05 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Diana Jackson

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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  • Flower mound school has a very active parent-teacher organization. parents and community members volunteer in the school regularly, substituting when needed and/or assisting teachers in their classrooms. the watchd.o.g.s. (dads of great students) program is very active at flower mound school providing great role models for students and excellent volunteers in our school.
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2805 SE Flower Mound Rd
Lawton, OK 73501
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Phone: (580) 353-4088

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