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Whittier Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 244 students

Our school is best known for being a "child centered school"

 

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Posted September 22, 2009

Whittier is the greatest school in Lawton! We have amazing teachers and involved parents. We are a Great Excpectations school, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

This is the best, most child- oriented school I have ever had the pleasure of being a parent with. I have two thumbs up, wonderful community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

My daughter's teacher could communicate more with the parents but the over all impression of the school and staff is very good.
—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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 59%
Hispanic 16% 14%
Black 11% 9%
Native American 10% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Special education 19%N/A15%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 256%N/A61%
Source: 1 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Great Expectations Model School (2014)
  • Great Expectations Model School (2013)
  • Great Expectations Model School (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Transportation options
  • Day Care Vans
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Central Middle School
Tomlinson Middle School
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1115 NW Laird
Lawton, OK 73507
Phone: (580) 355-5238

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