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Country Estates Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 23, 2014

The teachers in this school are amazing, but due to the high student to teacher ratio (25:1 not 17) it makes it hard for the children to keep up with the advanced curriculum. The stress my children endure in kindergarten is a bit heartbreaking. Though the teachers are wonderful, the office staff is equally despicable, going so far as to make snide remarks when you walk in late due to a flat tire. Very judgemental. Principle being the rudest one. Be prepared, they chuckle at parents dressed less than perfect. If you don't have perfect blonde hair and a okie prep accent, you will feel distinctly less than...as will your children. If the school were under a different principle, I believe the office would be different and CE would be amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

I love this school! The teachers are wonderful. At a recent ceremony they honored classes that had everyone of the students making A's and B's. Again, this was entire classes. The neighborhood is very safe and quiet as well. Great area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Country Estates has made a big difference in my granddaughters' learning abilities.
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Posted October 6, 2009

The teachers seem to really care for the educadtion of the students.


Posted August 17, 2009

My kids are new at country estates school and they like it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2006

My children have never attended another school,Country Estates is the best.The teachers are wonderful and Mrs. Laakman is very good at what she does.I love it that she knows every child and their parents ,and sometimes even grandparents. I could not do it.Great job C.E staff!!
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Posted May 21, 2006

Country Estates is a great school. My oldest daughter went there from K-6th grade and now my youngest daughter is going there. The principal is GREAT also. Mrs. Laakman greets all the children when they are coming in, she also greets the afternoon chilren. She knows all their names. The teachers are also great. You can't go wrong with COUNTRY ESTATES!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

I love this school! We are out of district, but transferred into Country Estates. This school follows the Expectations Curriculum, which advances the children's education while teaching good behavior, rules, responsibility and attitude. I am proud of what my children have learned and am amazed at their courtesy and respect that they show towards everyone, young and old. Mrs Laakman is an excellent principal, I haven't met a teacher I haven't liked and I feel secure knowing my children feel the same way.
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Posted November 28, 2004

This is my daughters second year at CE. The principal is amazing, she is very personable.I love that she is there to greet my daughter (by name) almost every morning when she walks through that door. My daughter has also had two very good teachers that have done amazing work with her. I looked for a long time to buy my first house and the school system was my main concern. I'm happy to say my years of searching paid off! Thanks, CE staff for all you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2004

I am very happy with this school! The teachers and Principal are wonderful. I thank god that my kids came from a school that was extremly racist and into a school that loves them and doesn't judge them because of the color of their skin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2003

We had lived in the Country Estates area. We moved and chose to keep our children at CE. The principal is amazing. She is 'hands on' in every aspect of the school. The teachers care about the students and provide excellent classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2003

I have had two children attend CE, and its staff works to assist every child reach his or her potential. Mrs. Laakman is an outstanding role model, not only to the children and parents, but also to her high quality staff. She sets high standards and expectations and then she helps everyone achieve the same. The teachers are wonderful about helping the parents work with the children at home and the home assignments are stimulating and relevant to the classroom tasks. They realize that this won't be the last school, but the first, so the students and parents are prepared for junior high and beyond. We love the caring attitude and quality of education at Country Estates.
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Posted May 12, 2003

I moved out of district but I kept my kids here. You can't find a better school with the best principal and teachers


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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 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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 63% 59%
Black 18% 9%
Hispanic 15% 14%
Native American 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A61%
Special education 7%N/A15%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Midwest City, OK 73110
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