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Southgate-Rippetoe Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

We just recently moved to Moore, OK and my two boys began attending Southgate-Rippetoe for the second half of the semester. My boys attended a charter school in Georgia with excellent school ratings so we were a bit nervous relocating. However, by the end of the school year at Southgate, we already felt like family. I was very pleased that my boys maintained their A and B averages, they quickly made new friends(which can be scary for any child that has to change schools) and they simply fell in love with their teachers: Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. Huff!!! The teachers were awesome, the office staff was always very helpful, and everyone has really made us feel welcome. The May 20th tornado was our first tornado experience and we hated that the school year had to end early and on such a sad note. Continued prayers for Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elem. The day we were able to go by the school after the storm and see the teachers, it was very touching. I as a parent felt some closure by getting to see the teachers and thank them for the awesome job of watching over my children during such a scary time. We are truly looking forward to the start of the school year!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2009

I have been at SGR for a while...I went during the 70's and 80's and it was a fine school.....then I decided that me kids would go there....it is a good school if you are very involved in the school and are up there everyday to keep an eye out....but if you are not there then there is alot a problems....what I have seen is that the teachers don't get the help that they ask for and the class sizes are to big....if the child is special needs but on the Southgate side then there is a lot of conflict with the staff and child and parents....there also needs a lot of support to stop the bullying that goes on there but with 2 to 4 classes out on recess at a time and only 2 to 4 teachers that are on duty it is hard for them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

My son is on the Rippetoe side & has had a wonderful time. We love the school staff & love the teachers as well. We are also trying to transfere our daughter to this school because the school she attends now lacks so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I have a son that has attended this school since pre-k 3 years old, he is now in kindergarten. Through the years it has been a struggle at first but once the support was in place for us and we the parents returning the support to the staff it has made a nice balance. I feel we have the same goal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

I really enjoy my children going to this school. The teachers and principals really care about the kids education. They watch them really well when out on the play ground too. Their goal is to help every child learn the best they can.This school has been around for a really long time my husband went there also and it was even a good school back then. Moore district has the best education you could give your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

As a parent to a student there I am actually discusted by this school. In 3 years I have watched the school and their attitude get worse. The school has a wonderful program for handicap or challenged students. But its horrible for kids who excel. They are held back until others catch up to them and are left having behavioral problems from the boredom. Not enough teachers on duty so bullying is a big issue. Most teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

Southgate-Rippetoe is actually two schools in one. One building is for children with multiple handicaps. The other building is a traditional elementary school. I have two children, one on each 'side' of the school. I have been impressed with the quality of the education for both children. The school is designated 'Title I' and receives extra money to keep the most up-to-date computers and other supplies available to the students. The 'special ed' program is top notch. I'd be surprised if there is a comparable program in the entire state. My only complaint about the school has been the office staff on the traditional side of the school. They can be terribly rude to parents.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
70%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 63% 54%
Two or more races 11% 5%
Hispanic 10% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 17%
Black 8% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 North Norman
Moore, OK 73160
Phone: (405) 735-4480

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