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Apple Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 422 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2013

Administration is a joke. I've had multiple kids there for a number of years and the ignorance of the counsler is surpring. There are a coulpe of OK teachers but the rest I've delt with shouldnt be guiding our teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

My children have been at Apple Creek since the 2010-2011 school year and the 1st 2 years were HORRIBLE. We had a principal who wasn't helpful, very immature, and the school was rampant with nepotism. Parent's felt very unwelcome. Thankfully this principal is no longer our problem. We welcomed a new Principal for the 2012-2013 school year and things have really changed! We are quite happy with the new leadership. She addresses your concerns, cares a lot about the school, and parents are welcome anytime. everything isn't perfect but they aren't horrible. We have 3 fifth grade teachers and two of them are quite unorganized, one more than the other. The really disorganized teacher loses papers and reports, doesn't realize she has already sent them home and has the parents searching for them. She expects a lot of forgiveness when it comes to her lack of responsibility but isn't forgiving to students who misplace items. It's quite clear she feels very entitled. Overall we are pleased with the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I'm not happy with applecreek. The principal is not very helpful when you need her. My child attends there presently and hardly ever brings home homework. My child is not being challenged academically and as a result is bored at school. There's not gifted programs for gifted kids. Also, there's very little parent involvment in the school as I've only seen her teacher once since school has started. I'm considering next year enrolling my child in another public school or even private school. I would not recommend applecreek to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

This is my daughter's first year at Apple Creek and I have been very disappointed in the school. My daughter is in 1st grade and is swamped with worksheets daily. It is to the point where she is not enjoying school. As a former educator, I expected the teaching method to be more of a hands on approach. When I addressed this issue with the administrator, I was told there was not any room for 'fluff' due to API scores. Too bad this school has came to teaching to tests and not the childs individual need. Maybe if the school combined academics and a little bit of 'fluff the students will retain the information better to reproduce higher API scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

Apple Creek is a great place to be. The principal is very friendly and has an open door policy. The teachers are fabulous! I have a son in 6th grade and a daughter in 3rd. Both of my children have had an excellent experience. I would highly recommend enrolling your children at Apple Creek Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

I have two children here and they couldn't be happier! My kids love their teachers and the principal, who is exceptionally nice. I find the staff very helpful and kind. The teachers seem to be happy and smiling whenever we are there. Overall, I feel my children are getting a great education and feel very comfortable there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

Both my kids go here and we love it!! Principal is great, teachers are great and my kids love it. Sounds like the other two are the exception, not the rule!
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Posted March 1, 2008

The principal did not show any leadership ability and did nothing to resolve my consistent problems with my son's teacher. As a result, I transferred my son before Christmas break. F
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Posted April 10, 2006

ACE has a wonderful P.E. teacher, but art has not been a subject provided at this school. We have had many ups and downs with the school. Our child was in the SEARCH program for gifted kids, but was also very sensitive. We did not feel we could get resolve needed for the issues our child had, in spite of talking to the counselor and the principal. We ended up transferring to another school. The principal is high energy but the office staff is often aloof.
—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 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
58%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
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 75% 59%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Black 6% 9%
Native American 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A61%
Special education 18%N/A15%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1101 SE 14th
Moore, OK 73160
Phone: (405) 735-4100

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