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Highland West Junior High School

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Posted February 11, 2014

My son is in 7th grade at Highland West and loves it. He likes all his teachers and the extra curricular activities that are offered. I like his teachers too since they have all been in contact with me either by phone call, email, or text message. I'm really impressed with his science and math teachers. He has taken a great liking to geography since the school year started; and, I think that is because of the teacher. The band director is enthusiastic and fun which makes band cool (and not nerdy). The English teachers are introducing him to different genres of literature which my son is finding challenging; but, I think it's broadening his views. My son doesn't have any problems with bullying. He rides the bus home from school without any problems. He is a type 1 diabetic and while it took a couple months getting his diabetes management figured out for middle school, it did get done and now it's all good. Thank you teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

This school was the main reason we pulled ours out to homeschool. My husband and I both attended this school, and its sad to see how bad its gotten. This school needs a change in admin. We were given the excuse that there is so much diversity in this school that its just hard for them to control the bullying. Fights from breakfast, to lunch to after school. They only enforce the rules on some of the kids the rest they gave up on and let them do whatever. I spent a whole year being given one excuse after another for the bullying, and the lack of supervision during lunches etc. A police officer is on grounds at all times, and its not for the safety of the kids, But one officer cant keep all the kids that want to learn, safe from the even more amounts of kids that do not care. Parental involvement is slim to none. I would not recommend going here until major changes happen, and rules are enforced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

Moved from Western Heights schools to Highland West school. My child is biracial and it this was not a good move for us. The schools are not very diverse. Some of the teachers seem to pick on my children. When addressing issues to Principal, not ever gets resolved. Wish I wouldn't have bought a home here, and done some extra research.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

This school is well organized and has expesional staff, I would go nowhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

I love this school! Never in my life have i actually wanted to get involved as much as i want to here. I am a NJHS officer, basketball and football manager, im in STUCO(student counsel) and in recycling club. I know this school inside and out. It has definetly been a brilliant experience attending this school for three years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2007

We moved into the Moore School System a few years ago. Prior that that, we lived in another state. I have 3 children. Never before have I been so satisfied with a school. I have had dealings with 4 other school systems, as well as a private school, and none were up to par. The fact that we have been dealing with this school for 2 years and I haven't had to confront a teacher/principal/superintendent is a testament to how well this school is doing. I can even keep up with my child's grades and attendence online with a login and password.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

I attend this school and I think it's great. You can tell the teachers are putting as much effort as possible into the students learning. Although some teachers do only assign work book pages or outlines, no matter how boring it may be, your learning more than some people. Lunch is chaos though! People are always getting in front of others and they act like it's nothing. I'll be in the middle of the line at one minute and at the end another. It's unfair because I only get a few minutes to eat.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2007

I work at this school and find that the teachers performance is above average. I see teachers trying very hard to achieve the goals set before them for their students to achieve at a higher level of expentations. I also see a caring nature towards each student to strive for the best each child can have to feel an acclomplishment of goals meet. Rules are set and students are expected to stay withing their guide lines to provide a save and secure learning enviornment.


Posted December 5, 2005

I think they need to restore or utilize the ZAP program so parents will be aware if their kids are falling behind, and focus on programs which builds kids' self-esteem, instead of sports or 'popular' activities. Kids who seemingly 'don't want to learn' have issues which need to be dealt with at home and at school! This school needs some positive interaction besides PTA between parents and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

I think they need better teachers and more discipline for the kids who just don't care to learn, so that they dont disturb the kids who want to learn!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
82%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 89% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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 71% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 77% in 2012.

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 54%
Hispanic 16% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 17%
Black 10% 10%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 67%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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