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Newcastle High School

Public | 9-12 | 2 students


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Posted September 16, 2011

We moved to this area in 2004. My children have attended all three schools in the district. I have had good and bad experiences with all of the schools. Overall though, I would recommend Newcastle High school over all the other public schools in the surrounding areas. I do agree there is far too much emphasis placed on the athletic department and some of the counselors, teachers and staff are less than stellar. I would also like to see more non-athletic associations and arts programs. Nonetheless, just as I said before I would still recommend this district over the surrounding areas. More specifically OKC, Moore, Norman, Tuttle, & Blanchard.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 25, 2008

I've gone to Newcastle my entire life, I can't imagine going to school any where else. Newcastle is small enough to know almost everyone but large enough to not drive you crazy! The teachers are amazing and most of the students are respectful and extremely intelligent. When I graduate and get my degree in Teaching I can only hope I can come back to where my roots are and start a family of my own here. Go RACERS!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 14, 2008

The principal is awesome and the teachers are really nice. Sports are a little over emphasized but the school system is defiantly improving it's academics and trying to mack a really positive environment.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 12, 2008

The high school is good but athletics are another thing all together. The athletics are far too political for anyone who is just moving in to the district. If I had the chance to do it over I would not allow my child to participate in anything but regular classes.

Posted August 8, 2007

I love Mr. Cox, the pricipal-he really seems to be on top of thhe problems at the school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 10, 2007

This school is considered a good school by some, but when I went there a few years ago it didnt offer very many classes. It's so much more focused on sports.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted June 13, 2006

I most also echo that parent involvement is considered 'butting-in' in High School here. In elementary is is definitley encouraged, but High School is another story. My child is an athlete but if she were not she would without a doubt be on the 'out'. Everything focuses on athletics and less on academics. The counseling is certainly not up to standard. The options in which they do not have are dissappointing. Spanish is the only second language, there is no drama, no debate team, nothing except the average mandatory class and athletics. Very disappointing.
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Posted February 19, 2005

The academics of the lower grades are second to none. They provide great support for the students and offer many educational opportunities. However, at the higher level grades, academic classes are lacking as well as minimal counseling available. If your child is athletic, then they will excel. Somehow, the ones who just want a quality education seem to get lost in the shuffle. The math program is extremely lacking, and I have found that correspondence courses are your only option for advancement. Parents are discouraged from being involved at the higher levels, as it is considered 'butting-in' on the teacher's business. If I had it to do all over again, I surely would not have moved into this system.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 29, 2004

Newcastle Schools are the best in the area. All of the class', teachers and activities are 2nd to none. There are no gangs and the students get along great. this school system promotes good values to all students. the principals work well with the students and parents. tutoring is available if needed and they also offer special education and LD class'.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 30, 2004

The school is awesome. Its advanced classes are great! without a doubt this is the best school my children have had. There is no tolerance for bullying, or fighting. The teachers give free tutoring free of charge! the sports are great and the students help each other out through tough times. They accept each other and get along fine. Teachers treat students fairly and equaly with a loving heart.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 15, 2003

The educational opportunities are very limited in course availability. The counseling services are sub-standard with little parental involvement. While the athletics at the school are second to none for football, softball, and basketball the academics fail to meet minimal standards for the educational development of the student.
—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.

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 87% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 81% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

The state average for English II was 91% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English III

The state average for English III was 96% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 81% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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About the tests

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject 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 53% 59%
Native American 39% 16%
Hispanic 6% 14%
Black 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 127%N/A61%
Special education 214%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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101 North Main
Newcastle, OK 73065
Phone: (405) 387-4304


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