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Eisenhower Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted November 20, 2013

I've been very satisfied with the school and this year have got much of the staff involved and helping with my concerns/worries. Last year, I only dealt with his primary teacher and resource teacher but I have spoke to the school psychologist, speech therapist, principal, etc for academic achievement, worries and concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2012

I absolutely do not like the open school concept. I feel that it is very disruptive to the children. My child has fallen behind since we have moved to this school. There are so many new teachers and they just always seem so overwhelmed. We will be moving to a new school district. It does not seem that there is a lot of parent involvement either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I love this school. My daughter has learned alot since she has been there. She was bored with regular math and now she is in advanced math. They try to advance kids and teach at their level. The only thing that I do not like is that they don't have walls.
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Posted October 8, 2008

I am shocked to see Eisenhower ranked at only an 8. It is one of the best elementary schools in Norman. My son has also gone to Private school and a 'blue ribbon' elementary school in Norman before we moved into the Eisenhower school district, and we love this school more than any other attended. The teachers are well trained, caring and very dedicated to the students. The open school is actually a blessing as our children learn to work under real life circumstances, wherease the closed rooms mislead children to only be able to excell under extrreme quiet. Also the open school allows for more accountability from the teachers as all can be seen with just a manuevering of the eye. Great school! We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

Eisenhower elementary is absolutely the best. After attending private schools for several years, my children attended one year in Oklahoma City public schools. The results were beyond horrible. They actually lost ground, and were miserable doing it. So when we moved to Norman, OK, we checked out several of the schools before buying our home in the Eisenhower district. The floor plan is open similar to their previous private school, the teachers are engaged and active in helping each child do his best, and the gifted program provided just the extra outlet that the children needed. This year, Norman boasted 16 National Merit Scholars. The University here provides wonderful extra-curricular events and activities, and is always there as a reminder of future goals. You would do well to locate near Eisenhower elementary if you have a choice.
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Posted April 3, 2008

This is an open school system which means there are no walls seperating classrooms. Partitions, shelves, chalkboards and etc. seperate room from room, but it is very busy and can be overwhelming. The staff is friendly. I'm not impressed with the NPS system of teaching reading... it's a whole language approach (they call it balanced literacy), but there is no basic learning system. It's not good. Not enough structure and not enough emphasis on phonics. Focus is on sight words. I don't feel they are very on the ball about catching issues your child may have, either educationally or socially. This may be due to the fact that class sizes are high (about 23 per class) and the growing school doesn't have quite enough space.
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Posted April 11, 2005

High Quality Faculty and Staff. Excellent elementary school with something to offer for the 'Whole Student.' Very please with our choice. Jennifer Thomas-2nd Grade 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 68% 54%
Hispanic 8% 13%
Two or more races 8% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 17%
Black 6% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 48%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1415 Fairlawn
Norman, OK 73071
Phone: (405) 366-5879

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