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Irving Middle School

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Posted May 9, 2014

I've been to many schools in Oklahoma- from John Marshall to Deer Creek. When I first moved to Norman, I didn't expect Irving to be decent. After my first WEEK there, I could see that I was wrong. I immediately made plenty of friends (without even getting that involved into clubs, sports, etc). Everyone is kind here, and not at all stuck up or "ghetto". It's a perfect school. Not at all cliquish. I have a hard time concentrating on what I actually should be learning, I usually concentrate on how the teacher teaches us. With this school, it was a completely different case. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I also LOVE the extra curriculum options, so many. Also, just a little heads up, the Spanish classes are the best I've taken!


Posted November 24, 2011

My daughter has been at Irving for a year and a half. She loves it there and has flourished. I can tell that she respects her teachers and thinks they respect her. I can easily check up in her grades. When she got off track with choices at school, I was contacted by teachers. We were able to steer her back and I felt the teachers were supportive of my daughter and myself. I would be comfortable to request a meeting with teachers at any time. My daughter is now involved with sports and I'm impressed with the coach. I have observed him emphasize character to his team, not just sports strategies. We're happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

this school is great all the teachedrs can become your best friends they have great curricular outstanding acheivments and more
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2008

I am a student at this school and i absolutly love it. The teachers are very sweet, and care for each and every one of us. They all push as to do a good job. And when we do do are very best the reward us. I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2008

I go to Irving and I think its a great school...it gives us(the student body) an opportunity to be a little more independent and not rely on our teachers so much. If a parent still must be involved they can sign up for parent connect that gives them constant updates on students grades, assignments, and activities. Irving is a great place to be and I can't wait till next year! Go IMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 25, 2007

The school is not emotionally, or physically safe for middle school students. The teachers care a lot but the kids are left without enough supervision at recess, lunch, and in the halls between classes. They are left to their own resources, and are not specifically taught how to solve conflict respectfully. Instead when conflict occurs the school just 'puts out the fire' and moves on. This creates a very emotionally threatening environment for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

Great Teachers who really care, well-balanced ciriculum, and many opportunities for students to suceed.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 78% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
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 75% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
66%
World Geography

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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 73% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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 70% 59%
Black 11% 9%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Native American 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 157%N/A61%
Special education 217%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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125 Vicksburg Ave
Norman, OK 73071
Phone: (405) 366-5941

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