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Longfellow Middle School

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Posted August 28, 2013

During the last 3 years this school has gone from good to excellent. Last years 6th grade class was the highest performing 6th greade class in the Norman district. The students are getting a quality and improving education. Care and safety for the students well being is a high priority of the principal and teachers. The building remodle completed last year has taken a building that is over 100 years old and turned it into a modern facility. Both of my children went through Longfellow and got a quality education. Go visit this school if you have any doubts.


Posted August 11, 2010

Our son is starting 6th grade at Longfellow, and we have been very impressed already with the lengths they have gone to in helping the children get acclimated to the new environment. We have already been working with both teachers and administrators to insure all of our 6th graders have every advantage so they may be successful both socially and academically. I am frustrated when a school gets termed "ghetto" because of its diversity of students. I went to a "ghetto" middle and high school, and I received a top notch education that garnered scholarships from out-of-state schools - all while preparing me socially to enter the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

Probably an average middle school but people refer to it as the Norman ghetto middle school. Most of the teachers are wonderful but administration leaves alot to be desired. Lots of low income familes and parents that don't really care which leaves pta without much to work with, Academics are probably above the norm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2006

I have twins at this school so I get to experience both cores. My children love this school and the teachers are easy to talk to. How many 8th graders look forward to going to school? This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

The administrators of this school really lack the backbone that it takes to make the school run effectively. The students are running wild without any consequences. Teachers are working hard but they lack the administrative support to make any head way with the student discipline problem that is quickly escalating.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2005

My son had Mr. Millican as a teacher last year, and he was wonderful. I was a little sceptical because he was so young, but he was excellent! My son actually likes history now! I would highly recommend him to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2005

Over all the Principals and teachers are great. I have 2 boys going to school there. They helped out whenever they could. Their easy to talk to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

My son was in this school. Teachers do care about you. Has a good Special needs program.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
World Geography

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 65% 54%
Hispanic 11% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 17%
Black 8% 10%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 55%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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215 North Ponca
Norman, OK 73071
Phone: (405) 366-5948

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