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Norman High School

Public | 9-12 | 1890 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 30, 2014

Overall NHS is a good school. There is a problem with Special Education. There is little support for students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities. These students are placed in Special Education classes with students who have learning disabilities when they are disruptive in the general education setting. Administration will not support SpEd teachers when these students become disruptive during class. SpEd teachers are reprimanded for not keeping their classes "in order".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

The faculty members in special education are the most caring people in the world. The regular ed staff for the most part does not seem to care at all about those with learning and attention problems and would prefer for them not to be placed in their classroom. The District Special Ed Director seems to make it a mission to do everything he can to deprive children with learning disabilities from any learning opportunities. Sadly, the district as a whole seems to think that children can somehow flip a switch and their attention and learning issues are a moot point while at school . Dyslexia is horribly unmet!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My oldest child is now in the midst of a very demanding sophmore year at NHS, but with caring and excellent teachers, she is holding up well and learning lots. Go NHS Tigers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Care only about getting kids 'ready' for college and little about real learning and education. Principal and her staff only understand students they see as 'normal' (which means ones that are like their own children). We will be glad to be done with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

This is a very good school. One bad thing..hallways are crowded. Security is mediocre, and my son has went there for two years and I have never on one occasion have even been able to speak to a principal. The principals never deal directly with problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

I went to highschool there and I absolutely loved it! The teachers help you and guide you more than any other school I have been to - Just try it you'll love it too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2007

This school provides a laundry list of AP and advanced classes, as well as superb AEGIS honors programs. The student body is usually cohesive and spirited, but this sometimes causes problems with the school's cross-town rival, Norman North. Band, orchestra, choir, and other fine arts are well represented, and the students have the opportunity to produce multiple capble television programs. The clubs range from Bike Club to Young Republicans to the Black Student Alliance, so there are many extracurricular pursuits available. On balance, the administration is receptive to parent concerns, but the student body is still working to find a voice. As far as funding and red tape go, NHS is a good example of a quintessentially public school, but not so much so that kids aren't able to prosper. This school consistently churns out National Merit Scholars, Academic All-Staters, and other high achievers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

The one thing that stands out is the quality and quanity of courses offered. With budget cuts, most schools are limited to the courses they can offer. So I really feel that is a plus for Norman. As for sports and activities, they are on target. I think most parents are actively involved, but there are few that should get more involved in their students academics and activities. As for the leadership, they are quick to respond and follow policies and procedures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

We moved from out of state in the middle of last year. Our daughter, then a freshman, was thrilled with her new school. We have found the faculty and staff to be knowledgeable, professional, and caring. The courses offered are challenging and varied. The entire school embraces and celebrates diversity and has provided our child with an excellent learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I'm not a parent. But I was a student at Norman High. I know for some, high school is a traumatic experience. But, I must say that I enjoyed my high school years at Norman High. The community is so involved in the school, & there is a huge level of caring teachers & staff. I'm blessed to have such fond memories.
—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.

Grade level

Algebra I

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology I

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
English II

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

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
English III

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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96%

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95%

2010

 
 
89%
U.S. History

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

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89%

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92%

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84%
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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 71% 59%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Black 9% 9%
Native American 8% 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 145%N/A61%
Special education 218%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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911 West Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
Phone: (405) 366-5812

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