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Whittier Middle School

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4 stars

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted December 27, 2011

whittier is a FANTASTIC school! that i would definently recommend to anyone! the students and teachers are very nice, and they rarely have any problems with drugs and bullying problems!


Posted December 3, 2009

this is a great school with great kids and excellent teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

Whittier is a wonderful school and provides alot of experiences
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2007

My son attends whittier middle school. He loves it and the staff is very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

My child has attended Whittier for 3 years. We were lucky and had some really awesome teachers. The administrative staff on the other hand is a different story - the office staff is rude and mean to the kids and they are often short with parents or other visitors. Then there's the school - OPEN classrooms for 7th and 8th graders! Who can learn in that environment with so much noise and distraction?! With Norman having the financial influence that they have, there is no reason for over-crowding and open classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

This school needs to down size. There are too many students to keep up with. My son comes home everyday telling me about a fight he has seen or been apart of. This is not a middle school I would recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2004

The first thing I noticed about Whittier is that it's not clean. Carpet was taped down with duck-tape and there was gum stuck on the walls. It's dark on the inside of the school, and the heat always seems to be on. My son did not thrive when he attended Whittier. He never had any homework and did a lot of in-class projects. My son made straight A's and never opened a book. The teachers and staff were very nice. If my son missed an assignment or made a bad grade he was allowed to keep working on the paper or project until he made a good grade. I feel that Whitter is to casual in their approach to academics. There needs to be a better dress code and students need to be held to a higher standard.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
World Geography

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

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
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 76% 59%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Native American 5% 16%
Black 3% 9%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A61%
Special education 16%N/A15%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2000 West Brooks
Norman, OK 73069
Phone: (405) 366-5956

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