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Wilson Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 24, 2014

This school has a wonderful principal and caring teachers. They do great things academically for kids, and have a wonderful music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2014

Wilson has grown leaps and bounds the past few years. Great teachers, an active PTA, and a positive environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

Wilson Elementary is the absolute best school in Norman. Wilson strives everyday to make sure each and every student has what they need to become successful. Wilson offers skilled computer time from week one of Pre-K. The staff at Wilson do not take their responsibility's lightly, they are at work early to become prepared for the day. they smile and greet children by their names. I absolutely love Wilson's strive for the future in their everyday activities. This school is a role for Elementary education across the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

My school is excellent. It has a caring Principal, counselor, and teachers. All classes are small in number.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

Great school. The smallest classroom sizes in Norman. The teachers care. The music teacher does a wonderful job with school activities such as talent shows and plays on each grade level. The school is also very connected to the surrounding community and kids can often be seen walking on field trips to the library, park, fire station, etc. My kids have done great here, and I would recommend Wilson to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

My child does great at this school, and I have and a very positive experience with the teachers. The school work they do seems more advanced than other public schools in town, which I have mixed feelings about. A lot is expected of these kids, especially in Kindergarten as a previous person mentioned. A good deal of creative experiences such as school plays, and community expeditions. The small classroom size is great, and every teacher there knows your child's name, which I think is amazing. The school itself however does not do a lot to get parents involved, and seems to assume that all families are living in poverty and therefore cannot participate in school functions, etc., and therefore they do not have them. The school needs to find a way to reach out more and assume that parents do want to be involved and active in the school to keep from losing great students and expand parent interactions as a whole. There are schools nearby that have a high rate of children in poverty, but seem to do this better. Parents do want to be involved and can make a difference in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

Not happy with this school. My experience was also negative. My child spent 3 years here and did not progress. Recently moved to another state and my child has really started to do well. Really has a positive outlook on school now, where before he had a very negative feeling towards school. The difference between this school and the new school is simply the teachers seem more organized, consistent, and there is more parent/teacher communication. It is hard as a parent to help your child from home when you simply do not know what they are studying in class. There were weeks that would go by with out my child bringing home any form of homework or graded papers. Not consistent. Needs to be more involved with parents instead of taking the "OH WELL THE PARENT PROBABLY DOESNT CARE" attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

My child attends Wilson on a transfer from another Norman Public school. I have had nothing but a negative experience with this school. Burnt out teachers, unorganized, unfriendly staff. Complete waste.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2010

My daughter attended half a semester of Kindergarten at this school and it was definetly beneficial to her. At her previous school she was learning how to color, when she moved to Wilson she learned how to write sentences, read, write on lined paper, and numerous amount of other things. Both the kindergarten teachers are Awesome! If someone was to ask which school to attend in Norman, this would be the one. I'm sad to say that we had to leave due to a job transfer. My daughter was so upset and will greatly miss this school and I have found myself comparing all the schools in our new town to this one and I'm having a hard time finding the perfect one. WE LOVED WILSON!!
—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 74% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
65%

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 74% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 54%
Two or more races 14% 5%
Hispanic 13% 13%
Black 6% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 78%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Norman, OK 73069
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