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Washington Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 513 students

 
 

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5 stars

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9 reviews of this school


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Posted August 21, 2013

My school is ...Awesome!! Principle very involve with the kids & Parents, helpful, and very responsible. Teachers response to my email.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

I am also the parent of a special needs student that has been attending Washington for 3 years now although he has been in the Norman schools special needs services since he was 4 years old. I have experienced nothing but professionalism and have never experienced a problem. Indeed, after moving from another school district that refused to even evaluate my son, Norman was a refreshing experience. While they are understaffed--which I blame more on state budget cuts than the school itself--I have never felt a lack of support. My son has made amazing strides and improvements from scoring a 5% at the beginning to now the current 87%. For my son, the special needs staff of Washington have been miracle workers! My children love Washington and while in the market for building a home, my main criteria was for it to be in the Washington School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

I agree with the other parents. Washington Elementary is a great school. It's what you'd expect from the Norman School District. If you are a Special Needs Parent, be on your A Game! Because Norman School District is well-known for their Special Ed/Autistic Programs, they are understaffed to deal with the amount of IEPs that are needed. We found out our child was Autistic right after the New Year and we were told we couldn't even get the IEP process started until the following year. The school psychologist was completely indifferent when I tried to ask questions about the process and refused to talk with me until I submitted the diagnostic paperwork that I hadn't gotten back yet. Once submitted, she was a little more pleasant. The meetings and approval process for an IEP is very involved...classic Norman procedures. They need to hire more staff to handle the overload of cases popping up within the district. I spoke with other parents of Special Needs kids and they were very displeased with Washington. They said IEPS, 504s, and paraprofessional helpers were a huge issue. Needs weren't being met. Again, I loved Washington!!!! When we didn't need an IEP, it was great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

Love this school! It's a very clean school in a rural setting. Great office staff and wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

This has been an excellent school for our child for the last 3 years. We are sad to be moving and will miss Washington School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

Eighteen kid years at this school since 1997. Thirteen consecutive years with four kids. It is as good today as it has ever been. Good balance between core work and other educational experiences. From a parents point of view; Yes. A Winner year after year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

This school is excellent because of its current principal, Dr. Linda Parsons. Her leadership overcomes the obstacles presented by the remote, and disconnected Norman Public Schools administration. She has pulled together a team of educators using excellent discernment attained through years of educating children in a public school setting. One of my three children was more of a challenge to teach, and Dr. Parsons led a team of support to greatly improve his test score, confidence, and performance at school. At any school site leadership is critical to performing above average. This school has that quality. The children treat each other with dignity and respect and are expected to excel in all areas of their learning and development. The families have very little competition between them and live very economically humble lives, in modest neighborhoods, with a rural landscape. We are truly blessed to be a part of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

The school is very well run. The students are oftern encouraged and work hard in their classroom. The learning enviornment is excelent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

Washington Elementary is a great elementary school with excellent teachers. We are very happy with the education our daughter is receiving at Washington!
—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 76% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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 79% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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 76% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
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 82% 59%
Hispanic 6% 14%
Native American 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Black 3% 9%
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 139%N/A61%
Special education 211%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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600 48th Avenue Southeast
Norman, OK 73026
Phone: (405) 366-5984

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