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Coolidge Elementary School

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Posted August 1, 2013

The teachers and staff are all great and dedicated. My granddaughter has been there for 4 years now and on A honor roll every year. The only problem I have seen is lack of parental involvement both in and out of school (ie making sure homework is done for the next day and keeping kids in school all day everyday)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

School is HORRIBLE BAD STAFF always texting gossiping when i went their. if you even give the wrong vibe they will snap at you and ask you to leave as far as education my child did not learn anything. instead of educating my child they just "babysat" i am taking my kids to a whole different school. I ABSOLUTELY AM DISSATISFIED AND TRIED SPEAKING TO THE PRINCIPLE BUT NO HELP. Went to state board and said they would take care of it i am hoping its true that "they will be a whole new stafff next year" I will see it when I believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

They have an incredibly talented and dedicated Special Ed. staff.


Posted July 19, 2009

I have two kids that go there. It could use some improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

my children have attended coolidge for three years.all three of my kids are honor roll students and have been well educated to this point.the school has a great staff and they do the best they can with what they have,i have seen alot of parents put bad reviews on websites about coolidge,the biggest problem with the school is the lack of parent involvement with thier children,if people would set a good exsample for thier children and have guidelines and rules in the homes of the students coolidge would be a much better place i think that the school needs more parents to get involved instead of sitting on the computer complaining about things do something to make a diffrence or the issues with the school that you have are just as much your fault no matter who you arer pointing fingers at.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

The school is really under developed. It looks like awful and most of the teacher could not be bothered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

We are moving to Moore as soon as possible. Bad district, bad principal and only a handful of good teachers. Leadership should exemplify and reward positive behavior. Instead, Greenfield allows it to perpetuate and fester into a deeper mess at Coolidge. Get rid of Greenfield and hire someone like its former principals, Mr. Condren and/or Mr. Thompson. Now those two principals knew how to handle things effectively.


Posted April 1, 2008

I feel that coolidge elementary is a very good school. The teachers are the greatest that i have come into contact with since my grandson has been going to school. Keep up the great work coolidge. You are #1 in my book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2006

My children have attended Coolidge Elem. for over 10 years between them. I believe Coolidge Elem. is doing the best they can with what resources they have. I see alot of negative reviews for Coolidge, its staff and other concerns but how many people are trying to make Coolidge a better school? How many parents are involved at the school? I believe that you should not throw too many stones when you yourself live in a glass house!! It is up to the community as a whole to better our school system. The principal,teachers, all staff and parents should work as a whole to make Coolidge a better place for all of our students now and in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2006

The only bright spot at Coolidge was the nurse and only one office staff member who chose to stay away from the gossip and was always kind to every child I saw her talking to. Academically this school seriously lacks and there isn't any extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

This school is not the kind of school you would want for your child. The principal is not ever responsive when it comes to issues. She always has to shift the blame to others rather than do her job. Its all about what it looks like on paper not what is really best for teachers or students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

The good news - This will be our last year at this school! - The school has more grafitti on the walls and playground equipment then ever before. I see broken glass on the grounds the children play on. The staff and administrators are rude and unresponsive. I look forward to the next school year because we will be moving to a school that has better resources, facilities and a more caring staff. Coolidge elementary school has forgot how to provide a quality educational product. Leadership is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

I agree with the first two the #1 problem is principal Sue Greenfield! My child has gone to coolidge since kindergarten, now entering 3rd. That was so far, his best year, before Greenfield. The graffitti is way out of control, the least the principal can do is paint over cuss words on playground, the kids see this everyday they play. The teachers (some of them) are down right rude, not to mention the office staff. If they don't want to be there, or don't like kids...GET ANOTHER JOB! The lack of field trips is very dissapointing, I could go on forevever, but they only give me so much room. Someone please save our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

As you can see there is something in common with most of these reviews. BAD PRINCIPAL! There also needs to be more security at the school to control the grafitti on the outside of the building. I feel that if we had a different principal, many of our problems would change if we had someone who actually cared about the children, our school and the community. I hope to move soon so my children do not have to go thru another year of this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

I agree with the first rating. I too have changed my childrens school. The principal here is NO GOOD at what she does. My children have been picked on so many time's it's unreal, and yet she did NOTHING about it. I would not agree to putting your children here. My children have also been sick, time after time this year, for the fact they are STILL working on the school and we as parents told it would be done a week after school started and yet it's NOT finished. I would say Coolidge needs a new principal and get Sue Greenfield out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2004

FIND ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR YOUR CHILDREN! This school and district are terrible! Under the so-called leadership of Principal Sue Greenfield, this school tolerates bullying and does not abide by the district's policy on this action. As a parent and homeroom mother, I was NEVER contacted by school administration about the bullying incident. After my child brought it to my attention and I went to the principal's office for more information on how they were handling the issue, I was told it was unfortunate but 'their hands were tied since DHS was involved.' No harassment incident report was completed until after I withdrew my child from the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2004

This school is absolutely amazing. The teachers are so caring of what happens to their students. They offer to help out in any way they can. Teachers call parents and send notes home and do everything in their power to let them know how their child is acting or performing in class. They want there students to succeed in life and majority of the students attending this school probably will. I went to this elementary school and I now am a sophomore and I have a gpa of 4.11 and am in all honors classes and I will graduate early. I would say that I owe alot of it to this school. I was reading words such as paleontologist in the first grade because that was one of my spelling words from mrs. chalmers. It is a wonderful school and it won't dissapoint you.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 68% 14%
White 17% 59%
Black 9% 9%
Native American 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 196%N/A61%
Special education 210%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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Oklahoma City, OK 73119
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