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Gatewood Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted July 16, 2014

The Principal at this school is very rude and does not make the children her first priority. She is very dismissive of the parents concerns and more than half of the new teachers are the same way. I've watched the school education standards decline since she has been there. I've also see bullying and favoritism shown to students and seen the principal be vindictive towards students and parents. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2013

Gatewood has a few, mind you few, good teachers that work extremely hard with the OKCPS guidelines that they are given. The school is lacking in the front office in friendliness and organization. I don't know how many times events were always screwed up because of bad communication and disorganization. The times were always mixed up and know one knew exactly when things were going to take place. I think the principal has lost her desire to improve this school. These kids, our kids, are the future! A disheartening problem is there is absolutely no playground equipment! All the kids do is run around in circles. Our kids need to let off a little steam. There is little or no support from the parents, except when it comes to giving out prizes during carnivals. Parents and teachers have to come together to make this a better school. It has a lot of potential. If other Okc Public Schools can turn their schools around than so can Gatewood. -from a concerned parent
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Posted August 4, 2013

This is the worst school I have every been involved in in the OKC Public School system. Last year the teacher and principal denied me access to information about my stepdaughter because I was not her "legal guardian." She fainted in class one day and the teacher nor the principal would tell me because I had not competed adopting her. I had her in two other schools in the system before I ever married her father, and they were happy to share information about her. It even states in the OKCPS handbook that stepparents are entitled to that information, but this school denied me. My husband and I were threatened with campus expulsion because we fought this. I had to retain a lawyer in order to receive information about my child. Also her teacher last year would bring her 3 year old daughter to class on many occasions and ask my child to take her places--instead of doing her schoolwork. This school also charges the kids $1 fee on Fridays if they want to opt out of wearing uniforms. And this same teacher from last year is moving up so that my daughter will have her again. I have always been a big supporter of OKC public schools, but I tell everyone I know not to send their kids here.
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Posted April 9, 2013

The principal of this school is not a very nice person. There are a lot of suspensions and a lot of bullying. I have heard staff members saying bad things about other staff members while I am waiting outside the office to pick up my child. The front office secretary is the most unwelcoming person I have ever met. She always has an attitude! There are a few good teachers that have worked here since my kids have attended, but they have all left. I would not recommend sending your child to this school.
—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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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64%

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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.

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88%

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50%

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59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

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75%

2011

 
 
57%

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 76% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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91%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
72%
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 28% 13%
Black 25% 10%
White 20% 54%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 2%
Two or more races 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1821 NW 21st St
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 587-2400

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