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Heronville Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 951 students

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Posted August 18, 2012

Not many current reviews of this school may be due to the fact that many homes do not have internet. The principal for the last two years is one of the hardest and most dedicated I have every seen. He is at school about 6:00 and works long days. Teachers are experienced dedicated partners who expect students to achieve greatness and will pull students up and not push them away. If you have not been inside this school the last two years, please visit, look, learn. You will love a Friday assembly that is exciting, positive, partially student lead, and designed to let every student know how important they all are. Heronville has over 900 students and ready to soar like an eagle. I am proud and happy to be a Heronville Eagle educator.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 6, 2008

The teachers are very caring and nurturing to the students. They do all they can to work past the language barriers with students. The extracurricula activities are awesome. The students enjoy physical education, art, music, library, and computers. One down side is the lack of recess. Perhaps in the future recess will be brought back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Heronvill has it's problems like any other organization, but the teachers work their butts off at that school; just to stay even with the english speaking schools. I've had two of my girls attend Heronville, I think they both received sufficient educations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

I have 2 grandchildren at Heronville. What is Angels Martinez talking about? all the teachers I have seen have been up on their feet teaching. I visit all the time. Maybe her student just gets in trouble or something. As far as knowing how children are doing, parents get progress reports every 6 weeks or so. This is a requirement for the teachers, so that is one way YOU can keep up with how your child is doing in school..also, you can work with them at home! I know what my grandkids know or don't know because I work with them every week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

Overall, I would have to say most of the staff are great. I think Ms. Manley is the best principal they have had in the past few years. There are some wonderful teachers here. The only real problem at this school seems to be that alot of the children don't speak English well, or their parents don't. I don't mean for that to be offensive, but it does seem to bring down test scores and slow class progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

I feel that this school is not the school you should want your child attending if you care about education and realize that the first years are crucial. I have been inside this school and the classroom when allowed by principal and my husband has also observed what goes on inside the classroom. IT'S NOT GOOD! The kid's are so loud and the teacher stands up at the board for maybe at maximum 3 minutes and tells these third graders a list of things to get done for the day. Thats all fine but don't you think they should write it down on the board. I mean come on their only 8. Another thing is that since we frequently communicate with the teacher we often are concerned about how they are doing in class and if they are keeping up on work, turns out the TEACHER says 'no idea' ironic huh?
—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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
63%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 85% 14%
White 10% 59%
Black 3% 9%
Native American 2% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Special education 8%N/A15%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
School Leader's name
  • Leon Hill
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (405) 587-6005

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Great Expectations
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Roosevelt Middle School
Jackson Middle School
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1240 S.W. 29th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
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Phone: (405) 587-6000

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