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Northwest Classen High School

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Posted October 3, 2009

As a former student, NW Classen has always been a wonderful school where learning is paramount ! Great atmostphere for students !!


Posted August 10, 2007

I rate this school the best for Oklahoma City Public Schools. The leadership provided at NW Classen is outstanding; showing concern for the students and making this school one that conveys high expectations for both students and staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

I love this school! The diversity helped me understand all types of people and cultures later in life. Someone new to meet every single day! The teachers make learning fun and are laid back not uptight with their own way of teaching.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 2, 2005

This school is one of the best schools in OKC in my opinion. It is has the most AP classes in the state for highschools and has the largest ROTC battalion in Oklahoma including colleges. It has been given a bad name by some but for others it is a gold mine. I personally enjoy going there. I am the drama tech theatre sound technician and I have learned more there then when I was trained by a major Audio Production Studio. I want to also add that the new principal is really turning the school around. It has been a wondeful year and I look forward to continue going there. Sincerely, Phillip J. Bueno
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2004

Despite the last few years that gave this school a bad name, it has steadily improved. A new principal has been issued to this school who has done some work before to improve past schools and their test scores. There are countless changes afoot now and everyone agrees that the school will soon become one of the best in the state. In my opinion, it already is and we hope to prove it to you. The art program has been known to make many passing scores for the AP portfolios! It's a great place for promising young artists! The art teacher(known as Patrick Shurden)is simply amazing. The JROTC program is the largest of all the schools. Tardiness to classes is not acceptible and neither is ditching classes. There are 300 dollar fines for fighting, so there will be none of that. The drama program has also won countless awards. -Stephanie/Junior
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2003

To me the teachers make up what this school is all about. The teachers will go out of their way to help their kids to understand what they need to learn. The JROTC program is one of the better ones in the city.
—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.

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 87% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
69%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 81% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
63%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
English II

The state average for English II was 91% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
English III

The state average for English III was 96% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
54%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 81% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject 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 41% 13%
Black 23% 10%
White 20% 54%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 17%
Two or more races 1% 5%
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 92%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Gym
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  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2801 North West 27th
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: (405) 942-5551

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