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West Nichols Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 356 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

My children really love there school. They have learn so much at school and enjoy going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

West Nichols Hills Elementary. We went through some very difficult times with our child last year with severe anxiety issues and the principal, teachers and counselors were excellent in helping us through this. I can't say enough about how grateful we are that he was attending WNH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

I agree this is an incredible school and the first one I had to deal with beginning with PK my daughter did well and enjoyed school from there we made a drastic move to Topeka Ks where good schools are few and far between up to my standards, luckily we moved into a good school district and now we need to move again and are very scared of the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

I don't know why this school is rated a 9. It should be rated a 20! We love West Nichols Hills!! The principal is amazing! The teachers are Excellent! We are moving to Edmond, I hope her new school is just like WNH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2007

My little girl love this school, the teachers her friends. Every morning she is up and ready (can't wait to get there) !! If you ever have the time Mrs. Rosenthal , please just go and observe the children, treachers and the principle. This is my daughters 3rd year there and hopefully she will get to go through 5th grade. Proud parent of a straight A 3rd grader (only because of Mrs. Warrior, Mrs. Leverett, and Mrs. Anderson)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

WNH's is a wonderful school! The Principal cares about his students and knows each of them by name! How many Principals can say that?? If you are looking for an excellent school for your children, WNH is that school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2007

I have two children currently attending West Nichols Hills in kindergarten and first grade. My first grader is reading on a third grade level, and my kindergartner can read the books her big sister brings home. Many of my friends who have children in other schools are amazed at what my kids have learned from school. This school encourages learning as well as good behavior. WNH is an exemplary school, and I'm proud to have my kids be 'wildcats.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

This school is very well managed compared to other elementary schools we've attended. The principal keeps us updated about school activities weekly via an email newsletter. Our son's teacher and the principal respond to email promptly and thoughtfully, and work with us to help our son get the most out of his education. We are extremely satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2006

Three of my children have attended wnh school. Two are still there. My son was a striaght a student and my 5th grade daughter is also a straight a student. All of my children have had mrs. Warrior and leverett and have come out with above average grades. Hands up to those two teachers and the whole staff at west nichols hills. Best elementary school in oklahoma city. That is a fact from a mother who knows. You want a children who makes good grades send them to west nichols hills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

West Nichols Hills has turned my little 'school hater' into a 'school lover' ! She has attended 2 other elementary schools in 2 other states and has had great difficulty adjusting both academically and behaviorally. I don't know exactly what the change is due to, but she has only nice things to say about her 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Culbreath. Also, the school is small; so small the principal knows my childs' first name! I like that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2005

My son is a transfer to West Nichols Hill and i have never been so happy in his progress and the involvement in teachers and parents. The principal has set an example of involvement that every principal should set.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

There is a new principal at WNH's and he is great. I have seen several improvements already and we are only at the end of the first nine weeks. This is a great school for your children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

This school is a breath of fresh air! We feel comfortable contacting not only our children's classroom teachers, but their principal as well. This school holds awards assemblies each month! Where else are students recognized for academic progress, good behsavior, etc. this frequently? This school exemplifies the phrase, one big, happy family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2004

Miss Stellman in Pre-K is great. I agree that the principal has her 'own way', I was told information at the school board from the lady over it all, but was told different information coming from the principal and told she tries to over-ride what the admin. says. I also had all of my paper work in ahead of time to enroll my son in the after school/daycare program but when it came time to start school, all of my papers were 'mis-placed' Luckily I had not dis-enrolled him in the current one. And one last, the web site for the school, has not been updated since 4/2004..this is almost the end of 10/2004 and a whole new school year. Thank God for Miss Stellman..I feel she is a really great teacher, cares about her students, and my son seems to really be learning from her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2004

I think this school is basically good--but the principal leaves a lot to be desired. Most of the students are on tranfer and she seems to like playing 'god' whether than can continue there or get a letter during the summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

My son has had nothing but issues since he has been going to WHN. The teachers and the Principle have very little patience for these children and the staff could really use some improvement. My son is no saint but the teaching level is very poor and I am concerned about the education of the children going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2003

DeWayne Fisher, 4th grade teacher, is the best teacher I have ever known. There are definitely a couple of teachers I pray my child doesn't get but most would be very good. My child received a very good elementary education at WNH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2003

this is an overall good school they need to have more discipline and more activities


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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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 59%
Black 24% 9%
Hispanic 18% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 2%
Native American 4% 16%
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 164%N/A61%
Special education 28%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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  • Gloria Anderson

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8400 Greystone Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Phone: (405) 587-4900

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