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Wilson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 350 students

We are best known for Arts Integration Program.

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted September 1, 2013

Its a great school. Principal is an awesome person. All the teachers are doing great, but Mr. Shue is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2013

A school couldn't be better than this one. Great teachers and principal. But the front desk personnel remains sometimes confused about some issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

It is a great school where they take fun and learning and mix it together .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

This is a good school. The principal is great. My only complaint is that it tends to be run too stricly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Wilson is a VERY excellent school for early childhood through 1st grade. However, the large class size is very much a problem. Wilson is on the right track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

They have done a great job and mr. Shoe is the best!


Posted February 22, 2010

My child attended a school in another state and it blew this one away. It's probably the best Elementary school in the OKC area, but nowhere near an 'Excellent (5 star) school when compared to schools on a national level. That is probably due to the sub-par education system of Oklahoma.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2010

While we are very happy with the curriculum, your information on student/teacher ratio is way off base. My child has attended since Pre-K and with the exception of 2nd grade (because they have 3 second grade teachers) his classes have been packed. My child is currently in 3rd grade and has 29 students, the other 3rd grade is 28. If this issue could be corrected it would make this school a truly great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Full time drama, music, art, and movement teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Our school has the most dedicated teachers and administration, as well as parent and community support I have ever seen. Our school focuses on integrating art in every aspect of our childrens' education, instead of following the trend of lessening the focus on the arts. We are proof that this dedication and focus results in a positive learning experience, and children who excelthroughout their middle and high school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The arts integration curriculum is fabulous. Our parents are very involved in our diverse school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My child is new to Wilson and I have already fallen in love with all of the wonderful curriculum and parental involvement. Our kids learn from an early age through building, playing and natural problem solving. They have fun and enjoy what Wilson has to offer. The amount of diversity provides an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding and the power of parental involvement here is phenomenal. I see children being taught about nutrition through gardening and the Eat Wise club and learning to problem solve through Chess club. My daughter has been in private schools for the past two year and I spent 12 years in similar surroundings. I appreciate every single day we LEARN at Wilson! Thank you....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

-OKC kids' best chance to get into an IB school (highest Classen acceptance rate). -Better education than most private schools -Ethnically, socially, and economically diverse
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

The thing that impresses us the most is how much not only the teachers but all staff invest in students lives as well as nurture and care for them! Most schools can boast that they have good educators.... but very few can say all of the adults in their buildding go the extra mile for their students. Fortunately, Wilson Arts Integration Elementary is a school that does both extremely well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

The education my children receive rivals that of a provate school. The parents, teachers and kids are inredible. It is almost like stepping back into time where the kids were kids and the parents helped out without being in the way. The teachers are no nonsense with learning but sure know how to have fun. My children ages 5 and 7 come home telling me of abstract art, pulitzer prize winning authors and the history of our state on a daily basis. They amaze me with their love of learning. We love Wilson and all that is has to offer. Chess club, the art and music program, girl scouts, the field trips and all of the love and compassion my kiddos receive from the teachers and staff. Wilson is truly amazing. We moved to the district simply for the school and are very happy with our choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

We were considering private schools or homeschooling until we learned about Wilson. Our daughter has been there for 3 years and the experience has been better than we excepted or could have hoped for. The teachers are excellent and the style of learning/teaching is without compare!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

Wilson is a very unique school in the heart of OKC. My children have had a superb education in academics and the arts. The school is an arts integration school and affiliated with the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. All of the children at Wilson receive specilized eduction in vocal music, strings, visual arts, rhythm and movement and drama. We are lucky that when so many schools are eliminating these programs our kids are exposed on a level that is amazing. We have terrific sports programs that draw children from many surrounding schools. Fabulous, dedicated teachers who make it all come together and a dynamic PTA make Wilson the only place I would send my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

From the moment you walk into Wilson you can feel the love and the learning. Parents who are involved, teachers who care, students who are participating in their own educational experience. The Arts Integration curriculum should be a part of every school. Kids take the learning to heart and apply arts integration outside of school in interesting and unique ways. The diversity of the student and parent population is a real plus. My kids are proud to have been Wilson Wise Wolves!
—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 74% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. 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 77% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
100%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. 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 74% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. 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 59% 54%
Black 23% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 17%
Hispanic 7% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 35%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. J. Kirk Wilson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (405) 587-7105

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Classen School of Advanced Studies
Taft Middle School
Harding Charter
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2215 North Walker
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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Phone: (405) 587-7100

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