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Cleveland Elementary School

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Posted February 16, 2014

Cleveland is a wonderful school. The faculty is excellent, the students are awesome and there is a tremendous amount of support from parents and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

My daughter is in first grade, and she adores her teacher. Actually she loves the art teacher, librarian, music, PE, and office staff, too! I have been very impressed with them as well. My child's reading and writing has improved considerably. The communication from the teacher, the administration, office staff, and the PTA has been great. The school has many partnerships within the art community, including Oklahoma Children's Theatre, El Sistema, and Oklahoma City University, that offer after school music and theatre lessons. The art, music, and PE teachers have wonderful programs, projects, and clubs throughout the year. The school is a Great Expectations model school, and the staff is enthusiastic and friendly. There are many fun events for the parents to get involved throughout the year. The school is small, but still diverse. We came from an Edmond school this year and could not be more impressed. Also, there is before and after school childcare. Really a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

MY KIDS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT SCHOOL! NOT JUST BASE CLASSES, BUT ALL EVENTS, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES. THE TEACHERS GENUINLY CARE -NOT JUST ABOUT THEIR CLASS, BUT ANY AND ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CLEVELAND. I SAY NO WHEREELSE IS CLEVELAND! BRAVO BULLDOGS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

There is a new principal at Cleveland! Mrs. Stafford seems to genuinely care about the students, teachers and parents. The teachers seem happy, which helps them perform well in the classroom! This is my child's fourth year at Cleveland, and the administration difficulties seem to be in the past with positive leadership now! I have two younger children, and we are looking forward to many wonderful years of learning and fun at Cleveland!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

We sent our son to the Cleveland Prescool class that meets at the Linwood Child Developement Center, and we were so impressed with the teachers! Miss Liz and Miss Kim are incredibly dedicated to giving the kids an excellent education. They are good at maintaining a structured, yet highly creative and supporting enviroment. The classroom is well organized and cheerful. I don't believe I could have sent my son to a better preschool, public or private!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

I'm afraid I will have to disagree with other posters. Cleveland used to be a great school. In fact, it used to be the best school in the district under the leadership of Marilyn Davis. Unfortunately, the new principal has an entirely different vision for Cleveland and as a result the school has really gone down in academics. Core Knowledge is no longer emphasized, especially in the upper grades. Advanced academics are no longer a priority. Hiring excellent teachers is no longer a priority. There is much squabbling going on behind the scenes between teachers and principal and most of the best teachers have left as a result. It's very sad and disappointing, but we will be looking for a new school. Cleveland is headed down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

My daughter has been at the school for 2 years and our second child will start there this fall. We wouldn't send them anywhere else! We love this school! The level of academics and pride in the school itself doesn't even compare to the other neighboring schools. The art and science programs are amazing as well as the music department. Cleveland is an outstanding school with fabulous faculty and staff and lots of involved, caring parents. We are proud to call it our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We're new to Cleveland and already love it. The teachers and parents are all wonderful and very involved. My child comes home excited and challenged. He will definitely get a wonderful education from Cleveland. We feel that the principal Dr. Coughlin goes above and beyond for each individual student. Cleveland is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

Coincidence that Cleveland Neighborhood property values shot up after this school reopened 11 years ago? We purchased in 1990, pre-kids, and this was a neighborhood of mostly older folks. Each block is now well populated w/ Cleveland students. Those who can't buy here want to transfer in. My 3 kids received & receive the equivalent of a private school education. Full-time art, music and science teachers, low student-teacher ratio, uniform policy (cheaper & no 'everyone else wears/has' fuss!), involved teachers AND parents. These teachers WANT to teach - not just kill time to retirement. Principal Marilyn Davis gently/firmly guided Cleveland for 10 years, and I'm quite sure we won't flounder or be disappointed by new principal (2005), Mary Coflin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

My son has attended Cleveland for the last 3 years and loves it. The creative atmosphere is wonderful and the teaching level is advance enough to hold his attention! I cannot recommend this school highly enough.
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Posted November 8, 2004

Great art programs. my kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 51% 54%
Hispanic 27% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Black 8% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 17%
Two or more races 2% 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 52%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2725 NW 23rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: (405) 945-1150

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