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Belle Isle Middle School

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Posted April 18, 2014

Belle Isle is a great option for Middle School. It feels like a private school and the staff and administrators are great. Academic standards are high and stressed appropriately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

I love this school all of the teachers care. The teachers make fun lessons. Enroll your kids it is amazing your kids would love it and so would your kids. :-)


Posted November 10, 2012

I attended Belle Isle 6th through 8th grade and it was a great school, although the counselor accused me of drug abuse based on no evidence other than a short story I wrote in the sixth grade. The rest of the teachers and staff were great, though. At most schools I've been to the teachers are the only adults I know but at belle isle the entire staff is like family. The principal and nurse are both funny and nice people. The vice principal even drove me home once when I didn't have a ride. It is overall an amazing school.


Posted November 5, 2011

I am a former student and BIEMS was not a pleasant year... I am class of 2006 and the teachers are not helpful. They do not care about the students nor about the facility. They gossip and treat the stuudents with no respect. The students are not being monitered. I would recommend ICMS or Classen School of Advanced Studies Not very impressed.


Posted November 22, 2010

There are several things that set this school apart from the other high-quality schools in the area: -All students that are allowed to attend are held to a strict best-behavior code. This is a school for kids who *want* to follow the rules -a safe environment for students. -There is no lottery here-every student has been chosen as a good fit. -High grades are a requirement to get in (and stay in). Thus, every child in the school is working either at grade level or above grade level. This allows them to offer a very strong (Core Knowledge) curriculum. For example, in addition to offering Honors Math, they also offer Advanced Pace Honors Math. -There are high expectations for every student - and the students are able to rise to the occasion. Teachers selected to teach at this school are the cream of the crop - they "get" middle school kids, they *enjoy* this age, and they know how to give the students the tools and support they need to succeed. Fantastic principal, too! -6th graders are given the tools they need to thrive academically. Organizational and study skills are taught, and great books like Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" are utilized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

i am a student at belle isle ad i LOVE it! they treat me with respect and don't treat me like a baby. they believe in me and push me far with my learning! they support me. they truly care. it is really fun too. students get alot of freedom. we learn not to do bad things so we do not get that freedom taken away.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2009

Belle Isle is a fantastic school!!! The teachers are amazing. My daughter and son absolutely love their teachers especially their orchestra teacher. He's great. The uniform is such a blessing. My daughter and I don't have to fight in the morning over what she's going to wear. It's my sons first year and he comes home every day with a smile and great stories about his teachers. It's my daughters third and last year there and she's so sad that she will have to leave. The principal is amazing, the teachers prepare your child for greatness and you'll love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Belle Isle is a magnet school with a challenging curriculum designed to prepare gifted and talented children for college. Both algebra and geometry are taught to qualifying students and Latin is required for all 7th graders.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2009

Belle Isle is an EXCELLENT middle school. With great extra cirricular activities, academics, and fine arts. I love attending it and couldn't have chosen a better school! It's like a really big family here, that's how close we are!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2008

I attended belle isle my 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years. I absolutely loved it. The teachers are great. The school is amazing. The friends I have gained. And all of the valuable life lessons I will never forget. Belle Isle will always be my number one choice of school and I will always recommend it to anyone who asks!!!! I MISS IT! <3 Megan
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2008

I adore this school! it was the starting of my life! i met so many good teachers, and loads of new friends. There is an incredible faculty and they are so nice to you if you are going through tough times. I attended this school for my 7th and 8th grade years. The school was awesome to me and will be to you or your children. Xoxo michelle
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2008

It is a good school. But it is not very different from my perspective of a public school. I would have thought maybe it would be a lot better than normal public school. I have gone to private school for all my life besides this, so maybe that is why I have that opinion, but it is nothing like a private school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2008

My name is Juan Keefe, and Belle Isle Enterprise School has an excellent academic program! Most of the scholars who are there really try and participate, and it is a very safe school. The teachers really care about the scholars, and the parents take an active role in involving themselves in the school as a whole! I enjoyed teaching there part time. The cafeteria food was also delicious!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 17, 2008

Belle Isle is the best school i've ever been to. The teachers are very nice and will help you with grades and any other problems. Im an 8th grader and im surprized that it's almost time to leave. You wont find a more friendly enviromental school than Belle Isle.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2007

This school is an outstanding school! and I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2007

This is an okay school if you're all about academics. No sports whatsoever. I attended last year as a 7th grader. They make you wear ugly uniforms. The kids are completely nerdy. The teachers are nags! and the principal is too wild! the classrooms are very small and ragad. The spanish teacher(7th and 8th) is very good at teaching and nice. I'm ready to just leave belle isle and go to summit (in edmond).
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2006

This is an outstanding school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

This school has an excellent array of teachers and parent involvement. It is totally committed to academics. There are't many sport options. Also they are a no tollerance school, the principal sticks to the rules. The children that attend the school work very hard to obtain a very high G.P.A. There is no time for slacking off. Also, parents can track their students school progress,(grades,tardies,absences,etc.), online everyday if you need to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

I transferred my daughter in at 8th grade from Astec Charter School. I can only say that this school has been incredible for her -- the challenge and quality of education being provided and the best. I am so sorry I didn't send her here in the 6th grade and that her not having the benefit of 2 more years in this incredible learning environment. Teachers, curriculum and everything else make this an incredible school - if you have the opportunity to attend - do it. Your child will be better off and the challenges they offer bring out the best in them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

Oklahoma City's 'best kept secret' for alternative quality public education. Scored 1405 API for 2003. Students are challenged by excellent teachers and an advanced curriculum. Slackers need not apply!
—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 78% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 75% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 89% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 73% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 77% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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 49% 59%
Black 20% 9%
Hispanic 17% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 2%
Native American 5% 16%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A61%
Special education 2%N/A15%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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5904 North Villa Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone: (405) 843-0888

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