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Harvest Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted September 26, 2013

LOVE THAT SOME OF THE SAME TEACHERS ARE STILL THERE FROM WHEN MY OLDEST SON WENT TO SCHOOL THERE 15YRS AGO...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Our son just finished pr-k at Harvest Hills. Our son's teachers (1 teacher & 1 teacher' assistant in the class) were horrendous. I've never seen people who outwardly appear to hate children decide to become teachers. Neither ofteacher teachers were warm or affectionate towards the children. Towards the beginning of the school year I watched my son walk into class (we were a few minutes late), and he was looked at and ignored as he stood in the middle of the room unsure of what to do next. The teacher then yelled at the students (who were not being loud or unruly, but rather sitting in their chairs talking and coloring) the way a police officer would yell to order someone to the ground. My biggest complaint is the security of the building. The doors by pre-k have been unlocked and propped open during EVERY visit to the school. I went to pick up my son from school a few weeks ago and the teacher told me, in a very unconcerned tone, that he had not come to school that day - which I knew to be false. After searching the school and asking other students, he was found on the playground. He had been unsupervised on the playground for who knows how long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

I cant say enough great things about this school. The teachers and all staff are amazing!! I now have four kids in this school and i wouldnt have them anywhere else. I saw one of the comments that there was "gang activity" This is NOT TOLDERATED there. No school can help if they have a couple of bad apples, but they do deal with them immediately. No violence is tolerated, any student involved is suspended with out question. I have two sons that are ADD/ADHD and borderline "Bi-Polar", While they do not have "Special" classes that i am aware of, the teachers bend over backwards to help in the aid of their learning and are sensitive to the extra needs, time and patience needed for these students. We love Harvest Hills Elem.
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Posted March 4, 2010

Okay, I am amending my review. My son's been in Harvest Hills nearly a month now and has seen gang activity. He was told the gang always 'recriuts new students.' He's seen violent fights on the playground. In his old school, he had to turn in monthly book reports, and had homework every night. At Harvest Hills, the kids are WAY behind him--fourth graders struggling to understand addition--and there is no homework and no book reports. Additionally, we live in an apartment complex that is 'technically' within a half mile of school--but we live another half mile inside the complex. We walk 25 minutes to school, 25 minutes back in the morning, then another 25 there and 25 back in the evening. It's not the time and exercise I mind--it's the TWENTY DEGREE MORNINGS WITH A TODDLER IN A STROLLER. My son arrives at school already exhausted and freezing, cramping from breakfast.
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Posted July 29, 2004

Harvest Hills Elementary has exceeded all of my expectations. Our son's pre-school and kindergarten teachers were wonderful! They were more than just good educators, they were good people. They were the reason that Alex looked forward to school every day. And I just can't praise his principal, Dr. Ann Caine, enough. She's down to earth and thoroughly involved with the student body whom she obviously cares deeply about. The faculty loves her. The parents love her. And, most importantly, the kids love her. She has earned the genuine respect of her students and faculty because she treats everyone of them with genuine respect -- a far cry from the kind of principals that I grew up with. My wife and I feel very fortunate to have our children attending a school like Harvest Hills. In a state with notoriously bad public education, this school is an oasis of quality.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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%
Black 28% 10%
Hispanic 9% 13%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 17%
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 55%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8201 NW 104th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
Phone: (405) 721-2013

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