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Western Heights Middle School

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Posted August 15, 2013

I have never seen such an unprofessional school district. This is easily the worst district in the metro. Teachers lack creativity, any authority, or any kind of commitment to student learning, refusing to even assign homework because "students never turn it in anyway." Schools refuse to send home text books for students to study with. Administration refuses to work with parents, demanding that parents go out of their way for the school as opposed to meeting halfway and regularly talks to parents in belittling, even demeaning tones certain that there are no parents who know half as much as they do. Substitutes are underpaid and numbers are skewed to try to make the district look better than it actually is. There is a reason the test scores in WHSD are so low and once OKCPS actually takes over the district, the students and community will be better off...which is a sad thing to say given the poor quality of OKCPS in general. If you can, avoid this district like the plague. Putnam City Schools is just a little ways away and outshines most districts in the area, hands down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2011

I had 2 kids go through Western Heights Middle School for all grades. The teachers are great! One of my kids has Autism, and they were great for him, too! Previously, I had 2 other kids go through 2 different middle schools in the PC District. PC is AWFUL! WHMS was like a breath of fresh air. They keep parents informed. They are GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

This school has been great so far we've been here for about 5 yrs. I feel that the principal at the middle school is to strict about the dress code i understand that the kids shouldn't look trashy or were gang related clothing, but my son wears alot of concert shirts and clothes with skulls i don't understand the problem with that. If he was a discipline problem thats one thing but he isn't they should just be happy that he comes to school everyday and actually tries in class and go after the ones that cause trouble when they show up for school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

This school has really been focused on my kids education. they love the school. They feel safe. there might be some gang activity there but if so it isn't noticed like other schools. The teachers are wonderful, Princpal does outstanding work. yes they have been building on to the school., but they are doing this for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

western heights is more interested in how their school looks than they are in the kids. they are building a million dollar locker room but the kids have to buy their own uniforms and equipment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

I love this school the teacher here are great. I love it here. I lean a lot my fav teacher is Mrs. Campo cause she teach me alot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2007

my children love this school, the teachers are wonderful, we are buying a home in this distict just for them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

One of the best middle schools in Oklahoma and anywhere else in the United States. The teachers are wonderful and the Principal is one of the brightest and enthusiastic principals I have ever been around. He is always thinking outside the box.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My children started out at different ages within this school district. At the Elementary and High School levels I have nothing but wonderful things to say. However at the Middle School level there are many things that need to change. When instructors at the 7th grade level are releassed from their duties and new and improved instructors are put in. Then and only then will a change be made at this level of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My daughters have gone thru all levels of this school system. In my books it is the best of the best. All cultures, all types of children walk thru these doors and leave being an asset to all of our futures. Western Heights has a wonderful plan for the present and the future of the world.
—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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
65%
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 73% in 2012.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
73%
World Geography

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
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 71% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
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 39% 54%
Hispanic 31% 13%
Black 19% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8435 S.W. 44th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73179
Phone: (405) 350-3455

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