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Independence Charter Middle School

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Posted April 4, 2014

This school has been an answer to prayers! All parents want the best for their children. They are at school a good portion of their lives and we want the best, safest, healthiest environment for them to feel secure and thrive in. This is what ICMS has provided for my daughter. She loves this school and they provide an at-home open atmosphere where children are first allowed to be children, and are also guided and educated to be prepared for high school, both academically and socially. I could not be more pleased to have my daughter at ICMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I am a current student at ICMS, in 7th grade . All the teachers are absolutely amazing, they will help on anything really as long as you are there to learn it; they are there to teach it. They will step out of their way to help any student as much as possible. Mrs. Baker is an absolute amazing women, she will make sure everyone is on track working hard and being nice. Thats our school motto; "Work hard and be nice!" hope this is the kind of school you're looking for, it'll prepare you and everyone there will male sure you know the material that you need to understand. It truely is a wonderful school.


Posted October 16, 2009

I love it at ICMS! My teachers are amazing! Also, when any student has trouble the teacher helps them one on one. Ms.Baker helps all the kids. One of my friends was having trouble making friends, so Ms.Baker asked some kids to come up with ideas to help. But we are only 6th graders! and she helped!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2009

I am a former student of ICMS and I am so grateful that I made the decision to go there. I was in the graduating class of '07 and it was at this school that I made some of the best friends of my life thus far. My favorite part about this school is the part which I believe is the most important, the teachers. Every teacher at this school is extremely dedicated to their students academic career and life in general. The teachers were always extremely helpful, caring, and involved and I still return to visit them regularly. Mrs. Baker was one of the most amazing principals I have ever had because she is not only dedicated to the school, but she also helps students like myself with the many personal issues that can arise in middle school. ICMS is wonderful and i would reccomend it to anybody!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2008

My name is Glenna Voegle, and I have taught at ICMS since it first opened. This is a truly wonderful school with wonderful people. I am proud to be part of such a dedicated group of individuals. Independence Charter Middle School helps set the standard for what other schools can be. We are all very proud of the efforts and progress everyone has made.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 11, 2008

My name is Yingying Keefe. I am Juan Keefe's wife, and I see that he recently rated Independence Charter Miccle School as an excellent one. My husband is definitely right, as Independence Charter Middle School is indeed full of bright students and supportive parents. My husband and I are both teachers, and we know excellent teachers when we see them. If you're looking for some of the best ones around, you need look no further than ICMS! The superintendent there, Mrs. Vana Baker, is also one of the best around. In fact, my husband, Juan, has told me many times how she and a principal in El Paso, Texas, Mr. Johnnie Vega, tie as the best two administrators in the entire United States! Send your kids to ICMS! It's the best!
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Posted January 5, 2008

Independence Charter Middle is by far the best middle school in Oklahoma! Its teachers are absolutely exceptional, and its administrator is the best in the whole state. The scholars here can really have an opportunity to learn, and this school sets a wonderful example for other schools worldwife. There are relatively few discipline problems, and I would gladly send my own kids there if they were old enough to attend.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 17, 2007

The Staff and Prinicpal are so caring about their students sucess. They go the extra step to help the students everyday! We have been very blessed to have our son attend ICMS and drive across town everyday so that he can!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

I love this school. I wouldn't want my son to go any where else. The teachers are great and we all love the principal. Parent involvement is a must at this school. Keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2004

I want to say how wonderful this school is. The teachers the staff are the best and I thank God everyday that my children go there. My son is attending the High School and I'm sure I will feel the same way. If you want them to excel and be apart of that then this place is the best. Teachers and parents working together.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%
World Geography

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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 47% 54%
Black 30% 10%
Hispanic 14% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 50%N/A51%
Female 50%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3232 NW 65th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 841-3130

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