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Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village

Charter | PK-5 | 330 students

A+ Schools Network/ Neighborhood Charter/ Balanced Reading Fountas and Pinnell
 
 

 
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4 stars

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Posted October 25, 2013

There are so many programs in place to help kids, academically and otherwise. The staff really works together to provide all they can for kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

Stanley Hupfeld Academy is a wonderful school with excellent staff dedicated to educating each student to the highest standards and giving them a safe, secure, and loving environment to learn in.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2013

SHA is a great school! Teachers truly care about the students and their education. There are numerous programs in place for tutoring, specialized interests etc. The class size is consistently 22 (give or take 1) and paraprofessionals are plentiful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 21, 2013

Stanley Hupfeld Academy puts their students first! Our students love coming to school and learning! We are preparing them for a bright future! It is an honor to be a part of such an amazing place for students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 8, 2012

Hi, I have a daughters thats 3 will be 4 in Nov.. Will she be able to start pre-k?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

"Shocking!!!!!" a 5 completely unacceptable. Staff there have an imperious belief that they are superior to the community and the children they serve which transcends into the teaching faculty and resultss into this horrendous score for a school touted to be one of the best in OKC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Because it is a great school for the children in our neighborhood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

This school is great if you have a child with discipline problems but for those who don't your child will get lost in the mess and then have to flip cards just to make trouble. Kids who want to learn get lost and it is up to the parent to keep them on track. Teacher's are to busy with disciplining to teach kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

I taught at WVA for 4 years and loved it! The staff was very supportive of each other and teamwork was key! Western Village continues to improve in every area. They have made great strides to provide the best educational experience for their students. Small class sizes with the help of paraprofessionals is just one of the benefits at WVA.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2004

Although Western Village is a charter school (which allows them to accept students from anywhere in Oklahoma City) they only except students from the surrounding neighborhood in open enrollment. Other students can enroll later if there are any openings. However, if your child is accepted into the school from outside the neighborhood they will not be allowed to stay in the school through the 5th grade. They constantly talk about how important it is to keep your child in the same school yet they are contributing to the problem by making out of neighborhood kids reapply every year. When Oklahoma City Public Schools grant a transfer it is for the duration of time the child will attend that school (through 5th for elementary, 6-8 for middle school, etc). Western Village does not adhere to this same policy which hurts both the student and the school (in terms of test scores, etc.)
—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 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%
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 79% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
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 76% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 84% 9%
White 7% 59%
Hispanic 6% 14%
Native American 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 50%N/A51%
Special education 11%N/A15%
Female 50%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • A+ Schools Demonstration Site (2013)
  • Oklahoma Certified Heatlhy School of Excellence (2013)
  • Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School (2010)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • World Neighbors KFOR-TV Dignity Award (2012)
  • Top Charter Schools in Nation, Center for Education Reform (2010)
  • Schools for Healthy Lifestyles (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Dance club: Ballroom
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 am
School Leader's name
  • Ruthie Rayner
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (405) 752-6833

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Neighborhood Charter School
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • After School & Intercessions
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Walking Distance
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: Ballroom
  • Eagle Entertainers Singing
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • H.O.F.N.O.D Fishing Club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Kids Bible Club (Crossings)
  • Science club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Parents as Partners / Watch D.O.G.S
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Thirteen years ago, Western Village was facing the possibility of closure. Enrollment had declined and the test scores were in the teens and twenties! INTEGRIS Health stepped up to the plate in 1998 and started an after school and summer program. In the Fall of 2000, Western Village opened as one of the State’s first elementary public charter schools, Western Village Academy, Inc., the only charter school to serve the children in its attendance area rather than selecting students from a po
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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
330
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
403

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Britton Elementary (6th Grade)
Independence Charter School
Dove Science Academy
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1508 NW 106th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
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Phone: (405) 751-1774

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