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Astec Charter Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 478 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2005

ASTEC is a school that offers students and parents a unique educational experience. At ASTEC, students engage in hands-on activities and projects that promote critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. ASTEC is a learning environment where both students and teachers feel safe and comfortable. I would highly recommend ASTEC to any parent and student that is looking for a high-quality learning experience unlike any other. ASTEC is a fairly new school, and with that comes some growing pains. However, the positives of this school far outweigh the negatives.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 13, 2005

As a parent and grandparent, I realize the importance of a safe, positive learning environment which will provide a variety of learning strategies that will ensure success for today's students. In my experiences with teachers and staff at ASTEC, I have seen an educational climate that is evidence of a commitment to give multiple chances for all students to acquire skills needed for lifelong learning. In addition, parents are offered a variety of opportunities to play an active part in their child's education. Students are offered individual and group tutoring. Teachers and staff work hard to promote respect and increased self-esteem through character education. ASTEC offers an educational experience that can help our future citizens to learn how to approach and solve the basic problems they might face in living and learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2005

Astec is a fairly good alternative for working class parents who's only other options are 'regular' public schools. If you are familiar with OKC public schools you know what I'm talking about. Astec's lunch program needs help but do okay with the resources available to them. The extra curricular activities are VERY modest and the price to participate negates most kids from being able to participate, which includes there summer programs. I do like the fact that they require uniforms which removes a lot of peer pressure middle school kids endure at regular schools. I have had a positive experience with teacher/parent communications for the most part. The teachers I have spoken with are outstanding and I'm saddened to know that the turnover rate is so high for teachers at Astec, a great loss and needs to be remedied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2005

As a former teacher of this school, I advise that you find an alternative school to send your child. While advertised as a school of advanced studies, it is in fact a school of remediation, and the teacher turn-over rate is at a frighteningly high level. It must be said that the teachers at this school are phenomenal, however do not stay more than an average of a single school year. This is merely an opinon based on personal experience, but I feel it is my duty as an educator to inform prospective parents, students, and future instructors.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 1, 2005

The turnover rate for teachers at this school is high. They administration seems confused and do not cooperate with the teachers. The quality of instruction was great as the teachers were mostly of good quality. If my child were bright, he would get a good education, but average and special needs students should consider other alternatives.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2004

We had a great experience overall this past year with a child in the middle school and the high school. We found the Administrative staff to be caring and extremely helpful. I will say that feedback to parents about specific assignments is improving but can be weak depending upon the teacher. If you have problems, teachers are very approachable and return emails quickly. Parents have to make the effort to be involved if they want feedback. The school has done a great job of fostering a school community so that you get to know other families at the school. The school provides many opportunities to use technology and learn real skills for the world. School lunch program needs improvement but they are doing a great job with the tools at hand. They claim to be a science , Math and technology school and have great programs in this area.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
45%
World Geography

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

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 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
U.S. History and Government

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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
Hispanic 80% 13%
White 8% 54%
Black 6% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/A51%
Female 51%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • David Risinger, Middle; Roberta Gaston, High School

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2401 NW 23rd St 3
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
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