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Dove Science Academy Elementary School (OKC)

Charter | K-5 | 296 students

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted April 17, 2014

This is my daughter's first year at Dove and I have enjoyed the entire experience. The cirriculum challenges her. Also, the teachers and staff are always friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

The curriculum at this school is great. There are some rules I do not agree with. However I had a nephew that transferred out of the school, and when he went to public schools it was a complete waste of time, because he already knew what they were teaching him. My kids are there to learn, a little strictness is not gong to kill anyone. Sure they might go over board, with some of them, but the main thing is our kids learn, and they excel. Maybe parents should be involved more, and help the teachers out a little.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

I currently have 2 children attending Dove and a 3rd next school year and I love it for my children, they are smart girls and the curriculum and stern teaching works out just perfect for them it teaches them to be responsible and strive to do their best. I have a great relationship with my girls teachers and I am able to contact them for anything concerning my children. My child has been on the A' Honor roll since she stared there 4yrs ago my second child has all A's as well. Although I do wish they had a bigger facility for the students and I don't agree with all of the rules, there are some I would like to change but nothing major. I recommend this school to anyone who listens but, I do say its not for all kids or parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

My child has excelled greatly since it attending this school! I look forward to my kindergartner starting next year! I am excited to see my children success in their academic future. The teachers and staff are dedicated to seeing each child succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

My kids have been going to this school since they opened and I used to love this school. Now I feel that all they care about is trying to make their school look good and the kids that need help are not getting the help they need. They really need a better 4th grade math teacher who can teach them in a way that they undrestand all kids learn different but all she does is tell people her credentials and its her way or she fails them thats not right this school has just been going down every year losing all the good teachers and replacing them with these stuck up ones.We're getting new principals every year so just when you get used to them they end up leaving. It's so sad this school had so much potential I used to be proud to say my kids went here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2012

Dove is one of the best schools that are available in Oklahoma city. Here my son has learned at a high academic level than ever before. He is encouraged by his teachers and all supporting staff to do well and try harder for his goals. I am one happy parent and am very grateful that these schools exist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2012

I moved my child from Nichols Hills Elementary to Dove and we have not looked back. There is community and diversity. The teachers are into education. My daughter is is 4th grade and my niece is in K. Our families are happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

I cannot say enough about Dove. The level of education my daughter is receiving is unparalleled. The environment is always uplifting which speaks to the true character of the administration and teachers. I would highly recommend DSA Elementary to anyone who is looking for a school that will provide a rich environment and top quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

My child has been at DSAE for 2 years now. I love this school and the faculty. There are a few rules, I don't agree with. But, as for the education level, environment, activities, clubs, parent involvement, this school gets an A+. I have recommended DSAE to several other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

Awesome my kids have been going here since it opened they have improved so much the teachers are dedicated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

One of the most proudest days a s a parent was when my children were excepted to Dove...The academic curriculum is phenominal. My girls love it here. My oldest is excelling about our expectations. The school strongly encourages parental involvement. My children went to public schools in the Okc area and I hope and pray they never have to return. The school is diverse and offers several opportunities for the children. I did read another parents review and was surprised. The staff does include African Americans, Turkish, and Asian. I love the school . Best decision we have made regarding our children. There are policies in place that could be considered tough, but I believe it teaches discipline and respect for others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

My daughter has been at Dove since the being and us 4 th grade now my son is now going also, they both love it. I'm a sub with the putnam city schools I would not send my kids to any other school. Thanks DSA my family loves you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

Dove Science Academy Elementary is a new school. I have done research on various schools in OKC, and DSA is one of the BEST. They really care about students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2010

Dove Elementary is an excellent elementary school. Diverse student population, involved parents, dedicated teachers, small safe school environment...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

Excellent learning environment with dedicated teachers, many extracurricular activities and strict discipline policy. It is impossible to be perfect but it is one of the best elementary schools in the metro area
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

SO disappointed. Disgusting bathrooms with no tissue or paper towels (according to my kids, it's always like this) and reeking of urine, food served still frozen, inedible or actually running out of food, teachers hired for one class then made to teach another, spanish substitute for the majority of the year that doesn't speak spanish, math teacher leaving for 3 weeks for his birthday with NO substitute, humiliating a VERY shy girl for wearing nail polish, so much more but not enough room to list it all! I started as the biggest advocate, and completely regret it now. Public school is so much better than this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

As a parent, I have been satisifed with the positive learning environment the school provides for the students. The Administrators have been very responsive and receptive to new ideas or concerns. The school needs to increase their efforts with recruiting qualified minority teachers. The schools enrollment is very diverse however, there are no Asians, African American, or Native American instructors. This sends the wrong message to our children - minorities - can't be teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 43% 9%
Hispanic 33% 14%
White 22% 59%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American 1% 16%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 144%N/A51%
Special education 27%N/A15%
Female 156%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 176%N/A61%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
German
Korean
Russian
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Reward School (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club

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
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • German
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Kanuni Yilmaz
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (405) 605-5578

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • German
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Blac INC
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • 4-H CLUB
  • ARCHERY
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Chess club
  • Drama club
  • Girl scouts
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
School leaders can update this information here.

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
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


2 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
85
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
350

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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4901 North Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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Phone: (405) 605-5566

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