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Tinker Elementary School

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Posted Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tinker Elementary is a great school. The teachers really go above and beyond for their students. This school is rich in technology and accelerated learning activities for all students. I currently have 2 students enrolled and 1 who has passed through Tinker. They have all been happy, safe, and challenged. Tinker does a great job making sure students are ready for the future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Sunday, July 6, 2014

My daughter loves attending Tinker Elementary! She loves everything about Tinker Elementary; staff, classes, and activities. She was so disappointed when the school year ended. She likes summer but she loves school more! She can't wait until August to start a new school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2014

My son just completed Kindergarten and is really excited for 1st grade. The teaching staff at Tinker work really hard trying to challenge and teach the children that walk through their door. I have heard some complaints from parents about this and that, but you have to experience it for yourself. Only the discouraged complain and I know of MANY parents and students who LOVE this school. I don't take my children's education lightly. I know that those teachers have a lot of adversities with the ever changing education system. But they work hard! Thank you, Tinker for loving my son!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2014

My girls started attending Tinker last year. We have absolutely loved our experiences there! All of the staff is friendly & knowledgable. The teachers go above & beyond for the students. We love all of the fun activities they plan for the kids & families. The principal is always around to talk to & help in any situation. We love Tinker!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

My son has had noting but a good experience at Tinker Elementary. All of that is due in part to his teacher. I like the school because it is small, the staff is friendly and they have a good curriculum. You will see the Principal out just about every morning greeting the kids. Overall I have had no problems and my son really likes the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

My daughter is a 5th grader that has been going to Tinker Elementary School since October 2013. My daughter has been an honor roll student since the First Grade and has always been an above grade level reader. Since attending this school my daughter has come home crying because she is afraid she will have to repeat the 5th grade. The only thing they are teaching is how to take the state exam and I want to know why they make students run laps for discipline. My daughter has fainting spells when she over heats and my biggest fear is that the teacher is going to make them run laps and my daughter is going faint and injure herself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

"No taking during lunch, you will choke. How would your parents feel if they got a call from us hearing you'd choked?" They want silence at lunch, yet KidzBop blasted. Want calm? Play calm music. Multiple times, 1st grader had to run laps around the large school yard because didn't write student number on homework, or forgot to write name. Teacher hollered at 3rd grade class on regular basis. Playground equipment is ancient. Bright spots: Mrs. Kubitscheck, 1st grade teacher; she's a star. Apple iMacs in computer lab. Sum up: it is running on survival mode, the school the district forgot. It needs experienced, proven Principal to revive it! It has a transitory student body because of Base, and also pulls from an economically challenged area. These things should be taken into consideration. Make the school a bright spot in the lives of these kids, not a drudgery. Grade school should not be boot camp. Show some grace to these children. Stop yelling. Treat them with kindness. Expect good things from them. Don't scare them about state testing. Stop teaching to the TEST and just TEACH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

HHORRIBLE SCHOOL! I really thought I was sending my child to a great school but soon discovered this school if far from it. The school is ran like a army base and the kids are aspected to act like soilders. The kids have to run laps if they have to use the restroom when it's not the designated bathroom break time. Kids are picked on and there's nothing done about it and they are made to feel like there the problem. A teacher has admitted in front of the principal during a meeting that she hallers at the students and slams books on her desk when she wants the kids to be quite and tells the kids to shut up and she is still allowed to teach there. The principal said she was gonna handle it but has failed to and is now trying to switch the blame from teacher to student. My child WILL NOT be attending this school next year and I recommend anyone to NOT enroll there child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

I love Tinker! I have a child in the Fourth grade. I love the teacher group and the flexibility offered to my child. I also have a child in first grade that also is part of the gifted program. Both sets of my childrens' teacher call me for concerns or rewards. The principal is amazing! I hope to keep him for a long time since my first grader will be there for a while. The admin staff does seem a little strained, personally I believe there just is not enough of them. I would like to see more parent involvement or a monthly calander of events. Overall, I am extremely happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I am very satisfied and feel very fortunate that my child can attend Tinker Elementary. They have the most kindest teachers and they give alot of support to the military families. My child's fourth grade teachers are willing to do anything to make sure she succeeds! Iappeciate all that this school does!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

This school is completely lacking the necessary skills to be considered a "great school". The kids are treated like prisoners. There is no talking through the school day and the way the children are treated is horrible. For example, in the 4th grade, they lose recess or have to run laps on the track for sharpening their pencil during class or going to the bathroom out side of the predetermined bathroom breaks. I am one of many parents who decided after the start of the school year to pull my child from this school and we are perusing other schooling options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

We came to Tinker during right before the christmas break of 09 and I have absolutely love it. My kids excelled, they loved it. The teachers were great and very involved! I have no complaints other than I wish the district would reinstate the AR program and maybe the had more choices at lunch!! Let's go PATRIOTS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

My son attended 4-6th grade. One of his teachers that has been there for many years is an absolute busy body and does not focus on school as much as she does this nutty touchy feely keep up with the kids' love life business. He had a great 6th grade teacher. The principal is awful...unwilling to see any side other than the teacher and makes no bones about it. Moved out of the school district!
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Posted December 19, 2009

My son has been attend this school and I have been very disapointed in the lack of supervision. I really hated this school and will be switching him to another hopefully soon. Although I have to say his teacher did TRY to stay involved in his everyday situations my son was bullied and came home talking about it often.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

My daughter has attended both pre-k and now kindergarten at this school, and we absolutely love it! She has Mrs. Laughlin, and she is simply amazing with the children! The teachers are so creative and truly get to know each student and try to meet their individual needs. We love Tinker!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

I, like many parents LOVE the teachers and staff of Tinker Elem! The principal is rarely present. I have not seen her at evening activities, in the cafeteria, or on the playground. She does not interact with the children and does not appear to know them by name. In fact, one child thought the counselor was the principal! Something needs to be done! The teachers and staff deserve so much more. They work so tirelessly to give Tinker their best with so little leadership from their principal. My heart goes out to them. A Very Concerned Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

As a parent, I've really loved Tinker! The teachers have been very supportive and helpful. I have noticed that the principal seems to be very 'absent' and difficult to reach. I've attended numerous functions where I've seen many teachers and other support staff but no principal. Maybe I'm just coming from a school with a very visible principal, but I would hope that my child attends a school where not only the teachers are seen on an everyday basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

As a parent, I appreciate the teachers and staff members at Tinker Elementary. They are friendly and helpful. There are people standing at the front of the school welcoming kids as they come in and leave. I have been very impressed with my child's learning. His teacher has gone above and beyond trying to let me know how he is doing and sending home stuff. The only thing I don't like about Tinker is the principal. She is never around when I've been there. She doesn't even know my kid's name. Overall, Tinker is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

I have a son that goes to Tinker Elementary and I really am impressed with this school. We came from a school that was behind in their studies and the teachers here are doing everything they can to help him. I think this school has high expectations for their students as well as for me. I enjoy their 'Pride' assemblies and their PTA was very nice and helpful when we came here. The teachers are very knowledgable and caring. In fact I was there a couple of weeks ago to pick up my son and I noticed all the teacher were in a meeting after school. They were in class learning about new ways of teaching. My son was exitced about knowing his teacher went to school just like him. I think these teachers go up and beyond for my child. Great job Tinker!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

This school deserves no stars..Totally unsatisfactory. My children have been going to Tinker since Kinder and I have had nothing but problems. The prinicpal has no leadership whatsoever. I do hope someone looks into this school..it needs serious help!
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
91%
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 77% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
98%
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 74% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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 46% 54%
Black 26% 10%
Hispanic 14% 13%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
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 63%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4500 Tinker Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73135
Phone: (405) 739-1630

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