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Fairview Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 705 students

 

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Posted November 7, 2013

My children have attended this school for four years now. While we had our hiccups at this school, they have done an amazing job accommodating my child with disabilities. The staff has also been wonderful. While certain office staff may seem stern, they are wonderful at their jobs and adore the children. The office ladies seem to know all the children's names by heart and they are very kind to every child who comes in with a scratch or scrape. The quality of teachers here is phenomenal. Of course there are a few teachers who may not be up to snuff personality wise, but they are all wonderful teachers. My children have learned so much at this school and I am thankful for all the staff, including Mel :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

My child was new last year, which was difficult as a 4th grader starting a new school. Teachers were awesome! Mrs. DeCarlo is a great leader, who sets a good example every day for the students. The office ladies (including Mel) were a huge part in welcoming my little one and made an effort to know her name and other details about her quickly. I love fairview and have recommended it to others and will continue to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

School is overcrowded, parent communication could use some improvements when it comes to the teachers. With the arrival of a new principal/ assistant principal there have been some changes for the better. Previous review mentioned a rude office staff member? She was not exaggerating. Last year my child needed to call home because of a forgotten lunchpail, She did not realize my # had been dialed & the call connected? She was HISSING at my daughter "hang up the phone." My daughter then tries to tell her she had already dialed, "HANG UP THE PHONE!!!' I was horrified. She calls back sniffly & upset & gets to tell me what she was trying to. I am within walking distance from the school & made a trip up there. Office staff lady was hiding in her office with her tail tucked between her legs. There has been an office remodel & she no longer has her own office & is out in the open. I think if you work with kids you have to have PATIENCE with kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

Like what most people are saying on here I have to strongly agree!! The teachers are awesome but the office ladies are very rude, especially one that goes by the name mel. (Perhaps it is time to retire or find a different job that doesn't include working directly with people.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

The teachers at this school were great! However, the office staff was terrible, uncaring, and even downright rude! The principal and assistant principal were rude, not only to me, but even to my children! It's a shame that the teachers we had were great but the staff was awful!! My children no longer attend here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

This school is below par. The office staff are horrible and absent minded Okies who are unhelpful and obviously disenfranchised with thier jobs. The principle is nowhere to be found at all times and the teachers are just not intelligent (as teachers should be), which makes it difficult to talk to them since it's always difficult to talk down to an adult who is responsible for teaching your child... if you can send your kids somewhere else, do it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

Both of my children go to Fairview and we love it! Most of the teachers are amazing!
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
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 45% 54%
Hispanic 16% 12%
Two or more races 11% 3%
Black 10% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 18%
Asian 9% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2431 SW 89th
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Phone: (405) 735-4170

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