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Mills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 489 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2014

This school is just great the teachers are wonderful the staff is amazing really good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

Great School in a growing family oriented community. Thanks for everyone who keep improving to the teachers, parents, support personnel, administration, and students.


Posted August 1, 2013

Wonderful teacher, who compromise with the students to learn whatever takes for them to reach the goal. Kida re first no matter what.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 28, 2011

Wow. My child comes home and tells us all about school. As a parent I am relieved that there is zero tolerance for bullying and that my child is taught until mastery. I wish schools like Mills existed when I was a kid!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2011

Great School. Great Teachers. Great Staff. I would recommend this school to anyone who is moving to Owasso.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

The teachers are just great..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

My grandchildren attend this school, one in the 3rd grade and one in Kindergarten. Both are learning the necessary skills to function well in life. Not only are they satisfactorily being taught the academics but they are learning acceptable behavior & life skills that will help to promote right choices well into adulthood. They are consistently rewarded for good behavior through positive re-enforcement. Mills is a leader in laying the proper foundation for my grandchildren as they grow daily and learn to live and function in the fast-paced society of today.


Posted October 31, 2010

I love how they teach Great Expectations. I love how the teachers truly care about the students and strive to make learning fun and something the students want to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

The teachers are very kind, patient and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

We love this school. My oldest transferred after 2 years to go to Barnes because of TACK & we wish we had never left. My other 3 will go to Mills (even though they will qualify for TACK). Great principal & teachers! You will be lucky to go to Mills
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

We moved to this school from another Owasso school last year. It is absolutely wonderful! The staff and teachers are great! The Principal, Mrs.Casey is so encouraging to the kids and inspiring to them as well. All the teachers my son had made him so excited about each day, it was always fun. It is a great elementary school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2005

This school is AMAZING! My daughters recently went to a Broken Arrow school which was very behind, and the teachers there helped them alot. The only thing they didn't like was the school lunches.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
95%
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
White 57% 59%
Hispanic 16% 14%
Native American 16% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Black 5% 9%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 165%N/A61%
Special education 213%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Stacey Schovanec

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1501 North Ash Street
Owasso, OK 74055
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Phone: (918) 272-2288

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