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Pocola Elementary School

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Posted April 22, 2010

Pocola is one of the worst elementary schools I have came in contact with. My son who is in Pre-K has gotten hurt a few times. They don't notify my why, how, or anything. I find out when he gets home. My daughter who is in 3rd grade also goes there and I was under the assumption no child left behind, but seems to me that she is being overlooked by her teacher. The school where they went before the teachers communicate more with the children and the parents. This school has tried and almost to the point of bullying me to let them spank my children. I have never seen or heard of a school lacking in education than I have since I've came in contact with this school. I can't wait to move just to get them out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

This school rocks the teachers are wonderful and it is not ran like a prison the school is fantastic they let the kids have a lot of fun and still learn at the same time they have rise and shine every friday the kids love it so much each week a class gets on stage and says there parts to there program and at the end they sing a song for the people in the audience last friday all the teachers got on stage and sang star of bethlaham they sang it to the children that school is the best you can have
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

Pocola Elementary is very poor and the principle they have at this time has had conflicts with nearly every students parents myself included. The Elementary is ran like a prison and the child has no room for using imagination they beg parents to get involved in your childs education and when you do Ms. Anderson has a problem with it if your child has any type of chance of accelling in his or hers person. She has pushed to get all sports took out of the school. So, word for wise for parents looking at this district I would consider talking to other elementary students parents first. This principle has pushed some dang good teachers from the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2004

Pocola Elementary is gaining excellent educators who will complement their existing qualified staff. With new improvements being incorporated into the curriculum yearly, Pocola is creating a name for themselves among the neighboring communities. Pocola also demonstrates proactive education by allowing students to get a jump on their learning goals by entering pre-kindergarten classes. These classes are designed around the principal of making learning fun with positive rewards. Overall, Pocola will continue to maintain an elevated level of quality, and by injecting new ideas into their existing curriculum, Pocola will remain a great school for the children of today and those children of tomorrow.
—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 76% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

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
White 64% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 15% 17%
Two or more races 14% 5%
Hispanic 4% 13%
Black 2% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 East Pryor
Pocola, OK 74902
Phone: (918) 436-2561

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