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Tommie Spear Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 8 students

 

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Posted January 24, 2013

wow lot of bad reviews on here.. I agree they need to fix the school up or build new one but my kids have been going there few years now and I have loved the teachers and principals..My daughter is in all AP classes and they really work to challenge her when our last school (Muskogee) was giving her crafts to do when she got finished before the rest of the class instead of just giving her harder work. TSMS Staff has very supportive and really has worked with my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

If you have a choice in the matter,don't send your kids to this horrible school.The Teachers couldn't care less about them,and don't care to have any involvement in their education.There was one Teacher who just shoved work at students and didn't offer any help to them at all.There is a high drop out rate for this area,and I'm sure that the Teachers at this school are a big part of the reason why.


Posted February 29, 2012

This school is a joke. The entire Sallisaw Public School system is a joke. If I had a choice in the matter (which I don't, because the administration will not let my son transfer because of GREED!) my son would be in a different school system. One that doesn't treat him with disrespect. They only care about two things in this school - SPORTS and MONEY. The children's education and environment are unimportant to them. The school is falling apart and they have more than enough funds to build a new school, but they would rather use the money for a new football field or a new gym. There are very few teachers who care anymore at this school. They PUSH CHILDREN OUT OF DESKS! when they get angry at them AND GET AWAY WITH IT because the system would rather sweep it under the rug! HA! I feel sorry for every student at this school. And every other school in the Sallisaw Public School system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

This school needs to be totally torn down. It smells musky has many water leaks and roaches are regularly seen around the cafeteria. They spend all their money on football here and don't offer track or cross country at all. No options for foriegn languages! My daughters math teacher spent the first day of school on her cell phone fighting with her booyfriend in front of the class. We are moving closer to Muskogee/ Fort Gibson area simply because this school is soo terrible and there are really no other options in this area that are much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

I go to this school, and I want to kill myself. All they care about is football. My math class has to share an air conditioner with another class because the school spent the money on hot tubs for the football players. The band program sucks, and the cafeteria is disgusting. There are no foreign language classes! Luckily, we will be moving!


Posted September 21, 2009

I go to school there! and its great i am in 6th!the teachers are awesome! i love it!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2005

TSMS was better than I could have asked for my son. The teachers are involved and give honest and constructive feedback. There is no tolerance for bullying or fighting. The kids are taught to respect the rights and feelings of others. The school is tolerant of differences and encourages kids to be themselves. My son's self-esteem and academic performance were better at this school than I thought possible. If you are looking for a school to challenge and encourage your middle schooler, I can't imagine you would do better in this area than Tommie Spear. They will make your child feel welcome and really care about his or her education.
—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 78% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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 75% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 89% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 77% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

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83%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

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 46% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 44% 17%
Hispanic 7% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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211 South Main St
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Phone: (918) 775-6561

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