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Freedom Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

My school is Freedom Elementary. I am impressed with the lessons in respect and discipline, especially, that my grand daughter has learned. She understands, now, that she does not have to tolerate bullying and that is important to learn as much as she can, as early as she can.


Posted January 28, 2014

We moved to Oklahoma from Kansas & were concerned about starting a new school. Freedom Elementary has been wonderful! The staff is excellent & it's a safe, disciplined learning environment. The students are taught respect & good manners, as well. I'm pleased with the academics, thus far. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

I agree with the last person who left a review. My child is a student at Freedom Elementary and I am VERY disappointed with how they treat the special needs students. I am seriously considering home school or private school next year. Some of the teachers up there have no business teaching elementary school. EXTREME lack of patience with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2011

Not a good school for children who have special needs. They will be isolated and not challenged to learn and grow. You will have to fight for basic rights and it's unfair. On the surface they paint a wonderful image. They don't want to work with any child who might need more than a one size fits all approach. Very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

I have read nothing but shining reviews here. I do not agree. People need to know that not everything at this school is perfect. I met with nothing but resistance from teachers, counselor and principal alike. The teachers are not properly trained on how to deal with special needs or troubled children. I think the staff at this school (especially the principal) have an over inflated idea of perfection in all they do. If you attempt to make a complaint with the principal, she only makes excuses for her staff or attempts to make it seem like you or you child is over-reacting or being irrational. If I had a choice my kids would not have continued to attend this school so long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

I think Freedom School is the best school because they only want the best from our kids, They only want excellence from them, They are there for them and for the parents, They teach our kids to get along with one another and help. They want them to be the best they can be, and nothing less, I love this school it is a great and wonderful school and so are the teachers in this school, We need alot more school like this one, And most of all it is safe and I never fear my child goin there,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

We love Freedom. What an excellent school. I have had the pleasure of witnessing what the school calls rise and shine on Fridays. What an amazing experience. Every child meets in the gymnasium and they sing their school song and present awards and motivate the children for their new day!! Wow - I love Freedom Elementary. Nancy Turlington is the best role model for her students. I have personally witnessed her instructing parents that feel they are above following rules be put in their place. Great example!!!! Everyone needs to follow the same rules regardless of who you are or think you are:) Highly recommended by me and my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

Freedom is an excellent school. The principal and the teachers are wonderful. The children are polite and kind to each other. I have a special needs child and I have absolutely NO complaints. If all schools were like Freedom, the world would be a better place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

The teachers at Freedom really care for the student. And Mrs. Turlington, the principle knows the name of all her kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Freedom Elementary is great start for kids, hope continue this way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My daughter started the Pre-K program at Freedom this fall. They have been absolutely wonderful. They take advantage of all the latest methods to get the most out of my child. They are organized and well trained. They seem to really care about all the students. We love Freedom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

Freedom is a great school. The reading and math programs are excellent. The faculty really encourages parent involvement, and they are always full of praise for parents who are involved. I like their 'Patriot's Choices', they encourage a healthy and safe learning environment for all students. I know my children are recieving a quality education from Freedom Elementary, and they are proud of their school. That is a wonderful feeling to have. The only downside I can think of is School Event parking, but it is extremely worth it!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

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 76% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 59%
Native American 14% 16%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 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 150%N/A61%
Special education 218%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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9171 Freedom Rd
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Phone: (918) 227-7838

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