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Skyline Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 501 students

 

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Posted August 10, 2014

Skyline has great teachers and excellent test scores. It is a Title I school but the testing scores are that of higher socioeconomic schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2014

Overall, I think Skyline Elementary is a good school. The teachers we've had the past 3 years have been great. Any issue we may have is resolved quickly. Good communication from teachers. I only wish there were a gifted program in the school district for the kids who need more of a challenge. For those people giving bad ratings, as a parent part of the responsibility falls on me to make sure my child is learning and being challenged daily. Can't blame the schools for anything if I'm not doing my part. Stillwater schools have been doing great. Check their report card http://afreportcards.ok.gov/Files/ReportCards2013/201360I016120.pdf
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

Staff members went out of their way to make my daughter feel uncomfortable about not being from a christian home. Tried addressing my concerns with the Principal and she didn't seem to care at all, and the situation actually got worse after that point. We spent two years at this school and while there are a few good teachers mixed in, my kids will never go here again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

I moved here because Skyline was such a pretty school. Don't make my mistake. This school has a nightmarish car line. What is suppose to be one drop off lane quickly turns into three lanes of parked cars. It also has one continuous lane of traffic, bringing it to four lanes of traffic. Also, there are parents and children walking right in the middle of it. There is one outstanding man that helps the children in the cross walk. His job is to stop the traffic to protect the children walking. His job is not to direct traffic. So if you cant arrive early, you will be stranded about two blocks away waiting behind cars that do as they please. I am most unhappy with the math program. Stillwater Public Schools use Terc Math. If you are unfamiliar with this type of math, search on youtube for math an inconvenient truth. If you can, send your children to another city altogether. Not every school district in Oklahoma uses this kind of math. I have heard good things about Perkins School District. I was also pleased with Cushing Public School. If I would have known last year what I know now, I would have never moved to Stillwater.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Skyline school was the greatest experience for Stillwater children compared to all the others.


Posted May 28, 2006

If it weren't for Mrs. Shell, my daughter's Pre-k teacher, I would say that Skyline is in for a steady decline. For two years now, my daughter has digressed educationally, and is surrounded by insensitivity from teachers without the proper training and education to handle children outside of their ideal makeup. I hope for the sake of other students at this school, that the criteria for teachers expands past educational sucesses, or even experience. After such a depressing experience, I certainly will not be sending my younger child. I am currently saving to be able to send my children to private school. If there is anything worth working toward, it's the future of our children. I truly hope that any parent that is considering this school for their child realizes that what you see is not always what you get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

I think Skyline is a great school. My daughter started first grade and already she has learned more than I anticipated. The parent involvement is wonderful and make me feel really good about being a part of the school family. The learning stlye is ceneted around the childrens needs and gives them a warm and relaxed atmosphere in which to study.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

Skyline is a great school that teaches students about life principles and develops an open and caring community. Skyline is currently using Math Investigations and Science modules to teach in a more student centered and interactive way. Students are allowed to learn through exploration and are experiencing things that many students do not get to experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

My children did not learn as well in Skyline as I had hoped. They don't put too much emphasis on Math. I thought they did too much play time rather than learning.
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
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 63% 59%
Native American 16% 16%
Black 12% 9%
Hispanic 8% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 157%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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Music
  • Band

Language learning

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  • German
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School Leader's name
  • Andrea Rains

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Foreign languages taught
  • German

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Girls sports
  • Soccer

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  • Band
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1402 East Sunrise Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74075
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