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Briggs Public School

Public | PK-8 | 452 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

We switched our children to Briggs school to get away from the town school where there's just too many kids, over 1200! We wanted our children to be in a smaller classroom setting to enhance their education and skills. Briggs has been a blessing, the teachers and staff are wonderful!!! So glad we switched!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I have two girls who are attending Briggs for the second year now. We don't even live within the district. I was tired of all the teacher/coach drama that was happening at Tahlequah Public schools and personally decided to check into Briggs. We set up to meet the the Briggs principle, Mr.Ritz, all just absolutely fell in love with him! He is definitely a child advocate and cares a lot about education. Briggs is not all about sports, but yes they do have the best coaches and sports starts in 3rd grade so all kids get a chance to play, not like in town where it's about politics and not the kids. Briggs also has great teachers, an awesome curriculum and they have so much to offer!! My girls haven't been happier and it was the best decision we as educated parents have made. Briggs may be small but their heart for children is big..what more could you ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

I read all the comments left my students, parents and some teachers. And this is what has compelled me to write. My children have been attending Briggs for 7 years now. I agree to some degree sprorts is a vital role in the school system. But maybe we should look at it that we have some great coaches that make for some great teams and we hear about sports so much because they are really that good. My children have not played ball for Briggs. My concern falls to all children need excercise daily. We are in a community that has diabeties. And we all need to do our part to fight it. If I for one second thought my children were not getting the right education I would NOT have them at Briggs. Some of the Best Teachers are at Briggs School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

My girls have been there the last 2 years in the pre k program and I love it..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

Personally, I loved going to Briggs and I have absolutly no problems in high school in any of my subjects. And if Briggs had a high school, I would probably go there. I do however think that the school is focused mainly on sports.


Posted October 4, 2006

There have been numerous problems with the education that I have seen people have that have come out of Briggs Elementary school. The education is not the highest of standards. I've done my internship there and it is a shame that there are some rather bright children there who cannot bloom to their full potential. I personally would not allow my children to attend Briggs public school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 15, 2006

Briggs truely is a sports oriented school. They do try to get as many grants as possible, no matter how they have to get them. Which isn't always a good thing. The teachers, some are great and some are in mid life crisis or burnouts who need to find other jobs. I have to be very careful who's class my child is in, we have run into racism at this school and prejudice. Changes are needed severly in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

I agree with the person who commented about Briggs, and with the young lady who said it's great if you play sports.....that's the truth. all the actually learning they get is up until the 2nd grade. after that is's about SPORTS. and of course the grants. my children have both been suggested for special ed. the SE is no good at briggs, so if they needed it they wouldn't get it there. but that's the crooked system i've been through and now my kids HAVE to go through because of where we live. maybe the money i use for the lottery,for educational purposes, will win me enough to move my kids where education matters instead of sports. which my children both play ball.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 9, 2006

I think briggs is the best school i have ever been to and i love everything about it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2006

This is a great country school.The teachers and everybody really care about you.Plus it is great if you play sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2005

This school is the worst elementary school in Cherokee County. Most 8th grade graduates still have problems with Reading. The teachers will label your children. On a field trip one teacher screamed out 'student name, did you take your medicine today' then turned to me and said 'student name is ADD and takes medicine.' Not only was that none of my business, but very unprofessional. This school will try everything they can to count your children into some type of grant that awards the school money. They will also ask that your child be tested for Special Ed regardless if your child has any signs of needing SE classes.
—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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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91%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
61%
World Geography

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Native American 61% 16%
White 26% 59%
Hispanic 13% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 9%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Special education 115%N/A15%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 293%N/A61%
Source: 1 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • George Ritzhaupt

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17210 South 569 Road
Tahlequah, OK 74464
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Phone: (918) 456-4221

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