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Carnegie Elementary School

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Posted October 24, 2013

One of the best ways to know exactly where Carnegie ranks compaired to other schools is to volunteer. Faculty, staff and students work together to be preemptive to problems or needs rather than reactive. Student families and community are always welcomed. Our second child to attend Carnegie was so ready due the inclusion of family in school activities. He has seen his big brother grow and flourish and now he wants to be a part of what his brother gets excited about. Thank you Carnegie for helping to not only book educate our childre but to help them learn life lessons as well.


Posted June 13, 2012

Great school. My son loved it here. Excellent teachers and great academics as well as electives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

Carnegie is an excellent school. Our child transferred from one of the 'magnet' elementary schools. Since the transfer, we have noticed an unbelievable change in our child's confidence and desire to learn. Carnegie is more academically rigorous than the magnet school. And, the teachers are all great and work well together to ensure the transition between grades is seamless. Since transferring to Carnegie, my child has scored in the 98th percentile in math and reading on standardized testing and has received straight A's each term. There is a good reason that the students in this school consistently score the highest on all the standardized tests, year after year - the teachers are great! We love this school and the difference it has made in our child. We would highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I like the staff and teachers at Carnegie. My children learn well in their classes...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

I have two boys at Carnegie, on opposite ends of the learning styles scale (one avoided reading for years, one taught himself at 4 years old). Watching how the teachers and staff worked with each of them, and interacted with us, was a wonderful process, and I will miss it when we move out of state. The PTA is visible all through the school, and parents happily volunteer for activities - a great environment for children and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

Both of my children attend Carnegie, and have for going on 3 years now. The teachers stay perfectly intuned to the kids and what there abilities are, and continually push the students to reach higher and achieve more. Mrs. Rayborn is incredible and always active with what is going on. We are moving soon, and will no longer be in Carnegie district but you can bet that is where my kids will be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

Carnegie is a very excellent school all though my son says he wishes there were more fun activities however the Teachers are great the students are taught very well. My son will be coming back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2008

Carnegie is an exemplary school that strives for everyday excellence in education. With 100% of teachers and parents participating in the PTA, it is an incredible learning community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 21, 2007

Both of my children attended Carnegie Elementary in Tulsa, OK. It is an excellent school with outstanding academics and teachers who do a wonderful job in preparing their students for the next step of middle school and beyond. I now have a 5th grader who still attends and my 7th grader is now a student at Carver Middle School which is also ranked among the top schools in Oklahoma.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

Carnegie's motto is 'rise to excellence'. If your child is fortunate to attend Carnegie, he or she will do exactly that. It is a tough school,these children work very hard but I'll tell you what. My children that have attended this school have just breezed right through Middle school. They were prepared for the hard work and discipline. I have 2 children that didn't attend Carnegie and they both really struggled in Middle School. As a single working mother of 4 kids in TPS schools, I know I haven't done my share of parent involvement but the Mom's and Dad's who have the time do a wonderful job and I thank them. The principal is active on every level in this school. I've seen her present at each and every school function, assembly's ect. I have one child attending Carnegie now and I know he's getting an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2006

As a parent of a gifted student who has attended Carnegie for the last two years, I am not at all impressed with the curriculum. The parents are very involved, but only to the extent that the principal allows, which is very little as far as the education your child receives. I am looking for a new public school that can allow my child to meet his potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

I am in the 5th grade at Carnegie. I have been there for six years straight. I have enjoyed it very much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2005

This school is excellent and the Principal is very organized and provides appropriate discipline and direction to the children. The activities are top notch and we have been very happy at carnegie.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

This school is so incredible that I sometimes find myself at a loss for words. My child came here from McAlester schools in 2003. Everything was so different here...Refreshingly different. The teacher's attitudes, the corriculum, the cleanliness of the school, friendliness of the principal, the care and concern the teachers have to help their students achieve their highest goal, the way the staff teaches the children to respect one another and themselves. The way the teach the children to be self sufficient. It's just wonderful and so very different than the school my children came from. From the very first day of school, I noticed first the way the teachers were very cheery and happy to see the children. After school, they were still cheery and eager to talk with parents about any concerns. The McAlester schools are just the opposite.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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 72% 59%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Black 8% 9%
Native American 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 131%N/A61%
Special education 210%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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4309 East 56 St
Tulsa, OK 74135
Phone: (918) 833-9440

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