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Grissom Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 386 students

 

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Posted June 13, 2012

Grissom is a great school. The teachers really care and the parents are very involved. My son loved it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is one of the only A+ schools in the state of Oklahoma, which means that it specializes in the arts. It has a wonderful art and music program. The parental participation is incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

all three of my children went there and hated to move. such a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

I am very happy with Grissom. It feels like small community. The Arts programs are amazing, high quality teachers, and I feel my kids are getting a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2007

My son has gone from not knowing all his letters the beginning of first grade, to being able to read by the middle of the year! I love that they have Art and music, and even a Chinese Class. Everything seems very organized and the Principal is easy to get ahold of and willing to talk or meet with you. I am a little disappointed in the 'old school' method his teacher has with the boys, she seem so to want them all to be quiet and still like little girls. If she finds a way to do that I'd like to know! My Son loves his teacher, his classes and I am overall happy with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2005

Grissom Elementary is the worst school my child has ever attended. I went from not having a single complaint at prior schools to having 5 major and aproximately 5 minor complaints at Grissom. I have a Special Needs child and Grissom is so far behind the times and I believe the Principle Mrs. Jean Swanson simply does not care. However, I don't blame her alone. Locally, Tulsa Public Schools has a terrible reputation. Good riddance! I will add one more thing.. to the few great teachers at Grissom, you know who you are. You are the ones who always have a kind word or a child or two following you lightheartedly down the hall, God bless and may you never lose your love of teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

Grissom is a great school for children whose parents want to be involved. There are excellent art and music programs led by real professionals. The administration is top notch, and the parents make a huge difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

My son attended Grissom from Kindergarten through 5th grade (1997-2003). Grissom is truly a model elementary school. It is well managed and staffed with excellent teachers. The biggest problem at Grissom is the small parking lot, and that's about all! Parent participation is exceptional! Most of the teachers really care about most of the students most of the time. There are very few student troublemakers at Grissom. The students are taught self-discipline from the start. The facilities are generally excellent. Parents that don't want to participate in school activities may not like Grissom because parents are regularly asked to participate! Students graduated from Grissom are mostly very capable of excelling in middle school. I sincerely believe Grissom is probably the best, or one of the best, elementary schools in Tulsa.
—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 74% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
85%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. 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 77% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. 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 74% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 91% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. 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 61% 54%
Black 12% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 18%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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6646 South 73rd East Ave
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: (918) 833-9460

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