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Velma-Alma Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 15, 2011

Velma-Alma Elementary School is wonderful! The kids are treated with the utmost respect and taught by awesome teachers. Each child is important to the teachers. V-A is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

I am proud everyday that I chose to move my kids to Velma Alma Schools. They are not only getting a great education but are learning integrity, and patriotism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2011

Teachers do not care. They want a paycheck. They are rude to the kids, call them names. How this school stays open is beyond me. You would think the state would set standards and make sure ALL schools go by them. There is mold in the Kindergarten building and no nurse on campus. They have a pre-first program set up not to help those children who need it but to get themselves more money. They tell parents your child isnt prepared for first grade, Then what was the teacher doing in kindergarten? Im grateful i got my child out of this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

This school is a very excellent school and I would recomend it to anyone. They care about each and every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

Velma-Alma Public Schools is a wonderful place to obtain an education and also to return to teach. We strive to maintain a level of excellence in our classrooms as well as in extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
90%

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 79% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
81%
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 73% 54%
Two or more races 22% 5%
Hispanic 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Velma, OK 73491
Phone: (580) 444-3357

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