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Velma-Alma High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted June 27, 2014

VA Public Schools offers a quality education. The "whole" student is educated. Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed. We are glad to be part of this community and school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

GREAT TEACHERS & CARING STAFF. GREAT PTO .VERY CARING ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL, WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ALL SMALL TOWNS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

I am a teacher at Velma-Alma. Grades are posted on a regular basis. We do eligibility every week as required. If a football player or any other student is ineligible they do not participate in extracurricular activities. If students do not take care of business in the classroom they don't get to participate in any extracurricular activities. Report cards go out 4 times a year (which means they go out for the first time during football season). We have plenty of students who graduate and go on to have great careers all over the country. For example one of my former students is an attorney practicing in Arkansas. Another is the stage manager for Keith Urban and has traveled the world over many times. One is a pyschologist in Texas and one is a doctor in Tulsa. I could go on and on about my former students but it would take a few weeks. And yes some have chosen to stay in Velma and raise their families and their is nothing wrong in this. I am very proud to be a VELMA-ALMA COMET!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 14, 2011

Velma-Alma Public Schools is one of the best schools in Oklahoma! They have a great staff that actually cares for each and every student. I am a PROUD Alumi of Velma-Alma Public Schools. My children got an outstanding education at V-A and now are very productive adults, one is a teacher and one is a psychologist. The thing we all need to remember is: it takes everyone from parents, teachers, and administration to ensure a good educatin for our children. We, as parents cannot depend on the school to teach our children everything. We, as parents have to step up to the plate and make sure we do everything we can to help our children succeed in life. We have to teach them good values at home, through lessons and examples. We have to help them with their homework and make sure they get it all done. A teacher cannot do a child's homework for them, we all have to work together. Velma-Alma has great academic programs that challenge the students. I cannot imagine my children going anywhere else. Love my COMETS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

Velma-Alma Public Schools is Super! Awesome teachers, great administration, Excellent support staff, grade A school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

I have worked at Velma-Alma Public Schools for almost 20 years! I absolutely love my job and my boss! I would say our teachers are top notch! We have a group of well educated teachers working with the students and they are given every opportunity to succeed. The students are given everything humanly possible to succeed, but they have to take what they learn and run with it. It is the responsibility of the student to further their education. But I can promise you this, the education they get at V-A is ecellent! Cathy Little
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 11, 2011

They're more concerned with Athletics then with Academics. Teachers hold off grading so athletes stay eligible through season. (Mostly football) Kids do not get the education needed to become anything more in life then working in the town it self, for someone else. The teachers there do not care. They just want a paycheck.
—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.

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 87% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 81% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
36%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
English II

The state average for English II was 91% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
English III

The state average for English III was 96% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 81% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject 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 84% 54%
Two or more races 14% 5%
Hispanic 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 30%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Old Hwy 7 and Main St
Velma, OK 73491
Phone: (580) 444-3356

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