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Wellston Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted January 23, 2009

The elementary principal is like no one I've ever encountered... I do not think he likes children. Please consider this strongly when trying to make a decision regarding schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2008

This school has made many improvements in the fifteen years that I have had children in school. The teachers are all willing to work with the parents at any time! Like any other school there are a few bad apples but they do not spoil the whole barrell! The only problem with this school is there is a lack of leadership from the top down! You will really like this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

This school is a great district overall. The teachers are great and parental involvement could be inproved, they welcome it, but some are not willing to step up to the plate. It is the type of district where you really have to stay on top of things. The principal of the Elementary could use some work, He really is a great man, but you have to put your foot down and stand your ground with him or he will walk all over you. As far as the comment about the politics, it is not as bad as Edmond where I came from, however you know who the power families are and who is not. They are just like any other town. I have 3 kids in this district and I really love it, but it did take some time to get 'in' so to speak.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

my daughter has been attending wellston elementary since she was in pre k and i really like the fact that most of the teachers there do relate to the parents better than the big city schools. my youngest is now there for pre k and loves it . i would say wellston is awesome school better than what i had in the city schools.
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Posted August 19, 2004

The large majority of our teachers are great educators and have the student at the center of learning, and they do welcome parental involvement but do not want it to interfere with their methods or schedule. Small town is great and politics are minimal compared to comparable and larger districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

The teachers are above average and we have been very happy with the parent involvement and the teachers we have been lucky enough to have had. This school could be greatly improved if it was possible to remove the small town politics and dethrone the little emperors.
—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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 59%
Native American 18% 16%
Black 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A61%
Special education 13%N/A15%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 Hayes Dr
Wellston, OK 74881
Phone: (405) 356-2256

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