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Wetumka High School

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Posted May 5, 2008

Yes, I agree...the API score of Wetumka was lower than that of the state average last year, but...the API has been on the rise and that is what is important! Children need not only a teacher to believe in them, but they also need encouragement at home. Unfortunately, that is our biggest problem. Our school is full of bright wonderful kids who need to know that someone cares. I, for one, am sick and tired of people bad mouthing Wetumka. We have got to all be willing to go that extra mile to help improve our school and our community. **note** they might not be the minority, but I can tell you from experience that they are discreminated against more so than other children. But that is not the important issue**
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2006

Please, let's talk facts! Caucasian children are not the minority in Wetumka, they constitute 61% of the enrollment. Please quit playing the race card. As for parent involvement, compare the numbers of parents who appear during the periodic parent/teacher conferences to all other area schools and I believe you will be surprised. Reality is, Wetumka does lack in several areas. Last year, WHS' API score was 697 while the state average was 1086. The dropout rate was 22%. Factors that affect these include the ratio of students to FTE Teachers (1-57) and the socio-economic status of the area (Wetumka ranks 524 of 541 in income & poverty levels). Community leaders must understand the importance of economics and its ancillary relationship to other factors. Running to another school district with your child, however, is not the answer. You then have no voice in the matter. Accent the positive and address the negative!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2005

There is very little parent involvement, and the principal is in his first year. The only positive at wetumka's school is the high school science program--outstanding!! White chidren are the minority, and the words 'I'm going to beat you down little white girl' are defended as not being a racial comment. If a child reports bullying, the principal has said that action will not be taken unnless another teacher has witnessed such behavior. 4.0 students who raise test scores each year are transfering to other schools every year because of some of the above reasons. my child has just been transfered, and is excited about going to school for the first time in 3 months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

If the person who wrote the other review knew anything about Wetumka, they would know that we dont have a losing record dated 9 years ago. And the teachers here, some are critical on grading and others not. But, all teachers help children anytime. Every teacher Ive have ever asked, has helped me anytime Ive needed, and has stayed after school to help me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2004

Wetumka Public Schools is not a great place to have your children attend. The kids are far behind on academics and the teachers don't strive to meet the needs of the children. The sports are terrible with losing records in every sport for the last 9yrs.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
46%
Algebra II

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
English II

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
68%
English III

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
59%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%
U.S. History

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
38%
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 51% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 40% 17%
Black 4% 10%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Hispanic 1% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 72%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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416 South Tiger
Wetumka, OK 74883
Phone: (405) 452-3291

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