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Oakbrook Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted July 30, 2014

First and foremost, middle school is a crazy place no matter where you're at. This school has a great principal and staff who try their best to run a smooth school system while putting the best interest of the students first. They really do try to nip bullying in the bud, but they have to be made aware of situations in order to do so. As a parent, I find comfort in the presence of the resource officer assigned to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

Sweet and sour. That's how I view the school personnel here. Very good teachers for the most part, especially considering their low pay! But beware of some of the support staff. Rude, angry, selfish and dishonest individuals lurk among those working hard to keep their integrity and jobs! Kids are kept busy and they have great music and art departments. But if you're expecting your child to be treated like anything than just a number, you will be in for a surprise. As long as you get in, sit down, shut up and don't question the employees and ignore their mistakes, well then you'll feel like you've died and gone to heaven.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

I think some of these parents need to start accepting the responsibilty of how their children behave. Blaming others does not get results. Accept that perhaps you should get more involved and perhaps teach your child to not blame others for their lack of performance. I am so excited for my child to continue at this school. Great teachers are here, but great kids are the result of great parents and perhaps this school needs better parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2012

This School Is THE WORST SCHOOL EVER If Your a parent I would recommend you pay that 900 dollars for private school!!! People have to fight to be "popular" in that school. I was bullied all through my 6th grade year. When I got in 7th grade I was FORCED to fight on the bus while the bus driver just drove and didn't move an inch. I got suspended for 5 days and removed from the bus for 2 weeks! I am now a freshmen at Ashley Ridge and hoping every thing gets better. I didnt forget to tell you about my 8th grade year either!! IT SUCKED!! We Didn't have a prom or get a certificate of completion!! Just save up 900 dollars and get your child in private school!!!!!


Posted May 20, 2012

My son was an honor roll sudent at OES, he is now about to fail 7th grade, he only just passed 6th grade.I`ve had parent teacher conferences but the teachers don`t stick to what they say they are going to do to help. My son has also been bullied numerous times by various students, although suprisingly most of the bullying comes from his history teacher who enjoys verbally abusing him. Overall, I would love to get my child out of this school, it is ruining his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

This school has a terrible problem with bullies. I wish I had never put my son in this school. I feel like the bullying problem is taken lightly and nothing is done to correct it. Also, they refuse to give my son, who is ADHD, a 504. He is entitled to that by law.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2010

I am in the the same boat as the other parent that HAD a consecutive honor roll student at risk of failing this year. These teachers have no regard for their student's progress as not one teacher has tried to reach me concerning his grades. May I add my son maintained honor roll status in school in Ohio whose academic status is ranked 6th in the states!!! The teachers are quick to blame parents for their lack of competency in preparing these students for high school. My son has constantly been bullied since we moved here, We will be moving back to Ohio so my kids can get out of this ghettofied school system who obviously doesn't give about their students.Oh & the online system. A joke. I submitted my email address 2 months ago to have his daily assignments sent to me and no reply!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2010

I am a student at OMS. I am totally unsatisfied with the way they have taught their students and how the treat them. The principle at this school has no control of the students. There are fights every single day. While students are doing outragous things with no supervision. I think that this school need total improvements made.


Posted May 7, 2010

My son has gone from being a honor roll student to being at risk of failing this year. He has felt that he had to try and fit in with these kids in order to survive and it has resulted in nothing but trouble. 75% of these teachers don't care about out children and don't even care if the child fails. You would think that a teacher would do everything in her power to assure a student pass their class as this reflects on the teacher, the school, the district, and the state of SC, but then again, that why SC is the worst in the Country in education. Teachers do not have control of these kids and they have no real descipline in place. Capital punishment needs to be placed back in schools to give the teachers and principles control again. Kids have no fear of teachers or principles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

This school is not preparing students for high school. They are getting them ready for prison. I'm reading other ratings and I see complaints about the lack of discipline in the school. As the parent of good kids who are constantly yelled at, bullied and stuck in lunch detention - it's clear that they are just not disciplining the right kids. My daughter is struggling in one of her classes - instead of the teacher contacting me, she puts her in 'mandatory study hall' (a.k.a. lunch detention) where she is not allowed to have a hot lunch. That's right - she has to eat a bag lunch because she is having trouble in her class. While in this detention, she is supposed to sit there and study. Really? She's having trouble - what about finding out what she's having trouble with instead of punishing her? OMS stinks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

im a student at OMS and i'm in the 7th grade. i HATE OMS its sorta ghetto. OMS is a bad school, there are some fights. and the kids are very rude to the teachers. lots of teachers give tons of homework. most teachers have a i dont care atituide. i am glad i only one more year of this school. we are also very restricted at that school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2010

i just started school at oakbrook and i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2010

My son just started at OMS this year and we have had nothing but problems. Problems with communication with the counselors, principal and teachers. I am very disappointed we moved into this district because of OES and OMS, and OES we absolutely loved. The kids run this school and have no respect for their teachers as well as other students. I don't feel the administration is taking the right steps in discipline or my child that does behave would not end up being the child that doesn't want to go to school anymore. He feels he is outnumbered by the kids who misbehave. This will be the last year my child attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

I am also a student and i love it here:) this is my first year at oakbrook middle school! It is the best school i have ever been to and so fun to be around! Thank you so much Mr.Crump (our prinipal)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2009

This is the first year my children are attending Oakbrook and it will be the last. The children do not respect oneanother nor do they respect their teachers. The teachers and principles have no control over these students and because of that the good students have to suffer. My son and daughter in previous years have enjoyed going to school but not anymore...they are now scared of school. Sad, very sad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

My son is in the 6th grade in oms.This is our first year in the Sc. public school system, because he has always been in private school. I can not say enough about how good I think this school is, granted , it has it's good and bad teachers, students , and problems, but all in all it is a joy to know my son, feels safe and the teachers care about their students and what they are teaching. My son is in the Gate program, plays in the band,has join clubs , and loves all the extra things they get to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

I am in sixth grade at Oakbrook, and I love it here. Right now I can assure you your sixth-graders will be fine. We have a new sixth-grade principal and she is excellent with handling problems. I really enjoy the variety of classes. I am in Spanish/Dance and I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2009

My child is a student a OMS. I have just moved and started coming to school at OMS thinking it would be a great school.But my daughter is being treated with no respect by other children. She has come home crying saying that the children are horrible. The princible dosnt communicate with the children as much as he should and that makes the kids think they can do what ever they want to. This will be the first and last year my dayghter goes to OMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

I used to go to this school and i loved it! i went there for only part of 6th grade, but it is just an outstanding school, and now, im in 7th grade, and if i could choose i would go back to oakbrook anyday!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2008

My son has attended OMS for the last 3 years. He is now on to high school. I feel as he does that OMS is a good school. He was in all gifted classes. Perhaps the gifted classes are more challenging than the other classs, perhaps that is the difference that some students are having in their learning experience. My son was alaso in the band for 3 years and was in the Honors Band. He had a great time at OMS and never experiencced anything that would be considered bullying or any over the top behaviors. I am glad his experience was enjoyable and has prepared him for high school. He also earned 3 high school credits.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students83%
Female90%
Male75%
African-American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled26%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
African-American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled26%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Science

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals84%
Disabled24%
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals81%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled60%
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant89%

Writing

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
African-American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled31%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
African-American79%
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled24%
Not disabled88%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
African-American72%
Asian92%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled10%
Not disabled85%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
African-American81%
Asian92%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled19%
Not disabled90%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
African-American72%
Asian85%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabled19%
Not disabled84%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
African-American83%
Asian92%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled50%
Not disabled91%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
African-American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled28%
Not disabled79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled36%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African-American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabled50%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female81%
Male77%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
White81%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled31%
Not disabled83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled42%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 53%
Black 37% 36%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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