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Oak Grove Elementary School

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Posted September 7, 2012

I wrote a review in 2008 when my son was in the 1st grade, he's now in the 5th and I am still very much please with Oakgrove. Academically he's doing great and has come such a long way. All of his teachers has challenged him to lear. Every year it gets better and better and he has learned so much. His 5th grade teachers are great and Ms. Price is still smiling and greeting the parents and the students. We have a great Oakgrove family and I remained blessed to be apart of Oakgrove.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I went to Oak Grove and now my daughter attends. They are more like a family than a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My daughter attends Oak Grove elementary, and I could not be happier. I volunteer every week and get to interact with the administration. The principal is frequently visiting the classrooms and is always greeting the parents every morning in car line. I have many friends whose children attend different schools among Lexington One District so I can compare stories, and I could not be happier with the way things run at Oak Grove. I have heard complaints from other schools that their children are taking naps or being put in front of the TV to just watch movies during the day. I am confident that my daughter is getting a top notch education as well as feeling safe in her environment. As a small school with an awesome facility, Oak Grove truly is the best little secret in Lexington One.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

OGE truly is the best school in the area. The administrative staff is very visible and knows each student's name. The teachers are caring and supportive and go the extra mile for the children. Safety and security are top notch and I know each day that my child is learning in a secure environment. Oak Grove is a small, close knit school that has a comunity feel. It is rated a 10 for a reason-because all who know Oak Grove Love Oak Grove. It is a top notch school thanks to all the faculty, staff, parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

My daughter is in Kindergarten at Oak Grove. She loves everything about the school. I love everything about the school. She loves going to school everyday. The teachers teach to the level of each child and ensures every child is challenged regardless of their current level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

My son is in the 1st grade and this is his first year at OGE and I love this school. I volunteer quite often and this is one of the best things that I could have ever done. His teacher has great order and structure in the classroom. Her teaching style is wonderful. My son has and is learning so much, I see such a difference in him academically and I say thanks to his teacher for working with me to see that my son gets the best education. Everyone is just so involved, it's such a pleasure to be apart of the OGE family. Mrs. Price is such a friendly and involve principle, she's there every morning to greet the students and the parents and she's always pleasant. I'm so blessed to know that when I send my son to OGE that he's getting the best education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

OGE is the best ! I have two boys that have attended Oak Grove since K-5. One is now at the middle school, in 7th grade. The youngest is a 5th grader, still at OGE. Both have had the best experience at Oak Grove. I wanted to point out the fact that OGE seems to have the best cafeteria staff. I eat with my children often at school. The ladies call themsleves 'The Lunch Bunch'. A bunch of sweet ladies,they are. They always have a great salad and hot bar for the teachers, and any parents who want to come and eat. Thank you, Oak Grove, for all that you do for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

Our son started Oak Grove last year and we LOVE it. The staff is wonderful and so involved with the students. The principal, Mrs. Price does a great deal to encourage parental involvement and make learning fun (Literacy Night, Math and Science Night, etc.) The school provides a challenging learning environment, but it also has a small-town feel. It is the best kept secret in Lexington One!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

Oak Grove Elementary is an excellent school with dedicated and knowledgable teachers. They prepare each student for a world of changing technology by continuously up grading and improving their own training in the field of computer technology. The faculty as well as the support staff are professional educators that take their jobs very seriously but never forget the child's emotional and social needs as well. My children have excelled in higher level education due to their solid elementary education at Oak Grove. I am primarily a parent of three students but also have taught at Oak Grove for many years. Our administrators continually challenge us to become better educators through their guidance, vision and incredible compassion for the human factor related to teaching. Oak Grove is a wonderful place to teach and learn. It's the jewel of the district being the smallest and best kept secret! Word has gotten out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

This is my daughter's first year at Oak Grove. My husband, who holds a PhD and I, have been extremely impressed with the quality of education at this school. Her kindergarten teacher is very creative in her educational approach. She is also very caring and has hastily responded to any questions or concerns I have posed. I have heard it said that Oak Grove is the 'best little secret in Lexington', and I hardily agree!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I have nothing but good things to say about the staff and all the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

We moved to the Lexington area in 2005 and my son attended Oak Grove Elementary for his 5th grade year. Coming from an 'mega' elementary school (in another state) that was rated one of the ten best in the country, we were a little concerned about how our son would do at Oak Grove and the Lexington 1 school district in general. We found Oak Grove to be a wonderful school. He was academically challenged and provided every opportunity to be creative so he could continue his love of learning. I would recommend this school to any parent who is new to this area. Don't be fooled by it's small size or it's location off the beaten path. It provides a wonderful education by teachers and other staff who care so much for the children. I encourage any parent to check the test scores for this school and compare to other schools and districts. You will easily see that Oak Grove is truly one of the best. We, as parents, could not be more pleased with the education that our son received at Oak Grove Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

I am not a parent of a child who goes to this school, but I did substitute teach in this school and found an overwhelmingly caring and supportive staff there. I have been in other schools in the district as well as other districts in the area, and none of them compare to the experience I had here.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 6, 2005

I have 2 children who attend this school. I am very satisfied with everything. The teachers are friendly & go the extra mile to help my children. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2003

Oak Grove is a community school. The atmosphere is excellent, like one big family. My children received an excellent eduation from caring, competent teachers. The office staff is friendly and efficient. I was never concerned about safety issues. The cafeteria staff and housekeeping staff care about children, too. A high quality school!
—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 80% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
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 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
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 77% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students90%
Female97%
Male85%
African-American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female94%
Male75%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Writing

All Students77%
Female87%
Male68%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant98%

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
African-American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant98%

Writing

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
African-American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
African-American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals95%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
African-American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students82%
Female94%
Male70%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 53%
Black 15% 36%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 40%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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