Congratulations to all of the 2016-17 individual school Teachers of the Year who have been named for Oklahoma City Public Schools. Here's a list of the winning teachers from District 3, but you can read a full list of all the teachers on the district website. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all the amazing teachers in OKCPS!
Adams Elementary - Sarah D. Williams
Buchanan Elementary - Leslie Schmitt
Cleveland Elementary - Shelley Stevenson
Jackson Enterprise Elementary - Lisa Purcell
Kaiser Elementary - Michelle Cheney
Linwood Elementary - Adrian Rosado
Mark Twain Elementary - Yolundia Cleveland
Pierce Elementary - Madison Wingate
Rockwood Elementary - Richard Wilkinson
Westwood Elementary - Abby Hernandez
Taft Middle School - Jon Mulzet
Northwest Classen High School - Milton Bowens
The new A-F report cards proposed by the Oklahoma State Department of Education will have several changes to the way schools have been scored in pervious years. One of those changes is to trade out the traditional metric of attendance for chronic absenteeism, which measures how many children miss 10 percent or more school days in an academic year. For Oklahoma City Public Schools, that would be 17 or more days out of school.
Oklahoma Watch took a look at chronic absenteeism.
In Oklahoma City, the lowest rate is at Hawthorne Elemetnary, which has 6 percent. The highest rate is at Captiol Hill High School, which has 51 percent chronically absent students. The 11 OKCPS schools with the highest rates are all high schools, and nationally, high schools are more likely to have chronic absenteeism, according to Oklahoma Watch.
Here's a look at the rates in District 3:
Thank you so much to the voters of Oklahoma City for passing three bond measures that will give our schools $180 million without raising taxes. There were three initiatives:
The Oklahoma State Department of Education announced the release of A-F report card grades for schools across the state Thursday. Oklahoma City Public Schools District 3 had mixed results. Six schools went up, five schools went down and one school stayed the same. Click on the school names below to view the complete report cards. If you want to look up schools outside of OKCPS District 3, you can use the Oklahoma State Department of Education database here.
Adams Elementary - 50/F, the same score as last year
Buchanan Elementary - 69/D+, up two points from last year
Cleveland Elementary - 86/B, up one point from last year
Jackson Enterprise - 63/D, down six points from last year
Kaiser Elementary - 59/F, down seven points from last year
Linwood Elementary - 70/C-, up three points from last year
Mark Twain Elementary - 65/D, up one point from last year
Northwest Classen High School - 70/C-, down 10 points from last year
Pierce Elementary - 80/B-, up one point from last year
Rockwood Elementary - 42/F, down seven points from last year
Taft Middle School - 50/F, down 17 points from last year
Westwood Elementary - 72/C-, up five points from last year
The Oklahoma State Department of Education is hosting a year-long leadership program for 48 school leaders throughout the metro, and the Moving UP program kicked off this month. Sixteen principals and assistant principals from Oklahoma City Public Schools were selected to participate this year. Thanks so much to those principals for putting in the extra work to help make their schools better for children and staff! These are the OKCPS participants: