Waukomis elementary and high school, Kremlin-Hillsdale elementary and high school, Garber elementary and high school, Pleasant Vale elementary and junior high, Drummond High School and Covington-Douglas High School all got overall grades of B.
Pioneer High School, Drummond Elementary School and Covington-Douglas Elementary School all got C’s.
Fairview and Kingfisher high schools got overall grades of A. Alva, Cherokee, Medford, Watonga and Woodward high schools got overall grades of B.
“We appreciate the time that the State Board of Education took to consider the formula used for the report cards,” said Shawn Hime, EPS superintendent. “While we do not believe they are a flawless reflection of school performance, we welcome any information that we can use to strengthen student achievement.
“Oklahoma has had an accountability system since the early 1990s. Our principals and teachers are very adept at identifying a student’s strengths and weaknesses, then developing a plan for academic success. We’re very proud of what our students are accomplishing in the classroom. Just this month, we’ve celebrated a National Blue Ribbon school, three National Merit Scholars and will soon be announcing three Oklahoma Reward Schools. We look forward to continued improvement and success.”
Janet Barresi, state superintendent of public education, called the report cards “user-friendly, straightforward and fair.”
“It is high time for parents to have access to this information as they seek to make the best educational choices for their children,” Barresi said. “Parents have a basic right to this information, and they should be able to find it easily.”
Barresi also has launched the project “Raise the Grade Together,” in an effort to help every school in the state improve and succeed.
She will visit communities for Raise the Grade Together events to bring together parents, civic, business and school leaders, to hold constructive conversations about academic success and taking a community approach to education.
Where weak areas in student achievement or attendance are exposed, parents and community members are asked to help schools by offering mentoring assistance or volunteering.
A Raise the Grade Together event is scheduled for Nov. 19 in Enid.
Across the state, one percent of schools got an F, 8 percent D, 34 percent C, 48 percent B, and 9 percent A.
Roydon Tilley, superintendent of Chisholm Public Schools, could not be reached for comment on the school report cards.