School Details

Verdigris Elementary School

8207 East 540 Road, Claremore, OK 74019
(918) 266-6333

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 393 students 17 students/teacher (OK avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)

In 2008-2009 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. Students in grade 5 were also tested in writing, science and social studies. Students in grade 7 were tested in geography, and students in grade 8 were tested in writing, science and U.S. history. The results for reading, math, science and social studies are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Verdigris School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Verdigris Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Verdigris Elementary School is Amy Moyer. 393 students attend Verdigris Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 28% of the 393 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Verdigris Elementary School is 17:1. Helen Paul Learning Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 71%
Native American or Native Alaskan 28% 24%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 24% %
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school my child loves it. The teachers are committed to get to know each student. My son has been advanced for his grade level since pre-k and even though they don't have advanced classes until the third grade the teachers made sure that he was challenged just enough. Even though they are very prominent on their academics they also understand the importance of recess and every now and then the teacher will let them have a short second recess in the afternoon. They strongly encourage parent involvement. You will always see a couple of parents in the school each day. You couldn't ask for a better principle he gets involved in even the littlest things such as reading a book to the kids or singing happy b-day with the kids durning lunch time. I can't think of anything bad to say about this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love love love this school. My kids are thriving and you just really couldn't ask for a better place for your child to be. Mr. A is so awesome with the kids. My nephew had a bully problem and asked me to talk to Mr. A about it and it was resolved within the hour. Mr. A is fun but also has a no nonsense attitude when need be. I attended this elementary school and know most of the staff not only because a lot of the same teachers are there but also because a lot of the people I went to school with are teachers there now. My kids love this school and parental involvement is always welcome which I love. I really have nothing bad to say about this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has been a wonderful environment for my child to flourish academically and in the area of self-esteem. The principal and staff make it their charge to know each child by name and to strive to make this a special place. This school is high on tradition still wearing costumes on Halloween having talent shows at lunch having prayer over the intercom when necessary and living by and reciting the Golden Rule daily. The principal has been at this school for decades and is what makes this the truly special place that it is with his wit sense of humor and love for all kids. The academics tend to be more on the paper and pencil side of things; however strides are being taken to be more creative with centers etc. Parent involvement is huge with numerous volunteers daily. However most of this ends when students reach the middle school.

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