School Details

Washington Irving Elementary School

812 West Locust, Durant, OK 74701
(580) 924-3805

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 594 students 19 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 2012
  • Durant School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington Irving Elementary School is a public elementary school in Durant. 594 children attend Washington Irving Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Black, non-Hispanic. 70% of the 594 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Washington Irving Elementary School is 19:1. Robert E. Lee Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 56%
Native American or Native Alaskan 30% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I attended WI as a child as did my husband. I think the staff is great and my son loves it. I do think they push the kids to hard but this is due to all the state requirements. I do also agree that the whole sandwich thing after so many charges is ridiculous. It is not a fair punishment for the child when it has nothing to do with them. And I pay$ 2.05 daily for lunch and at least 1-2 days a week a sandwich it one of their choices. I don't know if each school does this in the isd but I'm sure they do.

  • (10 months ago)

    They are doing the same thing salt lake city school. if they don't have lunch money they give them a cheese sandwich

  • (2 years ago)

    If you have a child with special needs this is NOT the school for your child. They will do everything possible to avoid providing services for your child. It is so sad to see a child in kindergarten that hates to go to school. They seem like they would rather allow problems to happen and then overreact than to do something that would keep the problem from happening in the first place. They don't want any advice on things that may work for your child. Don't send your child here!

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended WI from K-5th grade my husband attended from 1st-2nd and my daughter is a 1st grader there having attended Pre-K and K at WI. It's an excellent school with caring teachers and supportive administration.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would rate Washington Irving a 9 (no school is perfect) out of 10. Our town is growing at an alarming rate and the school population reflects this. Durant Schools has made many saftey changes in the past year and our school is much safer than in the past. The teachers love what they do and this shows in the classroom and the students performances. Children are happy at WI and this credit goes to the staff...from the janitor to the principle. It's a team effort. Parents are welcome to volunteer in the classrooms at fundraisers and if possible on fieldtrips and they know they are a valuable asset to the school. Many things go into making a successful school and I believe WI has many working in their favor!

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