School Details

Ockerman Elementary School

8250 US 42, Florence, KY 41042
(859) 282-4620
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 788 students 16 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

46%
49%
44%
44%
55%
48%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Boone County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
63%
54%
60%
53%
44%
54%
58%
49%
77%
74%
69%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Boone County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
57%
44%
51%
57%
47%
56%
61%
59%
37%
45%
36%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Boone County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
73%
65%
82%
74%
76%
72%
76%
64%
45%
70%
41%
44%
54%
60%

Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)

In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Boone County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ockerman Elementary School is a public elementary school in Florence. 788 students attend Ockerman Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 51% of the 788 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ockerman Elementary School is 16:1. A M Yealey Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 86%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 17% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I did my student teaching at Ockerman and it was the best school I had been able to teach at during my time in college. The teachers and staff all really care about the students and have great personalities. The principal is wonderful and very personable as well. The entire staff is always looking for ways to help students succeed and trying new ideas when needed. I would love to work there and would definitely send my kids there.

  • (2 years ago)

    I didn't know much about OES when my son started there in Kindergarten. He is going into 4th grade this year and I couldn't be more pleased with his progress. He is reading at a sophomore level so he needs to be challenged in class. All of his teachers thus far have taken the time to make sure that happens. He gets sent out several times a week with a group of like minded students to do extended studies. In the past two years alone he has been part of the spelling bee the chess program (and even got to speak at city council about it!)participated in the Cincinnati Dance Academy program at school and this summer was invited to a forensics camp where they will be focusing on fingerprint analysis data collecting and all kinds of other cool stuff. Ockerman has gone above and beyond to ensure that my son has had a favorable experience there. He is difficult at times (has ADHD) but they have always approached him in a postive and encouraging way. I LOVE it. I am even putting off moving because I want him to finish off his last two years there!

  • (4 years ago)

    Ockerman has exceeded my expectations. This is my son's first year at Ockerman. He previously attended another school in the Boone Co. district last year. I was determined to see that he didn't attend this other other school again given the other school's low test scores & unwillingness to cooperate with his learning disabilities (ADHD). After meeting with Ockerman's principal and other staff to review my son's 504 Plan I was thoroughly impressed. His teacher is extremely well-organized & assures that my son enjoys coming to school every day. Last year my son was literally counting down the days before he could leave his old school. This year he is thrilled that he will be able to stay at Ockerman since we have permanently relocated. Academically the school seems much more advanced and offers better programs than that of his prior school. We love that Ockerman has incorporated internet-based programs to use at home & that his teacher uses her own website. My son never went on any field trips at his last school. At Ockerman he has already been on 2! We had always wanted our son to attend this school since moving into the Boone Co. District several years ago.

  • (4 years ago)

    I moved to Ockerman area in may 2009 and my son went to Florence Elementary school and that school is not good at all compared to Ockerman Elementary I love Ockerman the best they are parent friendly and understanding and say hello when you pass them my son is in 5th grade and he has ADHD and now they gave him a 504 plan to help him better in school and that will follow with him when he goes to Ockerman middle in the next year. My daughter is in preschool She is doing all right there but they cant seem to wipe my girl face after she eats she comes down the hall with food all over her mouth and when her nose runs she comes down the hall with it running and they say they run out of tissues have you thought of using something else.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 2 children in Ockerman both in their last year and they love it. The principal is awesome and goes beyond what is expected and you can tell that he truly cares about the children. All of their teachers have been great there are so many planned activities both educational and just for fun that I feel keeps the kids interested and looking forward to going to school. The kids are motivated and excited about going. Keep up the great work and we'll definately miss Ockerman next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Okerman is average at best. I have two childrer there each in their second year and there is no comparison to their previous school. Teahcers seem to be concerned with everything other than the acedemic progress and the Principle will not take the time to discuss situations with the parents. Office Staff is exceptional which they need to be since the Principle pushes so much of the parent interaction off to the Office Administrative Staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Ockerman Elementary. I have a third grader and a kindergarten student. I have loved all of their teachers. The teachers are great at assessing needs of their students and also compassionate. The school is making great strides in improving reading and math . scores. Teachers implement new programs to meet the needs of their student. The school is very focused on getting parents involved. The principal is very approachable and makes it easy to discuss concerns or offer suggestions.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school it is the best school in Boone County. The staff is excellent Whenever a problem arises it is taken care of right then. If your child struggling in a subject their is help. Having family or financial

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school I have 2 in Kindergarten and they both love their teachers. My shy one has come out of her shell at last and its been with the help of her wonderful teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have three children that attend this school. Two of my children have adhd and require alot of extra attention. They have been very great and supportive with them. Although along the way we have had a few teachers that have been a little disorganized or I thought was expecting a little more out of the kids overall this school and the staff there is great. I would definatly recommend this school to others moving into this area.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a daughter at Ockerman and for kindergarden and first grade I was very pleased with her education. She loved waking up and going to school. Then her teacher this year is very disorganized and much more demanding then she needs to be. When I went in for a teacher conference she sat there and told me that my daughter was doing great but then the week after started sending in notes about how she may have a learning disability. Although the school itself is great this particular teacher has brought my opinion of it way down.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a daughter in kindergarten. She absolutley loves going to school every morning. I have one major problem with the school or teacher. We don't recieve notices from the classroom in time for the events that happen in school. For example when a field trip is scheduled we don't recieve notice until 2 to 3 days before or we only have a night to go over before it is due back in class. The teacher seems to really un-organized. We have visited the class on a couple of occasions and she seems to be pre-occupied with meetings through out the day. She leaves the class with her teacher aid for over an hour the class is from 8 55am until 12 15pm. I can't seem to understand why meeting can't wait until the end of the school day.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had two kids go through this school from K-5. It is great. The teacher and staff are so caring and use all the learning senses. I would recomend Ockerman Elem. to any parent moving into this area.

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