School Details

Plaza Towers Elementary School

852 Southwest 11th Street, Moore, OK 73160
(405) 735-4430
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 372 students 17 students/teacher (OK avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

72%
83%
76%
82%
86%
79%

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
  • Moore School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
81%
79%
60%
80%
76%

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
  • Moore School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
84%
76%
81%
85%
76%
69%
75%
57%
68%
74%
66%

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
  • Moore School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
92%
78%
77%
88%
72%

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
  • Moore School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Plaza Towers Elementary School is a public middle school in Moore. The principal of Plaza Towers Elementary School is Amy Simpson. 372 students attend Plaza Towers Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Multiracial. 69% of the 372 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Plaza Towers Elementary School is 17:1. Southwest Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 66%
Native American or Native Alaskan 7% 11%
Multiracial 7% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Hispanic 16% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 5%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing. My son went to Plaza Towers last year and his pre-k teachers not only taught him well but they saved his life May 20th. I can never thank them enough and I am beyond excited that my youngest will be there next year.

  • (2 years ago)

    A MESSAGE FROM GREATSCHOOLS We are deeply saddened to hear about the massive tornado that tore through the community of Moore OK on Monday 5/20/13 devastating homes businesses and schools. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Plaza Towers Elementary School community. Out of respect for the families teachers and school at large we are temporarily suspending the publication of new comments submitted by the public about this school. You may still submit 'reviews' but please be advised that they will be held and subject to review by our editors for consideration at a later date. All reviews must adhere to our guidelines. Again all of us here at GreatSchools send our sincere condolences and sympathy to those affected by the severe weather in Moore OK and surrounding areas. And we salute the many people working to provide emergency assistance.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a parent and a certified teacher (though not a teacher at this particular school). My son is in the 4th grade now. He's been here all the way up. This is a school that serves kids from across the socioeconomic spectrum - from some of the poorest to some of the most affluent neighborhoods in the district. I have been very impressed with how the school creates success across the board. I love that my kid is *not* going to school with a bunch of rich white kids but that he's getting a great education all the same. The teachers are experienced and dedicated - many have been at this school for ten or twenty years - and the principal and counselor are involved and accessible. The test scores were down a bit last year (2008) but rebounded this year (2009). It's one of the top-scoring schools in the district.

  • (5 years ago)

    Not a terrible school but diffinately has problems. Many many bad kids and mean teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an awesome school and my daughter loved it and all her teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has attended Plaza Towers for grades 2 thru 4 and is in the gifted program. I have had dealings with David Moore and have always received a good response. If I email him I receive a phone call within 10 min. during school hours and have never had him not to return a call. All of the problems that I have addressed about having a gifted child have been taken into consideration by every teacher that my son has had. The teachers that we have had are very proactive and will email or send notes home for a conference when there is a problem. My only complaint would be about the bullying that happens during recess and after school. (This is more of a parental problem than a problem with the teacher.)

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an awesome school. I've had nothing but fantastic interactions with the faculty here. The teachers seem to genuinely care about the students and always involve the parents. Two thumbs up to Plaza Towers and to David Moore for running a great program (Great Expectations) and a terrific school.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to this school and hated it. there was one teacher that was just rude. I have talked with a parent over the weekend at the mall that to our suprise had the same problem thank god I wasnt the only one!! We didnt even know this lady .She told us she was transfering her son asap!!The other teachers would sweep everything under the rug!!!Like it never happend!!!This teacher was a total -----.I also would talk with David guess what the same thing!!!I would not recommend this school!!Bullying never stops!!!good luck to you all who decide this one!!!youll need it.

  • (7 years ago)

    I've had an overall positive experience with Plaza Towers although I'm a bit frustrated with the number of students that are held back. I enjoy the small school environment and my child always has a smile on his face. On the other hand I feel a Gifted/Magnet Program would be beneficial for students that are above grade level.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has attended Plaza Towers from 1st through 6th grade. I have had constant contact throughout the school years with all of my son's teachers. The teachers express a genuine concern in my son's abilities and have gone out of their way to help him in every way possible - whether if it was to help him through a struggling period or to praise him when he excelled at something. Luckily I haven't had to deal with the principal too much but he is a wonderful principal and is always there with a smiling face to greet you. My daughter will be attending Plaza Towers in 2 years and I look forward to it.

  • (10 years ago)

    Plaza towers is a school which i have highly recommended to anyone moving within the school's vicinity. In regard to the school's api (academic performance index) score which was 1401 plaza towers was 1st in the moore district and 15th in the entire state of oklahoma. In conjunction with the above mr. David moore is an outstanding principal. As a parent i have never had to wait longer than 20 minutes for a return phone call from this gentleman. He is very efficient and exudes a genuine devotion toward every student in the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    From the outside it is by far not the shiniest schools in the district. The 3 teachers and the Principle Mr. Moore are the only faculty I have dealt with. Plaza Towers School surpasses my expectations for a schools boundary that encompass large swings in socioeconomic areas as do most of old Moore does. The kindergarten curriculum is tough; it will set great habits for the rest of my children s school life. Mr. Moore and the kindergarten teachers expect attention respect and learning. This is a gem of a school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have two boys attending Plaza Towers Elem. My youngest son of whom has Autism has just finished his Kindergarten school year. I rated 'Teacher Quality' as a 3 (out of 5 possible) due to the fact that while my youngest son's teachers were very effective in helping him to succeed a few teachers of which my oldest son has come into contact throughout the years have not been totally up to par as to what I would expect from professional educators. As far as special education educators there have been a time or two where the teachers had not been trained properly concerning a certain learning system. I do not place blame onto the teachers for this is something the district should have provided as far as adequate training. Concerning the school's Principal I have experienced nothing less than effective communtication and a genuine respect toward me as a parent.

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