School Details

Irving Middle School

125 Vicksburg Avenue, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 366-5941
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 854 students 15 students/teacher (OK avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

99%
93%
78%
67%
79%
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
  • Norman School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
84%
75%
76%
83%
78%

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
  • Norman School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
81%
73%
91%
92%
84%
75%
78%
60%
58%
75%
65%

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
  • Norman School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Irving Middle School is a public middle school in Norman. The principal of Irving Middle School is Linda Baxter. 854 students go to Irving Middle School and are mostly Native American or Native Alaskan; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 57% of the 854 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Irving Middle School is 15:1. Dimensions Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 9% 8%
Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 70% 75%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I've been to many schools in Oklahoma- from John Marshall to Deer Creek. When I first moved to Norman I didn't expect Irving to be decent. After my first WEEK there I could see that I was wrong. I immediately made plenty of friends (without even getting that involved into clubs sports etc). Everyone is kind here and not at all stuck up or "ghetto". It's a perfect school. Not at all cliquish. I have a hard time concentrating on what I actually should be learning I usually concentrate on how the teacher teaches us. With this school it was a completely different case. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I also LOVE the extra curriculum options so many. Also just a little heads up the Spanish classes are the best I've taken!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has been at Irving for a year and a half. She loves it there and has flourished. I can tell that she respects her teachers and thinks they respect her. I can easily check up in her grades. When she got off track with choices at school I was contacted by teachers. We were able to steer her back and I felt the teachers were supportive of my daughter and myself. I would be comfortable to request a meeting with teachers at any time. My daughter is now involved with sports and I'm impressed with the coach. I have observed him emphasize character to his team not just sports strategies. We're happy!

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is great all the teachedrs can become your best friends they have great curricular outstanding acheivments and more

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at this school and i absolutly love it. The teachers are very sweet and care for each and every one of us. They all push as to do a good job. And when we do do are very best the reward us. I love it!

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to Irving and I think its a great school...it gives us(the student body) an opportunity to be a little more independent and not rely on our teachers so much. If a parent still must be involved they can sign up for parent connect that gives them constant updates on students grades assignments and activities. Irving is a great place to be and I can't wait till next year! Go IMS!

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is not emotionally or physically safe for middle school students. The teachers care a lot but the kids are left without enough supervision at recess lunch and in the halls between classes. They are left to their own resources and are not specifically taught how to solve conflict respectfully. Instead when conflict occurs the school just 'puts out the fire' and moves on. This creates a very emotionally threatening environment for students.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great Teachers who really care well-balanced ciriculum and many opportunities for students to suceed.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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