School Details

Dove Science Academy Elementary School (OKC)

4901 North Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 605-5566
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-5 296 students 17 students/teacher (OK avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

78%
55%
74%
82%
63%
77%

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
  • Oklahoma City average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
64%
77%
93%
55%
68%

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
  • Oklahoma City average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
62%
74%
75%
61%
72%
97%
83%
91%
92%
57%
77%
69%
73%
81%

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
  • Oklahoma City average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dove Science Academy Elementary School (OKC) is a charter elementary school in Oklahoma City. The principal of Dove Science Academy Elementary School (OKC) is Kanuni Yilmaz and can be contacted at yilmaz@dsaelemntary.org. 296 children attend Dove Science Academy Elementary School (OKC) and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 80% of the 296 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dove Science Academy Elementary School (OKC) is 17:1. M.L. King Jr Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 31%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 5%
Hispanic 38% 40%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 16% 22%
Asian 1.0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    There are better schools in the Oklahoma City Public School district. I worked here and I would really encourage parents to do their homework on the Oklahoma City Schools and not assume charter=superior education. This school was very unstable and not a child-centered environment. Be forewarned that the administration of this school is Turkish and several of the teachers are as well. This could be okay but there is a significant language and culture barrier which prevents effective communication between the staff and the parents. Additionally many of the Turkish teachers did not seem to understand elementary students and their needs or treated their students with hostility and contempt. This was not true with all Turkish staff but was a problem with some upper elementary staff members. The teaching staff seemed to be constantly turning over and the school had no library or librarian barely any recess very poor facilities (no windows in any classroom) and undertrained/underprepared staff. Your child will probably be in a class of well-behaved but academically unprepared students. Do not expect enrichment innovative teaching methods and be prepared for a lot of busy work

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids have been going to this school since they opened and I used to love this school. Now I feel that all they care about is trying to make their school look good and the kids that need help are not getting the help they need. They really need a better 4th grade math teacher who can teach them in a way that they undrestand all kids learn different but all she does is tell people her credentials and its her way or she fails them thats not right this school has just been going down every year losing all the good teachers and replacing them with these stuck up ones.We're getting new principals every year so just when you get used to them they end up leaving. It's so sad this school had so much potential I used to be proud to say my kids went here.

  • (2 years ago)

    Dove is one of the best schools that are available in Oklahoma city. Here my son has learned at a high academic level than ever before. He is encouraged by his teachers and all supporting staff to do well and try harder for his goals. I am one happy parent and am very grateful that these schools exist.

  • (2 years ago)

    I moved my child from Nichols Hills Elementary to Dove and we have not looked back. There is community and diversity. The teachers are into education. My daughter is is 4th grade and my niece is in K. Our families are happy.

  • (3 years ago)

    One of the most proudest days a s a parent was when my children were excepted to Dove...The academic curriculum is phenominal. My girls love it here. My oldest is excelling about our expectations. The school strongly encourages parental involvement. My children went to public schools in the Okc area and I hope and pray they never have to return. The school is diverse and offers several opportunities for the children. I did read another parents review and was surprised. The staff does include African Americans Turkish and Asian. I love the school . Best decision we have made regarding our children. There are policies in place that could be considered tough but I believe it teaches discipline and respect for others.

  • (3 years ago)

    Awesome my kids have been going here since it opened they have improved so much the teachers are dedicated!

  • (3 years ago)

    I cannot say enough about Dove. The level of education my daughter is receiving is unparalleled. The environment is always uplifting which speaks to the true character of the administration and teachers. I would highly recommend DSA Elementary to anyone who is looking for a school that will provide a rich environment and top quality education.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has been at Dove since the being and us 4 th grade now my son is now going also they both love it. I'm a sub with the putnam city schools I would not send my kids to any other school. Thanks DSA my family loves you.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child has been at DSAE for 2 years now. I love this school and the faculty. There are a few rules I don't agree with. But as for the education level environment activities clubs parent involvement this school gets an A+. I have recommended DSAE to several other parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    Dove Science Academy Elementary is a new school. I have done research on various schools in OKC and DSA is one of the BEST. They really care about students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Dove Elementary is an excellent elementary school. Diverse student population involved parents dedicated teachers small safe school environment...

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent learning environment with dedicated teachers many extracurricular activities and strict discipline policy. It is impossible to be perfect but it is one of the best elementary schools in the metro area

  • (4 years ago)

    SO disappointed. Disgusting bathrooms with no tissue or paper towels (according to my kids it's always like this) and reeking of urine food served still frozen inedible or actually running out of food teachers hired for one class then made to teach another spanish substitute for the majority of the year that doesn't speak spanish math teacher leaving for 3 weeks for his birthday with NO substitute humiliating a VERY shy girl for wearing nail polish so much more but not enough room to list it all! I started as the biggest advocate and completely regret it now. Public school is so much better than this!

  • (4 years ago)

    As a parent I have been satisifed with the positive learning environment the school provides for the students. The Administrators have been very responsive and receptive to new ideas or concerns. The school needs to increase their efforts with recruiting qualified minority teachers. The schools enrollment is very diverse however there are no Asians African American or Native American instructors. This sends the wrong message to our children - minorities - can't be teachers.

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