School Details

Hayward Smith Elementary School

1501 North Ash Street, Owasso, OK 74055
(918) 272-5162
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 532 students 15 students/teacher (OK avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

88%
91%
76%
91%
94%
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
  • Owasso School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
88%
79%
80%
89%
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
  • Owasso School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
83%
76%
93%
91%
76%
77%
73%
57%
80%
84%
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
  • Owasso School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hayward Smith Elementary School is a public elementary school in Owasso. The principal of Hayward Smith Elementary School is Jeffrey Paul. 532 children attend Hayward Smith Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 43% of the 532 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hayward Smith Elementary School is 15:1. Mills Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 14% 16%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 12% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My children have gone to Smith for two years now. They both love this school so much that they can't wait for school to start again. We had a few issues with reading when switched to Smith but the school provides after school tutoring for free. What a difference that made. I love that the kids get choices for lunch- and healthy ones at that. The school has good activities in p.e. music and computer. The teachers are terrific and Mr. Hughes is the best principal that we could have hoped for.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has gone to Smith since Kindergarten and is now in the 5th grade. I can't say enough about how great the staff teachers office personnel and Mr. Hughes has been!!! Their caring attitude towards both students and parents alike have given my daughter and me a wonderful elementary experience. They know children can rise to a challenge and are not afraid to have great expectations for all students but not insensitive to those who are having difficulty. Even my daughter at one point struggled in math and now with the help of her teacher and Mrs. Duffy she is excelling. Great school sums it all up!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I can not say enough about Smith Elementary its teachers and principal! They are caring giving and yet have high expectations which my child has risen to the challenge. They have had numerous state and national accolades including being named as a National Blue Ribbon School. I agree with Mrs. Smith that sometimes parents don't understand that when a teacher expresses concern about a child being successful in the next grade she/he is truly a caring teacher who only wants their students to be successful and not struggle if they aren't ready to move on! Her next school may not expect as much as Smith does but I have to say that I would rather have my child challenged rather than 'just meeting the standards'.

  • (8 years ago)

    We moved to Owasso last year and have been impressed by the standards of Smith Elementary! Having the highest test scores in the state last year is an awesome accomplishment! My children are excelling and enjoying it! (We held them back last year by choice their previous school in OK was not up to par...perhaps other parents will consider these things before leaving negative feedback)

  • (9 years ago)

    I was not impressed with the lack of attention they give their students. They insisted my daughter was not mature enough for second grade and that she would have problems... she is in third grade now and doing great in a better school.

  • (10 years ago)

    We are going to be moving out of state and will miss Smith Elementary very much. My daughter has attended Smith from K-4 and has loved the teachers principal and the entire staff (not to mention her parents). They are very caring and it will be difficult to find a school as wonderful as Smith.

  • (10 years ago)

    We lost two loved ones this past year. One was expected the other a tragic accident; the teachers were very compassionate and caring. Having her teacher attend the funeral just let my daughter know how thoughtful the staff is. We were allowed to make up work without making it stressful. We appreciated their kindness. To have your child think she has the best teachers is the biggest compliment of all!

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