Oxford Elementary School

1401 Caffey Dr, Oxford, AL 36203
(256) 241-3851
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 766 students 13 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oxford City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
86%
82%
93%
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88%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oxford City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oxford Elementary School is a public elementary school in Oxford. The principal of Oxford Elementary School is Mrs Debora Jemison Nelson, who can be contacted at dnelson.oe@oxford.k12.al.us. 766 students attend Oxford Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 57% of the 766 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oxford Elementary School is 13:1. Constantine Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Video film production

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% 65%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 23%
Hispanic 14% 8%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son just started Kindergarten here and i'll be honest I was extremely worried about it. I'm from Hawaii so we're very used to diversity. I didn't want him to be looked at funny or bullied for being different (Hawaiian Filipino) To my surprise this school is very diverse and in fact his class is as diverse as they come! Add that to the fact that the Teachers and staff are all very friendly. Mrs. Davis has been amazing to my son and the rest of the students. She's also very helpful and involves parents as much as possible. They also have a very great Car Rider system in place. I feel very comfortable leaving my son for the day.

  • (6 years ago)

    Even though the kids do learn alot at this school there is no fun stuff. I know they are here to learn but having an art class wouldn't hurt the kindergarten can't even get naps anymore and some of those kids need that. Also there are so many non english speaking students and yes they deserve to go to school but they need to be taught to speak like them also. It takes away from learning time for everyone else. We changed schools this year to a much smaller school and my two kids have enjoyed their new school so much. I do not miss Oxford at all I miss some of the teachers but the principal is not the most friendly in my opinion she is very business like and not personally involved very much.

  • (7 years ago)

    OES is amazing! I have a 2nd grader and he loves his teacher! The level of instruction is high and parents know that safety and instruction are priority number 1. Mrs. Nelson knows every student by name (or so it seems). She is wonderful to work with and the teachers and other staff are awesome! If you are looking for a school that is going to actually going to educate your child this is it!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Awesome School! I have a second grader who has had trouble reading. After attending this schoo for the year she now can read. The teachers and staff worked hard at finding her weaknesses and helping her conquer them.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school is an excellent place to attend. We were gonna move and we can't find another school that has as much saftey for the children. This is a #1 priority for our child. We would recommend any one to attend. Also to just visit if they were considering transferring their children. We are very pleased with every aspect of this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a parent of a 2nd grader at OES. I really like her teacher and my daughter is learning a lot. I feel that our children would have a higher learning experience if they would place all non-speaking English or very little English speaking children in a class together - just until they can speak fluent English. It's hard for children who don't speak English (and rarely hear it at home) to understand what the teacher is teaching. It's not fair to our children that know English to have the teacher take extra (and sometimes a lot of extra) time with them.

  • (8 years ago)

    Oxford Elem. is a great school. My child is in the 2nd grade and she has learned so much this year. She has a wonderful teacher and principal. I only wish this school went further than 3rd grade so she can stay at this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children enrolled. I have been very impressed by the teachers. However this year I have noticed a difference. I am still impressed by the teachers but the school has grown quickly and the teachers are faced with too much divergence within the classroom. The teachers spend more than 50% of their time with challenging students (in terms of discipline academics or non-english speaking.) My second grader has floated through the year working in centers where the non-problem students are teaching each other. The teacher has to get the other students to pass or behave leaving no time to challenge the other small group of students. With the current leadership I can not see this getting better in the near future and am investgating other school systems for next year. I can not afford my second grader to go another year with such a minimal challenge.

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