School Details

Oakbrook Elementary School

306 Old Fort Dr, Ladson, SC 29456
(843) 821-1165
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 1156 students 17 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dorchester 02 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
87%
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90%
78%
82%
80%
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90%
86%
81%
83%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dorchester 02 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
88%
77%
87%
88%
76%
80%
79%
72%
84%
79%
70%
81%
83%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dorchester 02 average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oakbrook Elementary School is a public elementary school in Summerville. The principal of Oakbrook Elementary School is Monica D. O'Dea, whose e-mail is modea@dorchester2.k12.sc.us. 1,156 students go to Oakbrook Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 46% of the 1,156 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Oakbrook Elementary School is 17:1. Fort Dorchester Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 53% 61%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 31%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We love this school. The staff are extremely welcoming professional and just seem to love their jobs. My little one actually loves heading off to school everyday and I'm always amazed by what she's learned. Some schools just strive to cram in knowledge for testing but OES seems to really care about the overall growth of children. We love it.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been at this school for a year and a half now and I have nothing horrible to say about it. We were military and have been to several differant schools but this is by far the best. Everyone in the office is wonderful the teachers we have had so far are wonderful and both of my children have exceeded all our expectations. The traffic that people complained about is also no differant than any other school. For the amount of kids in this school they do a great job keeping everyone informed and making their students feel important 0)

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been at this school for only a FEW months. I have a son in 2 nd grade and a daughter in k5 who has learning issues. My son has had a great time and is learning alot.he enjoys his teacher and is encouraged to be and do his best. My daughter has been in other public schools since coming to live with me at age 3 (adopted). The other schools must have just let her play because she would come home and still have a very hard time writing her on name even with daily help from me. since coming to oes she is writing her name remembering her letters and even starting to read some small words on her own... I can't say enough good things about what these teachers do and hope that others fill the same

  • (6 years ago)

    We just started going to this school only a week ago and I am blown away. The staff and office have been wonderful with our transition for only a couple of months left in the school year. My son has been in many elementary's since we were military and this is one of the best. I am also impressed with the programs such as Oakie Book Club and what they have to offer even our little ones 2-4. The traffic also is no differant than any other school we have gone too either.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has been at Oakbrook Elementary for 3 years and loves it. The Elementary school school continues to rank high among area schools. I am an involved parent and have gotten to know all of his teachers and administrators and they encourage parent's involvment as they are aware it makes a huge difference in a child's academic life. The area around Oakbrook Elementary school has changed for the better. There are new 3 new safe and beautiful neigborhoods where kids can walk to school. Flashing school lights have been installed and we have a police officer on site for traffic issues morning and afternoon. What could be better?

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had over 15 yrs experience with either my children or grandchildren in oakbrook elementary school. The faculty is overworked and underpaid and trying to meet the states standards is killing them and hurting our students. For example...Due to the pac testing this year my granddaughter supposedly passed to 4th grade yet she has the reading level of a second grader and i obtained her math 'workbook' and over half of the book was not even gone over and she has been 'rush taught' some math objectives without even knowing the basic things needed. Teachers had no choise but to 'skip' sections of the book in order to comply with studying for pac testing. Well i know better....Parents...Do not put your kids in oakbrook...It is overcrowded as it is. Move away from ladson area. Traffic is horrible!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son came to oes for 3rd grade. He was discouraged from the year before but luckily we got the best 3rd grade teacher in all of oes. She has been kind yet firm understanding and always willing to work together with me on anything. In my opinion she is the teacher of the year!i hope that the next teacher is as wonderful as carrie dukes. My son has found his love for school again. Thank you mrs.Dukes.

  • (9 years ago)

    We moved here from MT my daughter is in 1st grade and loves this school and her teacher - she is an A student and is encoutaged to continue down that path. This is a safe environment to learn and grow!

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