Key Elementary School

5702 South Irvington Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74135
(918) 833-9480
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 567 students 17 students/teacher (OK avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

56%
58%
76%
66%
66%
79%

Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. 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
  • Tulsa School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
59%
79%
65%
61%
76%

Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. 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
  • Tulsa School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
62%
76%
79%
58%
76%
45%
41%
57%
48%
50%
66%

Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. 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
  • Tulsa School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
65%
78%
66%
60%
72%

Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT)

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. 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
  • Tulsa School District average
  • Oklahoma state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Key Elementary School is a public middle school in Tulsa. The principal of Key Elementary School is Doug Howard, whose e-mail is howardo@tulsaschools.org. 567 students attend Key Elementary School and identify as American Indian/Alaskan Native; Native American or Native Alaskan; and White, non-Hispanic. 90% of the 567 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Key Elementary School is 17:1. Discovery School of Tulsa is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 37% 34%
Hispanic 33% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 34%
Multiracial 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 81%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has been never ending problems since my children have been enrolled. My son attending pre-k was probably the only year we went without any issues- His teacher that year was fantastic. When I try to call and talk to the principal about issues that arise he is- every single time- "in a meeting and will call me back". This never happens which in its own is incredibly frustrating. They have boarded my half blind son on a random bus last year and then dropped him off on his own in the middle of a random neighborhood - during this time they were searching for him telling me repeatedly not to call the police as they would find him. My daughter has been so stressed about homework that she can't sleep - she is SEVEN- and then gets in trouble and has to clean bathrooms because she fell asleep in class. I am pulling my children out of this school immediately whatever it takes.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am an elementary principal in Indiana. my grandson is a PreK student in this school. I have visited this school several times as a grandparent. I have been very pleased that they are very child centered and have many programs in place to meet the social and academic needs of students. Teachers are outside of their doors each day greeting students and the principal is highly accessible. My grandson's teacher is extremely approachable and has had a great amount of professional development. She has gone above and beyond to work with my grandson who is the youngest in the class. Children in the school are involved in their school day by raising the flag being a safety patrol and hosting special events. The principal is well versed in data and standards based instruction. I see many great happenings taking place at Key Elementary.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have enjoyed having my child at this school since pre-K. She has loved every teacher. My husband and I have felt the same way. The principal and staff have always listened to any concerns that I have ever had with a caring heart. My second child will be starting Key soon and she can't wait. On another note the PTA is really a great place to meet other parents and get involoved in the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    At first I would have agreed with the other reviewers of this school but one teacher was so hard on my son that his grades began to drop and have continued to drop as the teacher followed him from one grade to the next and in a meeting that was held with said teacher the principal and several other teachers this teacher lied to my face about the many notes and messages I had sent for the teacher to call me to discuss my son. I am taking both of my children out of this school not just because of this one teacher but also because of the condescending attitude of the principal when I tried to voice my concerns.

  • (7 years ago)

    My children went to this school for three years. Altougth we are not there this year we did enjoy our time. A wonderful school with teachers that sincerely care!!! We miss it lots!

  • (8 years ago)

    Our children have been in five school systems over the past ten years including private Christian and public school. Key Elementary is by far the best school experience that we have had. My husband and I know without a doubt that we have allies in the teachers that instruct our children and have been thrilled with the individual attention that they have received from all of the faculty. We've been at Key for three years now and hope to finish out our elementary years with our children under the loving guidance of the creative personable and intelligent teachers of Key. We feel as if our children spend each day with family and want to keep it that way!

  • (9 years ago)

    This may be the best school in the district. We have been at Key since my oldest was in pre-K. That was SEVEN years ago. The teachers have watched my kids grow and flourish. I am SOOOOO happy to finally have my youngest in Mrs. Bush's Kindergarten.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has the best parent/teacher involvement. We attended this school k-5 and loved every minute of it.

  • (11 years ago)

    Absolutely wonderful! My son has really came along ways since he enrolled in this school. This school is the best thing that has ever happened to him! Mrs. Colburn is the best teacher I have ever met! The office staff is so nice and even the bus driver cares alot for the children. I couldn't ask for a better place for my child to spend his childhood days!

  • (11 years ago)

    I attended Key from Kindergarten through 5th grade. I am now a Senior in high school and I work with 1st graders 3 days a week. The teachers at Key show tremendous support for their students. They are always doing everything they can to help a student learn and succeed.

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