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Darnaby Elementary among Tulsa's most-improved public elementary schools

Darnaby Elementary among Tulsa's most-improved public elementary schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

How strong are the public elementary schools in Tulsa?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Darnaby Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Tulsa, rising from an A- to an A, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 7625 E. 87th St., enrolls 640 students. Niche graded the school an A- for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 60% of Darnaby Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 57% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 23% in math and 24% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Lanier Elementary School saw its overall rating jump from a B- to a B. The school is located at 1727 S. Harvard Ave. and is a bit smaller, currently serving 332 students.

Niche graded Lanier Elementary School a B+ for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 57%, and reading proficiency was 57%.

While some public elementary schools in Tulsa are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Southeast Elementary School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Cedar Ridge Elementary School, with an A rating overall.
  • Henry Zarrow International School, rated B+ overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Tulsa schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public middle schools.


This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.