New rankings show Oklahoma City's top-rated and most-improved public middle schools

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By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

How strong are the public middle schools in Oklahoma City?

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, as well as those that lead their peers.

Hefner Middle School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Oklahoma City, rising from a B to a B+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 8400 N. MacArthur Blvd., enrolls 971 students. Hefner Middle School serves a diverse population: 40% of students identify as white and 33% identify as black. Niche graded the school a B 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, 33% of Hefner Middle School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 39% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 22% in math and 27% in reading.

While some public middle schools in Oklahoma City are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Brink Junior High School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Southridge Junior High School, with an A rating overall.
  • Carl Albert Middle School, rated B+ overall.

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

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