Tulsa/ Family & Kids
Published on August 13, 2019
New school rankings show Tulsa's top-rated and most improved public middle schoolsPhoto: iStock

How do the public middle schools in Tulsa stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com, which incorporates comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews to help you choose the right school, to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Union Sixth/Seventh Grade Center's overall rating improved the most among its peers in Tulsa, rising from a B- to a B, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 10100 E. 61st St., enrolls 2,313 students. Union Sixth/Seventh Grade Center serves a diverse population: 34% of students identify as Hispanic, 31% identify as white and 15% 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, 28% of Union Sixth/Seventh Grade Center's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 30% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 19% in math and 23% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School saw its overall rating improve from an A- to an A. The school is located at 3933 E. 92nd St. and is much smaller, currently serving 1,002 students, of whom 52% identify as white, 16% identify as Hispanic and 14% identify as Asian.

Niche graded Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School an A for academics on an A-D scale. Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School's latest math proficiency was at 48%, and reading proficiency was 49%.

Edison Preparatory Middle School also improved, from a C+ to a B-. The school is located at 2906 E. 41st St. and has 896 students currently enrolled, of whom 45% identify as white, 22% identify as Hispanic and 13% identify as black.

Niche graded Edison Preparatory Middle School a B- for academics on an A-D scale. Edison Preparatory Middle School's latest math proficiency was at 29%, and reading proficiency was 40%.

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

  • Berryhill Middle School, with an overall rating of A-.
  • Thoreau Demonstration Academy, with a B rating overall.
  • Carver Middle School, rated B overall.

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