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Deer Creek, Edmond Parents Push For Traditional Learning Model
Parent groups from the Edmond and Deer Creek school districts are pushing for their kids to return to school five days a week.
Currently, both districts are using a blended model with in-person class two days a week.
News 9 spoke with Deer Creek parents like Jason Martin.
Martin has three kids in the district and said the virtual learning platform is not simple. But right now he's most concerned with the level of education his kids are getting.
"Overall a lot of the challenges that we expected upfront with Canvas didn't come to fruition," said Martin. "Those aren't the concerns that we have now. Now its 100 percent on the quality of the education that they're receiving."
Martin said he would do whatever it takes to make sure his voice is heard, even if that's protesting.
"That was one of the different approaches they were planning, and I'm absolutely 100 percent committed to going out there and standing with them and making sure that our voices are heard," said Martin.
Martin is a part of a parent group that has been circulating a petition with now more than 700 signatures. The group has also written a letter to the school board with requests. Those include returning to a traditional model by Sept. 21, a committee that would monitor and publicly report district cases, and a virtual option given to principals if a school reaches a 20 percent infection rate.
Parents said the district did have a Return to Learn committee meeting Sept. 8,
Administrators from Deer Creek released the following statement:
Deer Creek is following the Return To Learn plan voted on July 30th which follows the OSDH and OSDE state map and guidelines. Deer Creek is reconvening the Return To Learn Committee this evening, the earliest possible date to meet together after the state COVID alert system showed Oklahoma County to be yellow. A recommendation as to when and how Deer Creek Schools will transition students to and from remote and traditional learning, will be shared with the Deer Creek Board of Education and then with the Deer Creek staff and families.
As for Edmond parents, News 9 was told there's a protest planned for the morning of Sept. 9.
Administrators from that district said a switch to a traditional learning model would not be abrupt, but it is possible. Edmond Public Schools sent the following statement:
"Now that Oklahoma county has dropped into the yellow (low) risk category, the district could shift to in-person learning five days a week. However, this move would not be made abruptly. EPS would want to observe at least a two to three-week trend before making this change. Likewise, if the number of COVID-19 cases increases significantly and Oklahoma County moves into the red (or high) risk category, the district would move to a full remote learning model. Again, we would not make this move abruptly and would want to observe the data for a period of time before making any adjustments."
A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.
A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.
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03-26-2018, 03:25 AM
I have seen the scores for all four schools, which are pretty phenomenal. Is there a difference in the kids that go to each school? More vs less accepting or friendly to a new incoming sophomore? What is the difference, if any, in the neighborhoods they each draw from for the rest of the family? Is the real estate more/less exclusive? Are people/communities more/less friendly? Accepting? How different is the vibe?
04-04-2018, 10:13 AM
Maybe my question was too broad. Let's try again. I like the Deer Creek area, at least on a map, as it seem easier to get to the places my family would want to go. I have read some disparaging remarks about Deer Creek HS in terms of new students made to feel unwelcome. My boys are very nice, sweet, kids but they are a bit "different". Are any of the Edmond's high school better for accepting and being friendly to incoming students, esp for an incoming senior? Do any of them have a better Theater department?
04-04-2018, 10:49 AM
Deer Creek is basically an area with no retail. The people that live there are people who want to live further out and still have access to Edmond and OKC. I would assume that many people there want to be there because they aren't in Edmond schools as Edmond has more lower to middle class types that Deer Creek isn't going to have.
04-05-2018, 06:31 AM
Goofy do you have an incoming Sophomore or Senior?
04-05-2018, 10:16 PM
First, thank you for your answers.
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04-06-2018, 03:52 PM
Edmond's major stretch of retail is on Broadway but there is a lot of retail in NW Edmond and west Edmond that is easily accessible from neighborhoods in the DC school system. That area also has easy access to the retail on Memorial road in NW OKC. We are talking 10 minutes to 90% of what your basic needs would be. Quail Springs mall area is there as well.
It may be an extra five minutes to get into the older part of Edmond. Broadway is the main retail street there clustered from 2nd street down to Memorial Road.
The Deer Creek area isn't isolated as such as there are a gazillion subdivisions out there. Just no shopping. There are a few quick stores out in there but not much else.
I was going to tell you I talked to a major player in Oklahoma high school theater circles and she told me that all four schools are among the best in the state. Can't go wrong.
04-06-2018, 07:34 PM
So instead of moving out of Oklahoma for your school kids, move to Edmond area. Stillwater, I believe is also well rated. It might as well be. It's replaced two old elementary schools with two new ones and just started on a third new one. But I would imagine Edmond is the best for about everybody's needs.
04-06-2018, 10:02 PM
This will make my eldest son happy. Thanks.
04-09-2018, 08:05 AM
My oldest will be a senior next year and is in drama at DC. If that is where you end up let me know and if she has classes with him I will have her introduce herself.
The Freshman Academy is still considered high school and is on the same campus, they just have their own building though some/all of their elective classes may be mixed with 10-12 grade in other buildings on campus.
History - Deer Creek Schools
One thing I don't like about the DC High School is the multiple spread out buildings.
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04-13-2018, 08:19 PM
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At Homes by Taber, we know that the top school district in Oklahoma, Deer Creek, is a major draw for families moving to Northwest OKC and Edmond. The district serves portions of three counties: Logan County, Oklahoma County, and Canadian County. Homes by Taber currently builds new homes in three communities in Deer Creek schools: Council Ridge, The Grove, and Lone Oak Farms. To help you in choosing the right community for you, we profile each of the schools in Deer Creek School District that feed into these neighborhoods below.
Deer Creek Elementary School
Built in 2002, Deer Creek Elementary School is located west of Hwy 74 on Northwest 164th Street in Edmond. Beginning in 2020, the school will serve kindergarten through third-grade students living in the Memorial and MacArthur areas of OKC. It is the smallest elementary school in the district with about 400 students.
Deer Creek Elementary has 50 teachers, faculty, and staff, and a student to teacher ratio of 15.2. All students participate in art, music, PE, STEM programs, and Enrichment Wednesdays. The school also offers extra-curricular activities, including a book club, choir, Academic Team, Art Club, Friendship Club, and Sports Club.
Deer Creek Elementary School has been named a Blue Ribbon School, Healthy School OK, Great Expectation, and Level 4 Marzano High Reliability School. Third and fourth graders at the school scored better than 96.8% of students statewide on standardized tests from the Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP).
Grove Valley Elementary School
One of the top elementary schools in Oklahoma, Grove Valley is located just east of Hwy 74 along Northwest 192nd Street in Edmond. Built in 2009, the school is home to kindergarten through third grade students.
The largest elementary school in the district, Grove Valley serves nearly 700 students. It has also been named a Blue Ribbon School. The student to teacher ratio is 20.1, and its students test better than 91% of their peers statewide on the OSTP. Last year, the school’s fourth graders scored higher than the district average in language arts.
Rose Union Elementary School
Rose Union Elementary School is located west of Hwy 74 along Coffee Creek Road in Edmond. The school has grown in recent years, and had over 600 students in 2019-2020. Beginning in fall of 2020, Rose Union Elementary will host kindergarten through third graders within its normal boundaries, as well as all the district’s pre-kindergarten students.
Rose Union Elementary School has a student-to-teacher ratio of 17.2. On the OSTP, students scored better than 93.8% of students throughout Oklahoma. Third graders at Rose Union actually tested higher than the Deer Creek average in language arts.
Deer Creek 4th & 5th Grade Center
The Deer Creek 4th & 5th Grade Center is located west of Hwy 74 on Covell Road in Edmond. Opening just in time for the 2020-2021 school year, this facility will house 1,600 students. It has 64 standard classrooms, as well as 12 special elective classrooms, two media centers, two gymnasiums, two cafetoriums, and a storm shelter.
Deer Creek Intermediate School
Beginning in the fall of 2020, Deer Creek Intermediate School will host the district’s sixth-grade students. The student to teacher ratio is 19.3, and its students test well beyond state averages on the OSTP. In addition to the typical curriculum, the school offers extracurricular activities, such as band and intramural sports. Deer Creek Intermediate is located on MacArthur Boulevard between Coffee Creek Road and Covell Road in Edmond.
Deer Creek Middle School
A Blue Ribbon School, Deer Creek Middle School is home to the district’s seventh and eighth graders. It is located east of Hwy 74 along 234th Street in Edmond. Fans of “America’s Got Talent” might know this as the school Darci attended!
The school’s students earned incredibly high test scores, more than double state averages.
Deer Creek Middle School has an Honors Program, as well as a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Students interested in sports can join the school’s baseball, golf, tennis, or track teams. After-school clubs include an Academic Team, Debate Club, National Junior Honor Society, and Youth and Government.
Deer Creek High School
Ranked the 9th best high school in Oklahoma, Deer Creek High School (DCHS) is located just south of the intermediate school at Northwest 206th Street MacArthur Boulevard in Edmond. Home to nearly 1,800 students, the original building has been expanded several times. Now more than triple its original size, DCHS now includes a two-story annex, freshman academy, alumni hall, a multi-sport complex, the Performing Arts & Athletic Center, and a new football stadium.
A Blue Ribbon School, DCHS is renowned for both its academics and athletics. The basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, and track teams have all won state championships. The list of clubs and organizations at DCHS is long. It includes typical groups, such as Pep Club and Art Club, as well as more unique options, such as Piano Club, Robotics/STEM, and Bass Fishing Club.
On College and Career Readiness Assessments, students at DCHS scored in the 98.3 percentile. Last year, 46% of students elected to take at least one Advanced Placement test.
DCHS also offers students several special programs. The Pre-Engineering Academy at DCHS introduces students to career opportunities in engineering and technology. Students interested in programming and software applications may apply for the Computer Science Academy. The Biosciences and Medicine Academy focuses on medical and biotechnical engineering. Juniors and seniors can even enroll in courses at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City.
Deer Creek Academy
If you have a child who learns better using a virtual solution, Deer Creek School District may offer additional benefits. The district has been expanding its Deer Creek Academy to serve students who benefit from a customized online curriculum.
This innovative program aligns with Oklahoma Academic Standards and was developed using the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration Blended Learning Framework. Certified, highly qualified teachers lead online courses. The teachers work with both students and teachers to customize lessons. They monitor each student’s progress with weekly in-person or virtual contact.
Where to Live in Deer Creek
Learn which of our new home communities in Deer Creek feed into each school. Every one of these schools is the “best of the best,” so you really cannot go wrong. The best way to find the right neighborhood for you is to visit. Homes by Taber has a furnished model in most neighborhoods. When you visit, make sure you check out all the community amenities, as well.
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Deer Creek School District
The Deer Creek area of Edmond borders western Edmond and northern Oklahoma City. The flat prairie land has seen significant development in the past two decades due to its proximity to Quail Springs Mall and retail options on Memorial Road, the convenience of Lake Hefner Parkway and the Turner Turnpike and, most of all, the excellent Deer Creek School District.
The district contains high-performing schools from elementary, through middle, all the way up to high school. In recent years a number of new apartments have been built to serve the Deer Creek community. Whilst rental options are limited, this remains a desirable area of Edmond to rent an apartment, and likely development of new apartments will continue.
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