The Bethany, Deer Creek, Edmond and Oakdale school districts had reason to cheer Friday when the state Education Department officially released their A-F report cards.
The district cards were posted briefly by mistake and removed on Nov. 6, the same day as grade cards for individual schools were made public.
Friday, the Bethany and Deer Creek districts received a grade of A and the Edmond and Oakdale districts received a grade of A-.
Oakdale Superintendent Kim Lanier kept his district's grade — which improved from a B+ — in perspective and said there's always room for improvement.
“Not every school that gets an A is a perfect school and not every school that gets a D is a terrible school,” Lanier said. “It doesn't work that way. Sure we're happy, but we still have to keep having school.”
Two school districts in Oklahoma received a grade of A+: Reydon School District in Roger Mills County and the McCord School District in Osage County.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Crutcho, Oklahoma City, Millwood and Western Heights districts each received F grades. The Tulsa School District also received an F.
In all, districts received 30 A's, 125 B's, 200 C's, 140 D's and 46 F's.
The grade cards for 1,785 individual public schools were certified and made public Nov. 6.
More than three dozen schools in Oklahoma City Public Schools, the state's largest district, received failing grades, up from one school the previous year.
Of the district's 93 schools, 18 schools improved, 10 schools stayed the same and 65 schools decreased. Last year's district grade was a D.
“It's certainly disappointing but our community and our children deserve better than this,” said Dave Lopez, the district's interim superintendent. “And our teachers and leadership are focused on being much better the next time the grade reports are given.”