Dream it, Believe it, Watch Me Achieve It!
Oakcrest Elementary School strives to continue to maintain an atmosphere of excellence, with the belief that all students can achieve at increasingly higher levels through hard work and tenacity, leading to success at the highest levels.
Oakcrest Elementary School emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child by encouraging them to be life-long inquirers, thinkers, communicators, and risk-takers, by developing intellectual curiosity and a thirst for discovery and achievement.
Oakcrest Elementary School students will be prepared for success in the 21st Century, by becoming citizens able to compete in today’s global society. This will be accomplished by the use of technology, hands-on learning and an inquiry approach to learning.
Oakcrest Elementary School encourages and teaches all students to solve problems and make decisions that benefit themselves and others. Oakcrest staff members, parents, and community members will work collaboratively to create a safe and secure learning environment in which decisions are based on what is best for students.
School Profile and Demographics
Oakcrest Elementary is a neighborhood school that sits on about 10 acres of picturesque property east of Vanguard High School in Northeast Ocala.
Oakcrest is identified as one of the most at-risk schools in the district with approximately 84% of our students on free and reduced lunch. Our multi-ethnic school population consists of over 400 students. The staff includes; 35 full time instructional employees, 40 non-instructional/support staff which includes office, custodial, cafeteria, and 3 administrators. The faculty and staff have made the commitment and accepted the challenge that all students must achieve at high standards as required by No Child Left Behind. Our student population is made up of 49.6% African American, 29.1% White, 11% Hispanic, 9.3% Multi-Racial, 3.8% ELL, 0.4% Asian or Pacific Islander and .2% American Indian.
At present, we have 474 students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 5. The average class size is 1:18 in kindergarten through third grades and 1:22 in fourth and fifth grades. Our population by grade level is as follows: Pre-Kindergarten(17), Kindergarten(99), First(73), Second(81), Third(82), Fourth(77), Fifth(45), We serve our varying exceptionality students using an inclusion/support facilitation model.
Location of Oakcrest Elementary
1112 NE 28th Street
Ocala, Florida 34470