About Oakdale ElementaryFast Facts
Principal: Josh Susott
School Colors: Black & Gold
School Hours: 8:00am-2:45pm
Oakdale Elementary School is located in Boonville, Indiana, the county seat of Warrick County. The school serves students from a rural, close knit community which consists of single family homes, apartments, duplexes and farms. The population of Boonville, Indiana is 6,834. The community consists of a population represented by several generations of families who have resided in Boonville, Indiana. As of the 2009-10 school year, 98% of the student population served at Oakdale is Caucasian. The remaining population includes 6 Hispanic, 2 Native American, 1 Black and 11 multiracial students. The socioeconomic level of Oakdale’s clientele is low to middle and for the first time ever, Oakdale has more than 50% of its students on Free/Reduced Lunch.
Oakdale Elementary School houses kindergarten through fifth grade classes. These classes include learning disabled, mildly mentally handicapped and emotionally disabled students. Students are placed in the general education classes when such placement provides the student with an education in the “least restrictive environment” in compliance with Public Law 94-142. Resource services are available for all learning disabled, mildly mentally handicapped and emotionally disabled students who need individual education plans in specified academic areas. Special classrooms are provided for students in kindergarten through fifth grade with severe emotional handicaps. A self-contained fourth and fifth grade gifted and talented program is provided for students identified in this area. There is a Title I program, for grades one through five, which supports regular education by instructing groups of students and managing the standards based O.A.K.S. program. There is a full time social worker on staff.
The students at Oakdale have been extremely successful academically. ISTEP + scores, which are consistently above 80% passing, are evidence to the students' success. The students and staff have worked very hard during the last ten years to improve ISTEP+ scores from 69.8% to above 83% passing in 2012-13. During thie time period, Oakdale has been rated an Exemplary Progress school by the Indiana Department of Edcuation.