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Lafayette Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 341 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2014

I have two children here, and two more soon, I AM THRILLED THERE IS NO MORE HOMEWORK. Homework is NOT appropriate for elementary school students, it creates rifts at home and is a waste of teacher time and effort. There is no evidence that homework helps students and in fact the vast depth of educational research indicates no homework is appropriate for this age group (see Finland where they play, have recess every 15 minutes, no homework, best school in the world and they are highly diverse ethnically). Lafayette has made a bold stand to follow the leaders in the world and create a challenging environment at school and exercise the kids minds as they should be, with plenty of play as well. For best use of resources and teacher time this has been the best move and all grade schools should consider it. I am glad the administration took action in this positive and active manner to create a real environment for learning for apparently a school were many will be first generation college students. Learning should be fun, a good challenge and kids need to learn how to learn - not be drilled with busy work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2014

Very unhappy with the current administration. They've decided to cut out homework entirely due to some children unable to cope with work outside of the school (this due to the parents treating the homework like a punishment). Instead they could have made homework extra credit and kept the parents (who were still involved) in the loop about what their kids are learning. If you want your child to be challenged and actually learn something, then you'll have to accomplish that yourself as this school has taken the approach that it's too hard to keep them all involved and interested in education. If you want a free baby sitting service with chance that your child might pick up on something (if they value education), then this school is perfect. Note: I do have to mention that the volunteers and teachers do try hard even if the administration is failing them. The parents and teachers who care do try to make up for these issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

As a parent of two children on IEP's and as a Special Education teacher myself. I feel that this is one of the best elementary schools in the district. I only feel this way about two elementary schools in the district. I feel sad that we are losing our principal, but she is moving on to a higher position. Hopefully we will get someone who is equally suited. I say all these things, and I have worked in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

I love the teachers at this school. My kids have gone to four other Albany schools and this is the only school I love!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2004

My child has gone there for several years and have never had a problem with head lice. I have help twice with the health checks. They follow the rules set out by the health department. The teachers my child has had have been wonderful. I also am one of the few parents who volunteer on a regular basis. I find this a great way to really find out what is going on in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2003

Very disappointed with there policy about head lice..It is a big problem in the school..


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners44%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female87%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners67%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female56%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female50%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female27%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted67%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 65%
Hispanic 30% 21%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3122 Madison St SE
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: (541) 967-4575

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