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Oak Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 333 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2014

I love walking into the school every morning with my daughter. The staff and students are happy The teachers, principal, and all staff hold each student to a high standard. They know what these kids can accomplish and help them become the student they need to be for the rest of their school career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2014

My son went to Oak Elementary back in the 70"s, and now his daughter who is going to be a 5th grader has been a student at Oak since kindergarten. I have been fortunate enough to be a library volunteer and getting to interact with the teachers and staff. I admire their determination to get to know every student by name and greet them whenever they meet in hallways or at the beginning and end of each school day. Students are taught respect by example beginning with the principal, followed with teachers and staff. Smiles are a common experience as each child is guided through the academic day. Those needing special attention, rather it be extra assistance with their studies, or a more accelerated learning experience, are given every opportunity to excel. Each child is important and are treated with kindness and patience. Oak is a happy place to spend school days with a great support staff working hand in hand with teachers. It is a solid and positive team.


Posted November 21, 2013

My son went there from K-5th, in his 5th year my son was bullied on a day to day basis by a new student and the new principal or any of the teachers didn't do anything to protect him so as a parent I put him in a private school and the improvement has been remarkable! I don't regret it at all but the point is the other boy should have had to leave not my son when he grew up in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

Principal and staff are rude and unwelcoming of parents at the school. They will call the cops on a parent for walking their child to class. I would not advise any child to go to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

We have had children at Oak Elementary since 2004. Every year it improves. We've always felt like our school is awesome. As for immunizations, they do check those, but state allows some time for parents to get them done. So all schools would have this same issue. The teachers and staff care so much about all the kids. They know all of the children even if they aren't in their class. The work together to help each child and we've been so pleased with the success our kids have had here. The neighborhood is one of the nicer areas in SE Albany, aside from a few streets. We feel our children are safe. City wide transfers are hard to come by, they really try to keep kids in the school district they live in. So the comment that most transfer is false. We have over 300 amazing students at Oak Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

This school has gone downhill quite a bit since 2009. Kids are allowed to attend school with improper immunizations because the office lacks to keep track of the ones who need it done. The school is not a good area of town, and the apartments right down the road have gotten worse as well, lots of drugs and "activities" going on. The teachers are slacking with making sure the kids are getting the proper education, simply pushing them through benchmarks when they are simply not ready. There is only one nice neighborhood in the area, and they take their students elsewhere. This school needs serious help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

Great school with excellent teachers and support staff. Stong PTA with a lot of parent involvement and support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

I am a parent of a student of this school. I transferred my kids to another school because of the principal. He was not pleasant to work with and very arrogant. Now that they have a new principal and she is awesome, my youngest wanted to go back to Oak and I have been so pleased. The teachers have always been great and they care so much for the kids. The teachers are so easy to get in contact with if I have a concern and they have even called me in the evening when something concerned them. Thank you Oak for becoming that great school again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2005

Oak Elementary is providing an excellent education for my kids. The principal and teachers really care about the students. The principal is friendly and always willing to meet with parents. His weekly newsletters and monthly 'coffees' are a perfect example of his 'open' communication. The teachers are always easy to reach. Great job of providing a quality education during budget cuts. I can't believe someone would write a negative review of this fabulous school. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2005

Wow! What a fantastic school! Everything from greeting all students every day in a morning gathering to integrated thematic instruction to small group instruction using all available staff. Oak is truly doing incredible things during tough times in education. Kudos to the principal, teachers and all other staff for providing a wonderful education to my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

I have a 5th grader and have nothing but good things to say about both the administration and teachers of Oak. Oak prides itself on using cutting-edge educational research which results in their Integrated Thematic Instruction program. This year they have moved to a small-group focused instruction model which, while somewhat controversial, is proving to be valueable in allowing each student to learn at his or her own pace as well as facilitating closer tracking of student achievement. The principal has monthly 'parent/principal coffees' which facilitates communication. Sure, there is always room for improvement, but Oak is doing an outstanding job with the resources available to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

There is about 32 students per teacher at this school. They keep having budget cuts and the first to go is teachers. The principal at this school it not concerned about the children as much as he is about the budget(making sure he looks good on paper to the board). I do love the teachers there. There have been lots of changes in the past two years there because of the new principal some good some not. I had a fifth grader that has moved on to middle school, now I have a third grader. Many parents have had issues with this principals he has no personality and does not work well with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

2010

 
 
38%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
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%
Female56%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female85%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students56%
Female53%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female73%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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 81% 65%
Hispanic 11% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3610 Oak St SE
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: (541) 967-4591

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