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Lewis & Clark Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 407 students

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Posted January 22, 2014

I am saddened to read the reviews regarding the principal, Mr. Ploghoft. I have attended the Open Forum meetings he has for all parents and often have been one of the few there. I believe it's a great resource to have the ability to have your questions answered and whether it's been about Common Core or just anything school-related, he has been very informative. I have spoken with him a few times about issues with my son and each time he has listened and discussed with me, calmly, how to handle it. My son needs "accommodations" for a lack of a better way to put it and he has not given me any grief; if anything I was so relieved to find him open to my suggestions about what would make my son do better in school. I have not had interactions with all of the teachers, but the ones I did have, Ms. Fischer and Ms. Martin, I have zero complaints. All in all I feel we are very fortunate to have this school and its principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2013

There is a serious problem with the administration/principal Brian Pluhoft that is undermining the ability for parents, staff and students to be able to work together and make this school what it should be. Mr. Pluhoft struggles with being able to have good relationships with parents and to work with them both cooperatively and collaboratively. He is rude, demeaning, hostile, and does not follow district procedures set in place. Something needs to be done to help this man understand that parents are his best allies and can help make his school an amazing educational setting for the students and staff. He needs some training in this area desperately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2013

My son had stomach upset issues all last year. He stayed home a lot, but we called the school to tell them he was sick every time and kept up on his school work, was well behaved and he got good grades. The principal, Brian Ploghoft refused to believe that my son was sick and harassed us about it all year. This year, I volunteered to help my son's teacher just like I had done last year. Mr Ploghoft refused my offer to volunteer in the classroom, stating that we have no respect for the school's attendance and registration policies. We read the student handbook and followed every rule down to the letter. As for the registration policies? There's a compact agreement he wants every family to sign at registration. It is not a registration requirement. We refused to sign, because Mr Ploghoft violated the compact last year with his constant harassment. We felt that the school only takes this compact seriously when the parents or students are in violation of it's conditions. So, we didn't sign it. If anyone wants to volunteer in the classroom at this school, you'll have to be buddies with the principal. Only his friends and parents of perfect students are allowed to volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

This is the most outstanding school my children have ever attended, and we have been stationed several places in the US.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

2010

 
 
34%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learners36%
Migrant43%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learners27%
Migrant43%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learners43%
Migrant75%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners57%
Migrant75%
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 Students65%
Female60%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners17%
Migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners33%
Migrant50%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female47%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant17%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 65%
Hispanic 17% 21%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 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 63%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Oregon Model School (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
School Leader's name
  • Brian Ploghoft
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Canoe Club
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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92179 Lewis and Clark Rd
Astoria, OR 97103
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Phone: (503) 325-2032

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