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Banks Elementary School

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Posted August 16, 2006

My friend calls it the town and school of Buster...you know, the cartoon Bunny that knows everyone and where everyone lives. Sports activities are inexpensive, but ran very professionally. Parent/teacher seminars are led by students unless a meeting is needed with a teacher. Parent involvment is not pushed, which makes you want to help more. My kids came from a private Catholic School, and have had NO PROBLEM changing to BES. Parking is bad for events, but runs well for daily school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

Excellent leadership by The Principal; I have noticed a great improvment with new 6th grade three in the box team. Great counceling. My kids think highly of this school; my eight grader would think the way they are runing 6th grade now as per what he can see from his 6th grade sister, is much better and benefitial for the kids coming to Junior High next year.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

2010

 
 
32%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
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 59% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students63%
Female58%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation27%

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation39%

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation17%
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 Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation9%

Science

All Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation46%
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 Students54%
Female61%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students72%
Female83%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation18%
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 85% 65%
Hispanic 9% 21%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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 35%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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42350 NW Trellis Way
Banks, OR 97106
Phone: (503) 324-2772

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