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Nancy Ryles Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted September 12, 2014

Overall this is a great school. My child loves going to nancy ryles. So far her teachers have been great and my experiences with the principal have been positive. This year they seem to have more teachers so class sizes are down which is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2014

i have only the best to say about this school, i have a fourth grader, his teachers are the best, my son has adhd, and since the beginning of the school year we let know the teachers of the way my son learns, they have been more than wonderful setting a learning plan for him, and bless their hearts for the patience they have. They are always asking about how he is doing socially towards getting along with other kids since this is his first year in this school. The Principal is a very caring lady, she welcomed us with nothing but kindness, and i think the idea of having a therapy pet in the school will definitely help with interaction with kids. Thanks Nancy Ryles!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

I have two children attending Nancy Ryles and am so very pleased with our experience there. I have found that while I may not always understand or agree with something, all have been open to a dialog about it. There was a teacher that I didn't fully agree with but we sat down and discussed it and came to a great understanding. I volunteer in the school when I can and where needed. The staff, specialists, teachers, and the principal are ready to help whenever possible. As far as my children, they say that bullying is discussed and that if something comes up they are supposed to speak up. It is important to be positive and remember that it is a community that won't always be the way you want but you must work in a constructive way to make it better. If you don't get involved things will never change. It is a long-term investment and thanks to all those at Nancy Ryles for doing their very best no matter how funding is allocated/cut. We are a happy family in the NR community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2013

School is way over crowded, with not enough consistency. I never seem to know which days are PE, Technology etc. Old principal didn't do Sh#t when my child was being bullied, this went on for the whole year. In K she had the most awesome teacher. So far 1st grade her new teacher is good. I hear the school is going to loose a few million in funding next year. So it is only going to get worse. I won't volunteer because I don't want to do scut work. I want to work with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2013

You won't volunteer because you don't want to do "scut" work?! WHAT?! First of all, I have a college degree and a professional job and I VOLUNTEER. To say that volunteering is beneath you and then to complain about the school is absolutely idiotic and ridiculous. You are either part of the solution or part of the problem. You sound like the latter. The school is going to LOSE funding (not loose - one of those pesky spelling words kids learn in, oh 2nd grade...) - all schools are in Oregon! If you aren't happy about that, vote to pass the levy to increase taxes for schools. As far as bullying goes, the school takes that very seriously. I don't believe for one minute that your child was bullied and the school ignored it. No way. If you were an involved, active participate in the school, as all parents should be, you would be able to ensure a good academic experience for your children. Those who do the least, complain the most. They expect the rest of us to do the work for them. I work and I volunteer. Do I have better things to do with my time? Yes. But I volunteer because I care about my kids' success. So should you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

Unfortunately, I do not recommend this school. This school is under a lot of stress with lack of quality teachers (some teachers complain and don't want to be there) and specialists. It changes principals every two years. They do not have a Peace Builder motto or anything in place to cut off bullying in the early stages. After bringing the issue of bullying to the counselors ,teachers' and even the principal attention, we were shocked at the lack of action taken. Because the bully's and their volunteer parents are teachers' pets.. absolutely nothing has been done. My child is counting down the days for school to be over. This school is inconsistent and lacks vision of any kind. Your child's education is a luck of the draw, depending on the teacher your child gets. The teachers do not work together very well. They leave the newer teachers out so they don't know what's going on. REALLY BAD! Extremely disappointed. Class sizes so large. But the bigger issue, if your child is sweet and susceptible to bullying, don't send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2013

Nancy Ryles is a great school except for a few things.For starters, the class sizes are ridiculously big. Secondly, the new principal is awful. She doesn't listen or seem to care about the kids in any way. I have had a some run ins with her and so have a few other parents that I know. She is matter-of-fact about issues that are presented to her and doesn't take them seriously, which is offensive to the parent. She has a "I know everything and I don't really care to listen to you" attitude. Hopefully she will be replaced next school year. The teachers that my son have had so far (he's in first grade now) have both been wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2012

Nancy Ryles used to be an excellent school when my older child attended. Now I am disappointed in the bullying, class size, principal's lack of integrity, failure to teach basic writing and a few burned out staff members. There are a lot of parent volunteers. Many of these volunteers need to learn about confidentiality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

This school is Awesome...my child has been attending nancy ryles for the last 5 years...teachers are ever so wonderful to my child and go above and beyond to help and make sure she succeeds in everything she does. Which one other review thinks having high expectations for your child is a bad thing...you should be honored that they do have such high expectations for our children...I want my kids to exceed in everything they do. School is always number 1 in life and they should always do and be there best! Yes about some of the mothers there they can be stuck up a bit but why should we care what they are doing and act like we are not in grade school. It's about the kids not us making friends. Just put a smile on your face and kill them with kindness!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

A great school with a great staff!!! An extraordinary place to learn a lot!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

I believe this School is a '10'! Great Staff, Great Principal and Great Students! Overall I think its the best! So happY!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

This campus is extraordinary and the staff are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

My three children attended Nancy Ryles during our two years in Oregon. The teachers went above and beyond the call of duty and really tried to meet each child's individual needs. There was good parent/teacher communication and my input was valued. Parent participation at the school is welcome. There were many additional programs which enriched the children's learning such as fitness (Miles for Smiles), science (school wide science fair), art (art literacy), geography (passport club), etc. I truly felt that my children left Nancy Ryles more prepared for further education, with greater social skills and moral integrity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

My children have attended Nancy Ryles for the past 5 years, and I have been consistently happy with the quality of education and the welcoming atmosphere at the school. Parent involvement is high,and both staff and volunteers work hard to create a positive learning environment where all students are challenged according to their ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

As far as academics Nancy Ryles like other schools in the district exceeds expectations. However, our experience at this school has been unfavorable for several reasons. A good deal of the parents, and parent-led groups, are clique-ish. It is admirable that the parent involvement is high, however, there's no other way to say it other than many of the moms act like sorority girls with the gossip and bickering amongst each other. The teachers are either loved or hated which isn't so uncommon really. The focus on physical health is admirable, but better music and arts programs would be appreciated as well. I believe the parents and staff feel they have set a high standard untouchable by other schools, when in fact the reputation this school is getting is 'you must succeed - or else'. In their quest to 'be the best', I believe they've lost sight of the children's feelings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

My daughter was one of Nancy Ryles students for more than two years (2000 and 2001). I can say that the professional leadership and professional teachers that the school enjoys has made it one of the most distinguished public schools in the area. Currently I am living overseas but I can proudly say that whenever I have the chance to go back to the US I won't hesitate bringing my children back to Nancy Ryles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

Nancy Ryles is a fabulous school. With great teachers and staff. My children have been attending for the last 2 years. The principle, teachers, and office staff are excellent. They care about the kids and I've been impressed with how each child is challenged based on their individual needs. The school has a strong commitment to not only teaching academics, but encourage the kids to be respectful,kind and learn to be 'peace- builders'. The only thing I have been disappointed with has been the fact that kindergarten is only a half day program. This year there has even been a once a week preschool program, which my youngest children have loved attending. With 4 kids, I have not personally volunteered at the school..but I know there is a great volunteer program for parents who have the opportunity to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

2010

 
 
71%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learners55%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation38%

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learners55%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation56%

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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%
Female79%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation56%

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation43%

Science

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation75%
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 59% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Hispanic 12% 21%
Two or more races 12% 5%
Black 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10250 SW Cormorant Dr
Beaverton, OR 97007
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