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Beaver Acres Elementary School

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Posted July 20, 2014

I am a student at Beaver Acres and I believe they have failed my expectations! In a year I will be going into middle school and I want to go to ISB If I get in to that school I am sure I will struggle for a while. The teachers and staff is very friendly and they do a great job at rewarding kids and making sure kids have friends and feel included. They are not one on one they try and don't do a great job on being one on one but can't really do that. The principal is very uptight and rude. Their is very very few bully's. I really don't like how the classes have to sit at assigned stables that does not allow kids to interact with others. Psychical Education is great and so is technology and library. I feel that music teaching is at a middle school level but we have a very low variety in instruments until 5 grade. They do lots of fun and exciting activities and fund raiders. If you want a very challenging and serious school keep looking but it's a great easy going school for kids who just don't care that much about their education.


Posted June 10, 2014

My son has attended Beaver Acres for 3 years now and we love it! While the class sizes are on the larger side, it's really no different than what many of the area schools are dealing with due to budget cuts and teacher reductions. The teachers and staff here genuinely care about each student. The principal, Stacy Geale, is dedicated and does a wonderful job managing so many kids! My son has had top notch teachers who have helped my son learn how to read and do math problems. He has loved all the "specials" classes including music with Mr. DeMarco, Technology where he has hands on computer experience, PE, and he really loves his "art lit" lessons. All his teachers have been excellent at communicating with me about any of my concerns. I would recommend Beaver Acres to any parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

My child's school (as many others) is need of more space and teachers!! The 30+ student to teacher ratio has made it very hard on everyone. Along with this need is also a garden that each class could help in cultivating. Children do not get outside enough and this would be a wonderful activity for them to be more connected to nature and to have respect for other things in life. Thank you for your consideration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

im a vietnamese 23 years old male. i got a childhood friend, precisely, a girlfriend in 2nd grade. I moved to Oregon from California and lived there and attended to this school for two years. I left Oregon and moved back to California and lived here rest of my life. my girlfriend named was Sarah(not certain if i spelled her name right.) but i dont know her last name. the only thing i remember about her is when she is in second grade she wore glass. It is fun teasing her. xD well i would like to see her one more time. Other than that, this school was great and has a great pe teacher and gym.


Posted August 30, 2013

The administrative staff here are very disappointing. I had heard that the last principal was excellent, and that the newer principal has not performed nearly as well. Stacy Ghiel (sp?) seems uptight and rude. I didn't like the way she treated my child, as if she were some lower life form. Very disappointed with the way this school is run, and my daughter will be attending a different school next year for sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

My children have been at this school for 3 years. The educational focus appears to be on ESL, special needs, and low income children (I don't know why low income children have different educational needs, but there is a department dedicated to low income "title 1"). Children that need a little extra push or excell are not the priority. The teachers are AMAZING, the staff is friendly and kind, but I am not sure the administration puts every child first. There are NO classes in this school with less than 22 students, some classes had 29 students in 2012. Parents are NOT involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

SUCH AN AMAZING SCHOOL. My daughter has reached past and exceeded this years oaks test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

Our child has attended Beaver Acres for a number of years. The school has declined dramatically since the previous Principal left, a couple of years ago. I agree with a previous review, in that the student/teacher ratio isn't close to being the truth. I have not experienced any class that was less than two dozen kids. I also agree with the observation that there is a disproportionate focus on the State test scores, at the expense of actual educating the kids. Homework is scant, without a logical flow and often simply review in nature. Report cards are provided with Copy and Paste Comments about the kids, with very little, if any, specifics on how your child is actually doing. I ve actually experienced having another child s name copied and pasted into my child s Comments. Oops Our child will not be attending Beaver Acres next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

We were brand new to this school this year. First off Great Schools says 17 to 1 ratio. Both of my kids classes had 25-30 in each class. This is a large school of 925 kids in K-5 and lacks appropriate supervision for that large of school. I felt like my children were in Junior High allowed to roam freely with no structure when walking to class and not enough adult supervision on the playground. This school is only focused on test scores and to them my child was a number that could benefit their TITLE1 money. My son went from being a well behaved little boy to having discipline issues. There was limited homework and if your child is gifted in an area of study don't count on them getting pushed to excel. I have since withdrawn both of my children from this school and will never allow them to be educated in this school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2010

Great school, motivated teachers and staff, my daughter has enjoyed a field trip both years she has attended the school unlike friends at other schools whose kids do not get to go on any field trips, Everyone seems to get to know the kids and the parents and they are always approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2010

Not that impressed. This is our first year there and I was surprised to find no extra curricular activities available. No home work help, no before or after child care, no field trips, not even homework!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

The staff cares about your children here .. They seem to get to know your child. It sure is nice to walk down the hall way and they say hello to your child by name...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2006

Wonderful School and Staff. B.A. runs as if it were back in my elem. school yrs. Staff takes the time to know kids and parents. Concern for academics is a high priority as is student comforts. Parent involvement is truly wanted, asked for and encouraged. When needed student correction is swift and fair. My kids have throughly loved being a part of this school community. When our daughter had fallen and cut her chin they not only found me in the pick up line and explained what happened, they help us find where to go (new to area)and called the next day to check on her. Concern for the students is the highest We have seen at any school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2005

Coming from a private school my two boys proved that this was not a simple task. However, with the help of such dedicated teachers and staff the transition became a success. Mrs. Lindner 4/5 grade teacher was a breath of fresh air and restored our belief that one should teach for the love of it. Thank You Beaver Acres! R. Yancy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

Beaver Acers is a wonderfull school for all kids. The teachers care for the students and all of the kids I have talk to actually started to like school when they started at Beaver Acers. I encurage you to put your child into Beaver Acers.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

2010

 
 
67%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%
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%
Male68%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners5%
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 Students78%
Female87%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners68%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners40%
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 Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation19%

Reading

All Students61%
Female65%
Male57%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female57%
Male47%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners10%
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 41% 65%
Hispanic 37% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Two or more races 7% 5%
Black 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2125 SW 170th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 259-3815

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