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McKay Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 387 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2012

My Step Daughter attended this school. She thrived and absolutely loved her teacher. It shouldn't be left soley to the teachers to educate children. It starts at home and should continue at home. Parents need to do their share of the work as well. This school offers several parent/student activites throughout the year. This is a great school and the administration goes above and beyond to ensure that the kids are taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2010

+ s: Small student body volunteer involvement - s:class size too large when over 25% ESL students attend, they receive title 10 money. The 2nd & 3rd grades are combined; still class size is 22 or more with one teacher. Plans are made to meet each students learning level but there was a recent attempt to decrease class time instruction so teachers could have more planning time. Some teachers have no insight on how they come across to students or parents or maybe are not concerned about it. At a parent teacher conference the instructor showed us a list and stated "this is what I am responsible to cover this year." So if the child is ready for more? We are taking responsibility to ensure our child isn't behind by middle school. This year regular homework assignments were discontinued (last year is wasn't being turned in). That's a poor solution and it doesn't prepare our kids. Site council meetings are held during the mid afternoon so working parents can't attend. Overall I like the school, but I would like see better communication with parents, attention to key learning skills and a way for families to give respectful feedback regularly (there is a end of year survey currently).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

great school, teachers my daughter loves going there and tells me everyday somenthing new that she learn....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

I have 3 kids in McKay. We have had a total of 5 different teachers in our time here so far. Every teacher has been great. When I ask a question, want to help or just want to chat about how our kids are doing, they have always given me their full attention. They are also very receptive to new ideas. I also find the principal easily approachable and receptive to new ideas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

The report cards seem clinical, like they were copy and pasted on every student's comments section. That's impersonal to me. What about the individual student? I get the crank out the machine vibe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

To me, the staff at this School has been split. Some of them have been very helpfull and go out of their way...others seem very snooty and put out by even the simplest request. I like the Teachers...The support staff could go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

This school has great success becuase of extraordinary parent volunteers. Parents are older and participate in all activities, where as younger parents might not. The PTA is very strong in this school. McKay tested strong on report cards the last couple years and had some of the top scores across the nation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2005

I pulled my child from this school after 60 days - these teachers are not pleasent teachers. They force fit eduction and communiceat 0 with the parents. When a parent actually wants to get involved they become abrasive and even resentful toward the child. BEWARE!
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

2010

 
 
64%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>95%
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%
Female42%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners38%
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 Students54%
Female47%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners47%
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 Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners38%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation11%

Reading

All Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Science

All Students67%
Female65%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation13%
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 55% 66%
Hispanic 29% 21%
Asian 6% 4%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Black 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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