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Mckinley Elementary School

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Posted yesterday

This school is Great. We have been here for going on 5 years. The district wanted to change my special needs son to a different school and we fought to keep him here. The staff and teachers are wonderful and the principal is so easy to work with. There are so many different cultures represented among the students; it's amazing. The school really embraces cultural differences and understands that kids are curious thinkers. The special ed program is fairly new in this school and could use a little work, but overall we as a family have really enjoyed our time here. We now have 2 kids attending McKinley and we plan to see them both through from there first bell ring as a kindergartner to there last as a graduating 5th grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2014

The administration and teachers are spectacular. More than half the school is lower socio-economic, title 1 students...and with that comes the challenges, and wonderful diversity, one would expect. A large number of students are from first generation immigrant families from many different countries. It's also the school with many of the corporate temporary living apartments feeding into it, so there are big influxes of kids from Intel, Nike and other expat driven companies. The few parents that volunteer give everything they have. It's a lovely place and I always say it's the cheapest international school in the Portland area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2014

This school is incredible unorganized!!!! My kinder started this year and like most parents we decided to drive him. when we arrived they had the children line up out side in front of the school doors these lines were not class specific just all kinders, when they finaly let the kids in (remember children who have never been to school before) they were everywhere and lots of children were lost I found a boy crying and when I asked if he needed help he said "where is my teacher" I was confused on where these children were supposed to go, I cant imagine how a 5yr old on an over whelming day such as the first day of school felt. This was handled poorly. Also school events are handled the same way no direction or organization. once my child was almost an hour late from school I called the school and the receptionist simply told me the bus will leave shortly its running behind, when my son finally came in the door he was crying when I asked him why he told me his bus was rear ended by another bus, and the school apparently didn't think this was worth telling me??? This school is terrible!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

McKinley has top-notch teachers and committed staff. There are challenges because of low parent involvement and the well-publicized class size issues in Beaverton School District as a whole, but McKinley does excellent work with what they are given. My daughter has attended for 3 years and has excelled. She loves her teachers and staff and they take the time to know her. I've been increasingly involved and find it more rewarding each year. The parents that are involved are so dedicated and welcoming to new families. This school cares about the entire family and seeks to create a community of support for all aspects of student life. Get inovolved in your child's school! It enriches your child's experience, improves the experience for other students and adds so much to your own life. Other schools have a bigger PT organizational budget, but McKinley has heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

McKinley has a multitude of different cultures attending school. This offers students at a young age to understand and learn about geography and other global opportunities. McKinley also promotes being responsible, respectful and being safe, 'rules' that should be ingrained into everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My little 5-year old niece thinks her school is 'super fun.' How wonderful that she loves school at such a young age!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

My 1st grader child moved to McKinley in March. I am so pleased with the academic expectations at this school! The homework is more challenging than his previous school and his reading skills have improved so much in just the 2 months that he has been here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

My 1st Grader has not learned anything new this year in reading, writing, or math. I previously home schooled and wanted to put him in 2nd grade. He could academically could have even been in 3rd, but that's jumping too far ahead. The principal refused to let him skip or even review his skills! She said he's 1st grade age appropriate, so that's where he'll be. He has been bored and unchallenged. I feel we have wasted a year of precious learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I am a parent of Mc Kinley first grader. I am very dissapointed with the way academic programs are at McKinley. I wish there was better leadership from Mc Kinley principal. The extracurricular activities are offered to a very limited circle of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

I think that the school needs to focus on inportant issues of the saftey of the children since my children have been going to this school my daughter has been hit in the fact twice by a boy,in fact by the same boy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

I find the academic programs challenging for my first grader and I am pleased with the communication from school officials. I appreciate the availability and incorporation of the music and arts programs as regular activities.I am a single dad of two and have attended several of the afterschool events and find them well organized and have enjoyed the interaction with the other parents in attendance. I would encourage those parents who haven't yet attended to come I believe you'll have a positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2005

Acedemic programs low. School focuses on 'life skills' such as sharing, non- bullying ect.. This takes priority over actual learning. Math is very much egnored at mckinley in grades 1-3. Great music teachers and programs. Very good with family art night. Does not have a very large participation from student's parents for school activities. Parent involvement low.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

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

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

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

All Students63%
Female58%
Male66%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners41%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners26%
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 Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners46%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners36%
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 Students47%
Female48%
Male45%
African American<=5%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female60%
Male45%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female54%
Male63%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners25%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 65%
Hispanic 32% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Black 7% 3%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 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 60%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 NW 185th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97006
Phone: (503) 533-1845

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