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Greenway Elementary School

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Posted June 10, 2014

My concern with Greenway is the lack of security. I can walk into the school to a classroom and no one noticed me. crazy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

This is a excellent example of a school full of people that just go to work and clock in and out...dont care about the kids or parents needs or feelings...people that just look at this like a job to get paid...my kids went to different school for the head start program and it was an amazing experience, my kids were really excited about starting school in Greenway ...now I cannot wait for the school year to be over and move my kids out...like the other review said..staff is really rude and the kindergarten teacher have a lack of skills for being a teacher and to talk to parents...So good luck to the future students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

I feel compelled to comment about Greenway after reading some of the comments on here. I have a daughter in 2nd grade. We have had 3 different teachers at Greenway and they have all been wonderful. I know that one of the Kindergarten teachers is not easy for parents to talk to but she is amazing with the kids. I spent time in her class on a weekly basis and her awkward nature with parents disappears. To this day she is my daughter's favorite teacher. We are a small, high poverty school. We struggle with funding and parent involvement. We are also a nationally recognized Title 1 school with the highest rating the state can give a school. I love it there, the teachers and office staff have always been helpful to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

The office staff is rude and disorganized. The teacher (K) has poor and ineffectual communication skills as well as being obtuse about the children in her class. I cannot wait to move to a new school district. Greenway Elementary is a nightmare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

My son transfered out after kindergarten and we moved to keep our son from returning to this school. While I can say great things about the PTO, I think a school can only be as good as the principal and the principal is ruining it. I notice the good reviews seem to be about a time before the current principal was there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

This was a fantastic school for my son, who's now in high school. His teachers saw right away how bright he was, and got him into the TAG program. His teachers, 1st-5th grades, saw he needed to be challenged, and made sure he was given the higher level work. They really fed his curiosity. He really thrived there and gave him the foundation to get into a challenging middle school, and is now in the National Honor Society. The teaching staff is super dedicated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I have one child attending this school and can't really say anything is wrong or spectacular about it. They do have awesome parent involvement and fundraising opportunities. The PTO is great, but in need of assistance. The office staff is alright, but a bit flaky. Unfortunately, I had such a spectacular experience at our previous elementary school, it's hard to adjust.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

My children attended this school from K-4th grade. While the first three years were amazing, the entire environment changed when the current principal took over. The PTO begs for help, and the teachers are not invested. We had several problems with the school bullies and were told that if we didn't like it to leave. What does this teach our kids. Needless to say, we have moved on are are now very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

My daughters have both been through Greenway with the youngest going into Conestoga next year. I chose and applied for open enrollment to keep my kids in this school. It is a diverse school yet offers a small community feel. This part of Beaverton does not have a lot of new construction growth so it maintains a solid school boundary area with consistancy. Volunteering and knowing the staff of any schools makes the difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

My daughter started kindergarten last year at Greenway. The class size was a bit of concern at first but they have plenty of aides due to the class size. As such, my daughter is making excellent progress. We have weekly homework to work on the weekends and the 'Friday Envelope' contains the news and school letters. Parent involvement seems to be very high. The principal seems to be very engaged, teachers are well trained. Office staff are very courteous and helpful. The class is really diverse. Many kids are ESL students and this gives other kids to learn a bit of second lauguage such as Spanish. Overall I think this is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Recently moved from out of state and looked into the schools in the area this one seemed to have very good teacher/parent involvement levels and it has not disappointed me in the last 4 months. My daughter has 2 teachers for her class and they are both very involved in her education and truly seem to care about her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

My Autistic son has attended this school for three years now, and I love it. The special Ed team is fantastic, as is the staff and parent involvement is very high. I would recommend this school to anyone. Academics are good, I am pretty sure they have tested fairly high. There is a music program, and PE. There are also a lot of 'community building events' throughout the year, most are either free or really inexpensive.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

2010

 
 
25%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners64%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female62%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities39%
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 Students59%
Female67%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners29%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners25%
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
Hispanic 46% 21%
White 40% 65%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 2% 3%
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 73%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9150 SW Downing Dr
Beaverton, OR 97008
Phone: (503) 524-1300

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