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Sexton Mountain Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted June 6, 2014

Our child is attending this school. I think it is fantastic if your child is following well in the mainstream, but they are on an IEP I feel they just move them along to make their numbers. There needs to be a stronger special education program when a child isn't quite severe enough to be in SRC and not quite there to be in mainstream. There needs to be a middle ground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

Sexton Mountain elementary is a nice, open public elementary school. I am in the fifth grade there and I am having a great time. I have gone there since kindergarten, and all in all I have had a pretty good experience. Kindergarten wasn't the best. First grade the teacher was awesome but the kids were mean. Second and Third grade I had an amazing teacher but there were some bullying issues. Fourth grade was another good teacher and okay kids.So far in fifth grade I am learning so much not just in academics but also about life. Here at Sexton Mountain, the 5th grade is the center of the school. You get to do many amazing things. I have no other school to compare it with, but I rate SMES 4 stars.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 9, 2013

I have two daughters at this school. Each daughter has different skills and needs. One needs to be challenged and the other needs a slower pace. BOTH children love this school and cannot wait to go every day. Sometimes I think they might be having too much fun and need more academics but test scores are high. Parents are extremely supportive. It is a great school. We moved into the neighborhood for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

One of the best rated schools in the Beaverton School District. I am so impressed by the reading skills of my grandchildren.


Posted May 9, 2011

I have 2 boys who are currently attending Sexton Mountain. All I can say is this school has amazing teachers ,though of course there are a few questionable ones, but what school doesn't? The support staff is also a tremendous asset to this school; they show great amount of care and concern for the students. There are also some fantastic parents who give so much of their time in volunteering to help not only the teachers but the students benefit greatly from these parent volunteers! This is a great school for students and parents alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

Very happy with this school. My daughter is 8yo and we feel she receives the attention she needs to keep her going strong. She does very well in school and were worried she'd get bored. The teachers have been able to keep her challenged and are very responsive when situations are less than ideal with other students. We've had two bullying situations and the teachers and staff did an extraordinarily good job at handling it. Home work is well thought out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

My child attended this school for two years. I was extremely disappointed with the academics and the response of teachers regarding bullying both on the playground and in the classroom. The homework was non existent and when I asked to challenge the student nothing was done. I have since removed my child from this school and will be enrolling them elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2007

Wonderful and caring environment. Education is geared to the individual child and is developmentally appropriate. Principal is approachable and kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

As with any school, there are going to be kids who have a great experience and others who do not. You simply can't judge an entire school based on your child's poor experience. With that said we love Sexton Mountain. Dr. Martin (principal) is wonderful, and really cares for the children and encourages them to work through their problems at the lowest level, which is a basic life skill that all children should learn. We've enjoyed the teachers, and parent involvement is fantastic. What we also admire (aside from a strong academic base of course) is that this is one of the last remaining schools in the Beaverton District where the students are not only encouraged to exceed their acadmic abilities, they are also allowed some good old fashioned fun! The staff and parents are not stiff or overly 'PC'. The kids appreciate this, as do the parents. A+!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

Our son was in a blended classroom (1st-3rd grades) at Sexton Mountain. After the second month in school, he began to exhibit uncharacteristic and troubling behaviors. The school counselor referred us to his pediatrician for examination, inferring that our son's behaviors were not school related, but rather mental/emotional. We took him to a behaviorist who found nothing wrong with him and suggested placing him into another school. We did and haven't had any problems since. Our most significant complaint with Sexton was that after 4 months w/o any improvement in our son's behavior, the school refused to make requested changes such as placing him in a non-blended classroom or even simply placing him with a different table group, stating they want kids to work through these things themselves. By the time we finally pulled our son out, he was crying 3-4 times a day he was so miserable and unhappy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

My daughter has attended this school from grades 1 thru 4. She has had only one teacher that has been what a good, caring teacher should be. I feel that she has suffered academically and also emotionally. I do not recommend enrolling your child at this school.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

2010

 
 
51%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

116 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

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners43%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female94%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial81%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners43%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities68%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners14%
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 Students72%
Female76%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation33%
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 61% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 4%
Two or more races 11% 5%
Hispanic 8% 21%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15645 SW Sexton Mtn Dr
Beaverton, OR 97007
Phone: (503) 672-3560

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