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Buckingham Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 486 students

 

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Posted October 31, 2013

The bureaucracy at this school is amazing. First, I have yet to see any action regarding my request for my son to take part in special groups for his reading and how to handle his emotions (Being tested for autism). It has been three weeks and have yet to have a call back. In addition to that kids are not allowed to wear makeup, masks, or hair dye for Halloween costumes at school this year. What's the point of having Halloween then? I spoke to the principal about it and he wouldn't let me speak by talking over me and interrupting. I am really disappointed in this school mainly because of how the principal talked to me. He is the face of my child's school and it seems to overshadow some of the positives there. It's shameful, coming from a family of teachers and being a granddaughter of a principal. It's shameful. Everything's hunky dory, fake smiles but when it comes down to real issues and concerns, it's apparent that the person at the top forgot how he got there and what it truly means to be a teacher. It's about making a difference and being the change we want to see in the world. It's not about power but rather PEOPLE. How dare I question the "rules". It's so sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

Buckingham Elementary, When I was a kid I went from the valley to Bend, Oregon. This school ruined my math! I was in Shorts class when I was never taught how to fully do math I was just told to do the Times Tables and if I didn't do it all under the time aloud I was held in for lunch and recess. My first week or so there I was asked to do a paper on a book and I was rushed, when I couldn't read my own handwriting from being rushed and fear, I was made fun of and told "That's what happens when you rush yourself" he also took all my collectibles away that kept me calm in class. By far one of the worst schools I went to. Rated up there with Trinity Lutheran


Posted January 2, 2013

Earned Oregon's top rating, "Outstanding" for the past three years Oregon Department of Education State School Report Card. The test scores have increased over the past four years and are above the school district's average. This school is not just improving their student's achievements, they are connecting and supporting all students and families. You instantly feel the joy and fun that the staff brings to education each day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 19, 2012

hahahahaHA is all i can say about buckingham. it still reigns supreme as the WORST school my family has ever had to deal with, while bear creek elementary 2 miles up the road is the BEST! my complaints about staff and student misconduct at buckingham fell on deaf ears while at bear creek my problems were immediately dealt with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

We attended Buckingham for k and 1st grade. Moved to Washington State and cannot begin to tell you what a great school Buckingham is. Sometimes in life you dont know what you've got til its gone. Appreciate all the Buckingham has to offer...excellent Principal, fun and caring staff and most of all a great environment for kids not only to learn but to feel loved...keep it up Buckingham!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Very friendly, easy to get to know people. Kids are wonderful and make new kids feel very welcome. Love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

My son has been a student of Buckingham for 4 1/2 years. The staff has always gone out of their way to help with situations my son has faced, whether social or academic. Both the principal and vice principal are wonderful. Their sincerity towards both the parents and students makes it so easy to talk to them. They are always there to give a hug to a child that needs it. They rank high every year in state testing and truly believe in working with parents to give students the best chance to succeed. I couldn't have asked for a better elementary school for my son. They have my respect and devotion.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

2010

 
 
43%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students64%
Female55%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students72%
Female62%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female73%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students70%
Female81%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female85%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
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 83% 66%
Hispanic 11% 21%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 4%
Black 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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