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Blossom Gulch Elementary School

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Posted August 9, 2013

I was kind of scared, sending my kids to a knew school since Bunker hill closed. I had a great communication with the staff at Bunker hill. But know that my kids have been at Bloosm Gulch I'm way more comfortable with the staff. Cris and Jenny are great they do a very good job getting to know each and every student and they show they care, and the teachers they gave my son lots of different testing and put him In a class where he gets the help he needs and he has inprovide in his reading and writing by the end of the school year he was able to read a book alone and actually knows how to spell. It's a great school. Thank you so very much for all your guys hard work ..
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Posted January 2, 2012

This is the first year where they combined Bunker Hill School (which was closed) with Blossom Gulch and another elementary. My son attended first grade this year. We are so impressed with how well he is doing here. His teacher is fabulous! The office staff is very attentive and helpful and friendly. The principal and vice-principal are both hands on, greeting each child entering the school in the morning and standing outside at the end of each day to oversee them leaving and getting on the busses. I love this school! The only complaint I have is that the new four day school week is hard on the kids and the teachers. They seem to be under more stress. But the teachers seem to be working with it the best that they can.
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Posted June 18, 2010

I would recommend taking a hard look at test scores and parent involvement at Blossom Gulch. The school budgets are too small and the school too understaffed to really attend to creating an excellent learning environment. The principal is outstanding but the massive poverty and lack of parental involvement is a HUGE obstacles to overcome.
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Posted October 2, 2007

Blossom is a fantastic school with fantastic teachers.Everyone there treats your kids like their own and never misses a beat.Parent involvement is the whole key here and they have a lot of support.They have holiday activities,music concerts with all ages, it's just a great school.Hats off to the staff in the front, they get to know all the kids names.Blossom is a well oiled machine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

Poor education. I was so sad to see this at the elementary stage. To many kids for each teacher. Kids are being left out who need help.
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Posted April 12, 2007

Great school with caring teachers. The school itself needs updating as its very old.
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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
76%

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 Students50%
Female44%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial71%
Native American33%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial71%
Native American50%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation29%
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 79% 65%
Hispanic 9% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 0% 3%
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 66%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Coos Bay, OR 97420
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