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Garfield Elementary School

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Posted March 29, 2012

I was very excited for my child to attend Garfield based on the reviews and especially regarding their dual enrollment program. However, due to knowing too little Spanish, he was denied access to the dual enrollment teachers. Throughout the year the only bilingual teaching he received was 30 minutes a day (except on Fridays). He complained constantly of issues with other children while at the same time having issues with his learning style meshing with that of the teacher's. He was sent to the front office often and I was contacted often. At first I was aghast and worked with the teachers/administrators with consequences at home matching regular reports. Once my son began complaining of other kids in the class disliking him and bullying him while he would still be getting in trouble for the infractions I began to have doubts. When I found out my son was injured with no call to me, I confronted them regarding the communication breakdowns between the office and the teacher. In the last two months since changing schools my son has had absolutely no behavioral issues with his teacher or his class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

Our eldest has been doing really well in the dual-language program and learning an amazing amount of Spanish (it keeps brains busy, which for a TAG student can be really important) while still charging ahead in English. We are excited to have our youngest start kinder here next year. We've seen a lot of excellent teachers each year, and the one that didn't mesh well with our student, really worked hard to turn it around, and did. A really good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

Garfield is not a good school at all. It doesn't care about the education of the students with English as their first language, it only concentrates on the students who have English as their second language. There is also very negative and racial attitudes that come from some of the Hispanic population, directed at the other children. Ignored by the staff and principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I volunteer at Garfield School; it has teachers who are working wonders with the kids!


Posted April 1, 2008

The quality of education and opportunities at Garfield is wonderful! The diversity of the children and teachers provides a very rich stimulating educational experience and my child love attending school at Garfield.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

We are very pleased with the education our child is receiving in Garfield's dual-language strand. She is learning Spanish and is surrounded by teachers that are dedicated to and passionate about learning. It is a multi-culturally rich environment where we feel our child will thrive.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

2010

 
 
53%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students45%
Female65%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female67%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners27%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners19%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female67%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners19%
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 Students60%
Female74%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students64%
Female74%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female63%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%
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 48% 21%
White 41% 65%
Two or more races 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 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 77%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1205 NW Garfield Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: (541) 757-5941

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