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Prairie Mountain School

Public | K-8 | 691 students

 

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Posted September 20, 2014

This school is terrible. The Aids that watch over the students at recess and lunch hunt for reasons to get them in trouble, they enjoy punishing kids who haven't even done anything wrong. I got a notice when i was there because i didn't go down the slide. They powertrip hardcore and are obsessed with punishing students at every turn. I've even had one aid tell me i could go play on the grass, and not 10 seconds later i was being yelled at for playing on the grass. On top of that, the principal is timid and shy, she doesn't seem to do anything but wander the hallways saying hello to the kids. If she sees you doing something wrong like running in the hallways, she will just say "No running in the halls, thank you" without bothering to see if you stopped or not. The only good thing about this school is some of the teachers are good. They engage the students and can be fun while still being strict enough, while other teachers are just atrocious at just about everything. I do not at all recommend this school. One of the worst things is bullying. If kids are bullying you, the teachers will pretend to do something when they really just ignore it and nothing gets reported or changed.


Posted May 5, 2014

When my daughter started in this school in kindergarten she loved it there. I loved it there. The teachers in the elementary side of this school are hard working, innovative, caring people. And there is a huge amount of parental involvement. I highly recommend PMS for elementary school. Having said that, I also highly recommend moving your child somewhere else for middle school. The amount of bullying that goes on with students is atrocious and no one will do anything about it. Complaints are ignored and swept under the rug. The assistant principal targets certain students and harasses them regularly. I do not recommend this school for your middle school student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

Prairie Mountain offers the unusual option of remedial reading classes (with numerous students on IEPs for reading, ADHD, behavior) being taught *exclusively* by educational assistants (EAs), while the 'teacher of record' works with different classes across the hall. Flies in the face of all sorts of state regs..


Posted October 15, 2012

Overall good. The resources for those kids on IEP's are great! Only positive things to say about that one. I like that it is a K-8. easy for that transition. Great teachers. Secretarial staff? Cold. We have been here for 5 years. They barely acknowledge you when you come in the door. No, "Nice to see you, or how are you." Don't even try to get to know them bettter, they clam up and stare blankly at their computer screens like robots. That is my one beef with the school. If I could bypass the front secretarial area, I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

My son has been here for 7 years! Most of the teachers are great and lots of the parents help out. I have helped out for years and love it, because you get to know the kids, teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Principal's leadership is HORRIBLE!! Prairie Mountain used to be a great school before we got this principal last year. Principal doesn't seem to really care about the bullying and harassing that goes on..way too many things get swept under the rug now. Prairie Mountain needs someone that is going to take charge and be fair to all students EQUALLY.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Principal's leadership is awful,not a very warm and caring person.Secretary that sits in front in the office is very unpleasant,don't understand why they put her there when they have a great one that's been there for years.Wake up Prairie Mountain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Principal's leadership is rediculous. I do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

Very unpleased with the Principal's lacking Judgement with Parent involvment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

This is a fabulous school. It has the looping system that is so beneficial to the students. The staff is fabulous and an overall great choice.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
>95%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

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

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
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 59% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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 61% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

2010

 
 
41%
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 63% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
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%
Female64%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners55%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners27%
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

Math

All Students68%
Female74%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners41%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female80%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learners24%
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%
Female62%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation18%

Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation9%

Science

All Students65%
Female60%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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

Math

All Students60%
Female53%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation25%
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%
Female64%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation43%
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%
Female61%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation40%

Reading

All Students74%
Female84%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Science

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation42%
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 64% 65%
Hispanic 23% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 57%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Eugene, OR 97402
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