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Irving Elementary School

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Posted October 23, 2013

This school is such a GREAT school. The staff is very dedicated to their students. They are friendly. Teachers volunteer lots of extra hours to make sure the students understand the work. The PTO meetings are full of wonderful parents that are dedicated to the school and the success of all the students. You know the staff at the school is wonderful when the parents, kids and staff all know one another by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

I have had children enrolled at Irving for the last 7 years. The dedication of the staff is amazing. The parents step-up to volunteer in the classrooms to try and mitigate the stresses caused by overcrowded classrooms due to budget constraints. The staff are caring and genuinely want every child to succeed. The staff knows that the Irving community supports them and that makes all the difference. It is a true teamwork situation between the staff and the parents. I could not be happier with my experience at Irving. I wish every child had the chance to attend such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

I have had 2 children that have gone to Irving. One that has moved on to Middle School and one still attending.I have watched over the years many budget cuts and lose of teachers, music programs, counselors. It is a very sad time when schools are not a priority. Irving parents and teachers amaze me every year with the involvement in the schools. As more teachers are cut, Irving parents step it up and assist more in the classrooms. The PTO does extra fundraising to buy part time teachers to make up for the ones that we lost due to budget cuts. It is an amazing community and network of people that I can call friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

Irving is a school with old fashioned values. While 4J is the larger district in Eugene the Bethel school district offers the opportunity for children to attend a school that still celebrates holidays, says the pledge, and is centered around good family values. The PTO here is very involved in the school and it is a kind and caring community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

Great teachers with the knowledge and passion to teach our kids for the future. Budget reductions have been challenging. Yet, the staff at Irving have found every way to overcome our government's lack of support. The PTO has been essential in supporting the teachers by exceptional fundraising. Parents are involved and dedicated to help every student succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

Irving has fantastic parent involvement in 2nd grade! I know because I teach 2nd grade. I think we should rate 5 stars!! Parents step up whenever the need arises. You can see their involvement by how most children have such a positive attitude toward learning & school. I am proud to be part of the Irving family! Mrs. Mac
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 28, 2012

We were new to Irving in 2011 when my son started 3rd grade. We had been at a 4J school whose focus was entirely set on technology. Irving has been amazing in helping my son to reach his potential and expecting great things from him. The facility itself could definitely use some upgrading, but the curriculum is great. There are music and art classes every week. There are some really awesome teachers and staff. The only thing that I would really like to see at Irving is a better technology program. The Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) has a wonderful presence at this school. The annual back to school BBQ is a terrific start to the school year and the best part, aside from meeting the teachers at this event, is that parents have the opportunity to see the other parents in the classroom. We love Irving Elementary and are extremely grateful to have this school in our neighborhood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I can hardly believe I could find a better school than Irving. Super leadership in the principal, motivated teachers who care about students, very active parents and a super PTO. Tonight the music teacher who has won a state teaching award for her work offered to send a CD of the music program to my daughter who will miss it because we are moving away. Teachers are accessible, email, blog and meet anytime I feel it is necessary. Irving excels in spite of the lack of state funding overall for education that is hurting Oregon. Irving is exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

Abominable school! Kids are degraded and seem to be in trouble for every little thing; unfortunately, that is focused on more than their accomplishments. Accomplishments and hard work are not rewarded or recognized in any way. Homework is based on the slowest learner and they are behind academically. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

Irving is a great school! The teachers are very caring and involved. All across the board they excel in everything they do. The principle is fantastic! Way to go Irving! TAG program is growing and expanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

No scope for growth for any intelligent child. No TAG program. Very unsatisfactory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

Irving Elementary is a great school. It offers a fun and safe environment to learn from its knowedgable, encouraging and friendly teachers, staff and active parent volunteers. Its PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) proactively fundraises (among other functions) to supplement the school's funding. Check out the stats and neighborhoods for yourself!
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

2010

 
 
58%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

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

All Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation30%

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities38%
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 Students74%
Female69%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation44%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Science

All Students77%
Female73%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities44%
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 76% 65%
Two or more races 12% 5%
Hispanic 7% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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