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Arts And Technology Academy At Jefferson

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Posted March 5, 2014

Every day when I ask my sixth-grader, "how was school today?" I get the same response: "Awesome! As usual." We didn't know what to expect, coming from another school district, not knowing anyone. I am most impressed with the staff and teachers. They create a culture of acceptance, and opportunity. The sky's the limit for students! They have gone above and beyond to help my son to succeed. He even has a teacher that we call his "secret weapon" because he is such an advocate for him. My son feels that he can talk to this teacher about anything...and he does. So great to have that kind of support. Lots of electives. And classes are taught integrating technology and creativity. Awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

I LOVE ATA. I have children in both Middle and Grade School and the teachers are innovative, energetic, and motivating. The support for parents and teachers from Jeff (Principal) and Shadiin (VP) is amazing and thorough. All the teachers both my children have had for the past three years have been responsive in person, via phone or email- they send regular reports and website links, in short THEY WORK HARD! I have never had an unresponsive teacher and I've worked with 12 different ones. The warm community created at ATA is unique and creates a very healthy environment for kids to grow and learn. Both my children feel comfortable talking with teachers and administrators and they are both the shy kind of kids :) It is a fabulous school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

I had high hopes moving my son to ATA as he didn't fare very well at his last school. I have to say that we came to this school based on the rave reviews I read here. Well ATA has been somewhat of a disappointment. Yes, the front office staff has been great, very helpful. On the other hand, I'm not so impressed with his teacher. I don't get any progress reports, and his papers (other than homework that I've already seen) are never sent home. I get nothing to gauge his progress with. I don't get any indication if he needs extra help with anything of if he's doing a terrific job. I'm also disappointed that an elementary school would have music 3 times a week but PE only once. I'm all for the arts but, young kids need to move. I'm grateful that Eugene has school choice because if things don't improve in middle school, we will be looking for another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Arts and Technology Academy at Jefferson in Eugene, OR 97405 has a rock climbing wall, a sound studio, ceramics and lots of kids to play with!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I love the staff and teachers for all their patience and caring. No matter what the problem is they are always there to help my child in any way they can. They communicate with us as parents wonderfully. Thank you ATA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

My granddaugter goes to Arts and Tech and they have been nothing but wonderful with her. This school is an amazing place where teachers care and staff is helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I love the social justice curriculum and the commitment to our community to engage youth. The teachers clearly care and make a difference in my childrens' lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My daughter has flourished in Miss Natalie's Kindergarten class. Every time I sit down to help with her homework I am astounded by the improvements in her ability to read, write, and comprehend the material provided. I truly have appreciated Natalie and her assistant Tana's open minded disposition, and willingness to consider my daughter as a unique individual in a busy classroom. Thank you Miss Natalie and Tana! Your efforts have made a huge impact on my daughter's future success in life and provided a great foundation for her education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I love ATA because they include the arts & technology as a part of education, which is a great balance for kids in our ever evolving world. I also love that the school is K-8, & kids can help out in other grades, while the great teachers can show them how to be a role model to their peers & younger grades. I feel that ATA is always improving & just keeps getting better & better each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The wonderful teachers, staff and administration. Plus great students and parents.


Posted April 22, 2010

I love it because my kids get a great education using the arts and technology my kids love. The staff is all friendly and wonderful with my kids. My kids get to know all the staff in their hallways and feel comfortable when they go up grades as they already know the teachers. The staff is attentive and friendly when I have to go in and talk or drop off something my kids may have forgotten. Im even looking for a new home in their area to move to as I dont want to take my kids out of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The teachers and administrators are great. There is a strong sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

my niece is doing really well at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

AAA is made up of dedicated, caring and creative adults with high expectations of achievement for all!


Posted April 21, 2010

The teachers are caring and foster a creative, positive learning environment for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The curriculum gives the students many choices that are not only interesting and fun but the knowledge they gain will continue to aid them in the future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I have two children at this school. The school does an outstanding job at making each child feel like they belong in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The Arts programs are amazing, the halls are lined with fantastic art projects. My son has learned more about computers in the past year than in all other years previous. And his science teacher, Mr. Morphis, has been fantastic! Mr. Morphis *cares* about his students, wants them to be their best and looks out for them. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I love this school. I have 5 children attending. K,1st, 4th, 7th and 7th. It is a school where kids can start from K and stay with their friend all the way to high school. This gives them a sense of security and the ability to go to high school with confidence and a group of kids they've been with for many years. My children started 2 years ago so my older ones will not have this exact privilege. But, they do have the privilege of a small middle school. They have great friends to move forward into high school with. More importantly they have great teachers. Teachers who care. Technology is used in every aspect of their education. From key boarding to robotics. Its amazing to see my kinder open, utilize and save documents on a MAC laptop. The staff are in constant communication with us. I always feel my kids are safe and well cared for. Parents are welcome all day any day. I spend many hours at the school helping out in the classrooms and being active in their learning environment. We have a great PTA who keep parents informed and work on school spirit, fund raisers and field trips for all grades. I cannot say enough good things about ATA! Amanda DeGuc
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

ATA has been my little brother's second home. He has found his place and the teachers are great and taking care of our needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

2010

 
 
25%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

2010

 
 
44%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students42%
Femalen/a
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students83%
Female67%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students71%
Female62%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female69%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation27%

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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

Math

All Students69%
Female78%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female75%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities67%
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 59% 65%
Hispanic 19% 21%
Two or more races 9% 5%
Black 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 66%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Eugene, OR 97405
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