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Awbrey Park Elementary School

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Posted July 29, 2013

Awbrey Park Elementary has GREAT teachers and GREAT students! I would give this school a five star rate because all my years at Awbrey Park I had great education, teachers, and students! I enjoyed being there and I hope you will to!


Posted September 16, 2011

This school has great teachers as well as great leadership. The teachers work hard and care about the children. This school has a very positive staff/ campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

I gave this school a below average rating because I don't agree with full inclusion for all kids, which is a school goal. I have seen how one child, with special needs, can occupy most of the teacher's attention while other students suffer. Why should one child's needs be weighted more than others? I have witnessed special needs' students making little to no improvement after months of working solely in the classroom. This school should align with special education laws that emphasize least restrictive environments for all children. There is no law about full inclusion or long-term research that supports it. If LRE means full inclusion for one child and pull-out programs for another, then that is what meets them, individually, the most and is ultimately what is best.


Posted March 26, 2010

Awbrey Park Elementary does a lot of things correctly. The school has great kids and supportive parents, and the staff seems to care about kids and is good at maintaining current systems. The principal seems nurturing and appears supportive, but she is resistant to generational diversity in leadership positions and to outsiders' ideas and suggestions in best-practices' research and data in reading, writing, math and PBS. The school and district could benefit from hiring people who have taught in other cities and states and from people who have experienced positive and effective academic changes that have transformed Title I schools. There is always room for improvement and growth, and everyone has something to contribute, despite age and appearances. Awbrey Park has a lot of potential and deserves more than just maintenance and stringent micromanagement.


Posted January 3, 2010

Our kids liked A.P. and had much success there. One of our daughters, in particular, went from being a below reader in first grade to a top student in fourth grade. Her favorite year was in fourth grade and her teacher, too. Fifth grade was a let-down. Her grades and scores dropped, and we think the teachers, in fifth grade, move too quickly and do not review as often. Also, there seems to be too much focus on technology where kids seem to be desensitized by it in fifth grade. The pros, at A.P., are social-skill development, parent involvement, rewards and activities. The cons are the library, academic instruction, and too much homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2009

My kids went to Awbrey Park Elementary and experienced positive and negative things. Over the years with a newer principal (Karen Hardin), the school's O.D.E. academic ratings decreased to 'satisfactory'. My kids liked their teachers, and I thought the teachers did an excellent job of teaching my kids cooperative, social, physical education and technology skills. However, I volunteered there, and I do not think the teachers' strengths were in pedagogy; the delivery of instruction was not meaningful or clear. The embellishing counselor was overzealous, and the secretary was beyond rude. The principal was not a good listener, lacked empathy and was amateurishly quick to solve problems. She also tended to get rid of excellent-performing teachers. One of my children had the best teacher ever; parents and kids loved her. His teacher successfully had high test scores and was very well-rounded, but the principal did not fight to keep her on staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

They have wonderful programs to ensure the success of all children. My daughter thrives here after years of not having her needs met in other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

I currently have two sons at this school and we all love it. The teachers, as well as many other staff members, really seem to care about our children feeling secure and successful. I would recommend the school for anyone and am surprised to see the rating of only a 4!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

It's a great school that caters to my sons needs, he loves it there, and we think the school is great!
—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 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

2010

 
 
40%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%

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

All Students66%
Female52%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation40%

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities64%
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

Math

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial<=5%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Reading

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities58%
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

Math

All Students61%
Female61%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities46%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 65%
Hispanic 10% 21%
Two or more races 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 3%
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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