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Gilham Elementary School

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Posted May 8, 2014

My told me that he like this school, a lot of his classmates are helping him out and teachers are not yelling at them. I noticed my child's progress and confidence. Staff are friendly and can handle matters well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My kids are in school and we found that Gilham is an excellent school. I recommend others to have a similar experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

I have 2 children in Gilham. One has had a good experience, the other one has had horrible teachers so far. Lacking structure, supervision, and true 'teaching" of the students. The principal unwilling to work with you to ensure your child is getting the best possible education. You have a chance to get a few great teachers, but you also have the chance to get one that is flat out negligent. You are rollng the dice by going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2013

This was the worst school my child attended. My child went there for 2 years and had one great teacher, the other teacher was a nightmare. The principle has severe anger issues. As soon as we were able to afford it, we placed our children in private school. Not all public schools are terrible, but this one is. If private school is not an option, look into any other alternative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2012

I have only had positive experiences from this school, the staff, teachers and principal. I have one child left at Gilham (I have two children who graduated from Gilham). I feel very included in the school and my kids all loved every year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

Gilham Elementary School is the best school in Eugene. They teach great values and have challenging academics. I've never seen a school have such strong values. They really practice what they preach and the students are kind and well behaved because of it. The teachers are very educated and are great with their students. The school has tons of activities and programs to enrich the students lives and they strongly encourage parent involvement. I am a parent of a student at Gilham and I am truely impressed. I would recommend this school to everyone and have to many people I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

Who wrote these reviews?? This has been the worst experience we have had with an elementary school. Teachers are good but the principal is the worst. Bullying is absolutely tolerated and don't let the guy loose his temper...I was in a parent meeting where he was blatantly yelling at parents that had some tough questions for him. THIS is supposed to be the best school and neighborhood in Eugene??? Yikes! We moved to the area for the school and plan on moving back to anywhere but here because of the experiences we have had. Oh and by the way...this district is so over budget they have a 4th and 5th grade class together because they cannot afford 2 teachers and class sizes are 33+. Dont move to this area for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

Our kids had a great experience at Gilham. We still ride our bikes to Gilham to remember the "good old days" and play on the playground and in the field there. It's a very kind and thoughtful community of teachers. They work very hard for the kids. Gig Nelson the principal is AWESOME and sets the example for what other principals should strive to be. He really makes the school feel like a positive place to be. We miss Gilham - wish the Gilham spirit had carried over into Cal Young Middle School and Sheldon High School (the schools which Gilham feed into), but sadly, it simply doesn't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

Principal is excellent. His faculty is a mixed bag but at least they have a great leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

Gilham has a wonderful atmosphere and some really talented educators. They make a great effort to teach reading to kids at their level, to encourage a sense of community and responsibility, and to welcome parents as volunteers and visitors. It is too bad that Oregon funding levels force large class sizes, but Gilham does a good job of trying to meet everyone's needs. I have volunteered there for two years and been very impressed with everyone I have met and worked with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

I recently enrolled my daughter at this school and we absolutely love it. My daughter is always happy and learning so many incredible things. Great staff and warming feeling upon entering, always.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

Gilham goes above and beyond for their students.Lots of parent support for this school.My children love it !


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

2010

 
 
47%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female76%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
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%
Female58%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%
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 Students62%
Female57%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Science

All Students68%
Female64%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities20%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Hispanic 7% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 29%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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