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Howard Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 315 students

 

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Posted January 20, 2013

I teach at Howard Elementary and have taught there for almost 10 years now. We are a small school with two teachers at each grade level. Every teacher in the school is very highly qualified and extremely passionate about their job and meeting the needs of all students in their classroom. We provide many opportunities for students to receive support in reading, math and writing. We also have infused technology into every classroom. Each student at Howard has their own MacBook, while classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards, projectors, digital cameras, iTouches, and many other fun devices that are used as very creative tools for learning. We will soon be "rolling out" iPads in the classrooms as well for students to use. As a teacher, I can't imagine teaching anywhere else. We truly are a family here. I often call our school, our hidden little gem. I am open for any questions or comments at any time! I would love to share our school and the great things we are doing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 31, 2011

My son started going to Howard his kindergarten year and is starting second grade this year. He absolutely loves going to school, which is a great sign for me. I love the teacher's, and how passionate they all are. It's a smaller school, which is nice. However, it has a big emphasis on technology, which can be overlooked in many smaller schools. The PTO is very inclusive, and all of the teacher's have worked hard to allow me to volunteer in the class as I can. In short, I'm looking forward to many more years at Howard as my two son's continue :-D
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

My daughter was transferred in from another 4J school, and her academic progress shot through the roof! The teachers are wonderful, down to earth and very relate-able people. I've moved away from that school zone, and refuse to transfer so I'm driving her in!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

My 2 daughters have gone to Howard from k-4, the school has been so good for them. They love their teachers and are very happy there. I would recommend Howard to any parent.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

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 64% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

2010

 
 
17%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation38%

Reading

All Students82%
Female>=95%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students43%
Female37%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students70%
Female67%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Science

All Students53%
Female48%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities14%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 65%
Hispanic 22% 21%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 Howard Ave
Eugene, OR 97404
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