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Willagillespie Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 514 students

 

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Posted October 16, 2012

I agree, we just found out that Stella has locked our grandson in a closet/room next to her office for over 2 hours. This is a child that has gone through extreme trauma and already has trust and safety issues, so for her to treat him in such a manner is beyond unacceptable. Our attorney will be dealing with this matter, given she now denies her actions. I would love to hear from other parents that have experienced problems with Stella Dodson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

The school has expanded for Fall 2012. My children are receiving a good education, and to date have had tremendous teachers. The Principal keeps us informed and is passionate about her teachers, students and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

the school it self is old and out dated, the teachers are pretty nice but dont seem to offer much help to those in need. classes are mixed with grades because they cant even afford to employ a couple more teachers. And the principal, Stella Dadson, is awful! Very disrespectful to parents, over steps her boundaries as well. The school would be a better place without her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

So far it is an excellent school. My son is on first grade. His teacher is great, the principal is wonderful. I love it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Teachers, students and parents work as a team to improve the school's learning environment. Students respond well to the variety of before and after school activities that Willa-G offers. Strengths include its teachers, parent/community volunteers and a strong commitment for all students to succeed in a nurturing and enriching environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

We love this school, my son David has attended Willagillespie for over 1 year and doing well. This school has a wonderful staff team, and a wonderful principal Stella Dadson.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
42%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation26%

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation53%
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation58%

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation67%
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 Students59%
Female50%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation8%

Reading

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Science

All Students78%
Female71%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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 72% 65%
Hispanic 8% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Black 3% 3%
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 44%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1125 Willagillespie Rd
Eugene, OR 97401
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