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Harvey Clarke Elementary School

Public | K-4

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 7, 2014

Most of the teachers are great in spite of the teacher to child ratio which is more like 30+ (except kindergarten) kids to teacher. Parents in this school have figured out that they need to participate to compensate for the ratio which keeps kids from falling in the cracks as much. That said, I am sure that these teachers are going to get burned out if the class size problem is not addressed by the district. Too bad they closed Gales Creek elementary - it overloaded the other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

My grandson is a 3rd grade student of Miss Linsey. This is a great school as he seems to be to enjoy it more this year.


Posted July 16, 2012

I had three children attend the school. Every teacher grades K-3 are fantastic. The quality of 4th and 5th grade teachers were hit and miss. Some where not a good fit for the position and some where overwhelmed. Overall it was a good experience for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2012

Homework for kindergartners was surprising, but at least it was only 1 assignment due per week. Friendly Admin staff, perhaps compensating for my child s surly 'ready-for-retirement' teacher, whom was on several occasions overtly rude and judgmental [of us] when our child missed school [due to family issues/sickness]. On another occasion, my child was scratched/bruised in the face on the playground, and he did report it to a teacher, but I never received any phone call before I saw my child at the end of the day. They seem pretty relaxed on bullying issues, which crosses over to the bus rides as well. Multiple parents claim their child abused, and/or they had to remove their child from the buses due to this un-controlled issue. Overall, the class work & assignments seemed innovative and fun, and they at least had a couple good field trips. They did send notices for parent involvement, along with a ton of money soliciting programs/fundraisers... The graduation ceremony [for K] was a fun ending to his first year in school. Hope this state figures out a budget for these schools soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2009

Seems to be over crowed and understaffed. Teachers and administrators are inconstant in rule setting and common sense is not always used in dealing with issues. Not highly recommended.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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

All Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners56%
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 Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities71%
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 71% 65%
Hispanic 23% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 0% 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 37%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2516 North B St
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: (503) 359-2478

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