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John Wetten Elementary School

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Posted April 24, 2012

We have three children in this school and I could not be happier with the staff. My oldest son is special needs and his transformation since starting kindergarten has been one of the staff's favorite success stories. I was so excited about being a part of the great things here that I became a substitute teacher to give back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I have had 4 of my children attend JWE and I have been very satisfied with the level of education they have received. All of the teachers show a sincere interest in how well their students are learning. I do wish they had more activities for the younger children to be involved in and also that children can be judged or have special placement on teams based on their parents status in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

This is the best school and district that my children have ever been in I thank the wonderful teachers and staff for being so... great. 9
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My son finished Kindergarten this spring and is moving to first grade in a few days. Our experience was wonderful. He learned at an incredible pace and it was a very happy environment. Ms. Macindoe was an amazing teacher also, she made such a great impression on both of us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I'm happy to say that my child goes to this school. He has enjoyed learning and making friend. His teacher and others have done a great job working with all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

What a wonderful year my daughter had in third grade. We loved her teacher~she was supportive and communicated with us on a weekly basis through newsletters and emails. She was younger and connects well with the students. All the students loved her as well as the parents! The teachers really make this good school GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

we moved to Gladstone specifically because of the excellent schools and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2006

I have high hopes that the new principal will pull everything together in a way her predecessor couldn't. One of my children is very strong in school and the other is less interested. However, my children have both enjoyed JWE and I am glad they have gotten such a good opportunity to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2006

JWE has been a wonderful experience for our two children. The kindergarten program started them off on a firm footing while keeping their attention in a positive way. As our older son has progressed, I am impressed with the way the teachers involve their parent volunteers to individually help and assess students. Community involvement is incredible, activities such as PE night are fun for kids and allow them to share what they have learned. Our family and the majority of our neighbors have moved into Gladstone expressly for the school district and are very happy we did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

This is my daughter's first and last year at this school, she is in 2nd grade. Coming from an Awesome school in California, this has to be the worst school I have ever been involved with. I feel, like she is repeating first grade. Her teacher is great. I still haven't met or seen the Principal. Homework is awful, no writing assignments, have to buy school supplies, school building is old, to many students in classrooms, playground is awful, My daughter tried to walk home & the school did'nt know about it Big Safety Issue!, The lunch room is fine, They have way more no school days. Why doesn't this State get sales tax, to fund their schools. I can't wait to get back to California and a great public school. If I'm stuck here, I will homeschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

I am very disappointed with John Wetten Elementary. My child has attended this school for the past three years. In that time I have found the principal to be uncooperative and the teachers to have a general disregard of the parents concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2005

My child is in the 2nd grade this year, and I am continually impressed with the quality of teachers and staff at John Wetten Elementary. I have been thrilled with every teacher he has had. Being a parent volunteer there, I have been able to get to know a lot of the other teachers and staff, and they are all wonderful people, who care a lot about what they do, and the kids they are working with. Parent involvement is high at the school, and the sense of community is wonderful. It is a happy, healthy environment to be in. I can't say enough good things about this school! Bee Holliman is doing an outstanding job as principal!
—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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

2010

 
 
35%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners42%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female66%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners33%
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 Students50%
Female52%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners39%
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 Students50%
Female56%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female80%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female71%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
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 76% 65%
Hispanic 16% 21%
Black 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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 60%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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