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Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 8, 2012

We recently enrolled both our son and daughter here and after this past year, we feel we have made a mistake. Both their teachers seemed very stressed, overworked, and uncaring. I don't think I saw a single parent helping out or volunteering. Though I feel that the principal tries to provide good leadership, I feel like the rest of the faculty just doesn't live up to the quality that the students deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

The feel of PV is positive and caring. The quality of the teachers is hit or miss. And there are few after school clubs. But kids are not mean and the music program is great. I agree that the heritage of the school is a nice factor as well. And the whole school is involved in green landscaping the school grounds. We do need another elementary school or PV will get over crowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

We moved to Pleasant Valley E.S from another elementary school in N. Clackamas S.D. We moved out of N. Clackamas schools due to overcrowding in the schools. We are very happy with the small classroom size at Pleasant Valley and the high level of instructional content. My child has learned more at Pleasant Valley in one year than the two years in N. Clackamas!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

We moved to Pleasant Valley E.S from another elementary school in N. Clackamas S.D. We moved out of N. Clackamas schools due to overcrowding in the schools. We are very happy with the small classroom size at Pleasant Valley and the high level of instructional content. My child has learned more at Pleasant Valley in one year than the two years in N. Clackamas!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Teachers care...parents involved...students learning. I also love the heritage of the school...but we need more schools so we can lower the class size and overall size of the schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

We have been very pleased with the teaching and administrative staff at Pleasant Valley. Teachers provide students with a challenging curriculum that promotes higher level thinking and creativity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

This is a great school, and the teachers and principal do a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2004

My children have attended Pleasant Valley for 1 year. I have been amazed at the wonderful staff, the fantastic events, the focus on great education, health, and life skills. What a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

I have had kids in this school for the past 8 years. I have loved this school. The contact that the teachers have with the parents are great. The teacher to student ratio is great. The staff really show that they care about our kids. They are willing to go the extra mile for our kids.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

2010

 
 
32%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
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 59% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students46%
Female43%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners22%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female40%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners22%
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 Students58%
Female55%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners24%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners29%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female69%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted86%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female56%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners<=5%
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 61% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 4%
Hispanic 10% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Black 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
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 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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