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Highland Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 464 students

 

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Posted March 31, 2014

I loved this school a few years ago when my children first started attending. Now I can not in good faith say the same today. The school has all but sucked the creativity, and individualism out of my poor five year old. The teachers are still wonderful, however the principal and administrative staff are horrible. Children should be treated like children. A five year old should not be treated as a young adult. It seems if there is any disturbance at all there answer is to call the parents to pick up their child, not get to the bottom of what the problem is, or why the child was acting up. Disappointed is an understatement. At least I am in a place financially to correct the situation. We are moving. Mrs. Breyer is an awesome teacher. I will honestly miss her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

We bought a house in this district based on the reviews and feedback we read for this school, but our experiences over the years have been very unsatisfactory. My child feels bullied and unhappy, and is on the outside of a strong clique culture that exists within the school. Every year the school undergoes vast changes, including changes in principals, and there is no stability here. I hate to say anything negative about the school, but I wish I'd had the benefit of this feedback a few years ago. Positives: Low amounts of student-student violence, some very dedicated teachers, a thriving after-school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

My daughter attended Highland for three years and they were by far the best years she has had in school! She is at the end of 5th grade and we will both miss the atmosphere and very kind staff! I hope we are still in the area so my 4 year old daughter can attend for her elemetary years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

The staff works so hard to bring all of the children up to acceptable standards. They are always looking for new ideas, what works, and what they can do better. I feel fortunate to be a part of this team. The teaching staff and principal are highly professional and motivated.
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Posted May 16, 2006

My son started kindergarten at Highland in 2005 and I've become active in the PTC, volunteering more than 600 hours at the school. It is a warm, safe environment in which students are expected to respect one another, challenge themselves, and to attempt to resolve their own problems; all great skills to have as an adult! The Highland environment, the teachers, the educational assistants, and the principal are all wonderful for the development of young people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

Both of my children went through Highland during 1997 through present as my daughter is in 4th grade at Highland. My son is now 13. I am very pleased with the school, teachers and the Principle.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

2010

 
 
40%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students36%
Female42%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners24%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female48%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners28%
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 Students34%
Female45%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners16%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%
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 Students47%
Female45%
Male50%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation11%

Science

All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%
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
Hispanic 52% 21%
White 38% 65%
Black 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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295 NE 24th St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 665-7158

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