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Powell Valley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 426 students

 

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Posted August 21, 2011

I, too, have a son who completed his kindergarten year at Powell Valley in Miss Love's class. I thought her and her teaching assistant, Mrs. Millican, were awesome. Supportive and encouraging and everything you would hope for in a teacher. I also found the principal and the other staff I met to be warm and very engaged in the student's success. And I was also very impressed with the events that they held. There was a fantastic holiday bazaar and carnival as well as others. Admittedly I was concerned because the school's test scores aren't the best but I found that they are working hard, and there has been improvement. And that's with having lost 8 days last year due to budget cuts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

My son has attended his Kindergarten year here and I have found that the teachers/staff genuinely care about the kids. I volunteer and you can see the calm and caring interaction throughout the staff. His kindergarten teacher, Miss Love, is AMAZING..... He has absolutely flourished here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2009

Two of my sons have attended this school and we have anly had great experiances with all the teachers, my kids have flourished here even when moving from another school. Great music programs and family nights. Thank you PV Panthers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

Wow I love this school and recomend it for other or futer parents! Completely fun and i help out allot and I enjoy the kids . they are all fun and very polite.
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Posted October 20, 2008

Teachers are wonderful at promoting lifeskills and truly assess the students abilities and strengths. They care about each of their students and helping them to be successful.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

2010

 
 
48%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
86%

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

All Students54%
Female66%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female83%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners25%
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 Students62%
Female57%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners23%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners15%
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 Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female77%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities86%
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 65% 66%
Hispanic 25% 21%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4825 East Powell Valley Rd
Gresham, OR 97080
Phone: (503) 661-1510

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