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West Gresham Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 299 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2010

West has the best parent involvement and volunteers. I was the volunteer coordinator and know this from first hand experience. Staff and parents are there for the kids and to do what's in their best interest. They work hard in everything they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My two daughters had a tremendous start in their education at West Gresham Grade School. Their teachers: Ms Schmidt, Holevas, Maney, Cogdill, Walp, Kamiski, Lewis, and principals: Mr. Stanley and Mr. Wood offered my daughters opportunities to grow and succeed academically, as well as promoting and enhancing strong characters and self-esteem. As a fellow educator, I am grateful to the positive, supportive atmosphere and quality staff (including office, library, cafeteria, custodial staff and teaching assistants)that impacted my children's young lives. Gresham Grade School will always have our support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

The parent/teacher communication is lax at best. My daughter was allowed to first grade without any proper communication that it was going to happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

After choosing to transfer my child out of the east grade school in gresham and send her to west,I am very happy with this decision. The teachers are excellent. I would recommend this school to any parent.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students32%
Female19%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female56%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities17%
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

Math

All Students30%
Female36%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Math

All Students39%
Female27%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners14%
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 70% 65%
Hispanic 15% 21%
Two or more races 7% 5%
Black 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 52%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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330 West Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR 97080
Phone: (503) 661-0144

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