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Hollydale Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 461 students

 

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Posted December 12, 2013

My daughter went to Hollydale starting in kg-3rd grade. I really didn't like this school. I tried to become involved by volunteering but it just seemed like a lot of the staff just didn't care that much. That sounds kind of harsh to say & it wasn't true of every staff member but that was the feeling I got while I was there. I really do value our teachers who have a very important job which is why when it came time to send our 2 youngest to kg we found a better school & got the hell out of Gresham. And let me tell you, what a difference! There's good reason why some schools receive 4 stars and others receive 9 & I believe the community the school is in has a lot to do with that. It takes a village & teachers can't do it alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

The issue that spurred me into writing this review is the fact that with all their petty rules, I feel they are simply setting kids up to fail rather than help them succeed. Both my children have been written up for such ridiculous things, I can't even take their system seriously! Instead of teaching the kids what they did wrong and WHY it's considered wrong at the school, they'd rather just stick them in a corner and have them miss recess so no one has to deal with them on a personal level. The level of communication at this school is SO absurd...I've received a call from one teacher asking if my child was to eat his snack AND buy lunch (asking me if it was ok?!) and yet received NO call or communication when there is apparently a daily issue with another child?! Who determines when to contact a parent with issues? From all the devices they try to put into place (trying communicate with parents) none have worked so far, as far as I'm concerned. I have tried working with this school for 4 years now and am done. I've decided to transfer my children to another school this fall. I sure wish there was someone who could get this school in shape.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Hollydale has a wonderful teaching and support staff. The principal is actively involved with the students. Parental support is strong. My son loves going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

I have 2 children that currently attend Hollydale. They have been there for thier entire school time. We have been very happy with everyone at the school. While there are always things that can be better. When those issues are brought up to the principal at the school she takes steps to either resolve the issues or else find out what is going on. The teachers at the school are all top notch teachers. We have never had an issue where the school is militant. I have volunteered in the classroom and all over the school and I have found the teachers and all of the staff to be very caring about every student even those that have discipline issues. I have seen students come back after leaving the school just to see their teachers and ever volunteer in different classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

The one year my stepchildren spent at Hollydale was a disaster. Communication and cooperation between the home and school was non-existent, even though we tried constantly to change that--through emails, phone calls, etc. The only time they communicated was when they wanted to. The school is completely unwilling to work with parents, and my children were relieved to leave it. Maybe the new principal, in time, will change that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2006

For the most part Hollydale is a great school. Hollydale excells in every area, except one. After many conversations with other parents one thing holds true. WE all agree that the discipline to send home a referal for childish behavior is ludicris. However we are also in agreement that problem children that are mainstreamed in the classroom are increasing the numbers of other students referals, and interupting the learning process in the classroom. Most parents are left to wonder how is this child still in the class if my kid has two referals that I found to be invalid, as well as if the kid is on a behavior contract and his name is involved in other issues with students, then maybe some concideration for the other student. I have found most often than not the other student involved is protecting themselves or some other student from the behavioral student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

I'm sorry but I totally disagree with the other reviews. We came from another Gresham school and have been at Hollydale for 4 years. I think it is a horrible school. The kids are barely allowed to talk at lunch. The teachers are unkind and harsh. If you take problems to the principal you will get no results. My child is at the top of his class, yet comes home everyday depressed about the teacher yelling at the class. I would never send my kids their voluntarily. THe school is more militant in its views.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

wonderful small town school. very caring teachers, children are great. Very open minded administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

My three children attended Hollydale Elementary School for 2 years. We have since moved to Phoenix, Arizona and miss Hollydale terribly. As far as Oregon Schools go this is top rate. The principal (Mr. Tomac) is a great leader and a wonderful communicator. His leadership in the school is unmatched. The curriculum, programs, and teachers are all very good. Also, the nieghborhood and community is a great place to raise a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

Holleydale is a wonderful place for children. The teacher and principle are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2003

Our family has been very happy at Hollydale. Our son is in first grade and loving it. Last year, Kindergarten was top rate too.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
81%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

2010

 
 
36%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

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 Students49%
Female56%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities36%
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

Math

All Students32%
Female36%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners57%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation13%
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 Students41%
Female34%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation36%

Reading

All Students55%
Female47%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Science

All Students65%
Female59%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learners22%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation55%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 65%
Hispanic 23% 21%
Two or more races 7% 5%
Black 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 58%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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505 SW Birdsdale Ave
Gresham, OR 97080
Phone: (503) 661-6226

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