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Hall Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 495 students

 

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Posted January 15, 2014

Our child started Kindergarten this year. I was worried based on the "rating" shown on Great Schools, and registered for every lottery in every charter school locally. When we didn't make any of the lottery drawings, we were "stuck" with our district public school. So far, Hall Elementary has exceeded every expectation I've had of public school. I'm proud to say our son is a Hurricane!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

Are you CRAZY? This school is excellent! I am shocked to read the previous reviews. My son just transferred here from a highly rated Montessori school and we are extremely pleased with the level of dedication and professionalism of the teachers and support staff. I guess the old adage is true, folks are more likely to complain than compliment...Hall Elementary is indeed a GREAT SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

Poorly run, and extremely overcrowded. I don't understand how a child in kindergarten can learn anything or get the attention they need when there are 29 other children that need attention. My son is a little slow, and I absolutely do not feel as though he learned anything while attending hall elementary. Though it's going to break me, he will be attending a private school for first grade. Also, I would have loved to volunteer to attend field trips and such, but since I have a baby, he wasn't "allowed" to come with me. Ridiculous. Done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

this school is overcrowded, underfunded and poorly run. there are some teachers that somehow do wonderful with the little support they are given and their are other teachers who are so overloaded with students they seam frazzled and upset all the time. every class even kintergarten has over 30 students. mrs. connors is a kintergarten teacher. she is agressive and rude to parents and students. this school is being run half spanish speaking because half the students dont know english. and the students who thrive are being left behind because the teachers are too busy learning spanish to teach their students. this is a faling school and they wont let you transfer out.i feel as though by putting my kids in this school i am setting them up to fail in life...... there is no communication between staff and parents and it seams as thoughi am a nuicenss if i ask how myh student was doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Classes are way too crowded, with rooms that had 18-20 kids in them just a year or two ago now holding 34-38 kids. Students with special needs do not get the full resources and support from all staff members. Some are outstanding, but without full by-in by staff, students are set up to fail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

the teachers seem to really care about their students. they really take pride in what they do there.


Posted June 22, 2009

This school offers a lot of extra curricular activities, but not up to my expectations academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

Hall is an excellent school. I am raising my granddaughter and grandson and this is the school they went to. When they came home from school everyday, they would always tell me how much fun they had. Hall also has 'after-school' programs that they went to, they tell me they had a swell time! The staff is very friendly. I had no problems having my grandkids go here, neither did they.


Posted March 29, 2008

My daughter has really enjoyed her two years at Hall. The few issues we've had have been resolved in a professional and friendly manor. She is an above average student and they have provided advanced classes for her. The principal is very friendly and always present and accessable. We have been very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

Hall Elementary is a fabulous school with caring teachers and a sound curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

Cultural and economically diverse school. Many new programs are developing and focused on support in individual development and improvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

The staff is very warm and pleasant [and] easy to work with. They love the children and go the extra mile for them. Your child will actually learn what they are supposed to in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

2010

 
 
22%
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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students43%
Female40%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female54%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners24%
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 Students53%
Female61%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners36%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students60%
Female70%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation29%
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 Students52%
Female43%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students60%
Female57%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Science

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation22%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 51% 65%
Hispanic 36% 21%
Black 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 74%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2505 NE 23rd St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 661-6330

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