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Spring Mountain Elementary School

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Posted October 24, 2013

We recently purchased a home in Happy Valley because we wanted our son to attend school in North Clackamas. Spring Mountain elementary is a wonderful school. The secretary, principle, teachers and bus drivers go above and beyond to make children feel welcome. During the summer we had a surprise visit from the principle Mr Long and my son's new kindergarten teacher Mrs. Turner. They wanted to say hello and meet us before school started. They try and visit every student who attends school there. When I was concerned about walking to the bus stop on our busy street, they changed the stop and now pick my son up at our house. The bus driver has greeted my son by name since the first day of school. The class sizes are large, but the teachers do an amazing job. After just 1 month of school my kindergartner was writing his numbers to 100 and reading. The principle gets to know each child. He spends time dressing up as zero the hero in my son's class, making the kids laugh. They all love him. I feel so blessed to be able to send my child to such a wonderful school, where he looks forward to going every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

The school is very well managed by thier principle .The procedures and policy choices are exceptional ,my child is learning,safe,happy with his school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

Our new Principal is amazing. He has lifted the school up in spirit and academics. The staff appears relaxed and happy. They constantly share this feeling with the students. I couldn't be happier than to have my kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2008

Thanks to the Clackamas ESD and Spring Mountain, our autistic son is doing fabulous and attending a general education classroom this year! We will be sad to leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

This truly is a great school. The teachers, staff and parents are all completely involved with the children's education & school experience. This is our 3rd year at Spring Mountain and we couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

Our family is very happy with Spring Mountain. The teaching staff uses student-centered practices and the office staff keeps communication open.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2007

Our daughter has attended Spring Mountain for the past four years. The faculty and staff are excellent. Our daughter has thrived at this school. Parental involvement is great and valued by the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2006

Parent volunteer is amazing, all the teachers are incredible, the PTA is helpful and the principal is highly qualified. My kids have thrived in the classrooms, I would not consider ever moving out of district until they are done with this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

Principal can be cold to parents but the teachers do the best with what they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Office staff and Nurse were very helpful and understanding of my son's medical needs. The Teacher is very friendly and helpful as well. The parking issue is not good, drop off can be a harry 15 mins at it's best just to drop off. Overall experience with school staff has been good, this is our first year as a kinder there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

We really like our school.Our kids are happy. But I must admit the new principal brings no 'life' to the school.Hopefully the new asst. principal will fill that need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2006

I would not send my worst enemy to the school. The principal is uncooporative and the school has really suffered under the new administration. It is sad to see how fast a school can go downhill. My daughter will be going elsewhere next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2006

Working with the administration can be very frustrating for parents. The principals attitude can be hostile at worst, unfriendly at best. The teachers frustration with the administration was palpable and one can only hope will improve in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

Horrible Principal who has really downgraded quality of school. Parent Involvement is not encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

Poor parent-teacher communication. Parking is a nightmare. My child took the bus , in three ocassions after the staff was notified and told specifically to hold child at school.. I question the safety of our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

My son, Jordan, loves Spring Mountain Elementary. We recently moved from Iowa and we were impressed by the administration, staff and curriculum. Everyone welcomed us withh open arms and made sure Jordan felt right at home. He loves his teachers, new friends and the Galaxy Pizza on the Wednesday lunch menu! --Beth & Cory
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

Spring Mountain has an overwhelming amount of parental support, community support and great teachers. I am so happy we made the move from the Reynolds School District to the best school district in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2004

Nice facility, very limited diversity, (race/ethhnicity/socioeconomic class). A lot of assumptions are made based from the mainstream prototype (median household income of $97,500) thus ignoring and not addressing diverse needs of some folks who do not fall within the mainstream.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2003

This is a beautiful school with a nice layout on wonderful grounds in an inconspicuous location of a beautiful neighborhood. The only problem with this school is the parking lot, which was poorly planned. Whenever possible have child take the bus. Parent drop off is a nightmare!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2003

beautiful facility, great staff, lots of parent involvement
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

2010

 
 
71%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learners71%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learners71%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners75%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learners75%
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 Students81%
Female76%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners46%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female79%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learners46%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
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% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Hispanic 11% 21%
Two or more races 7% 5%
Black 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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