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Sunset Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 591 students

 

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Posted January 24, 2014

We moved here from the southeast with very high standards for education...this school has delivered. My son is in kindergarten and has excelled! Mrs. Hoefertt is fantastic! Great at working with the ones that need extra help and pushing the ones that excel to the next level. She keeps the classroom fun and gets the kids moving. All the staff is friendly and helpful. The principle is always outside at arrival and dismissal, not just behind the scenes. Very active in his school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

We moved from out of state so this is our first year at Sunset.(3rd grade) First let me say that I do really like the principal and feel he is doing a great job with the resources he has. I am also impressed with the new building. That aside, I have been quite disappointed with this school. I do not feel like my daughter is getting the level and quality of education that she needs. I don't know if maybe just the testing/academc levels are lower here or what but I feel like she is getting taught at a level comparible with her 1st grade year. I don't feel that she is getting the opportunity to advance in her education like she should be. We have lived in 2 other states and in both of those the schools were wonderful. (so maybe I'm just comparing to what we had ?) This summer we are moving back to where we lived before so my daughter will not be going to Sunset again next year but if we were going to be here I would for sure be looking into another school or other options. This is just my opinion (as everyone has one) Im sure there are many parents who are pleased with their child's education at Sunset, I wish I could say I was one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

Sunset has a great staff of caring teachers who work together to help kids learn. They are faced with a high poverty area and some parents who do not look at education with much importance. I do not believe that the teachers are focused on the new building as much as they are on kids learning. If I had a child of elementary age I would definitely place him or her at Sunset and feel very secure about their education.


Posted April 25, 2010

Because my son attends there and his teachers and the staff are creating wonderful minds and brilliant children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

Not to happy with the office staff. The teachers do okay, but there is room for improvement, like teaching the whole class in english rather than half of it in spanish. The new building will be nice, but I think there needs to be more emphasis on the curriculum than the building.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

2010

 
 
19%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students48%
Female43%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners37%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners35%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female71%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners40%
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 Students56%
Female48%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female48%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners35%
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
Hispanic 61% 21%
White 37% 65%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 5%
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 73%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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