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Paul L Patterson Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 525 students

 
 

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Posted June 17, 2012

The best school. Ever. The staff, parents, and the children all make this a great school for every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

We are so happy to have found Patterson. There are opportunities here that you dont find at other elementary schools, like a full production spring musical, and the best music teacher a school could ask for. We also publish a yearbook (only $10) which is an invaluable keepsake for your childl the photgraphers are on hand at each event and during regular classes throughout the year . There is a kiln room for pottery projects, not all teachers take advantage of this unfortunately. But each grade level gets alot of Art time, something that others school have abandoned. The computer lab is nice and updated. 6th Graders get to go to Outdoor School. The teachers here are amazing and the new principal so far is the perfect addition. Its not only a beautiful school in a very friendly and safe neighborhood but it really is a community. The security at the school is high level (almost over the top) The parents have plenty of opportunity to volunteer but also you are not judged if you don't. I have not noticed any cliques or bullying problems, this may be due to the intervention systems in place. Patterson provides a nurturing environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2010

Patterson is a wonderful school. The new principal is very caring, enthusiastic and has high goals for the students. There is great parent involvement a wonderful Booster club and very talented and caring staff. We love Patterson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

This will be an exciting new year at Patterson. With the new boundary changes we loose several hundred students and will now be one of the smallest schools in the district, after being the largest. The school has a history of success even with such obstacles of being over-capacity (since opening day 8 years ago), district wide budget cuts (before $169 million bond passed in 2006) and a large ESL/LI group (who will now attend the new Free Orchards school) I believe the academic success will soar even higher now with these obstacles removed. Another thought is that the smaller student body should only enhance an already fun and nurturing enviornment. The only issue I have seen at this school is some tension between the principal and some teachers, many of whom also are going to a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

We couldn't be happier at Patterson. It is truly a community of hard working staff , involved parents and really great kids. Alot of the school staff live right in the neighborhood and their kids attend the school adding to the tight knit community atmosphere. The calendar is full of fundraisers, special events and family nights. Our music teacher Mrs. Elison is an amazing person undertaking not only the band and choir but also the drama club who perform a musical in the spring. Parent volunteer hours are among the highest in the district and the Booster Club works very hard. A large media center and dedicated computer lab help prepare the kids for the future. The TAG program is extraordinary. Next year we will loose approx 1/3 of our students to a new school and will see relief in class sizes which was the only point of concern.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2007

Patterson is a beautiful new facility in a very nice and safe neighborhood. Most kids walk to school. Nearby employment is mostly hi-tech and medical so the parents hold degrees and most households have stay-at-home moms. This provides an abundance of volunteered time and money.Also generous are the local businesses, Intel sponsors JrAchievement while Synopsis does the outstanding annual Science Fair. The staff are amazing in their relationships with the kids. Creative and interactive methods of teaching have resulted in the Exceptional testing score. They have a motivating reward system for good citizenship and academic effort yet there is zero tolerance for negative behaviour or inappropriate dress. I know every school thinks they are the best but having put 4 kids through 3 different districts (one out of state) I can confidently say this school is special and the kids will be better people because of it.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

2010

 
 
60%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted89%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted83%
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 Students72%
Female62%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation71%
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 Students70%
Female83%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Reading

All Students75%
Female83%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Science

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Reading

All Students80%
Female91%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 65%
Hispanic 18% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Black 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 27%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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