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West Union Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 307 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

We were so worry about new place for my son who is ten. But the kind staffs and teachers help us to adjust him after immigrating from so different country to the US.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

this school has the secretary with the worst customer service ever! If you show up to pick up your child she doesn't look up from her computer and won't give you the time of day. They get a new principal often and head lice runs the school. My child came home and told me her milk was lumpy! One year that is all we gave it. Entered as a hopeful family left very disappointed. My sons had a wonderful experience at his old school and was often coming home with awards or I would get an email praising him being a caring child. This teacher had a 2/3 class she didn't know he was a 3rd grader until a month in when he asked why he was repeating 2nd grade. She also had the kids pull petals off their friends goof behavior flowers as a quiet way to let them know they were bothering them. Often when my son would show up to school his petals would already be torn off. When he told her he didn't like the petals and that the other kids at the table were doing this she told him to sit down and deal with it. Ugh! Trying to take the high road I offered to volunteer in the class and was told I wasn't needed. What a horrible year! FYI The booster club didn't seem to like outsiders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2013

This is a great school with terrific environment that encourages safe, responsible and respectful behavior. The children are lead by a stable staff of dedicated professionals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

West Union is a great school that has a safe envirmonment. The principal knows the kids names and cares about the kids. The teachers will work with you if needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2010

If your primary concern is to place your child in a safe nurturing environment then WUE is an excellent school. There is strong emphasis in teaching good behavior and fantastic community support. The school has an excellent music room, library & PE experience. If you're looking for an academic challenge I'd recommend looking around. The TAG coordinator believes advanced/gifted students should receive a standard curriculum. "We find that if advanced students are given a standard curriculum that the rest of the students catch up in a few years." As a parent of a kid who performs 3-4 grade levels above age in reading and math this is maddening. Of course if your plan is to not teach my kid for three years then, yes, everyone will catch up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Children there are taught not only academics but also respect for themselves, for their peers and teachers and for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

My child has attended this school for 5 years, and the nurturing, creative environment along with exceptional, caring teachers have made this a wonderful fit for our family. With the opening of another district school last year, the enrollment has adjusted downward to its previous lower numbers. Teacher/student ratios are still as high as other district schools, but the school community makes the most of its resources. There are many teachers at West Union who have been at the school for 10+ years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

I was nervous sending my daughter to a public school. Prior to this year, she had attended private non-parocial school. West Union's teacher was master's prepared. I scheduled a private meeting with her, and she was great! The school has been wonderful. My only concern is the large number of students per teacher ratio. So far, that hasn't presented a problem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2006

this is the best school my daurgher has ever been in the EC are not that inportand but the teachers a grate they know what there doing and the class rooms are just the right sizes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

My daughter just started here as a Kindergartener. I don't know much about the school, other than it seems just fine. The teacher seems very dedicated and there is a real emphasis on creating a safe and supportive atmosphere. The only complaints I've heard are that the school building is old and in need of replacing (by parents) and (from my daughter) that she dislkes the kindergarten schedule. It is very sporadic as there is no K-bus to save over a million dollars a year in gas, so she goes full days W-F and alternate Mondays. Sporadic schedule is hard for my little one. They need regularity to feel really part of something. I didn't think it would be a big deal, but she complains so much about it, I'm afraid I made a mistake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

Both my children have attended this school and it is great school with high parent involvement and excellent teaching staff. The EC activities are not that important to us as we are looking to provide that outside of school, the education was quite good though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

The classrooms have too many kids in them, the teachers are spending more time trying to discipline the children than teaching them. Neither of my children are getting the skills they need, they don't get the help they want and the teachers are just too busy getting children to behave. I have had to quit my job and spend more time teaching them at home to keep them up with other peers outside of this school since we've moved here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

We had the best experience at this school. The teachers were not only knew what they were teaching, but they understood how different students learn. Also, they kept on top of problems between students, and took students feeling threatened seriously. I wish my own grade school had been as wonderful as my child's was. They really made school a safe place, and made my kids excited to learn. When we moved at the end of the school year, we applied to have the kids finish the school year here. It was worth it to take the extra trip to get them to and from school, so they could continue. Luckily the work schedule flexed for it.
—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.

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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
63%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students64%
Female50%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female60%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students90%
Female>=95%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
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%
Female52%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students80%
Female74%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female65%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
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
White 74% 66%
Hispanic 13% 21%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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23870 NW West Union Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97124
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