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W L Henry Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 495 students

 

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Posted July 26, 2014

I have been very happy with this school. My children are learning two languages at the same time both spoken and academic. The teachers are great and teach the student in new and fun ways. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

I chose to put my two daughters into this school for the dual language program. My 8 year old hasn't been able to grasp the language as well as my 6 year old. But they both have great accents. My 6 year old loves singing Spanish songs. The teachers have been excellent. My 8 year old's teacher started to teach multiplication specifically to keep up with my daughter's abilities. My 6 year old was put into reading groups that best fit her skills. They were involved in the after school chess club. The entire school gets free breakfast and lunch because of the high level of low income families. It is nice to not worry about sending lunches. I have received phone calls from the principal when there are behavioral issues (a boy was slapping my 8 year's butt in line during recess, another boy threatened her with a sharp stick when she tried to get him to stop poking a baby bird with it). It seems like recess might not be as supervised as I would like because that seems to be when issues happen. Pick up time after school is pretty crowded since it is a walking school. My kids seem pretty happy there. If behavioral issues get worse in coming years, we may consider switching schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

I sent 2 kids here for 5 years, to allow my children to be in the dual language immersion program. I'm very pleased that my children have been able to learn a second language in childhood, they sound like native spanish speakers. This school definitely has some struggles, but it's not due to teachers not trying! There are some absolutely fantastic teachers here, and they accommodated my children's abilities and tried to find ways to challenge them. I really appreciated their positive behavior reward system, which encouraged appropriate behavior with certain rewards. However, as the kids got older, the behavior issues got more and more pronounced, to the point where it was extremely distracting and took a lot of the teachers' time. My eldest child just finished 6th grade here, but my younger child won't be returning. Also, there's not a lot of support from home, and very little parent involvement in the classroom and school. There's been a lot of principal turn over lately. In a nutshell, I'd say that if you're interested in your child learning a language, this is a good option for the younger elementary years, but I'd suggest going elsewhere after around 4th grade.
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Posted October 12, 2009

WL Henry is on the less desirable side of town and has to deal appropriately with troubled kids. I have thought several times about homeschooling or transfering, but there is a balance. My son has had extremely good teachers since kinder and has gotten citizenship awards for standing up for what's right, and lots of positive reinforcement. His mental abilities and grades are not determined by those who struggle, or the averaging of school scores. The teachers teach what they are given to teach. A lot of the grade depends on the determination of the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

I have found the diversity within the school to be refreshing. My child is in the Dual-Language Program and I am grateful for her to have the opportunity to learn another language at such an impressionable age. This school could use much more volunteer time that what it currently sees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2004

This School caters to one paticular culture and the outcome of that has caused a level of education to be way, way below the average quality of teaching and learning for the average American student of any other school in the area. Because of this I have personaly choosen to Homeschool my children to give them the 'Best'. And also because this school won't release students to attend other schools in the area, for the reason, they have to meet Their Quota of American Students that attend this school, so it causes us parents to be forced into other options. We have been in this district for 11 years and the school has incressingly gotten worse!
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

2010

 
 
31%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
78%

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

All Students22%
Female22%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners12%
Migrant32%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female19%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant23%
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 Students38%
Female36%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners22%
Migrant17%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female52%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners25%
Migrant42%
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 Students19%
Female15%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners9%
Migrant13%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students21%
Female10%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners6%
Migrant7%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Science

All Students21%
Female15%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners6%
Migrant7%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation17%
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 Students18%
Female17%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant9%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students30%
Female25%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant14%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%
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 81% 21%
White 16% 65%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
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 75%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Hillsboro, OR 97123
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