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Laurel Elementary School

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Posted July 18, 2013

I had four of my five children attend this school after making a few large life changes over the past few years and attending a handful of schools. My kids ranged from 4th grade down to kinder. The staff and teachers are amazing!! Ive never had a school so involved with each student. Teachers would call just to say they had and amazing day with my child. The office staff knows you as soon as you walk through the door. Unfortunately we moved to Harrisburg, but are looking to purchasing a home in JC just to get the kids back into those schools. Its an amazing town with a lot of potential. I would highly recommend this school. My kinder also has some medical issues that the nurses and teachers were very passionate about. Always made her feel welcome and not out of place. Very supportive team!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

We relocated to the area from out of state last year and enrolled our kinder and fourth grader at Laurel. We were extremely impressed with the staff, community involvement, teaching team and their response to inquiries or children's unique needs. Our oldest moved to Oaklea this year but our first grader has the most AMAZING teacher and our special needs child has received the support, encouragement, growth and intervention needed for a lifetime of success. I highly recommend this school for its small town charm and exceptional staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2012

We are new to this school, our daughter comes from a 9 rated school and this one is a 4, it wouldn't be so bad but she was at the top of her class and school before and loves math, reading and homework as well as science. This school, at least her class, offers a lot of cutting and pasting, math once a week, science every couple of weeks, two papers of homework for a whole week. If your child is into learning at a great rate steer clear of this school! The staff remembers names which is impressive, but they are not the warmest folks around. I have been a volunteer at most of the schools my daughter has gone but it's hard getting into this one. It is really hard for me to rate this school, academically it's a less than 1. They do try and teach a social structure which is good, but my daughter woke up this morning and said "Mom, I don't want to go to school today" when I asked her why, she said "because I am not learning anything" that is a very sad statement coming from an 8 year old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

I feel that Laurel is a diamond in the rough. Laurel is an amazing school with wonderful staff and students. I transfer my children in from another school and I love the choice I made. Laurel Elementary School is a family and it shows!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

Working on our second 'generation' of kids at Laurel Elementary. First group is in high school and couldn't be more proud of the foundation they received while at Laurel. Because the school leads in the way they are fully committed to the children: parents and the community also give and participate to a large extent following by example. Our current elementary kids are seeing the same if not better school this time around. The school has a diverse staff, good programming/scheduling, multiple volunteer groups, and a rich learning environment that still includes art, music, and PE. So wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

This school is focused on the kids. It has amazing teachers, many of them new in the past few years that have been subbing at our school for a long time and have replaced retired teachers. The parent involvment is wonderful and community service is substantial. The extra curricular activites are enriching and the art program put on by the Parent group is fantastic. We have one of the only Self Contained classrooms in the County starting with Kinders and continuing through our 4th grade, a fantastic special ed department as well as a wonderful TAG department. I would highly recommend this school to anyone in or around the Junction City area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

This school is generally a horrible school! I highly recommend avoiding this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

i love the attitude of the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students59%
Female65%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation23%

Reading

All Students60%
Female70%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation8%
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%
Female66%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial25%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation24%

Reading

All Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial25%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation20%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 65%
Hispanic 14% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
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 62%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1401 Laurel St
Junction City, OR 97448
Phone: (541) 998-2386

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