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Griffin Creek Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

My son Attended Kindergarten at Griffin Creek for the 2013-2014 school year. He had lots of fun and a great teacher. His teacher will be moving up to second grade for the 2014-2015 school year, hoping she will be there when he enters second grade. I am hoping to go back to Griffin Creek for him as long as we don't move to a different school. If at all possible I would try to get your kid into Griffin Creek or move to where you can go to that school if you have kids in grade K-6th. Have fun enjoying the last bit of summer. Happy Trails Griffin Creek Parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

This is a great school and is a community school in every sense of the word. It's true that generations of the same families make it their priority to send their children to this school and it is because of its high academic scores, active art, music and physical fitness programs & strong community support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2013

This is a great school in a great neighborhood. Unfortunately, because it is a great school, they get people transferring in with children with problems (behavioral, etc.) who have a hard time at any school and demand an inordinate amount of attention. I wouldn t base my opinion of the school on sour grapes opinions. High academic scores, active art and music programs & community support make this a great elementary school! Our family has had 2 generations go through Griffin Creek Elementary already, with great success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

We are very happy with Griffin Creek. Great teachers, friendly office staff, and a nice setting. My son enjoys going to school everyday. Lots of fun activities are scheduled throughout the year: Family art night, skate night, movie night, 2K runs, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

Despite the great reviews I've read, I have to say my experience with my child attending this school is not a pleasant one. My child needs extra help in reading and writing, which I asked for assistance with as to where their response was "due to budget cuts we cannot offer your child any help unfortunately". They would rather have a child be at a lost of understanding and write poor remarks on their reports then give a child help that is desperately needed. Also regarding their progress reports, be sure to receive quite a few contradictory remarks. I'm not sure if it's just the teacher that my child has or the typical nature of the school in general, either way it speaks a lot about how they approach a child with needs. By the way I think it is remarkable and quite magical how my child came from one school receiving high remarks and awards, in exception for reading and writing, then due to a move entered this school and has received remarks of the complete opposite. So much for no child gets left behind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

I attended Griffin Creek for Kindergarten through 6th grade, and I have to say, it was an excellent school. The staff is wonderful and the teachers know more then a thing or two about what they're teaching. The school has an amazing history to it and I would recommend it to any parents looking to send their kid(s) to an extraordinary elementary school!


Posted August 3, 2010

2010 Medford's Griffin Creek Elementary School is one of only 179 schools nationwide that received a Bronze National Recognition Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for promoting physical fitness and healthy nutrition among students and staff. This is a great school with strong community support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

This is a very good school to send your kids to they work witth your kids if they need help and they are always looking of ways to get the parents involed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

If you like more one on one work, or if you are looking for a school that any and every child will be accepted this is the school for your children. I am a parent that thinks that music and the great out doors have a lot to teach your children then this is the school for you and your children. Sencerely, Misty Vanderkamp
—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 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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

2010

 
 
26%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students53%
Female51%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners33%
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 Students75%
Female67%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners83%
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%
Female54%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female73%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female70%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities29%
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 Students58%
Female50%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 65%
Hispanic 15% 21%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2430 Griffin Creek Rd
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 842-3740

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