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Howard Elementary School

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Posted December 21, 2012

That comment is silly! Children always learn "colorful" words once they start school, no matter where they attend. I do not now have children at the school, but I live a block away from it. The neighborhood kids are not any different from any other kids! How dare someone (the reviewer) say that the "quality of the other children... was horrible"? That is outrageous! Who rates the quality of children in an elementary school?


Posted June 8, 2009

We moved to howard early in the year. My daughter was happy and love school. By the end of this year the love of school was gone, she learned lot of colorfull words, and how to lie. The teachers seem to be ok and interested in the kids doing well. The quality of the other children around her was horrible. She will be going elsewhere next year. I'm currently researching other schools and found this website. It's great to have a place to share.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

We moved here from Sacramento, and my daughter was in her 2nd year of Kindergaten. She was not reading at all in the two years she was in school there. We moved here, and she was reading in less than 6 weeks. The quality of school is awesome! More one on one help!
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Posted March 4, 2006

In my personal opinion I would have to rate Howard shool at the top of my list for the quality of the teachers and the parent involvment at Howard.I presently have two students who attend Howard School.A ten year old fourth grader and a eight year old second grader.Both who have attended Howard since kindergarten.From the first day my daughter started school I always felt more than welcome to come into the class rooms and just sit and watch whats going on.The teachers make you feel so welcome and appriciate the invovlment of the parents.I also attended Howard school as a child and loved it when i was there.It far beyond exceeds the my ecpectaions of what a great school should be.Also I have never seen more kids so willing and eager to go to school.In my opinion Howard is the best.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
84%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

2010

 
 
14%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
52%
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%
Female55%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners29%
Migrant57%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation44%

Reading

All Students69%
Female71%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learners41%
Migrant86%
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 Students55%
Female47%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners33%
Migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners58%
Migrant50%
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

Math

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students50%
Female52%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female24%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
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

Math

All Students52%
Female64%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners29%
Migrant50%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students57%
Female55%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners14%
Migrant30%
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 54% 65%
Hispanic 40% 21%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 73%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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