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Orchard Hill Elementary School

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Posted September 28, 2009

My son is a diabetic type 1 and the teachers and staff have been wonderful being a partner in his day to day care. The principal, Mr. Flock, is the best hands on Principal I have ever met. The teachers are warm, caring and friendly. Great cirriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

I absolutely love this school and the principle and office staff that comes right along with it. Everybody is just wonderful and appreciative. Thank you so much for a job well done..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

Staff at Orchard Hill are very efficient and caring to all students. The Principal is extremely involved w/ each student and knows everyone's name. The teachers are extremely caring and professional. The school has a large amount of lower income families which does not allow much parent involvement. This is the only negative I can say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

Great facility, and the caring staf have gone above and beyond for my daughter. Highly recommend!
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Posted May 31, 2007

A great school. All 3 of my children have gone or go to OHES. The staff from the kitchen all the way up to the Principal (Mr. Flock) are fantastic! Parent involvement is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2007

WOW- What an 'Oh So Cool School,' just like their motto says! My daughter has attended OHES since the 2nd grade and will soon be a 5th grade graduate. I know I will have tears at the graduation. The teachers, (new) principal and past principal, parents, PTA, and volunteers at OHES have all been an amazing part of my daughter's overall experience at Orchard Hill Elementary and we will never forget those experiences. GC Cooper, Medford, OR
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Posted February 17, 2006

Our 3rd grader has been at the school for almost 3 years and has had 3 attentive, organized, caring, and in control (of the classroom) teachers. The school has a choir group started by the new principal for 4th and 5th graders, weekly music, physical education and once a year a local artist comes to teach a specific kind of art. The new principal (started 9/05) is very good. Parent involvement level is o.k. Some events bring in more attendance than others (those with free food!). PTA meeting attendance and the number of those heading up projects are small but many volunteer in the classroom and will help with events when called upon. Safety and discipline are well taken care of both in the classroom and on the playground.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

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 58% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

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

All Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation42%

Reading

All Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation36%
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%
Female54%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners43%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners71%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation40%
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 Students41%
Female36%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Reading

All Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation40%
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 9% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1011 Laloma Dr
Medford, OR 97504
Phone: (541) 779-1766

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