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Ardenwald Elementary School

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Posted March 16, 2013

This is one of the finest schools in Clackamas County (which includes Lake Oswego by the way). Environmentally friendly building (newly built) with earthquake proofing all those PPS schools lack), beautiful layout and design with impeccable playground. Learning enviro is equally awesome. Teachers rock, nice mix of kids and cultures. The principle is a bit of a sassyfras but otherwise this is an AWESOME school thanks to the kids, teachers and education quality. My child went to Duniway in PPS before moving here and this has been a much better school with more enrichment programs than Duniway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

Ardenwald is a nice school. The staff is friendly and they really care about the school and the students. It's a small school, so everybody knows everybody. The PTO is very involved and always looking for ways to raise money. They have an occasional art class after school but other than that, I would like to see more extracurricular activities. I'm not too thrilled about their new math program. The one they had before was much better. I'm a bit disappointed in the scores this school received in math and reading. The main thing that keeps us here is the atmosphere. It's a tight-knit school and my children are very happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

Ardenwald is a great school, with a dedicated team of teachers and staff and an active and effective parent/teacher organization. My kids LOVE this school and have developed a strong love of learning, too. Like any school in Oregon right now, Ardenwald struggles with ongoing funding issues - but to their credit, they always find a way to keep the cirriculum relevant, engaging and diverse. Members of the PTO have stepped up to form and staff afterschool art programs throughout the year, and volunteer a ton of time to help raise funds for the school. The teachers are among the most dedicated and friendly that I've ever seen. They work hard - because they care about the students. And the students I know, really care about their school, too. Very, very good karma. You should see this school for yourself - you'll see exactly what I mean in about five minutes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

This school has lost the skills to teach, there use to be a provide a postive environment to learn for children, now there is negative school climate my son has learned nothing but discipline this year,he has recieved targted and deliberate exclusion , no recesses and fun days taken away conflict with teacher,teacher bulling,staff models bulling behavior.They are not meeting my childs academic,social-emotional needs.They are involing our children in the school and state polictics.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/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

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/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 Students71%
Female68%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners57%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female50%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners29%
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 Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learners22%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners10%
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 Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female53%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners21%
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 75% 65%
Hispanic 15% 21%
Two or more races 7% 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 63%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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