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Molalla Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 465 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2014

Worst school ever. My student had to attend MES last year for Kindergarten and we are overjoyed to have moved out of district. Jane in the office clearly hates her job and should not be working with or around children. I tried so hard to be friendly with her, since my child had to be in the same building as her day in and day out but to no avail. I have never seen a more depressing elementary school (esthetically speaking). Our teacher was overwhelmed with a HUGE class size and noticeably burnt out on teaching in general. I took my child to their first day in the new school this morning, wide eyed and exclaimed "I get to go to THIS school?!" The difference you get with a school with a 5 star rating, I guess!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2014

This school has a really dull, depressing atmosphere for an elementary school. The office staff are generally unhappy to see us... Just an overall "blah" feeling and no friendliness even at the events. The kindergarten teachers are overwhelmed with HUGE class sizes. We will not be returning in the fall, we have chosen to take our kids to a school out of district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

Both of my kids are doing well here. There are some larger class sizes, which is typical of most schools today, and my 5th grader complains about a lack of personal attention. She often brings math homework home that she has no idea how to do, with an explanation that she did not understand and that her teacher was unable to help her. There is an after school program available once a year, for kids who are unlikely to pass the OAKS test, which is a measure of grade-level ability in math and reading comprehension, which I think is great. Overall, I think that Molalla Elementary is average, if not a little bit above average on their attentiveness to students and their teaching ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2013

Molalla Elementary is a great school! MES was nominated for an award for closing the achievement gap.... and state test scores just keep going up every year! A lot of good things are happening! Kids and teachers are happy!!! It's a good place to be!


Posted August 27, 2012

My daughter was in 2nd grade last year and her teacher failed her completely. She decided that the kids were not going to have homework because she "Didn't want us confused". It's 2nd grade! Send home the instructions and we wouldn't. When I was reading with my daughter and she kept saying the wrong word, ie what for where, etc.., when she had learned that sight word before. I asked the teacher and she said reading is just prediction anyway. NOT in 2nd grade! The kids need to learn the proper words they are reading. All the other 2nd grade classes had homework I found out, not my daughter's. So they are behind all the other students now. The principal is a joke also. My daughter had major health problems last year where she missed 16 days of school all year. Half where they had me come and get her due to pain or illness. The principal was mad because all she cared about was the funding, not my child. The head secretary is pretty rude also but the other secretary truly cares about the children. I believe I am open enrolling my child to another school after what we went through last year. It was truly ridiculous!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

Great teachers who care and strong in academics. Needs more parental involvement but they try. Parent-Teacher group helps raise money and meets monthly. Needs to have regular art and pe, but district needs to pay for it so not the school's fault. The teachers are hard working and do what they can despite lack of funding in those areas.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

2010

 
 
22%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
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%
Female68%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learners56%
Migrant86%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners22%
Migrant57%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners55%
Migrant56%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners46%
Migrant67%
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 Students60%
Female54%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners50%
Migrant86%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students69%
Female61%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners25%
Migrant57%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation24%

Science

All Students68%
Female59%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners25%
Migrant71%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation39%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 65%
Hispanic 31% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 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 65%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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910 Toliver Rd
Molalla, OR 97038
Phone: (503) 829-4333

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