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Gaffney Lane Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 573 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

I was able to volunteer for one of the 4th grade classes last year and was so impressed with the teachers system of involving the students in every aspect of the learning process. The school seems to have a system of friendly competition that motivates the students to try and do they very best in the class rooms and on campus. To watch every hand raise when the teacher asks a question, is very impressive. This is a vibrant, active and happy school, with an excellent staff devoted to teaching with a flare.


Posted December 13, 2010

Best school my son has ever been to. They connect with the kids on a deeper level, and most of all they learn advanced stuff or what ever level they need easly. Awsome staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

We have been pleased with gaffney lane. the teachers for the most part are great with the kids and keep them on their toes. they have computer lab, music and P.E. all once a week and also still have a counselor. the school is old and could use updating but overall, is is a good learning environment for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

With the exception of a few teachers over the years, I have been very pleased with Gaffney. I am a teacher at a different school and know what my children should be learning and when. Overall, I believe my children are getting a very good education there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

both of the prior reviews are definitely outdated. The school is lacking and has continued to go downhill for the past few years. While some teachers do seem to care they are few and far between.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

gaffney lane has teachers whom care about the children . Not only in education but saftey .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

The principal at this school seems to be very involved with the parents and students and makes you feel very welcome to participate. The staff is pretty welcoming and the reading program they have has done wonders for my child.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

2010

 
 
48%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learners75%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation58%

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners50%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learners60%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation67%

Reading

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation56%
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 Students57%
Female65%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation8%

Reading

All Students75%
Female84%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female81%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation9%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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% 66%
Hispanic 12% 21%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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13521 South Gaffney Ln
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: (503) 785-8600

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