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Cedar Mill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 271 students

 
 

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Posted September 19, 2013

My daughter, who has a learning disability, recently began her fourth year at Cedar Mill. She absolutely loves it. The Principal (Mr. Horne) has gone out of his way to help guide our daughter through her challenging times. The Counselor (Ms. Blakeslee) is also fantastic and has provided our child with much needed support. All of the teachers she has had have been exceptional. I have seen my daughter grow exponentially academically and socially and credit the caring and knowledgeable Cedar Mill staff. This school is charming and community-centric - with carnivals, pancake breakfasts, and barbeques - and the families and kids are welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

It all starts at the top and the Principal here is strongly devoted to the development of each child there. My Son's teacher really knows ho to push him beyond his age and do things more suited to his learning abilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

Cedar Mill is a small community which is exactly what we were looking for. The administration is extremely helpful and approachable. We have had a hard time adjusting to some of the curriculum but that seems to be more of a result of No Child Left Behind than the particular school. The principal is excellent and works hard to preserve the tradition of Cedar Mill despite district and nationwide emphasis on testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

We moved here from another country, and my daughter started 3rd grade in this school. It's a great school. Admin is very helpful. Great community. My daughter is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

We cannot say enough wonderful things about Cedar Mill elementary. We have two girls the same age and one is going to Findley Elementary and one to Cedar Mill. The two schools are as different as night and day. If you want a well rounded child with academics, social skills, PE, Art, Music, kindness/empathy, a WONDERFUL Principal and teachers then send them to Cedar Mill. Maybe the school is not new, but that makes no difference. My kids can attest to that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2007

Many things about the school have been really nice, the specialties teachers (PE, art, music, library) seem to do as much as possible given the time they consistently use great language to communicate expectations. The teachers (mostly) are doing a great job at nuturing a learning environment. One place where there can be a great deal of improvement is in communication with the parents. Each teacher uses their own approach, quantity and quality. For example, in the 1st/2nd split classes, the students are separated by grade levels for math. If your child goes to another teacher for math, you may never even meet this teacher nor get any valuable feedback on their math progress (report card yes, but not even a single sentence over the course of the year). Could this approach be improved upon? Oh, yes. We have been very happy with the reading curriculum, support and followup.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

My third child just entered Cedar Mill, and the experience has been positive. The teachers all seem to really care about the children and their success. The only semi-negative would be the class sizes. They are a little too high. When a class does hit a lower number, the school has been known for letting a teacher go. Then the students are put in other classes making the numbers go higher. This isn't the school's fault, it's more of a budget issue. Overall the quality is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

Great school. Excellent BLC program. A perfect school for kids in Special Ed.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>95%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

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 58% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
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 Students85%
Female>=95%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female>=95%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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 67% 65%
Two or more races 14% 5%
Hispanic 10% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
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 23%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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