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Findley Elementary School

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 28, 2007

Findley is the best school in the neighborhood. We moved in the area because of school. We researched class size issue before moving and found it to be baseless. Class size issue came up this year due to new constructions for a new neighborhood by Arbor without contributing to school districts planning. But school has quickly addressed the issue and a new school is built. Frankly we never felt any issue about class size. My son got more than attention by teachers and we are very pleased with my son's overall development. Great teachers and friendly staff. Parent volunteer program is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2007

We are extremely pleased with the school - especially with teachers. We are so fortunate to have a very involved teacher for our 1st grader son. She gives so much care to every student in the class, very helpful feedback during parent-teacher-conference and encourages every kid to develop on strenghts and improve on weaknesses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2006

Findley is way over capacity resulting in larger student to teacher ratios. Some teachers are very good at raising the bar and expecting a lot from their students, others are much less demanding and seem to only worry about meeting the minimum requirements. Our children have had both types. Very good parent volunteer program. Good staff. Overall one of the best schools in the area. That is why we moved to the neighborhood we are in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

Overall a great school. Highly sought after. great parent/volunteer involvement. Good demographics, lots of motivated parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

great volunteers all over the school and the staff and teachers do appreciate the help. music, library, tech, pe classes available
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

This is a great school. Although it is over capacity, the teachers are excellent and the PTO is very involved. Great extra-curricular and other activites to involve the families. Would definitely recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

The entire staff here is committed to excellence. They have a lot of students but I believe the staff is doing the best they can. The parent involvement is incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

Class size is too large. Structure is lacking in the classroom. Not academically demanding that students finish a task or stay in their seat to even stay on task. Emphasis on political correctnes.
—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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

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>=95%

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>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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
83%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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

All Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners67%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female94%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learners44%
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 Students>=95%
Female94%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities83%
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 Students92%
Female87%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female91%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students>=95%
Female94%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learners50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 49% 4%
White 41% 65%
Hispanic 4% 21%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Black 1% 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 4%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4155 NW Saltzman Rd
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: (503) 533-1830

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