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Parklane Elementary School

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Posted September 6, 2014

Had a bully problem that the school allowed to continue after multiple incidents and phone calls. Changed to a different school and my child is thriving. Over crowded classes, under qualified teachers, and a RUDE principal. Only +, Mrs. Z, 1st grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

i went there in 3rd grade it is a nice school and i enjoy the staff there


Posted March 16, 2014

We moved last year in the middle of the school year from NE Portland. The school our daughter was attending in NE was just not working for us. The bullying was far too much for us to deal with and the academics were seriously lacking. When we enrolled our daughter in Parklane we were nervous, we had high hopes that she would flourish. Within weeks we noticed our daughter coming out of her shell, she was more confident, she loved doing her homework, she was making friends! The school has a real "community" feel to it. The office staff are amazing and so very helpful. I am blown away by my daughters teacher Mrs. Bigler. She has a level of patience that I can't begin to describe. She has a way of bringing these children out of their shells and getting them excited about learning. The other teachers are amazing as well. Now in her second year at this school, our daughter feels like she's a part of a real community, with people that care about her and know her by name. I am so impressed by the academics here compared to the PPS. Our daughter has music, art, PE (real PE not just having kids run back and forth in the gym), and lit groups! We LOVE Parklane!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

I would not recommend this school. It's overcrowded and there seems to be poor communication between the teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

I LOVE this school for my 2 kids! The teachers are of HIGH quality! They really show deep interest in their well-being. I'm so sad to have to be moving away to WA, because I know that they are in such a loving atmosphere. It may not look like much on the outside, but it truly serves my kids well, beyond words. The teachers emphasize more than curriculum, they concentrate on life skills, and implanting great educatioinal goals, like going to college, even for the kindergardner...so much enthusiasm, and know how to compliment the student with lots of rewards! We will miss these teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

As a parent and a member HOPE, I have a daughter in 1st grade and a son in 3rd grade. I have been very pleased with the all of their teachers and my daughter has had the same teachers 2 years in a row as my son had at her age. The teachers listen to my concerns about my kids education and speech and we work together to make sure everyone is involved with their learning! The speech teacher has helped my daughter tremendously too! I believe it's not just the teachers that need to be involved, but the parents too! I enjoy helping where I can and showing my kids that as a parent, you CAN work and be involved with their school! Harold Oliver Primary Center is a fabulous school and I'm proud to be a part of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

Harold Oliver is a fantastic school with a community that is truly dedicated to supporting its students. I have been very impressed with the efforts taken to provide experiences above and beyond the ordinary for a population of students who deserve the extra attention.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2007

I am so impressed with HOP! It's a very organized and well run school with wonderful staff. A high priority seems to be respect for everyone with the staff leading by example. I love it and my 6 year old son does as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

My child attends Harold Oliver Primary--which I find to be better than Portland Public Schools. Harold Oliver Primary (HOP) as the students and teacher call their school--the kinder class are excellent for give not only the basic educational needs, but the social skills that are need throughout their young life. First grade is no different the teacher give all the can to see their students achieve their very best. Some of the teacher follow thier 1st grader to the 2nd grade--just to see thier progess with reading, writing, and math. With the hopes of each student becoming a success story no matter what. I write this a HOP parent of one child and another to start Fall of 2007 as a Kinder Kid.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
75%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

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 59% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

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 Students17%
Female17%
Male17%
African American<=5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female52%
Male21%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities11%
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 Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female48%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners24%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female50%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students26%
Female25%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners<=5%
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 Students41%
Female47%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female50%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
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 44% 65%
Hispanic 31% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Black 7% 3%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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