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Mill Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 531 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2008

I am a teacher at Mill Park and absolutely love working here. Our staff is full of highly educated people who love kids. I am proud of my school and proud of all the great learning that occurs everyday.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 10, 2006

Mill Park is one of the many outstanding schools in the E. Portland School district of David Douglas. While surrounding school districts are declining, DD Schools continue to thrive. Mill park imparticular 2005-2006 School Year is doing a wonderful job with their education. Much of the credit should be given to their principal Ms. Kate Barker. The quality of academic programs is fantastic, all sports and music and art programs are still included. There is a high level of parent involvement and a wonderful mix of ethnic backgrounds. I HIGHLY recommend this school or others within this growing and thriving east Portland district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2003

Mill Park was a great school but it is fast declining not sure why, maybe ne principal. But I noticed the teacher quality is down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2003

One of the strengths of Mill Park has always been its music offerings. Along with a full-time general music teacher, choir, band and orchestra is offered for fifth and sixth graders to prepare them for strong programs in the middle and high schools.


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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

2010

 
 
39%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students40%
Female38%
Male43%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners26%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female40%
Male26%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners17%
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 Students34%
Female27%
Male41%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islander23%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female33%
Male50%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners27%
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 Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners36%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female59%
Male48%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners23%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female44%
Male47%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners21%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 37% 66%
Hispanic 32% 21%
Black 14% 3%
Asian 13% 4%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Portland, OR 97216
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