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Ventura Park Elementary School

Public | K-5

 

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Posted April 27, 2013

This school is wonderul! I t has improved a great deal in the last several years. It was fine when our oldest went there, but now there is so much community involvement and the teachers are amazing. They take the time to really understand each child and meet them where they are. The school has a garden and two playgrounds and soccer fields and basketball courts, and we are just very pleased with everything. We've seen the caliber of education really skyrocket here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My son's loves it and excells here. The staff is really great and the principal is extremely involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

For the first three years of my daughters education she attended a good school, at least I thought so. when she started at Ventura Park I was very satisfied. I'm happy that she is able to learn music, she has joined a sport, and the safety for the children is very important there. I have found that the principal goes the extra mile to be involved with the kids and it has made me very happy that she is attending Ventura Park. The teachers do a great job at involving the parents which is important to the kids and parents wellbeing.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

2010

 
 
44%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students53%
Female59%
Male45%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners38%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female59%
Male52%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners38%
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 Students42%
Female21%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female56%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learners49%
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 Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial29%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female48%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female50%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities50%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 65%
Hispanic 31% 21%
Black 10% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Computer animation
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Portland, OR 97216
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