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Lenox Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 440 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 9, 2014

This school is great! The principal works long hours to ensure every kid has what they need. The booster club is full of great caring parents that are very fun and inviting. My children have every sweet teachers that really go the extra mile. And as if that wasn't enough the custodian is the coolest lady I have ever met and uses her own time and money to reward the kids who help in the cafeteria.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

My kid joined Lenox in Sep 2013. It is a nice school which not only teaches it's students academics, but also values. Their motto Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectable says it all! My kid enjoys going to school, likes his teacher and feel good about getting recognized when he does a good job with this neat little pride ticket system they have. The Principal is very dedicated and professional. They have some good after school programs. Also, Lenox is a drop off location for terracycle. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On a more personal note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the gentleman for giving me his seat at the kids musical performance today!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Very disorganized. I did not recieve any papers on who the teacher was, or what the classroom number was. On the first day coming home from school the bus was 30 minutes late! When I called transportation to see where my daughter was, their excuse was that it was the first day and it's to be expected. 10 minutes late is, in my opinion, acceptable. Not 30 mminutes. The staff would much rather hang up on you than apologize.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

Small neighborhood schools are the BEST. We thought about putting our children in a private school but after seeing all the programs they offer and the quality of the teachers and principal, why would we pay for something that is farther away and maybe not as good. We love Lenox and love that all of our children's friends live in the neighborhood and now can walk home with them. They offer Art Night, Science Fair, Carnival and numerous other great enrichment events. Very very happy with Lenox! Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

We are very happy with our experience so far at Lenox! It is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2010

Lenox is a fantastic school. The teachers are top notch, the principal is amazing, and the booster club works very hard to provide everything the students and staff need. People will always find something to complain about. We've been at Lenox for 7 years and not one time have I ever been turned away as a volunteer. Volunteers are vital to Lenox and everyone is welcome and encouraged to jump in and help out in any way they can. Parents can go eat lunch with their child at any time, chaparone field trips, teach art to a class, make photocopies for teachers, etc., etc. To say parents are not welcome at school is completely untrue!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

My daughter has attended Lenox Elementary for two years. She will be changing schools during the 2010-2011 school year due to us purchasing a home, however her time at Lenox has been enjoyable and she really does love it there. I would agree to the prior posts the the Booster club is a clique, but if you approach them they are welcoming and appreciate any parent involvement. The principal, Mr. Matsuo, is a huge blessing for this school. Never have I seen a principal so passionate about his staff, students, and parents. He is actively involved and knows every child by name. We're going to miss Lenox a great deal. I only pray that our new elementary will be just as great if not better. Remember a school is a school and there will always be a negative teacher, parent, etc. Don't allow minute negatives outay what this school offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2010

I am on this site looking to put my daughter in a different school. The teaching staff is not friendly or helpful. My daughter was new to Oregon and Lenox this year. The teachers have favorites and have not helped my daughter or me navigate her successfully through this painful process. The booster club and parents are clique-ish as well. Overall not a warm, friendly, or genuine environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

Lenox is a great public elementary school with enthusiastic teachers and high parental involvement. The only week area is the Booster Club. It is a clique group that run it and is discouraging for new parents that may want to become more involved. Fund raising could be more successful if the group was more inviting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

My children will be at this school this year. Office staff is very friendly and the kindergarten teacher (the only teacher I've encountered thus far) is absolutely outstanding! As for Booster Club...went to one meeting and did not feel very welcome. Overall a place my kids enjoy, and I feel great about sending them there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

Love the school! This is my son's 3rd school and he just loves it here. School community is very tight w/a family oriented structure. Teachers are very welcoming and my son enjoys being in their class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

We moved to the area during the last few months of school last year. My daughters teacher was more then happy to help in anyway she could to make the transition easier. The staff has been nothing but extremely helpful when I have a question or concern. I love the fact that this year the staff is as equally helpful as last year and the teacher my daughter has is great! There is alot of opportunites for parents to help in anyway they can. I've never heard of a parent volunteer being turned away. I wish there were more schools across the country that were as wonderful as Lenox.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

My children are new to Lenox this year. After only a couple of weeks I've noticed that Lenox has very high parent involvement with homework. Parents are required to sign off on the children's homework daily, or your child will be made to stay in for recess. Other than that parent involvement is very limited. Parents are not allowed access to the children during the school day. The children are not permitted to call home at any time. My 6th grader has outdoor school next month & was told there were strictly 'no parents allowed.' Most schools encourage parent chaperones & volunteers. I asked that my 3rd grader be allowed to go to speech therapy. They said it was a long process & requires lots of diferrent approvals. He's been bullied everyday & can't say his 'R's' I'm actually on here looking for a diferrent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

I love Lenox Elementary. The school is relatively small. That is, there are only 2 classrooms for each grade. Teacher/student turn over is low. And Parent participation is great! In my daughter's classroom, there are parent volunteers in the classroom every day. The booster club is very active and works very well with the teachers. Mr. Klug, the principal is very involved with the students and is well respected by everyone. I strongly believe that we need more schools like this one! We've been very happy at Lenox.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

2010

 
 
60%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

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 Students77%
Female74%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learners63%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation67%

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learners50%
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 Students67%
Female57%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners38%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students69%
Female64%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners38%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation38%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation25%
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 Students59%
Female48%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation13%
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 57% 65%
Hispanic 21% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 35%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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