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Rieke Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 416 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 27, 2014

Our kids came to Rieke mid-year and easily assimilated into their kindergarten and first grade classes. I've been blown away by the teachers, staff and fellow parents at this school. It feels like a big family with amazing support and communication. We are very happy here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2014

Disappointing experience. We are leaving the school after moving here a year ago. The teacher seemed overwhelmed by very large class size and not in control. My son is adopted (and not white) and had trouble making friends, which was never a problem in other communities prior to moving here. The teacher told me that the other kids found him "annoying" and he had no friends. But he did little to help him fit in socially. My son spent over a month very ill in the hospital during the school year and we never received a single card, balloon, call, visit etc... from the class, school, community or teacher. Unfortunately his grades plummeted at this school. I met with the teacher and principal but did not feel we received much support or encouragement . My emails often went unanswered. Communication poor. The teacher would actually send home school work which was completely empty/incomplete (unacceptable).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

Rieke is a great school. Academically, socially and civic minded team of leaders, educators and parents working collaboratively to grow like minded kids. So pleased to be a part of the Rieke community. This schools energy expands past it's boarders. Kids are great citizens and friends. We switched from private schools and now we are are a part of the neighborhood. We have even become great friends with other parents and it makes weekends, and summer days a blast for all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

Rieke is really a great little school. The Principal Andrea Porter is a good leader, approachable, and has been on the ball. The teachers are also wonderful! There are many student teachers who rotate into the school year, so though the class size can be high (around 26-30), often there is the established teacher, and a student teacher present, so the kids benefit. The English and math taught is really wonderful, above grade. Though, this may be a negative, the kids do have a lot of homework. The parent support is fabulous. What this means is that a lot of money is brought into the school from the community, they have an extra teacher who "floats" into the classes to support core subjects like Math and English. There is lots of parent support at school trips etc. Rieke is a hidden gem, not too many folks know about it in general, though every year the class size seems to be getting bigger. Again, for a public school, with the resources they currently have, they are thriving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

A wonderful public school- my kids love it here. Safe, great emphasis on education, and super teachers. The grounds could use some work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Though the Rieke grounds are small and in need of updates, the community and staff at Rieke manages year after year to provide a supportive environment and a great education to their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Rieke has an amazing staff, PTA and the best parent involvment I've ever seen! Everyone looks happy to be on campus everyday! Our kids love school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The high level of parent support and volunteering.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the sense of community from all the families and teachers. Challenging curriculum, fund raising events and green school initiatives and great kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Mary Reike has an incredible staff, wonderful kids and amazing PTA. They go above and beyond being a school, it's a community unto itself that we are all proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

High expectations for students and highly educated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

My son is entering 1st grade and I have been at the school for just his kindergarten year, but what a positive experience it had been. We are looking forward to the fall and all the new and exciting things that will take place. My son is thriving academically as well as socially. Rieke truly is the best kept secret in Portland!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2006

The academics,the sense of community and the focus on character development in this school would be hard to match in any other school--including private and 'special' public school programs. Nowhere else in the city can you live within walking distance of elementary, middle school and high school (as well as a library, park and business area). If you have the opportunity to consider Rieke for your child/children, you are very, very fortunate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2006

Rieke Elementary is truly a gem. It is located near the center of the Hillsdale neighborhood in Portland and can be considered to be at the heart of the community. We have two daughters currently attending. They are both a little shy, but the teachers and staff have done a great job of helping them to blossom. Parent involvement is incredible and there is truly a warm and welcoming feeling as you enter the school. The positive results of this approach are borne out both in exceptional test scores and in the smiles on the faces of the children.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

2010

 
 
45%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation78%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation63%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation71%

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation>=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 Students82%
Female77%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation83%

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation57%

Science

All Students86%
Female79%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation75%
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 82% 65%
Two or more races 7% 5%
Hispanic 5% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 2% 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 15%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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