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Ainsworth Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 544 students

 
 

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Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The parents are cliquish and elitist snobs don t bother socializing unless you can bring your trust fund. The school is filled with instructors and administrators who also act elitist and entitled. The school psychologist admitted to "letting down" our child and allowed him to be bullied. My child's teacher once told his class that he (who has a learning disability) had a "different brain" and from that moment forward no one would socialize with him even though he is extremely social and sweet. Disgusting lack of empathy and confidentiality. *RUN* don't walk away from this school unless your sweetie is perfect in every single way (and I when I say "perfect" I mean a drone of the system who is already well learned and non-unique). Scary, institutionalized education with closed-minded educators and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

This school has allowed us as parents, to be harassed for being disabled, parking in a space that was " allegedly" purchased. I find this interesting, as all of the spaces are owned by the City of Portland. Not only were we berated in front of the school, there were children present. Then our complaint was presented to the parents, whom are continually harassing us. This school is great if your're one of the elite, which we are not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2013

Meh. Very mixed bag with teachers... some are good, some are really awful. Lots of worksheets. Rigid old-school, top-down desks-in-a-row style and rules. The culture is friendly enough, but there is a distinct divide between neighborhood and non-neighborhood families. No sense that this is intentional, just reality. If you aren't a member of the MAC nor have the ability to hire tutors to supplement what your kids aren't getting in class, then this may not be the place for you. Despite our child going there for a couple of years, we never felt this was "our" school. If we could do a do-over, we would have never enrolled our kid here. Spanish program is a plus, but unfortunately over-rated too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

Ainsworth has provided my child with a phenomenal education. The teachers have provided projects can be modified for children of different aptitudes so that everyone is challenged. The amount of tailored teaching has been impressive, although it does depend on the teacher and we have been very lucky. The kids adore their teachers, including the "specials" teachers in art, music, PE, and the school counselor who works on responsibility and relationship skills with the lower grades. A highly involved parent community makes many wonderful extras possible, like the science fair, the art fair, the talent show, the 3rd grade musical, etc. This is a community with high expectations and a love for learning, just the atmosphere you would want your child to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2010

How many public schools will prepare their students for the globalizing world by offering bilingual education. I graduated from Ainsworth's Spanish Immersion program and have not yet heard of anything similar. My friends and graduated with a truly unique, invaluable experience. I remember parent involvement being great and the unusually diverse spanish speaking and international staff of teachers cannot be overlooked.


Posted February 27, 2008

Ainsworth did what any Elementary school should do, it made our kids love learning and love going to school. Art, music and PE are valued to create a well rounded curriculum and the Spanish Immersion program is wonderful if you can get in. It is a K-12 program that really challenges the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

My child, Alix, learned more than she would've in any other school in Portland at Ainsworth. Parents are involved, teachers go with what's best for the students, and the students' behavior is excellent. Things that Ainsworth is notable for include its Spanish Immersion Program, the fifth grade Samba band, the spectacular writing curriculum, and the responsibility of all students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2006

Ainsworth is one of the wealthiest schools in Portland. The parents can be 'clique-ish', but they are very involved. The Buckaroo Carnival is a great event each year. The Spanish Immersion program is awesome, but it is by lottery. The school is located in an old historic school house with added 'portables' - we've been very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

Ainsworth is a great school. My children love her a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

2010

 
 
67%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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%
Female92%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities>=95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
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 75% 65%
Hispanic 13% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 3%
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 7%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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