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Alameda Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 782 students

 
 

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Posted May 6, 2013

We have not had a great experience here.I can not recommend this school ,we will be switching schools soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

Alameda is one of the best places to go! All the teachers look after you and care about your learning progression.


Posted November 8, 2010

Three of my children attend Alameda. Huge bullying problem, plus passive aggressive staff (principle included) where they ll cover the law, but not the problem. AND can t fire a bad teacher in Portland (Gates Foundation gives PDX schools a 49th US ranking in connection between pay and skills AKA none). Too many union-supported but below average teachers are parked here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My father & my kids both went to Alameda Elementary School, it is a great school and wonderful to have in the neighborhood.


Posted September 16, 2009

Although Alameda is the largest K-5 in Portland--serving approximately 720 students--the dedicated staff and highly involved parents have created a warm and welcoming community of learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

I have two children in Alameda. We moved to Portland from St. Louis, Missouri, where both attended private school. Alameda, it's staff, philosophies and curriculum are, in almost every way, equal to what our kids experienced in private school. The parent involvement is outstanding, and there is a great atmosphere of learning and living at Alameda. The school building itself is a bit worn and doesn't represent the progressive atmosphere of the faculty. The intense diligence in the Three R's sometimes slights the Arts within the curriculum, but the school does seem to be aware of this and making strides toward balance, most notably with the music program, which includes an excellent regular program instructor, and guest instructors such as Mr. Nelson, one of the finest teachers of any subject I've encountered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

This school has a wonderful Media Center, well equiped, light, and beautiful. Many of the teachers have worked there a very long time. The academics are fair, kids probably do very well because they have very involved parents who are educated and the kids would do well whereever they attended schools. The teachers are good for many of the children but I believe they may 'congratulate' themselves more than they deserve. Alameda does have a strong Special Ed program and that staff are very caring and seem to do a great job with many of the children, most are able to be in the regular class, which is a great experience for all the children. There is a problem with bullying at this school, and it is very large, over 675 elementary kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I have 3 girls; ages23, 18, and 9. My youngest daughter has attended Alameda since Kindergarten. We have been so impressed not only with the teachers, but the interaction of the principal with the students. This school truly cares about the childs education. The other impressive thing about Alameda is safety. Not only do their stress safety by teaching, but they make sure that the individual that is to pick up your child from school is authorized to pick up your child. Sadly, we are moving to South Carolina at the end of this school year due to my job relocating. I will miss Alameda, the staff, and the students greatly. Most of all, I will miss the education my daughter would have obtained. I can only hope that South Carolina has great schools like Alameda.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

We found the school aging and perhaps scant in diversity but our child has blossomed with the programming and the safe and encouraging environment. They do very well with a wide range of disadvantaged families as well as with the standard economic range of those represented by the neighborhood make up. The local PTA seems well organized and connected to the community, both in the business as well as residential marketing and fundraising areas. They are probably not changing to K-8 like many of the other area schools because of the already overcrowded classrooms.
—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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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93%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
56%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students>=95%
Female93%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities70%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities63%
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 86% 65%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Hispanic 4% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
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 11%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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