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Arleta Elementary School

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Posted July 7, 2014

Do not send your kids to this school if you want them to get an education. The high rate of turnover from staff- both teachers and the principal- says a lot for the environment at Arleta. I have two kids that attended this school for the 4th/5th and 6th/7th grades, respectively. Both were in the TAG program in their previous school (we moved locally), but Arleta doesn't even have a TAG program. I volunteered weekly in my son's class (at the teacher's request because I questioned why there were no spelling tests in the 3rd grade) and I can see why teachers have given up hope. It seems 25% of the students don't speak English as a first language, the class sizes are enormous (28 3rd graders for one teacher), behavioral issues abound which distracts from a learning environment and consumes much of the teachers time and even the most basic supplies are lacking in the classroom. There are no arts, science, music or sports programs. The "middle school" doesn't adequately prepare them for high school studying or socializing. The only positive thing I can say is the secretarial staff is amazing in the front office. Unfortunately they aren't teaching any classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

Arleta is a K-8. My children will be together at the same location for a while. The neighborhood is up and coming and I feel this school is as well. The caring staff along with more parent involvement make this a gem. Art, technology, a love of reading, and small class sizes are why I do not need to look any further.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

When My daughter started Kindergarten in the fall of 2011 My wife and I were more nerves then she was. We had heard and read all sorts of different reviews of Arleta. What we have found is a wonderful neighborhood school with dedicated teachers and staff, who have been asked to do more with less by the Portland School Board and ongoing budget cuts. We love our childs teacher and the Principal Kevin Crotchett seems to be a strong leader with great vision for the school, children and Community. We love what is going on, the test scores are getting higher with each year. We are new as a family to this neighborhood but we love our new school and look forward to helping it improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

My daughter has been attending this school since Kindergarten and her K-1 teacher, Mrs.Hurner, was fantastic! However, her 2nd grade class was taught by 2 teachers, a job share if you will. This created a slower response time to the educational needs of individual students, not to mention the horrific math homework that was sent home each week! Even I struggled to comprehend the concept of the assignments and I have a college degree! Many of the students in this class had worse grades at the end of the year then the beginning. The office staff are great caring people, but each year I receive her enrollment information later and later. It is currently 4 days from the start of school and I have received no teacher information nor a supplies list. This school has also had 3 principle changes in the last 3 years which makes progress impossible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I am a huge fan of Arleta! My son has done very well here, and the teachers are great! Lynn Schlom-Fergeson (Principle) did amazing things here at our school. She has since retired and this is the first year w/ the new leader. I hope that things continue on a path to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

This school has an amazing mixed age learning experience for the younger grades. K-1, 2-3, and 4-5th grades. The students not only engage in mixed age learning but also stay with the same teacher for two years creating a stronger teacher student bond. Along with these great qualities Arleta has also demonstrated test scores that are getting higher with each year. There is an amazing Reading and writing program which is supported by Lewis and Clack college and partners with them to teach the next generation of teachers the methods which have been a success at Arleta. This is a school that has come along way and has maintained Music programs, PE and other amazing activities all while transitioning to a k-8th grade school. This school is an amazing place for children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

I am extremely impressed with the level of experience and cohesiveness demonstrated by the teachers and staff. My daughter is in Mrs. Bellavia s kindergarten class where they sing songs every morning, check out books from their classroom lending library , attend music, PE, and library each week, and regularly enjoy enriching field-trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

I like the K-1 structure at this school and love the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

The school focus on spelling tests weekly were about all the homework my daughter had. I did like the smart reader program which taught my daughter to read. The math teacher was decent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2005

My daughter is having a wonderful experience at Arleta. She is in a K-1 class and is learning reading and writing skills. Her teacher has provided her with enough structure and support for her to develop. Our neighborhood school is a hidden treasure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

My daughter loved preschool and pre-k. Then came kindergarten at Arleta. By the third week she was so scared to go to school that she was on her knees, tears streaming down her face, begging me to PLEASE do not make her go. Many of the little ones, even those who enjoyed the first couple days, were crying fervently to parents to not make them go. After 2 classrooms and little support from faculty, we left for good. Too much violence and chaos. No one, especially not the little ones, should be forced to become accustomed to that type of environment.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

2010

 
 
36%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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 61% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
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 63% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

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

All Students53%
Female62%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners17%
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 Students63%
Female75%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners83%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female85%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners83%
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 Students38%
Female41%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female55%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners33%
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 Students65%
Female53%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted67%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students55%
Female48%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students54%
Female67%
Male48%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female80%
Male61%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female71%
Male58%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Hispanic 16% 21%
Black 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 67%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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