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Boise-Eliot Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 390 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2012

My son is presently a freshman in college but I feel that his pre-K and Kindergarten years with Teacher Stephen at Boise-Elliot helped to make him the artist he is today. stories, etc. Boise-Eliot had great classroom/teacher/parent participation in having a wonderful Cultural Arts evening. Every classroom presented crafts of a particular country made by the children. This was carried through with the music, food, stories and dance. Early years make a big impact on a child's life and in the late 1990s Boise Eliot had the resources to expose the children to more diverse experiences. My son went on to get straight As in physics and math but he entered the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a Contemporary Dance major and passed the audition for the Hubbard Street Summer Intensive held in Chicago this summer. I applaud the teachers at Boise Eliot who have a mix of students from many cultures and strive to have creative experiences with a low budget.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Boise Eliot has been a truely great school for many generations. It attracts teachers who have a real passion for their work. The staff is highly qualified and constantly evolving. When other schools in the inner city were granted federal desegregation monies (in the 80's), they became arts focused or technology focused. Boise Eliot used that funding to become even MORE child focused---hiring full time teaching assistants for every classroom. While the money has dwindled, the school maintains the spirit of that choice. Focus is on the child and his/her needs. Add to that a beautiful library (the heart of a school), full time music (including band and choir as well as music class for every student, before and after school care and activities (many are free!) and you can see why some local families are 3rd and fourth generation Boise Eliot alumni.


Posted February 22, 2010

Kindergarten teachers are amazing, especially Ellie and Kelly. Large class sizes, extra curriculum is lacking and certain teachers and librarians seem done with being in education. Sun School/after care is a huge help but needs more funding to make it great. My daughter is absolutely a minority there and is taunted by other kids...but that can happen anywhere. Without her awesome teacher, Boise Eliot would be a train wreck for my girl. Parents definitely need to participate!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

Boise-Eliot is a great neighborhood school. My daughter loves all of her teachers she has had and the friends she has made. The principal is a passionate, strong leader who believes in the talents of all kids. I'm proud to be a member of the BE community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

Boise-Eliot is a great school, with a dedicated staff, involved parent group, and some excellent programs that include full-time PE, music, and library instruction. There is also an excellent after-school choir that performs around the city, an artists-in-residency program for each grade that is slated to start soon, and a new focus on writing instruction across the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

school is doing much better with a strong leadership and parents association
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

A lot of money has apparently been dumped into this school. They have some very nice playground equipment and decent PTA events, it seems they've been the recipient of a lot of good grants. Their principal struck me as being very good and they've got some great teachers. Overall my kid had a pleasant experience here, although I really disliked their method of having the kids wait outside before school began--there were far too few adults present to make that system work very well, I saw plenty of bullying going on and not enough staff to effectively put a stop to it.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

2010

 
 
37%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

2010

 
 
12%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students47%
Female45%
Male49%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities57%
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 Students43%
Female46%
Male40%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female65%
Male43%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learners14%
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 Students30%
Female32%
Male29%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male48%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female46%
Male33%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities11%
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 Students24%
Female13%
Male32%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted67%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female20%
Male37%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities<=5%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female57%
Male56%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
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 Students54%
Female39%
Male61%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female31%
Male43%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female8%
Male48%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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
Black 65% 3%
White 15% 66%
Hispanic 12% 21%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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