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Chapman Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 522 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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7 reviews of this school


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Posted October 6, 2013

It is a wonderful school, where parents and school work together and so many activities, field trips, events going on throughout the school year that help strengthen the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

Chapman Elementary School Portland, Oregon Just the fact that my grandson couldn't wait to go back to school this fall says volumes about the quality of education at Chapman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon! He was hoping he would be assigned to a 2nd grade class in a portable classroom. He got his wish, which was an added plus! Chapman invites all of the students Grandparents to visit Chapman for Grandparents Day every fall. It is held on Halloween; complete with a fabulous all school and staff Halloween Parade along with a classroom visitation after the parade!


Posted September 19, 2012

Chapman is unique in its secluded area and history. Chapman has had budget cuts just like every other public school in the country and it shows in the faces of the teachers. Safety is the biggest issue I have seen during school hours. The grounds are open and the younger children are not being supervised properly. Over 200 children are on the playground after lunch. Teachers were stretched too thin to tend to every bump, bruise and scrap. Lunch - like many public school lunches - are not cooked in kitchen. Lunch is transported to the school and warmed on site. Children are offered Smuckers Uncrustables as the cold option. They have 20 minutes to eat. This school is beautiful and highly spoken of by staff and parents but needs serious attention to detail before someone gets seriously hurt or lost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2011

I went to school here in 5th too. I loved it. The music part had a huge impact on my life. Mr. Clark the music teacher at that time, was the best teacher ever. He let us be in musicals without auditioning and told me once that I sang with a lot of passion in my voice. Even though I was in 5th grade, that made me feel good as a kid. Which is what all teachers should be doing. Everyone there was friendly to me and I had a great time. Bottom line: Send your kids here.


Posted August 12, 2010

I went to this school in 5th grade and LOVED IT. (I'm in 8th now) the parents were really involved and the teachers knew what they were doing. It was a very small school with a big heart, I also enjoyed there music class/program very much. We even got to be in musicals no matter if you auditioned for a part or not. You always had one! Definitely send your son/daughter there.


Posted December 4, 2005

Chapman is an excellent school and the community supports it whole-heartedly. Parents volunteer, there is a very active PTA, and there is a foundation that works hard raising additional funds. The building has a warm inviting feel. The principal (since 2004) is a skilled leader and works tirelessly with the talented teachers to improve an already excellent educational environment. The music (two performances annually), PE and library programs are very popular with the students. Also well attended are the after school math clubs, drawing and language programs. There is a lunch time walking program for additional fitness, an Artists in Residence program (and annual Art Ball), annual Science Day (with many visitors and local scientists), and OMSI does multliple presentations each year for the students. There is a long list of other activities, but the one that pulls everyone together is the weekly 'Round Up' where all students gather on Friday mornings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

Chapman is a great school. The parents are very involved. The new principal is excellant and very inspiring. The teachers are wonderful. They put in many extra hours to add richness to the school experience. There is a big focus on arts with two big school musical productions each year, an art ball, and art projects for the school auction.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
73%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female95%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities55%
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 72% 66%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Hispanic 7% 21%
Asian 6% 4%
Black 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1445 NW 26th Ave
Portland, OR 97210
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