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Chief Joseph Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 450 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2011

My first grader spent four years at Childpeace Montessori and then a couple months at Portland Village School before enrolling at Chief Joseph at the beginning of this calendar year. He is a kid with challenges and his experiences at school up to this point were of failure, punishment and administrative ineptitude. I just can't say enough good stuff about Chief Joseph. The principal is engaged, charismatic and successful in inspiring both kids and parents to their best. The teachers we've had experience with are experienced, skilled, compassionate and successful. Our child came in reading below grade level and he has advanced three reading levels in four months. More importantly, there is a cohesive team there that supports him and makes sure he has the opportunity for success and happiness there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

My child is excelling in the reading program there. The principal is engaged and the parent involvement is superb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Chief Joseph is a great school! We have a very involved PTA, principle, teachers, and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

It really is a jewel of the north! A small school with dedicated, supportive teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

This school a wonderful. My daughter has been at Chief Joseph for two years and is already reading chapter books- in kindergarten. The teachers care about each and every student and many volunteer their time for after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

Academic programs could be a lot stronger.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

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 58% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students57%
Female55%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation71%
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 Students61%
Female54%
Male67%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities59%
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 Students66%
Female73%
Male59%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
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 63% 65%
Black 10% 3%
Hispanic 10% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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