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Grout Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 340 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2013

Our daughter is in Ms. Alleman's first grade class and we have another headed to kindergarten at Grout next year.The level of parent involvement goes up each year and the PTA works hard to enrich the kids' lives; a fabulous rain garden, the harvest festival, holiday craft fair, and making sure Play Works is there to enhance social skills and to teach them playground games! I love the emphasis on reading and the small reading groups geared towards the kids' needs. Our daughter is studying insects, learning about fractions (parts of a whole) and they've written several books this year! I also love the diversity of the student population. There are kids from all over the world at Grout, many languages spoken, and many cultures represented. My daughter has friends that are Japanese, Somalian, Russian and Indian. We love the SUN program for offering FREE after-school activities, and I can't speak highly enough about the YMCA after-school care. Nate, the YMCA teacher, gets those kids moving outside to burn some energy, and makes sure they have great crafts, games and stories to entertain them. We love our neighborhood school and can't wait to see you and your kids there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

My husband and I moved to portland last year for the 2010-2011 school year. Our daughter was in Ms. Kirks 2nd grade class and I could not have been happier with the results. The last school she went to had about 6-8 classes per grade so this was a great experience to just have one teacher and half the students. Any issues that were going on in the class Ms. Kirk handled within that day, any emails that were sent to her were handled during the day. The school over all was amazing. The music that played when you entered the school, the diversity and the teachers. I never entered the school and was not acknowledged by any teacher. The SMART program that if offered at the school is such a great offer for working parents because it is better than a daycare it actually keeps the kids in activities that they enjoy with their friends after school. I did have one instance at the park during the weekend with some bullying to my daughters friend and when I emailed Ms. Kirk she sent the email to the principal ASAP and I got a response to Susan McElroy right away. I am sad to say that we will be moving back to GA and will not get to experience this school again and all it has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

My son just graduated from kindergarten in Teacher Dayle's class. All of the kindergarten teachers at this school are wonderful and put so much effort and passion into these children that it's amazing. Grout Elementary has a wonderful school culture, created by an amazing principal, Susan McElroy. As you enter the building, you'll see glowing glass planets hanging above you while glass fish swim along the walls and glass flowers grow under a blue sky - all created by the kids at Grout. Directly in front, you'll see a copper tree sprouting the glass leaves they've made. Classical music plays in the hallways and the secretaries are both smiling and welcoming. The library is well kept and serves as a reading sanctuary for the kids. The economic, cultural/international, racial, religious, linguistic and political diversity is astounding and beneficial for our child...he has grown so much in his exposure to this. Playworks keeps recess fun for all of the kids and we don't have to worry about bullying. Our son has a dairy allergy and we send his lunches everyday so I can't speak to the cafeteria. He is part of the SMART reading program and that's definitely improved his comprehension.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

So far, we've had an excellent experience. My son was in a Montessori school for 3 years before attending kindergarten at Grout. I was worried that he wouldn't get the time he needed - since he could already read and write upon starting...but the teachers have been great at assisting him in his continued growth. It's a beautiful school and values the arts, which is the most important thing for our family - especially at this age. Children need to have their creativity respected. Grout has a beautiful theater and a new garden. Parent involvement is increasing. The inside of the school is well-done, and the emphasis on art really shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I am still unsure of how I feel about the school. My son completed second grade there, and is now going to 3rd. I am giving it one more chance to prove itself as far as their methods on discipline and teaching. I am keeping my fingers crossed, because my son has alot of friends there. I am a very involved parent and enjoy being envolved, I just dont think that I should have to provide homework as well as the school in order for my son to learn something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Some of the teachers have lost their love for teaching. After 1st grade it goes down hill. It was so bad I am home schooling my kids now.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

2010

 
 
49%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
35%
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%
Female54%
Male59%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander13%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female74%
Male56%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners40%
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 Students68%
Female60%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities57%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learners38%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male68%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female52%
Male74%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners25%
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 52% 65%
Black 14% 3%
Hispanic 13% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Two or more races 8% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3119 SE Holgate Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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