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James John Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 400 students

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted August 26, 2003

I don't care for the school. I have had a child there for the past four years and its been more of a hassle to deal with the school than anything else in my life. Some of the teachers have been outstanding and some other extremely worthless. I feel bad for our school as the funding is slowly cut every year because that deeply impacts our kids and their futures.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

2010

 
 
22%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation18%

Reading

All Students39%
Female47%
Male27%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%
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 Students52%
Female53%
Male48%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Reading

All Students62%
Female57%
Male71%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students40%
Female23%
Male59%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students56%
Female50%
Male64%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female39%
Male59%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 44% 21%
White 32% 65%
Black 12% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Oregon Wellness Award (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Green School Award (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School Leader's name
  • Beth Shelby
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (503) 916-2641

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • SUN School
  • SOL
  • America Scores Soccer
  • PAST E (Tennis)
  • Right Brain Initiative
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
George Middle School
Astor K-8
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