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Laurelhurst Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 704 students

 
 

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Posted February 6, 2014

Our school has began to use Reading Mastery for children that show signs of reading delays in Kindergarten. There is a plan to expand the use of Reading Mastery to first grade as well. This is a good first step but is not the answer. Reading Mastery is a good program and could teach close to 100% of the children to read and could be used for the whole class, K-3. Our school does not identify children well. There is a need for all teachers to be trained in the signs of dyslexia, ADHD, and dysgraphia. There is a culture that dissuades teachers from discussing concerns with parents. There is movement being made to help teachers understand dyslexia in the learning center but the programs they are providing are inadequate for the children who are severe enough to require an IEP. The General Education teachers K-8 need training on the signs, symptoms, prevalence, and useful accommodations for children who struggle with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Laurelhurst Elementary is an absolutely wonderful school. This is my daughter's first year at Laurelhurst (4th grade), and everyone has been friendly and supportive. During the first week of school, the principal even made the extra effort (in a non-invasive way) to go check in and see how she was acclimating. My daughter's teacher is amazing - she's a strong class leader who covers a vast amount of information, while being kind, enthusiastic, creative and engaging. She's great at keeping the parents informed on the class activities and also on how our children are doing. My daughter is thrilled to be in her class and has the utmost respect for her, as do I. We feel so incredibly fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school and it's community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

The school has been great. We enrolled our son in kindergarten here, and we have had a great experience. The staff is experienced and skilled, and our son's only complaint is that the school day is too short, even though he is there from before 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The facilities are excellent, and the classroom is not at all crowded. Our boy has learned a lot during his first year here, and we look forward to many more years in this environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

I am thrilled with the school. We have moved from out of state and both my children have transitioned well into the school. The staff is outstanding and the academics are high. Laurelhurst truly is a nurturing environment and the parent participation is huge. My children are thriving and that is a testament to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

The academic standards are very high. Yet, the teachers are warm, caring, and nurturing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

Creative and friendly - full of innovative ideas and dedicated parents


Posted May 11, 2010

The staff is outstanding and the involvement of the parents raises the level of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My grandchildren are getting a terrific education. Teachers are excellent, curiculum is outstanding, and it's a fine school


Posted April 14, 2010

LH is a community of staff and parent helpers,families who connect in and out of school..all for one purpose. We care so much about our school and our kids. Most of the teachers have taught here for many years. I love LH because we communicate well to each other for one common goal. We care about the community that surrounds Portland and we want everyone to succeed. Dawn Corliss makes it happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Laurelhurst has a warm, nurturing environment of teachers, staff, and parents. We moved into the neighborhood when my older son was a 3rd grader and were warmly embraced by families and staff. The teachers our children have had are professional, caring, and go over and above to give the kids relevant and meaningful lessons and don't teach to the test. Laurelhurst has a high level of parent support and high academic expectations. It's a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I love Laurelhurst because it is filled with kind, creative, bright children who love to learn. We recently became a K-8 and the school is tiny. It's been tough for a lot of the kids but at the same time the kids feel so supported by great teachers and caring parents. It truly is a neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

The most amazing parents and teachers make Laurelhurst a loving, supportive place that encourages life-long learning in my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Laurelhurst School personifies what it means to be great school. The kids are challenged to not only become better students, but to become better members of their community. Parents not only get involved with the school, but are encouraged to play an active and engaged role with their children and teachers. The teachers and staff are as dedicated as they come and it shows in how much they love teaching and how much the kids love school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Laurelhurst is filled with nurturing teachers who are willing to go over and beyond what is expected in order to create a meaningful and enriching learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It is a very inclusive K-8 with great parent involvement, and an outstanding academic record
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Laurelhurst is the most amazing school around! I feel proud to be part of such a nurturing, compassionate, dedicated community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Laurelhurst school honors their kids in a nurturing environment, while they cultivate positive development in both the academic arena, and personal character. I moved my family into Laurelhurst neighborhood exclusively because of the dedication the school, staff, and volunteers show. My goal was to give my kids the best...and I found the best to be Laurelhurst School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It's a small school with a lot of parent help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

One of the most supportive communities I've found! The teachers genuinely care for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

The children felt cared for, safe, nurtured and loved. They have fun and to top it off they learn a lot.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

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

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

2010

 
 
74%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
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%
Female77%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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%
Female92%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation27%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation46%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students87%
Female95%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Science

All Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation71%

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation57%

Science

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 66%
Hispanic 7% 21%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
Black 2% 3%
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 13%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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