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Maplewood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 350 students

 
 

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4 stars

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted October 10, 2013

Schools can have great test scores, but with out a supportive community the school is just a building. From the teachers, principal, front office staff...the parent community and neighborhood Maplewood is an example of how in this busy world the focus is on the future in how the children are treated today. The commitment shows in how our children are valued as individuals and members of the community. These are values that cannot purchased, only experiences. We are grateful that Maplewood is that place for our son!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

wonderful, small school. Great teachers. Parents very involved. My son feels like he belongs and we do too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

A wonderfully welcoming community with a good balance between academic and "whole child" focus. Highly involved parents, wonderful traditions and the perfect "neighborhood" feel for a small school hiding in a big district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

A amazing school that my son goes to. the teachers are great. the after school programs including Chess Club, Art Club, and Theatre Club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2010

I cannot say enough about this school and especially its wonderful principal. My son had a difficult time adjusting to kindergarten due to a new teacher (who has since been removed). The principal took time out of his day, several times a week, to PLAY with my son, to check in on him, to make sure he was feeling ok, to have lunch with him. He single-handedly got our son through K with a positive attitude and new love of learning. We also adore the parent involvement at this school. The district might not have money, but the parents more than make up for it with activities and participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

It's great with the exception of how little time the Kindergartners have to play without being pressured to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

I have three children, two of which have been at Maplewood for 2 years, and one who will start full-day kindergarten there this year. We love Maplewood. There is a strong sense of community and awareness of individual kids and their personalities at this school. The principal is warm and very good at finding grants and other ways of filling the gaps left by the standard budgets for Portland area schools. He also is a fabulous role model for the kids, in terms of how to treat others with respect and also by encouraging physical fitness and activity. The teachers we've had have been wonderful - each with particular gifts that have inspired and guided my kids. I'm very happy to have landed in this neighborhood and found this school. It's a gem, and we're going to stay here for the duration of my kids' elementary years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

The school is focused on whole child development and was recently upgraded to an A rating. The principal is outstanding and has a great staff. We have a daughter in second grade who loves her school. She also loves the afterschool program called art4life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

We have been very happy with our child's experience at Maplewood. The principle is fabulous and the staff is wonderful. The two teachers we've had have been excellent, caring and exceptional! Parental involvement is high, and the community seems very invested. Kids seem cared for, happy and engaged. We're Maplewood fans!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

The academics at Maplewood seem fine, typical to most Portland Public Schools. While there aren't a lot of extracurricular activities at Maplewood, it's a vibrant school with lots of energy. Our two years there have been good ones. It has a small town feel. Our child is very happy there, has had wonderful capable teachers and feels part of the community. Hopefully it will prove to be a school where they can grow academically and socially. We are impressed with their thoughtful Principal and helpful upbeat staff. The Community is a nice and accepting one. You can be who you'd like to be at this school. The only negative is that there seems to be a 'core' group of parents who run things and it seems a little insular. They do a good job, but it isn't very inviting. Overall we really like Maplewood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

Maplewood is a wonderful K-5 public school. After touring the school and meeting some of the staff we left our daughters private school for Maplewood. We have been impressed with the overall operations of the school and the strong parent teacher collaborations. This year class sizes range from 21 to 28. The PTA fosters a strong sense of community and supports a host of activities that enriches every students educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2006

Principal is excellent. Classes are larger than I would like this year, as a neighboring school closed last year and we got part of their students. Overall teachers are very experience. Most a good/excellent.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

2010

 
 
47%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female>=95%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students69%
Female78%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students81%
Female>=95%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted88%
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Science

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities63%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 66%
Hispanic 9% 21%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
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 25%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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