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Richmond Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 435 students

 
 

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Posted March 25, 2014

I attended this school for six years, and watched as things like the neighborhood school program went away and the outdoor education came in, and overall I was impressed by not only the amount of learning that happened, but also the quality of the knowledge that both the teachers and my fellow students displayed. One of the things that the school offers with it's Japanese immersion program is a week-long cultural exchange for all the fifth-graders where they fly to Japan and participate in homestays to expose them to Japanese culture and lifestyle. I really enjoyed being a part of this program, and I am eager to see what more they will do with it.


Posted March 5, 2014

Richmond elementary is incredible. We love it here. We have two children that are both are excelling in this loving, well structured, learning environment. Neither of us parents speak Japanese and we have no previous direct experience with the culture. We chose the school for the focus on academics and the incredible opportunity to learn and appreciate a language and culture so different from our own. We really like the format of the daily instruction, with half the school day in English, and the other half with a Japanese instructor supported by a full-time, college educated intern from Japan. We tried a different language school for one of our children with mixed results; Richmond, on the other hand, is an all-around great experience for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

My child entered Richmond at the pre-K level this year, and we are not happy with the school, at least not with the pre-K experience. I think it's important for parents to know that the school is very traditional, both in the teacher-directed learning style and especially in discipline (which is outdated and shames kids). Obedience is valued over creativity or flexibility, and this seems to work well for some kids but definitely not for others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Our eldest entered 1st grade this year. We are very happy to be apart of the Richmond Elementary Japanese Immersion program. My son used his new language skills throughout the summer when he met folks who spoke Japanese in the community. I was so impressed, as it is his first exposure to the Japanese language and culture. His English and math skills are strong as well. He was not only ready to return to but excited school. We have two more who we plan on entering the program as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

Having a desire to give our children a bilingual education we put our eldest ing the Richmond lottery at the PreK level. How lucky we are to have made it through! This year she enters 1st grade (her 2nd year at Richmond) and not only is has she learned an incredible amount of Japanese (we do not speak Japanese at home), but her fundamental education has been outstanding! The teachers that we have been so blessed to get have been amazing and nurturing and our daughter is excelling in reading and math. This year our son will start in pre-k and is so excited to be at the same school. There is an incredible amount of parent involvement and a true love and pride of the school. This school is 100% lottery with no neighborhood enrollment. Thus, every child attending has had a parent or guardian that chose this school for this school which, in my option, makes a huge difference on the support and involvement they will in turn provide. We have made lifelong friends through Richmond and look forward to the next several years in the Richmond JMP program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I feel so fortunate that my daughter is not only receiving a great education, she is being exposed to another culture which is just as valuable to her growth as a person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I love the education my grand daughter is receiving at Richmond, the sensei are great!


Posted April 13, 2010

Wonderful environment for learning, the teachers and students are both responsible for making learning exciting.


Posted April 13, 2010

Richmond is a wonderful place to learn and grow. My children are thriving and loving their teachers, classmates, taiko teacher and can't wait to go to school everyday. I am so thankful for the excellent teachers who consistently go the extra mile for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The quality of the teachers, parents and kids is stellar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Our school helps prepare kids for an international perspective and they get to experience a very different culture and language firsthand. The teachers are exceptional and we love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

Richmond offers the opportunity of a bilingual education. The Principal and the Japanese teachers go out of their way to see that the children have opportunity to succeed. Funding within the district dampens opportunities for children and pressures teachers away from creativity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

My daughter is at Richmond in the Japanese Immersion Program (JMP). This program is 18 years old, and is the immersion program that all other PPS immersion programs model after. Needless to say, we are exceedingly happy with our choice to send our daughter there. It isn't for all children, the Japanese language can be very challenging (there is no English spoken for half of the day). And, due to PPS lack of funding, our we have no music or art. The parent involvement is amazing. The sense of community can really not be rivaled. The children are diverse and caring. The teachers, principal, and parent committees work tirelessly. We are very lucky to have found Richmond.
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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>=95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
94%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
71%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female87%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities83%
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 Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 60% 65%
Two or more races 27% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Hispanic 4% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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