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Vestal Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 390 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2014

My daughter is just about ready to finish up her Kindergarten year at Vestal, and I couldn't be more pleased with all the wonderful learning opportunities she has had. I had been a bit nervous at first sending her to our neighborhood school, but SO glad I did. The principal and teachers are engaged with the students, and I always feel welcome when coming into the school either dropping my daughter off or during times when I volunteer. I'm glad that this first year was a positive one and that my daughter is excited about going back for first grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2011

I attended Vestal in 1948-51. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Large. She was going to retire in the second grade year but everyone in the class loved her so much we talked her into another year for us. So we had her for the next year. I was too young to really evaluate the school but they way my life has turned out it must have been a pretty good place for learning.


Posted March 13, 2010

want vestal in 2nd throw half of 7th grade and i love it there. all the teacher were nice to me and all the friend i made all these years. i miss vestal and this year i am in 8th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2008

I went to vestasl and it was the best school ever. I was accepted by everyone socially and was challenged well academically i would go back anytime if i could. I reccomend this school for anyone. Vestal rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2007

Vestal Elementary has received a 'School of Excellence' award this year! You will not find a more dedicated staff, support staff or parent volunteers at any other Eastside school. Principal Susan Foxman has garnered partnerships with many impressive sources bringing even more wonderful educational aspects to our school. Growing back into a Kindergarten-8 school will allow our students to continue their excellent education opportunity here at Vestal, preparing them for High School. Our art programs are wonderful as the displays in the building give proof; a gorgeous mural, outstanding ceramic tile works, incredible hanging fabric arts to name just a few. The PTA provides strong leadership and involvement opportunities for all parents interested. I'm very happy with the education my son is receiving here at Vestal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

My daughter is now a second grader at Vestal Elementary. We are so happy that our school is transitioning to K - 8 so that we can keep our great kids a little longer! When my daughter was due to start Kindergarten, I checked out every school on the East Side, both public and private. I was convinced that the public school system had too many problems to be of benefit. THEN I went to Vestal(my neighborhood school, lucky me!)... I was impressed! Second language instruction starts in first grade, and the teachers are the most dedicated group of individuals I have ever come across. We have the best little school on the East Side. If you don't believe me, come on over and check it out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

I went Vestal myself and now I have a daughter there. I have 2 other children that are future Vestal students and I wouldn't dream of moving into another school district. Vestal has a wonderful community which has only improved over the years. This school is rated high academically by the state as well. Our principal and other staff have went out of their way to get a variety of extracurricular activities for the students also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

My son attended kindergarten and will start 1st grade this fall. He has benefitted tremendously from attending Vestal. His teacher, Mrs. Dawes, was wonderful. I wish she could teach him forever! I am very happy with Vestal and my son can't wait to start 1st grade! (neither can I!)
—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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

2010

 
 
48%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

2010

 
 
9%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
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%
Female82%
Male76%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners60%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female82%
Male64%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners20%
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 Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities44%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female61%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners36%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female48%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners18%
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 Students43%
Female33%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners38%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female53%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners13%
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 Students46%
Female55%
Male35%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male53%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities<=5%
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 Students44%
Female52%
Male27%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female57%
Male36%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female48%
Male27%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 35% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 4%
Hispanic 18% 21%
Black 11% 3%
Two or more races 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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