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Whitman Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 385 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2010

There are many master teachers at work here, and the principal is amazing. The staff is committed to kids understanding the world and making good choices steer their future in the right direction. As a volunteer, I see every classroom and this school does so much with so little in the way of extra funds or help.


Posted April 3, 2010

My kids got lucky with decent teachers but the neighborhood, location and the personal service of the office staff are far from what I call satisfactory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2010

There are a few members of the staff that dont seem to care about the well-being of the children, they was an incident that happened at this school with my child and now he longer has the motivation or ambition to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

the staff and parents get involved! It is a great community much of my husband and my own family have attended Whitman and not much has changed even now my own daughter attends Kindergarten. Her teacher is wonderful. The whole Portland Public Schools get Free Breakfast, and Whitman has a wonderful Art and PE curriculum. Kindergarten is 5days a week with full days 8:40 to 3:00! and as always for this school and all others every little bit helps and $20,000 could really go along way for us! Thanks
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
91%

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 64% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

2010

 
 
38%
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

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students60%
Female50%
Male70%
African American<=5%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners63%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female65%
Male70%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners44%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners47%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners41%
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 Students50%
Female48%
Male53%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female42%
Male53%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted86%
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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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
White 38% 65%
Hispanic 30% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Black 11% 3%
Two or more races 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 88%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7326 SE Flavel St
Portland, OR 97206
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