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Glenfair Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 503 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2013

My school is Glenfair. I think the school has a potential to be great if the teachers are all on the same page. My son's 4th grade teacher was also his 3rd grade teacher. My son is a pretty smart kid; yet the teacher does nothing to keep him challenged. He gets homework sporadically and whenever I ask the teacher, she always has an excuse why the kids don't get homework on a regular basis. It is very frustrating for me to try and schedule a meeting with her because she is seldom available and when she is, she has five minutes and is always try to rush out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

I just love this school now it has a really big playing place where kid can have fun it help kid do a better job at everything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

I worked 3 months in this school as a volunteer to do some community engagement activities. after reviewing the school issues I decided to do big fundraising event and worked by myself on every single detail without any support from the school especially the principle. he was very unprofessional and missed guided the whole school.


Posted July 6, 2011

Simply put Glenfair is lacking leadership. The teachers are burt out and have no motivation or concern for the childrens growth and development, they simply show up to take home a pay check. The safety should be of great concern to any parent of an attending student as the school seems to follow there own rules and regulations without repremand. This school is a nightmare!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

There are so many 'esl' kids there that the teachers seem to be behind in the actual teaching, instead they are just mastering communicating with these children. As a result my 5th grade daughter is still reviewing multiplication and is so unchallenged it's crazy. The number of teacher in service days is outrageous not to mention the one week per term off. I have to say that we have decided to move only because of this school and the lack of actual education that is going on. We have a 5 year old son that will not be going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2007

Parent involvement is what is needed at Glenfair. I been at Glenfair for many years and see the teachers and staff working very hard. I would like to see parent participation increase. If more parents, grandparents or community members volunteered it would propel our cummunity forward. Volunteer to lead a sports program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

The teachers in my daughters 1st grade class are very committed, but the school lacks resources. Much time is spent with remedial programs; the advanced kids tend to be bored and languish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

I have 3 children at Glenfair. I really enjoy this school. I know all my kids teachers and the office staff. I think this a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

I think Glenfair staff needs to be more patient with the children at their school. my children have only been going there for three weeks and there has been more than 5 situations of shouting, and talking down and just plain being rude to these little kids. Also I think that they need to either get more staff or work out a better plan for the school schedule, because there is only about 90 days in the year. All because of teachers in service days. Another thing is, my oldest daughter is in second grade and she brings home first grade homework. My ther daughter is in kinder, and doesn't bring home ant homework. But I do think gym and music is great at least for the 1&2grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

glenfair is a pretty good school but i think they need to work on discipline better. once your kid is bad they just label him bad forever. Its pretty cool that they allow all the kids to eat there for free. I also think they should have more sports or games for the kids after school . I like the teachers there they care about the kids and try to work with them to help them with their learning and pointing things out
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
75%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

2010

 
 
27%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

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

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners42%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students43%
Female56%
Male32%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners24%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%
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%
Female68%
Male33%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students60%
Female77%
Male52%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners36%
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 Students34%
Female41%
Male28%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic21%
Multiracial17%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted83%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students41%
Female47%
Male36%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial17%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Science

All Students27%
Female22%
Male31%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic11%
Multiracial17%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%
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
Hispanic 50% 21%
White 26% 66%
Black 10% 3%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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