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Margaret Scott Elementary School

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Posted October 3, 2009

Margaret Scott Elementary was once a small mostly white neighborhood school. Now the school has as diverse a population as any inner city school in the US . And it has met the challenges of working with and teaching non-English speaking children and their parents with huge successes. This once little school has also been forced to expand, both building-wise and staff-wise to accommodate the large influx of children who have recently made this school their own. This increased enrollment has put a significant burden on both teachers and other staff members as funding for programs and even staff has been cut and increased taxes to help schools have met with low voter appoval. Yet those teachers and staff who remain keep on smiling and giving, embracing the diversity of the children placed in their care, and wanting only to give them a first class education and help them gain an understanding and respect for one another . It is this indomitable and irrepressible spirit that infuses the whole neighborhood and make us all proud of our 'little' neighborhood gem .
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Posted July 1, 2007

I think that Maragaret Scott is a wonderful school. My children loved the school and had tons of fun there and I'm very very glad. I would not want my children to move to any other school at all.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

2010

 
 
32%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students49%
Female45%
Male53%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners37%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female55%
Male67%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners42%
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 Students47%
Female52%
Male43%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners39%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners67%
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 Students46%
Female69%
Male29%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female69%
Male32%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female59%
Male40%
African American<=5%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted88%
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
Hispanic 32% 21%
White 23% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 4%
Black 16% 3%
Two or more races 7% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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