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Davis Elementary School

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Posted October 20, 2009

the principle seems to be the major problem there. in fact she punishes the kids there for any problem regardless of time lapses after the fact. for example a child beat up another child and she punishes the child. then a few weeks go by she decides oh the punishment wasn't enough have to call the parent and inform them i decided to go ahead and charge them with more punishment stay in office, suspend or whatever works at the time, even though that child has been very good over the course of the few weeks and has been no trouble at all. I call that double jeopardy!! In a court of law the judge would throw out the case and declare a mistrial! otherwise classes and teachers great! WORSE principle ever!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

It's funny that everyone's children are doing much better, yet the principal seems to be a problem. I had the pleasure of working with her at the school she worked at before Davis, and saw the kind of results that can come from a community that cares about its students education. The problem that I see here is there are no parents anywhere in the school except in the office when dealing with some sort of problem. Teachers and principals can only do so much, and the fact of the matter is, your principal is literally losing sleep over your children...are you? Look at the size of your pta versus before she came. Look at the test results on this site, before she came. Look at Reynolds school district, the superintendent, and what is really going on, concerned parent. Actually, just get involved!
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Posted May 28, 2008

My youngest son has gone to Davis since the 1st grade and is now about to graduate the 5th grade and move on to middle school. He has ADHD and is difficult at times, but this school has been great with him. It upsets me that they have such a low rating, my son is top of his class and has not lacked for anything during his time at Davis. I do feel the school could use a new principal, she just isn't doing the job in my opinion. I have 3 kids and of all the elem. schools that we have been to this school is by far the best and I wouldn't change a thing. The staff and teachers are wonderful, they believe in helping the kids not just pushing them aside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

Our child is a speacial needs student. He is autistic and diabetic. This school has been wonderfull for him. Since his speach is delayed it works great. A lot of his class mates are learning English at the same level he is. The teachers have been wonderful, working with us and coming up with real creative ways to deal and handle his special needs. We feel very blessed to have found this school for our son. We didn't always have such wonderful people helping our son out. It was very stressful for us. We were out of ideas on how to help him and it didn't seem like his teacher wanted to deal with a special needs student. But when we came to Davis, everyone was so willing and eager to help. It has been wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2004

3rd year for my 8yr old daughter. She loves the school and I have found it interesting how classes are done-- almost like a mini college.Kids are very friendly which is a reflection of dedicated and able staff. I help here and there -mainly with my child who strugles a bit with quick pace interaction.But I have seen improvements thru out year and end of year dramatic improvements and moral. All in all i was worried - renyolds dist- at first 2 yrs as to ability of school to get done impossable task of educating so many bi-lingual children in each class-- but has turned into a wealth of cultural knowledge for the kids - and an outlook to a beter future in relations from my view for our next generations.The children attending are eager to understand and having a good time being a Davis Dragon! -- i was raised in Centennial Dist.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

2010

 
 
21%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

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 Students25%
Female20%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners16%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female23%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander<=5%
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners11%
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 Students42%
Female42%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female52%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners9%
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

Math

All Students31%
Female32%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female26%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female23%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities25%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 60% 21%
White 23% 65%
Black 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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19501 NE Davis St
Portland, OR 97230
Phone: (503) 665-9193

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