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Wilkes Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 389 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2013

This school has a fabulous principal who listens to parents and her community. Children are very lucky to have this school in their neighborhood. While the building itself has its challenges, the atmosphere is one where learning is the number one priority.


Posted August 30, 2012

I DO NOT recommend this school! The teachers break their backs for the kids which is a good thing but the office staff overshadows that with lack of accountability and disregard for the kids mental and emotional well being by minimizing school bullying and not "dealing" with important issues that are crucial to the well being of all students. My daughter is currently in therapy for the 2011/12 school year and is no longer attending this school. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2012

Our family has had such a positive experience at Wilkes! The Principal, teachers, secretaries and staff go above and beyond to make the enviroment educational, safe, supportive, and welcoming. We came from a private school and we are so glad we made the change to public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

very good school my son learn a lot he is in a kindergarden very good teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

They show true compassion for the kida and allow the children to be involved as much as possible with things like lunch, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

My daughter is not learning anything new. She's bored and worst of all there's a bullying problem at her school in which no one seems to be doing anything about it. My daughter is now afraid to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

My son has learning disabilities and everyone at the school has been more than helpful in making his schooling fruitful. He improves right along with his classmates and feels valued as a human being due to the great teaching and counseling styles available at Wilkes.
—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.

About these ratings

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

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

2010

 
 
47%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students20%
Female21%
Male20%
African American<=5%
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted71%
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students50%
Female66%
Male37%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners33%
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 Students47%
Female40%
Male55%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners31%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners55%
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 Students38%
Female40%
Male35%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female37%
Male44%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted91%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female43%
Male44%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted91%
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 49% 21%
White 21% 65%
Black 11% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

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  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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17020 NE Wilkes Rd
Portland, OR 97230
Phone: (503) 255-6133

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