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Scott Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 612 students

 

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Posted May 25, 2010

I volunteer in my child's classroom once a week, and I feel very welcome. I would love to see an increase in parent involvement and volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

Until this year I would hae given 5 stars. While the teachers are still outstanding and so many of them truly care about their pupils, the leadership at the school has gotten way to comfortable with their power. We have been at this school since Kinder - and so has the principal, while the previous years were amazing - tis last year has been equally horrible. At a time when our emotionally fragile child needed the most from the team he had known for so long - the principal became stand offish and at the end of the year irrational and unpredictable. There is a reason they transfer principals around - its to prevent this kind of ' queen of the realm' mind set. We were not the only family to experience ths drastic change. Overall - we can not let that ruin our 5 good years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

My son was in kindergarten last year. While his teacher was wonderful I am sorry to say that the rest of the school is not very family friendly. They make it very difficult to volunteer and to check on your children. His class was way over populated at roughly 30 children with not nearly enough staff. My son is very quiet and I fear if I keep him hear that he will fall through the cracks so I am hopefully going to be transferring him for next year. On a positive note, the principal and teachers that I encountered were quite nice and friendly! I just wish the office staff and rules of the school were more family friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

We've never had a bad teacher there. Not one negative expeience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

I am a student volunteer and i love this school the kids are great and so are the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2006

I have been a volunteer for some time now and have seen some wonderful things happening for children. The staff and principal work very hard for the children. They have made me feel like part of the school community and I appreciate that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2006

My children love to go to school. This is a safe and caring place. The staff and principal are very trusting and giving to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

I went to this school for 6 years ever since kindergarten. It has been the best school ever. I never wanted to leave it but I had to go to middle school. Now that I'm in High School i still go back and help out because I love the teachers and i love all the staff. The kids make it a great place to be. So i don't understand why people don't like this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 14, 2005

My daughter loves school and she does not like this school. I feel that the teachers and staff are not very helpful and friendly. I have not got the help for my daughter that she needs. She feels like they are moving way to fast and not helping her to understand anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

As far as the teachers at this school are concerned, I've always been very impressed. I have had my kids in this school for the past three years. The councelor has always been excellent, and the staff has been extremely wonderful. However, I do not trust the principal nor do I approve of her ethics.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students40%
Female46%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners26%
Migrant33%
Academically gifted44%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female62%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners32%
Migrant67%
Academically gifted56%
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 Students44%
Female54%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners31%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female60%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners39%
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 Students41%
Female36%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners19%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students27%
Female24%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners6%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 21%
White 31% 65%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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