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Salem Heights Elementary School

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Posted June 10, 2009

I have worked at several schools in the area and had decided before my kids were school age that this is the school I wanted them to go to. My son has Aspberger's and has been here for 3 years. He has flourished and everyone here encourages the kids to become their potential and celebrates individual achievements. I will miss Sara Casebeer's leadership. She is an incredible principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

Sara Casebeer is an outanding principal whose leadership creates a wonderful school culture


Posted September 29, 2008

I absolutely love this school, My oldest has attended three other schools, (Chapman Hill, Hazelgreen Elenentary and one out of town) Out of every school this is the best. Hazelgreen had excellent teachers as well, but nothing comparible to our staff. My girls love the teachers and office staff and principal. My oldest is now in MS and is excited to go back and see her old teachers every chance she gets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2006

We are very pleased with Salem Heights. I think the quality of education there is high. The principal and teachers we have had are excellent. Student teacher ratio is a little higher than I would like. The classes are slightly large it seems. My son has bever been so happy though and is doing great academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2005

I am very disappointed in this school especially having children in chapman hill and morningside schools. This school rates very poorly with me. The teachers are not respectful to the students. I have personally seen situations between students and teachers that were uncalled for and frankly sad to see the way the teachers treat their students. I will be changing schools next year because of the bad behavior on the staffs part. I do have to say that the princaple is very good. too bad the teachers haven't learned who they work for. US/OUR CHILDREN!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

I have 3 children 2 of which are grown. This is the best school any of my children have ever attended. My youngest daughter attended 1st grade here and had a wonderful teacher. It seemed like every staff member knew every childs name. The participation of staff and parents is outstanding. I would recommend this school to everyone.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

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

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students67%
Female59%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students61%
Female50%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female63%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female56%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
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
White 70% 65%
Hispanic 16% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3495 Liberty Rd South
Salem, OR 97302
Phone: (503) 399-3187

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