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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 398 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2013

I have one kid in school at Washington and a second about to start. I have been very happy with the teachers and principal. Recently, I went through the front door after school let out because my son forgot his jacket. I was approached by two attentive teachers who asked me if I checked in at the office and if there was anything they could help me with. I have not been inside the school for a few months (my wife usually has interaction with the school) and it took the second teacher a few seconds to recognize me. I know they were approaching me out of concern for student safety and I was very impressed at how alert and aware they were. I have been impressed with Washington overall but I worry about my kids transitioning to Waldo, which is right next door. Fortunately, that is a few years away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

The new priciple is only accesible by phone. I have yet to see her in the hallway before school starts. I did manage to speak to her on the phone and felt like it was a waste of time. I have safety concerns for the students before and after school. She was not interested in discussing it with a parent that is there every morning and afternoon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

My child went to private school prior to attending washington and after 4 months at washington her reading skills accelerated to above level.She also loves to read now .They could improve communications with parents and there teachers, I find out about an activity the day it is occurring, and I need more notice then that.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

2010

 
 
27%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
42%
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%
Female36%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners24%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners29%
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 Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners39%
Migrant63%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners39%
Migrant50%
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 Students35%
Female35%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted83%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female31%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted50%
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 69% 21%
White 21% 66%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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