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Chapman Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 539 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 5, 2014

I've had children attending Chapman for years, and I love the school. In reference to the librarian/breakfast lady, she does truly care about the kids. I don't find fault in her holding the children accountable. When one of my kids (or their friends) dish up at our house, my response is the same "eat what you take". I've been to the school during lunch time, I see the waste - it's incredible. As parents, we need to work with our children on portion sizes and eating what is in front of us. Yes, waste is to be expected - but not half the tray should be going into the garbage. The school makes sure that kids have great meals to eat, whether they can afford it or not. We need to make sure the kids realize that waste isn't an option under most circumstances. Sure, kids may not be able to eat every bite - it's to be expected, but visit the school during breakfast or lunch, and see for yourself what goes into the trash after these meals - it's eye opening!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

I also had a problem with Mrs.B. my daughter rarely eats breakfast and when she did she was told that if she can't wat all of the food that she wasn't allowed to eat breakfast there again. My daughter is tiny and has eating problems. So when she told me this I was upset. First off it is not her place to tell kids that. That is the parents job. Now my daughter is scared to eat breakfast there without me. I can't imagine the other kids who doesn't have a choice but to eat breakfast there. She acts like shes paying for the kids food. And are forced to eat everything. she is also a horrible librarian. But that is another issue I need to take to the principal. The teachers are awesome and the receptionist is fun nice and very helpful. I'm disappointed because this school use to be a 9 and now its a 6. Parents please talk with your children and most importantly parents listen to your kids. I'm glad to say that I'm pulling my kids out of the school in March. I miss the old principal. Also with the fundraising I also wondering what or where the money goes. I've not yet seen new computers or awesome field trips .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

This school has gone from GREAT TO BAD.. Ever since they got a new principal it has went downhill... the test scores have gone down and they are asking for more money. Such as fundraising .... to go on little tiny field trips.... where does the money go? Because I know it doesn't cost much to take a trip to the State capital. Where are the new computers ...books...etc . ...and the lady who works as a librarian/ breakfast and lunch lady is so mean to the kids. She forces them to eat ALL of their breakfast..and if they don't finish she tells them not to get food anymore if they don't eat it all... that's so wrong and not in her place. I know kids who are afraid to get breakfast and lunch because of her. Parents pls make sure your kids are getting food and make sure they aren't afraid to not finish their food.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2013

My daughter attended Chapman Hill for 5 years. She received a great education from outstanding award winning(Crystal Apple) teachers. She now is in middle school and returns to volunteer. The teachers have had to be creative due to extreme budget cuts but the academics have not suffered. My 4 year old has the opportunity to attend Kalapuya but we will be sending him to Chapman Hill instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

I have two children that were new this school year to Chapman. It was the worst year my children have had to endure. The principal is the most cold heartless human I have ever encounter. Thank God she is leaving. I cant even explain how bad it is there. The teacher staff is belittling, rude and just down right mean to the students. I compare it to a concentration camp. The PE teacher is so grumpy and always yelling at the students. The school is uninviting cold and not friendly . The communication between teacher and parents does not exists. It makes me so sad to see what the students have to endure. Please find alternative avenues for your childrens education. I saw first hand what is going on at that school. i volunteered went on field trips and was very involved only to protect my children from this horrible public school. We pulled are children out and are going to attend private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

My children have attended several elementary schools over the years, and this one is one of the worst. The administration is completely unresponsive to problems, such as bullying, and the atmosphere is downright cold. If you are one of the few parents the principal likes, you can be involved. Otherwise, parental involvement is discouraged. Communication is just about non-existent, and if your child needs TAG services, you'll need to provide them yourself. Other neighborhood elementary schools, such as Brush College and Myers, are a much better choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

I have had my daughte attending chapman Hills for going on 3 years . The Principal has done a wonderful job with the teachers and students . If she has any concerns they don't hesitate to call and discuss and try to find a solution , to help my child . With all the buget crisis and being over worked the school is doing the best they can . Parents need to step up and look up what there children r learning and be able to help them r go to school and talk to the teacher and have them help them understand ! Rather then complain and write about it . It's our responsability to teach r kids the teacher are there to help us ! That's what parents need to remember !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

Chapman Hill Elementary is truly a wonderful school. We have 3 children attending and are pleased with the warm and welcoming atmosphere that is evident throughout the school. We have been impressed by the dedication of the teachers. They have gone above and beyond our expecatations in presenting an inspiring curriculum that challenges our children daily. Our children need to have teachers that are caring, innovative, and have high expectations for all the students. This school continues to impress us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2006

I am very conconcerned about both the new math program which seems ponderous and confusing. I suspect the teachers do not adequately understand the program and are not spending enough time with students to ensure basic understanding. I think parental involvement is necessary and important. My wife regularly volunteers at the school and we both assist with our child's homework. But, I do feel that the quantity of homework is excessive. For example, the recent Salem history workbook assignment was unrealistic in the amount of effort required on parent & child. Again, my impression is that this is replacing in-class work. We are considering moving our child to a private school, which saddens me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

Chapman Hill had a great community of teachers and parents, but has suffered greatly this academic year under an incompetent principal that has allowed divisiveness and less than professional behavior among the teachers.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
77%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities22%
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 Students57%
Female54%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Science

All Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation27%
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 79% 66%
Hispanic 10% 21%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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