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Lamb Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 505 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2014

My son is in the developmental learning class. My son has a lot of different needs. The staff who worked with him in his class are very compassionate and did a great job taking care of my son for the past 3 years! I can not say Thank you enough to Teacher Jon. My son has has come so far! We are so sad to be moving on. The Lamb DLC was a great class. We will always cherish our time at Lamb elementary :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

a fun place to learn. The kindergarten and first grade teachers are excellent! I haven't had the chance to meet upper grade teachers yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2012

Great School. My child is in the DLC classroom. Teacher Jon Bashor is wonderful! My Kido learned soooo much! Teacher Jon is always doing innovative things in class. The entire school is warm and very excepting of my child. I wish all my kids could go to school here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

This is our fourth year at Lamb. I have had nothing but positive experiences. Contrary to what other parents are saying, I find the staff to be warm-hearted, giving individuals. The principal does a wonderful job of interacting with faculty, parents, and most importantly, our children. We will be entering into our fifth year there, and I couldn't be happier with the quality of education and the safety that IS Lamb Elementary School. There are many, many opportunities for our children to grow and succeed. There is a wonderful program for accelerated readers (AR), there is a TAG program, and there are absolutely no language barriers. Spanish speaking students will read fluently in spanish and english by the end of second grade. I am speaking for many other parents involved at Lamb when I say that this is truly a wonderful place for our children to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2006

My son attended Lamb for first grade. I was informed that there was no TAG program for kids, no advanced reading class, no extra-challenging work for him. If you have a gifted kid, reconsider sending him or her to Lamb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Had two children attend this school. We pulled our son out this year as last year his education was wasted...he had a bad teacher that was a grump the entire year...no fun at all and he didnt' want to attend anymore. That wasn't normal for him. Overall a great school but when it comes to issues with teachers they are slow to act and want you to 'wait it out'....instead of being quick to act and doing what's best for the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2004

My son has started school at Lamb and really loves it. The principal and the staff are very dedicated to the kids, making the environment warm and welcoming. My main complaints are that his classroom is racially polarized--the Hispanic kids are taught and speak to each other in Spanish. The other children are taught in English. All this creates is two cliques within the same classroom that aren't able to communicate with each other. The other thing I wish would change is that there are no holiday observances. Halloween costumes weren't allowed and there were no parties before Christmas/Winter break or Halloween. My son doesn't know any better or mind, but I do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2003

My son go's to the special needs classroom. He is autistic and Debbie is one of his teachers. All the teachers at this classroom are very wonderful people and also the teachers aids. [My son] has came so far in his development skills because of these great teachers.I really don't know what I would have done without their help.I could never thank these people enough for their loving kindness to my son.Somedays [my son] comes home and it seems like he is talking better,smarter and developing so much better than ever before!! I can't believe the changes he has gone through.Thank you so much to Debbie and all the staff at lamb school! We would have never gotten this far.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

2010

 
 
32%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners47%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female49%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners36%
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 Students73%
Female68%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners67%
Migrant67%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners43%
Migrant17%
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 Students36%
Female36%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners16%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Reading

All Students44%
Female55%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Science

All Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander<=5%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation11%
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 71% 21%
White 22% 65%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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