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Thurston Elementary School

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Posted June 13, 2014

New school building in 2000. Start of the art with computers in every classroom. We had 2 kids at TES. Both special needs. One is gifted but "payed attention only about 10% of the time" and the other payed attention but never did any work. The school placed teams with my kids who met them where they were academically and encouraged them by focusing on weak areas and rewarding competent areas and honest efforts. Through this process I got to know the staff and administrators very well and always felt like whatever the situation was with my kids (and there were some big ones) the school had the situation well in hand. The principal is a strong leader and you can see the love the teachers have for the kids. They are a very traditional school with strict dress code (no uniforms), behavior, and expectations. They have a school wide meeting every morning with teachers and students that parents are welcome to attend. In this meeting they say the pledge of allegiance, and sing an encouraging song of the day that reinforces the school H.E.A.R.T skills of Honor, Empathy, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork. They have a VERY active PTA and the school is very community focused.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

My daughter just graduated K-garten, what a wonderful school! The quality of content the teacher covered was wonderful! There is plenty of opportunity to become involved with the school as a parent, as well as for your child to become involved. One item this school takes pride in are the reading programs available to each and every student. My daughter and I enjoyed reading together throughout this last year and watching her 'car' travel further and further down the 'reading road.' I would reccomend this school to any and all! Hope to see you there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

Our son went K-5 at this school. Although I often chose the teacher I thought would be the best match, they were all great. Our son seemed to work better for the men teachers. The general evviornment built self-esteem, character,an solid acidemic basics. Children were encouraged to go beyond their grade level, entering middle school with recommendations to even skip a level of study. Respect for fellow classmates is encouraged and expected. PTA is active and parent volunteers are always appreciated, in school and out. Grants, pilot programs, and inovative teaching philosophies are up to date even if the school itself is older.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

2010

 
 
39%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
81%
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%
Female59%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial44%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students73%
Female69%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities29%
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 Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Science

All Students70%
Female64%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities42%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 65%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Hispanic 8% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7345 Thurston Rd
Springfield, OR 97478
Phone: (541) 744-6411

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