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Durham Elementary School

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Posted December 6, 2013

Durham ES in Tigard is a fine school. I can't claim it is the best, because that is yet to be seen. But I am impressed with some classrooms use of technology. Teachers have been able to individualize growth in learning via ipads. Regarding math, teachers do traditional classroom pencil and paperwork daily. And follow up with kids spending time on the ipads for practice math, students who excel can move on to difficult levels and those who need more practice can get more without peers knowing. I appreciate the different reading levels but still feel that there is a wide range of ability in the levels. Regardless, my first grader can read Chronicles of Narnia, which I didn't read till 4th grade. I don't know if I am stupid or if the teachers here are just that in tuned to the students. There are a variety of teachers and teaching styles to meet the different needs of kids. I haven't had a bad teacher yet. I also haven't had a I "absolutely love her" teacher either. The teachers are competent. Some are more down to business, structured, and strict with high expectations on behavior. Some are more loving and honoring of the child personality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

My child has thrived at Durham Elementary. Along with excellent teachers they have great music and P.E. programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2013

I have had contact with the office staff at Durham and another elementary school in Tigard-Tualatin School District, and I am disappointed with the staff at Durham. They are unfriendly, and less than helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

My son just completed kindergarten and he loved it. His teacher was amazing and he progressed a lot under her direction. they have a nice new playground, wonderful music teacher, and a new principal who seems to be doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

My son is in the 5th great and he transfered over from a private catholic school. The school is great and he loves his new teacher but I was a bit disappointed with the school work and homework. The assignments he is doing is what he did in 3rd and 4th grade at the private school. My son says he is bored. I think they should raise the academic bar and offset some of the school work with more challanging items.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

My daughter just finished Kindergarten at this school and we were pleased with it overall. There were family fun nights held regularly throughtout the year, and plenty of parent involvement in the classroom. Lots of ethnic diversity at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2005

I had 3 children attend this school. There is a wonderful volunteer effort by parents and others in the community. Most of the teachers there were exceptional. I would like to see more of a focus on classical learning, less wasted time, more creativity and willingness to challenge different kinds of learners. There was an awful lot of 'busy work'-type homework, which was somewhat disappointing. They have a wonderful music teacher there and overall, it is a great school.
—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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

2010

 
 
53%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

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%
Female63%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female59%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners19%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners20%
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 Students71%
Female63%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female91%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities89%
English language learners63%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female77%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities89%
English language learners13%
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 58% 65%
Hispanic 28% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7980 SW Durham Rd
Tigard, OR 97224
Phone: (503) 431-4500

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