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James Templeton Elementary School

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Posted May 9, 2014

Both my kids had a great experience. Teachers were caring and address the needs of my children who have different learning styles and personalities. Good parent support, but they are not an "entitled" parent group. The students and staff all seem genuinely happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

This school is a really great school. Although I have to warn parents of kids who are going in the fifth grade because this school has fifth graders who are dating. This school is one of the oldest in the district and could use some serious cleaning and remodeling.


Posted August 22, 2011

I went to this school. I loved it, except for that NOTHING was ever done when I was being picked on. They told us they have zero tolerance for bullying, yet when I finally got up the courage to go to a teacher about the problems I was having on a daily basis, she interrupted me mid-sentence and told me not to tattletale. This would be a great school for any "normal" kid, but if you have a child who is overweight, wears glasses, has social anxiety or any other issue, it's not for them.


Posted November 25, 2009

I have 3 children that attend Templeton. The staff is very caring and involved in each childs academic level. Yes the school is old, but has great charchter and the students and parents do an excellent job keeping it looking nice. I see the diversity in the school, and think its a great asset to the kids. My children love the school, and I love the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This school has the largest diversity in our school district. Family incomes range from poverty levels to wealthy. This is also one of the older schools in our district and could use some serious upkeep.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

My daughter is going into second grade and she loves school still. They go out of there way for the children and her teachers have been great, and pushed to leep her interested in school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

I have a daughter who attends Templeton, and she is thriving. The Teachers and staff are very kind, it is a great environment for learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

Great school and very caring staff. The student teacher ratio is also exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

2010

 
 
51%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
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%
Female55%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners50%
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 Students62%
Female63%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners12%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners47%
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 Students41%
Female37%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted82%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted87%
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners31%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted88%
Special Education with Accomodation33%
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 50% 65%
Hispanic 32% 21%
Two or more races 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
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 54%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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