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Edward Byrom Elementary School

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted April 14, 2013

We just recently moved to Tualatin and started our son in Kindergarten. From our first few months, the teachers have been great and have gone above and beyond to help our son out with his reading. They seem to take a sincere approach to understanding the needs of each child. The negative reviews below don't seem to be a fair assessment (1 out of 5 stars!?! come on)....but to each their own. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

I have one student currently attending this school, and a second who will be there in one year. My wife and I are very pleased that we are in the Byrom school district. The teachers have all been very caring, while at the same time challenging our oldest to improve more and more. Parent/teacher conferences have been productive conversations, not just a bunch of generalities that could be applied to any student. (Fortunately), I haven't had a lot of interaction with our principal (i.e. no discipline nor behavioral issues to deal with on our end). However, he is a very good communicator with the parents, whether it be via email or school meetings. In addition, I have seen him directly talking to students about the three key rules at Byrom - Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful. Finally, parental involvement is very strong. In the classroom, in after-school activities, in the PSO, TTSD fundraising, Byrom fundraising, field trips, etc. All in all, we strongly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

I am a former parent of a Byrom child who had a very bad experience one year at Byrom. Many meetings were attended without follow up in the classroom. My voice as a parent was unheard and the principal(who is the current principal) was a nightmare, arguing and lying at times. I had to seek help from a school district representative more that once to deal with problems that were not getting fixed. Bullying at this school was not dealt with. My child needed assistance and did not get it. I feel my child had a completely wasted year. I would not choose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2010

I was really hoping for more from this school, since it is rated the best in Tualatin. The other families and kids are all nice and we had a wonderful kindergarten teacher. First grade was a rude awakening, as their team has a ridiculous no parent volunteer policy in place. I can't understand how or why they can do such a thing. Communication is almost non-existent. There are no comments on the report cards and the spring conference is only for "kids who need one," so there is never an opportunity to hear how your child is actually doing. If pre-tests were given for anything, I never saw them (they definitely were not given for spelling). The reading placements are all dependent on the child's performance on 60 second timed tests, which is NOT the purpose of the tests, and the authors of the tests even state this. I'm very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2010

This was my child's first year in Kindergarten at Byrom. There is a review on here that states Byrom is not Kindergarten and 1st grade friendly for boys. This is so far from the truth. My son is thriving at Byrom and loves his teacher and friends. Parent involvement is wonderful and I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

If my child could go to another school I would have it done. The principle seems nice and envolved until something needs to be done. His follow through is lacking, professionalism with staff is absent, and communication is nill. Teachers are ok as long as the child or parent doesn't require anything specific. This school is not Kindergarten and 1st grade friendly for boys. Teachers are unprofessional and often treat the parents like the student. I am shocked there are no consequences for constant unprofessionalism. The counselor is a joke. Do NOT have your child come to this school if you are expecting professionalism, communication and involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Teachers are superb at this school! Friendly, professional and caring! Proud to be a Byrom Parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Byrom is the best school in Tualatin. Teacher are great and there is a lot of parent particpation in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

I wouldnt have my kids go anywhere else! WONDERFUL school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

What a wonderful school. We are so thrilled that we made the switch from private school to Byrom. The whole staff is wonderful. We've had a tremendous kindergarten experience and look forward to 5 more years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

Excellent school. We couldn't be happier with the teachers, parent participation, and the community.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>95%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities86%
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%
Female75%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners38%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted94%
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation29%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learners43%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learners71%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 65%
Hispanic 14% 21%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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21800 SW 91st Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: (503) 431-4300

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