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South Columbia Family School

Charter | K-8 | 50 students

Our school is known for its unique home-based structure with one in-school day.

 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 28, 2014

As the new principal at South Columbia Family School, I look forward to supporting our role in inspiring, supporting, and nurturing the high achievements of our students and families. Family involvement is essential to our home and school-based program, and our goal is to support learning as a team. Individualized instruction with specialized support is at our core. Should there be any questions or concerns at any time, I promise to listen and help resolve them to the best of my ability--and with sincere care:)

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Posted September 30, 2014

For 10 years I have been here to see students progress in their academic and social skills. It has been a joy to interact with the students and parents and be a part of such of a cohesive staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 4, 2014

We love South Columbia Family School. It has been great for our family to have the flexibility of homeschooling, but with the help of the teacher if we need it. The community day each week is a nice break for me from teaching the kids and gives them a chance to go into a classroom environment and be with friends Great to learning to work with others and team building. This is our second year at this school, with two kid enrolled and two more that will attend when they are old enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

This school was a huge disappointment. It is poorly run and they don't handle kids with minor differences well. There are many better schools in the area and if you want to homeschool I would recommend doing it separate from this school. The teacher/principal drama is not worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

Went to check out this school. Principal was very pushy with the registration papers the moment we walked in the door before we even had a chance to ask questions. (Pushy busy-body type not for us) The school "building" is nothing more than a portable in a baseball field of a public elementary school. It is 10 feet from another portable that is used for early intervention and that portable is 10 feet from the grade school. All 3 schools are crowded around a tiny parking lot. The kids are supposed to come to school one day a week and also for one conference. No flexibility offered to us for day/time of conference. We also learned that several of the grades only have 2-3 students in them. Must be a reason for that. Not for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

We are on our 4th yr here for one child and 1st for another. We have always received excellent support from both our teachers and principle. If there has been any concerns at all they have been address promptly and the issue was resolved.They have great student to teacher ratio with no more then 21 kids per class.The average is usually 15. I also like how the principle is involved with all her students. She knows all their names and they always greet her with a big smile. If you like the idea homeschooling but need the support of a teacher this is a great option. Our kids go once a week for community day and then one hour a week for conference with their teacher. That is a great time to address any concerns or get extra help in a subject you are having trouble with. And one of the best benefits is that your curriculum is tailored specifically to your child's needs. Overall we love this school and look forward to many more years here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

This school was a major disappointment. The teachers are below average. If a problem comes up it is always the child's/parent's/caregiver's fault and the staff will not take responsibility for their behavior and all stick together when it's obvious they are at fault, at the expense of the child. Good teachers will not stay here or tolerate the politics that are staff centered. If you care about your child and their education, do not go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

South Columbia Family School is a great option for home schoolers. It provides an opportunity for kids to socialize with their peers in a classroom environment while still enjoying the benefits of home schooling. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The teachers are willing to tailor lessons to each child's needs. This is a family oriented school with staff that is supportive of parents' involvment in their child's education.
—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.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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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.

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83%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

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83%

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86%
Writing

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29%
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.

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56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

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67%

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64%

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70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
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 59% in 2013.

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
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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 61% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
43%
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 63% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

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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

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Reading

All Students33%
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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

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Academically giftedn/a
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Reading

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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

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Reading

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Science

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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 Students43%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students56%
Femalen/a
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 89% 65%
Hispanic 7% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A51%
Female 46%N/A48%
Male 54%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish & ASL as enrichment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 2:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • Lori Bogen
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • text 971-241-8694
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Home-based for 3 days
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish & ASL as enrichment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Can access district bus routes
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Collaboration; learning coach; FT; conf
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Our students LOVE to come to school :)
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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
50
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
50
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34555 Berg Road
Warren, OR 97053
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Phone: (503) 366-9009

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