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Welches Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 216 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2013

I went to Welches School, K-8th Grade. Looking back, I feel that I was so fortunate to go to such a small community school. The teachers and faculty knew each and every student. In the 9 years I went there, the turn around of staff was minimal, and parent involvement was the norm and practically expected. Our extra curricular activities were far beyond what was offered at other schools in our area. Because we were such a small school, I believe we benefited from programs not offered even at the nearby Sandy school district. I cannot express the feeling of closeness I took away from going to a small, focused environment such as Welches. We were given more opportunities to learn about the great outdoors, the history of our state and area, and what it means to grow up to be a caring and stable adult when going to a small, community based school such as Welches. When I moved on to Sandy High School, I found that I had already been taught much of the curriculum that Sandy had to offer in the basic classes of math, science, history, english, etc. This gave me a great advantage over my peers. I wish I still lived closer so my own child could attend.


Posted March 17, 2009

My daughters have both attended the schools in welches. I believe they are getting a great education. Our community is small and often the schools are poor, but not wecles. I agree with the above post there is alot of support for the chidlren. I am glad our daughters are here and not at some big city school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

My son has attended Welches for five years. We have had a great experience! The teachers really have gotten to know my child and have catered his education to his needs. The learning involves students asking questions, making choices, and taking responsibility. The teachers and principal have very high expectations of the students, and from what I have seen the students rise to meet them. The principal is excellent, he is so involved and his love for the students and the school is obvious. Parent involvment is high. Parents put on events like, harvest festival, carnival, spagetti dinner, book fair, auction, and other events throughout the year. Parents are also present helping in the school day to day. Because of all these wonderful things, I feel very comfortable dropping my son off each day knowing that he is receiving a high quality education and is being cared for by many people.
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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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students58%
Female50%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students65%
Female50%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students85%
Female75%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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

Math

All Students44%
Female41%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students56%
Female71%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Science

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 66%
Hispanic 15% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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24901 East Salmon River Rd
Welches, OR 97067
Phone: (503) 622-3165

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