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Bolton Primary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 9, 2012

Great staff, great parents and most of all GREAT kids! I can't imagine being anywhere else.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 6, 2012

I used this website while I was house hunting in West Linn and feel I must take the time to report on the school my children now attend. Bolton Primary School is phenomenal! The building is older, but do not let that get in the way. They have a remodeled school library that will blow your socks off. It is on two levels with a tree house right in the middle for the kids to read under. There are rows of computers and big windows to bird watch (my first grader just finished a project on bird watching). Some of our favorite things about Bolton include outstanding teachers, a dedicated art room, music room with instruments, outdoor garden that the students tend, amazing field trips like hiking in the Gorge, wonderful PTA with activities like "Family Movie Nights" and "Holiday Crafts," tons of parent volunteering and support, a "no sugar at school" policy with a focus on healthy eating and lifestyle, an incredible principal, class looping and so much more! We are so glad we chose a house in the Bolton School District and get to be a part of such a wonderful, warm and educational school where you can feel each teacher's passion for what they do. We have two very happy children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

We love Bolton - It is the smallest school in the district and we love the community feel. Expert staff - They are all very experienced and can work with children at multiple levels very well. Strong parent support - New principal is amazing. We are looking forward to 'looping classes' starting next year (same teacher for 2 years). Also there are blended classes at the 1/2 level as an option to looping. Preschool there is also terrific!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

Exceptional school with exceptional staff. Our child was given a well rounded curriculum with constant feedback and encouragement for both the student and the parent. I applaud them for their efforts and their dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
71%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students82%
Female>=95%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female91%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
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 Students81%
Female76%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation67%

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
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

Math

All Students80%
Female74%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted92%
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Science

All Students92%
Female89%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation63%
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 83% 65%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Hispanic 4% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5933 Holmes St
West Linn, OR 97068
Phone: (503) 673-7900

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