School Details

Buckingham Elementary School

62560 Hamby Rd, Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-6135
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 489 students 20 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

64%
73%
61%
71%
78%
66%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bend-Lapine Administrative School District 1 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
79%
64%
78%
85%
73%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bend-Lapine Administrative School District 1 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
73%
58%
74%
80%
68%
78%
79%
67%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bend-Lapine Administrative School District 1 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Buckingham Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bend. 489 students attend Buckingham Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 59% of the 489 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Buckingham Elementary School is 20:1. Eastmont Community School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 85%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 10% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The bureaucracy at this school is amazing. First I have yet to see any action regarding my request for my son to take part in special groups for his reading and how to handle his emotions (Being tested for autism). It has been three weeks and have yet to have a call back. In addition to that kids are not allowed to wear makeup masks or hair dye for Halloween costumes at school this year. What's the point of having Halloween then? I spoke to the principal about it and he wouldn't let me speak by talking over me and interrupting. I am really disappointed in this school mainly because of how the principal talked to me. He is the face of my child's school and it seems to overshadow some of the positives there. It's shameful coming from a family of teachers and being a granddaughter of a principal. It's shameful. Everything's hunky dory fake smiles but when it comes down to real issues and concerns it's apparent that the person at the top forgot how he got there and what it truly means to be a teacher. It's about making a difference and being the change we want to see in the world. It's not about power but rather PEOPLE. How dare I question the "rules". It's so sad.

  • (2 years ago)

    Buckingham Elementary When I was a kid I went from the valley to Bend Oregon. This school ruined my math! I was in Shorts class when I was never taught how to fully do math I was just told to do the Times Tables and if I didn't do it all under the time aloud I was held in for lunch and recess. My first week or so there I was asked to do a paper on a book and I was rushed when I couldn't read my own handwriting from being rushed and fear I was made fun of and told "That's what happens when you rush yourself" he also took all my collectibles away that kept me calm in class. By far one of the worst schools I went to. Rated up there with Trinity Lutheran

  • (2 years ago)

    Earned Oregon's top rating "Outstanding" for the past three years Oregon Department of Education State School Report Card. The test scores have increased over the past four years and are above the school district's average. This school is not just improving their student's achievements they are connecting and supporting all students and families. You instantly feel the joy and fun that the staff brings to education each day.

  • (3 years ago)

    hahahahaHA is all i can say about buckingham. it still reigns supreme as the WORST school my family has ever had to deal with while bear creek elementary 2 miles up the road is the BEST! my complaints about staff and student misconduct at buckingham fell on deaf ears while at bear creek my problems were immediately dealt with.

  • (7 years ago)

    We attended Buckingham for k and 1st grade. Moved to Washington State and cannot begin to tell you what a great school Buckingham is. Sometimes in life you dont know what you've got til its gone. Appreciate all the Buckingham has to offer...excellent Principal fun and caring staff and most of all a great environment for kids not only to learn but to feel loved...keep it up Buckingham!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Very friendly easy to get to know people. Kids are wonderful and make new kids feel very welcome. Love it here!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has been a student of Buckingham for 4 1/2 years. The staff has always gone out of their way to help with situations my son has faced whether social or academic. Both the principal and vice principal are wonderful. Their sincerity towards both the parents and students makes it so easy to talk to them. They are always there to give a hug to a child that needs it. They rank high every year in state testing and truly believe in working with parents to give students the best chance to succeed. I couldn't have asked for a better elementary school for my son. They have my respect and devotion.

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