School Details

Elk Meadow Elementary School

60880 Brookswood Blvd, Bend, OR 97702
(541) 383-6420
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 553 students 19 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

72%
73%
61%
83%
78%
66%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 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

82%
79%
64%
91%
85%
73%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 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

71%
73%
58%
79%
80%
68%
85%
79%
67%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 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

Elk Meadow Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bend. 553 students go to Elk Meadow Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Multiracial. 53% of the 553 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Elk Meadow Elementary School is 19:1. Pine Ridge Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 85%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Our daughter has been at Elk Meadow for 4 years now. At one point we moved and had to change schools the differences between the 2 schools was night and day! Elk Meadow has a fabulous group of teachers or daughter has thrived being here!

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son is in his second year at Elk Meadow. We moved from another state and it's been a great experience! The teachers he has had have been wonderful and caring. He has made friends and is excelling academically. We feel a part of the Elk Meadow Community. The one fundraiser they do is the Great Pumpkin Race so our kids don't have to go door to door selling things. I recommend this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    All I can say is that we spent 3 1/2 years here dealing with bullying an incident with a teacher who should not be teaching elementary school complete apathy from the staff not including Sue in the front office who is great and just a general feeling of being unwelcome. We were constantly being called at home regarding our child's "behavior" and response to difficult situations and never ever felt validated or heard. Our child fell behind in critical academic subjects. School was a daily stress and we thought our child had serious problems and wondered if he/she would make it in society. After moving our child to a different school we cannot believe the difference!! We are completely baffled at the changes we see for the positive! Our child has many friends a school full of loving staff who have made the most amazing differences in our child!! Our child is excited for school every day!!! This is something that never happened! Our child never felt safe at Elk Meadow. That's what apathy will do to a building. I am grateful everyday that we made this move for our child. The future is bright for the first time since pre-K.

  • (1 year ago)

    I would like to bring up a safety issue regarding the 'commute options' program going on at Elk Meadow Elementary. I am a resident of river rim which I enter and exit River Rim drive and Brookswood daily. Last week during a very busy traffic day (before Memorial Day Weekend) I was attempting to exit River Rim onto Brookswood Blvd. There were children all over the place (dozens maybe 40-50) on bicycles with orange pinnies. Some had crossed the road and were back on school property some crossing the road (in the road) some where lingering far behind on River Rim drive. I bring this up as a concerned parent. I've witnessed some speeding drivers fly up and down Brookswood at dangerous speeds. I've found myself having to run across the street with my dog to feel safe as speeding cars approach. I only could pinpoint one adult supervising all these children with children in front and behind her. These kids have NO busines being on busy streets while in school. If you're a parent of a child at Elk Meadow give this a second thought. I would never want my child to be off school property learning how to commute via bicycle. Too dangerous!

  • (2 years ago)

    Elk Meadow Elementary School continues to excel and offer exciting and innovative programs for kids! This year The Bend-La Pine School District has approved Elk Meadow's proposal to become an "Integrated Arts Focus School." This is an exciting way to integrate the arts (visual arts performing arts etc...) into all areas of study. Congratulations to the staff for being innovative and making school relevant and fun for students! Thanks for your hard work and dedication. What a wonderful school!

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an exceptional school! Bruce Reynolds is the Principal and he is the current Principal of the year for the entire state of Oregon!! He is introducing lots of exciting changes. We are so lucky that our daughters attend this school. Please don't let the one review below sway you from this school. ALL schools these days are focused on state standards and standardized tests. However this school is filled with empathetic creative teachers who work HARD. The population is filled with plenty of hard working families who take afternoons off to help out in the classroom ! The hallways certainly are NOT scrubbed of creativity!! The events are well attended and there is a dynamic PTO who work together to create fun events that raise money for the school! If you are looking for a place full of empathetic teachers and an award winning Principal who is smart approachable and forward facing then Elk Meadow is your place. And if you want to complain...and no school is perfect so I expect there to be complaints.... then why not attend a PTO meeting or two rather than hiding behind your computer and writing an unfair review that has scared families away from Elk Meadow?

  • (3 years ago)

    Hoping that the new principal will improve the school's learning environment and encourage teachers to get creative with the dry uninspiring district-imposed curriculum. The school is unwelcoming of parental input regarding most aspect of learning with very few exceptions. Advanced gifted learners are neglected as most teachers are busy instructing children to prepare for the Big Test in the springtime. Most of the hallways' walls are sanitized and scrubbed clean of any evidence that creativity and excitement for learning exist within the building. School community activities are poorly attended yet the teaching community haven't a clue as to why there aren't more parental participation? Of course there are exceptions of some great teachers who are able to inspire children to learn. But these teachers are a rarity in a school that adopts the school district's mandate to push children through an educational assembly line that ultimately numbs a child's desire to investigate knowledge for knowledge's sake and extinguish the creative spirit.

  • (3 years ago)

    My girls just finished a partial year with Elk Meadow and it was out first at this school. We all really liked it there. The teacher and staff welcomed them and they did awesome. We have been to two other schools in the area (one public one private) and this was definitely our favorite.

  • (4 years ago)

    Earned Oregon's top rating "Outstanding" on the 2009-10 Oregon Department of Education State School Report Card. Only 37% of Oregon schools earned the same rating statewide.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is excellant on every level.The teachers work with their students by constantly pushing them to do more and do their best.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been at Elk Meadow for four years now. We really like Tim Comfort the principal and Teri Friesen Vice Principal. We think they do a great job at this school. We like the diversity of this school. The only complaints I have is that the academics seem a little behind. I have one child that goes to another elementary school here in Bend and there is a big difference in what is taught and how they advance the kids. I would highly recommend that Elk Meadow step up there academics to those children that are ready and willing so that these kids don't get bored and lose interest. I also would love to see the teachers more willing to accept parent volunteers. I think because in the past not a lot of parents volunteered here at Elk Meadow the staff got used to this. They need to adjust.

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