School Details

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

17625 SE Foster Rd, Gresham, OR 97080
(503) 762-3209
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 495 students 23 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

46%
46%
61%
46%
49%
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
  • Centennial School District 28j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
47%
64%
69%
57%
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
  • Centennial School District 28j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
51%
58%
72%
51%
68%
63%
37%
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
  • Centennial School District 28j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
48%
59%
55%
51%
63%

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
  • Centennial School District 28j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pleasant Valley Elementary School is a public middle school in Gresham. 495 students attend Pleasant Valley Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 50% of the 495 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pleasant Valley Elementary School is 23:1. Centennial Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 52%
Multiracial 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian 19% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 12%
Hispanic 10% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We recently enrolled both our son and daughter here and after this past year we feel we have made a mistake. Both their teachers seemed very stressed overworked and uncaring. I don't think I saw a single parent helping out or volunteering. Though I feel that the principal tries to provide good leadership I feel like the rest of the faculty just doesn't live up to the quality that the students deserve.

  • (6 years ago)

    The feel of PV is positive and caring. The quality of the teachers is hit or miss. And there are few after school clubs. But kids are not mean and the music program is great. I agree that the heritage of the school is a nice factor as well. And the whole school is involved in green landscaping the school grounds. We do need another elementary school or PV will get over crowded.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to Pleasant Valley E.S from another elementary school in N. Clackamas S.D. We moved out of N. Clackamas schools due to overcrowding in the schools. We are very happy with the small classroom size at Pleasant Valley and the high level of instructional content. My child has learned more at Pleasant Valley in one year than the two years in N. Clackamas!!

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to Pleasant Valley E.S from another elementary school in N. Clackamas S.D. We moved out of N. Clackamas schools due to overcrowding in the schools. We are very happy with the small classroom size at Pleasant Valley and the high level of instructional content. My child has learned more at Pleasant Valley in one year than the two years in N. Clackamas!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers care...parents involved...students learning. I also love the heritage of the school...but we need more schools so we can lower the class size and overall size of the schools

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with the teaching and administrative staff at Pleasant Valley. Teachers provide students with a challenging curriculum that promotes higher level thinking and creativity!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school and the teachers and principal do a great job.

  • (10 years ago)

    My children have attended Pleasant Valley for 1 year. I have been amazed at the wonderful staff the fantastic events the focus on great education health and life skills. What a wonderful school!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have had kids in this school for the past 8 years. I have loved this school. The contact that the teachers have with the parents are great. The teacher to student ratio is great. The staff really show that they care about our kids. They are willing to go the extra mile for our kids.

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