School Details

Gaffney Lane Elementary School

13521 South Gaffney Ln, Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 785-8600
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 570 students 23 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

87%
69%
61%
72%
71%
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
  • Oregon City School District 62 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
70%
64%
82%
81%
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
  • Oregon City School District 62 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
62%
58%
75%
68%
68%
72%
74%
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
  • Oregon City School District 62 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gaffney Lane Elementary School is a public middle school in Oregon City. 570 students attend Gaffney Lane Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 48% of the 570 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Gaffney Lane Elementary School is 23:1. Gardiner Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 80%
Multiracial 6% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 14% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I was able to volunteer for one of the 4th grade classes last year and was so impressed with the teachers system of involving the students in every aspect of the learning process. The school seems to have a system of friendly competition that motivates the students to try and do they very best in the class rooms and on campus. To watch every hand raise when the teacher asks a question is very impressive. This is a vibrant active and happy school with an excellent staff devoted to teaching with a flare.

  • (4 years ago)

    Best school my son has ever been to. They connect with the kids on a deeper level and most of all they learn advanced stuff or what ever level they need easly. Awsome staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been pleased with gaffney lane. the teachers for the most part are great with the kids and keep them on their toes. they have computer lab music and P.E. all once a week and also still have a counselor. the school is old and could use updating but overall is is a good learning environment for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    With the exception of a few teachers over the years I have been very pleased with Gaffney. I am a teacher at a different school and know what my children should be learning and when. Overall I believe my children are getting a very good education there.

  • (5 years ago)

    both of the prior reviews are definitely outdated. The school is lacking and has continued to go downhill for the past few years. While some teachers do seem to care they are few and far between.

  • (7 years ago)

    gaffney lane has teachers whom care about the children . Not only in education but saftey .

  • (8 years ago)

    The principal at this school seems to be very involved with the parents and students and makes you feel very welcome to participate. The staff is pretty welcoming and the reading program they have has done wonders for my child.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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