School Details

Bridger Elementary School

7910 SE Market St, Portland, OR 97215
(503) 916-6336
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 365 students 14 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

41%
69%
61%
51%
74%
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
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
72%
64%
68%
78%
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
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
66%
58%
64%
73%
68%
60%
72%
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
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
62%
59%
21%
67%
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
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
64%
61%
52%
75%
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
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
63%
63%
33%
69%
67%
25%
63%
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
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bridger Elementary School is a public middle school in Portland. 365 students attend Bridger Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 65% of the 365 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bridger Elementary School is 14:1. Harrison Park School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 55%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 31% 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 11%
Asian 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Bridger is a disaster and getting worse. Grade literacy ratings are 21%-35%. The 2013 7th grade Spanish class has had 6...six(!) teachers in the first eight weeks of school. PPS cannot PAY people to work there. Substitute and permanent (2nd career "teachers") are reported power struggling and intimidating students. There have been three principals in the past four years; with this year's being clearly the worst of the lot(!) whose answer to every problem is discipline and consequences..and worse threatening to CALL THE POLICE. Criminalizing kids' frustration? Really? I met with the principal to suggest stabilizing my son's Spanish class with increased adult supervision teaching assistants after school help or other positive interventions. I came away dismayed by the principal reverting to a punitive Criminal Justice approach to authority as solution seeming to not understand fundamental tenets of education or human motivation or at least finding it easier to blame frustrated students than deal with severe systemic problems as again indicated by teachers/administrators fleeing this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    The new principal (second year) is making amazing changes at this school. The school's test scores went up a huge amount from last year. The staff works extremely hard and the school has the potential to be a great school. The only thing holding this school back is the amount of families in the neighborhood that choose to send their children to other schools. If people actually went to the school in their area they could make this a strong community instead of weakening their own community.

  • (2 years ago)

    This a wonderful community and neighborhood school. My son's experience in the Spanish Immersion program has been awesome so far and we are pleased at the dedicated progressive and intelligent staff and family involvement.

  • (2 years ago)

    Bridger has a new principle and the vice principle would not know how to handle a problem if it fell onto her lap. The vice principle should be the back bone of the school as well as to the principle. How did she ever qualify for this job at bridger? She thows problems back at the teachers and lets serious issues slide. My child was called by another parent to her car in the middle of the street and she said some horrible things to my child and snatched things out of his had and left him there. The responce from the vice principle was well it was not our problem the bell already rang and it was after school. #2 issue. my child was pushed to the ground and pushed into the building and told to stop snitching on him. Then he continuesd to push my son. The responce from the vice principle s responce was "I wasnt there so I really dont know if that really happened". WOW really?? Whats going on in our schools? Take some responsibility! Inform your parents and if you cant handle your school Iam sure as parents we can!! P.S. I still havent heard back from the principle on the student if anything was ever done!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Bridger is a K-8 with a new principal this year who is really making a difference. The school has a strong neighborhood program as well as a great Spanish immersion program. The teachers are collaborative and dedicated. The student body is very diverse with many different language backgrounds and cultures represented. I intend to send my children here once they are old enough.

  • (3 years ago)

    This review is for the middle school portion of Bridger I do not know how good the elementary school is. The middle school program is atrocious. The students are extremely difficult and disrespectful to teachers they are extremely talkative and rowdy. In the middle school classes literally a third to half of students are failing their classes. Of the four primary middle school teachers two are leaving. Of the two remaining one of the teachers is the most hated teacher in the school. The students dislike this teacher so much that a student will skip 4 classes until the class with the bad teacher is over and then come to school. The students (unfortunately) aren't entirely wrong in disliking this teacher either. The teacher has done several things that should have resulted in some sort of discipline but nothing was ever made of it. This is a bit of a rant but I'll bottom line it here don't send your middle school child to Bridger find a real middle school and send your child there.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with Bridger and especially the Spanish Immersion program. I love the diversity of the school and the energy of the teachers and principal. Many of the parents are very involved in the school and are working to improve it on many levels.

  • (7 years ago)

    We love Bridger my child is in the Spanish Inmersion class. Great Principal always open to talk to parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    This by far has to be the best school I have ever seen. My 2 kids love it and it's education. I deffinitly reccommend this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Bridger is an excellent school. I have two children who attend it now and they have done nothing but excell since I transfered them over to this school. The teachers do individual paced learning so each child gets tailored education.

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