School Details

Laurelhurst Elementary School

840 NE 41st Ave, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 916-6210
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 704 students 21 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

83%
69%
61%
84%
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

83%
72%
64%
87%
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

78%
66%
58%
87%
73%
68%
84%
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

91%
62%
59%
90%
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

81%
64%
61%
0%
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

84%
63%
63%
91%
69%
67%
0%
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

Laurelhurst Elementary School is a public middle school in Portland. 704 students attend Laurelhurst Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 13% of the 704 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Laurelhurst Elementary School is 21:1. Gately Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 55%
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 7% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 11%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Laurelhurst Elementary is an absolutely wonderful school. This is my daughter's first year at Laurelhurst (4th grade) and everyone has been friendly and supportive. During the first week of school the principal even made the extra effort (in a non-invasive way) to go check in and see how she was acclimating. My daughter's teacher is amazing - she's a strong class leader who covers a vast amount of information while being kind enthusiastic creative and engaging. She's great at keeping the parents informed on the class activities and also on how our children are doing. My daughter is thrilled to be in her class and has the utmost respect for her as do I. We feel so incredibly fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school and it's community.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school has been great. We enrolled our son in kindergarten here and we have had a great experience. The staff is experienced and skilled and our son's only complaint is that the school day is too short even though he is there from before 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The facilities are excellent and the classroom is not at all crowded. Our boy has learned a lot during his first year here and we look forward to many more years in this environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am thrilled with the school. We have moved from out of state and both my children have transitioned well into the school. The staff is outstanding and the academics are high. Laurelhurst truly is a nurturing environment and the parent participation is huge. My children are thriving and that is a testament to the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The academic standards are very high. Yet the teachers are warm caring and nurturing.

  • (4 years ago)

    Creative and friendly - full of innovative ideas and dedicated parents

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is outstanding and the involvement of the parents raises the level of education.

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandchildren are getting a terrific education. Teachers are excellent curiculum is outstanding and it's a fine school

  • (4 years ago)

    LH is a community of staff and parent helpers families who connect in and out of school..all for one purpose. We care so much about our school and our kids. Most of the teachers have taught here for many years. I love LH because we communicate well to each other for one common goal. We care about the community that surrounds Portland and we want everyone to succeed. Dawn Corliss makes it happen.

  • (4 years ago)

    One of the most supportive communities I've found! The teachers genuinely care for their students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our neighborhood school is walking distance from home has the best teachers in the city and the most welcoming community any family could ask for! We love Laurelhurst!

  • (4 years ago)

    The families are involved and supportive of programs. Parents volunteer have their kids prepared for learning help raise money and enhance our community in so many ways

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a small school with a lot of parent help.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love it's Norman Rockwell feel in the historic Laurelhurst neighborhood. The teachers are wonderful and the parent involvement & sense of community is strong.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a very inclusive K-8 with great parent involvement and an outstanding academic record

  • (4 years ago)

    The children felt cared for safe nurtured and loved. They have fun and to top it off they learn a lot.

  • (4 years ago)

    Laurelhurst has a warm nurturing environment of teachers staff and parents. We moved into the neighborhood when my older son was a 3rd grader and were warmly embraced by families and staff. The teachers our children have had are professional caring and go over and above to give the kids relevant and meaningful lessons and don't teach to the test. Laurelhurst has a high level of parent support and high academic expectations. It's a wonderful school!

  • (4 years ago)

    The most amazing parents and teachers make Laurelhurst a loving supportive place that encourages life-long learning in my children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Laurelhurst is the most amazing school around! I feel proud to be part of such a nurturing compassionate dedicated community.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a great community of enthusiastic students caring teachers and involved parents. Teachers use best teaching practices and Laurelhurst has a real strong sense of community.

  • (4 years ago)

    Laurelhurst School personifies what it means to be great school. The kids are challenged to not only become better students but to become better members of their community. Parents not only get involved with the school but are encouraged to play an active and engaged role with their children and teachers. The teachers and staff are as dedicated as they come and it shows in how much they love teaching and how much the kids love school.

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Overall score

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