Beaverton School District
|Beaverton School District|
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|Type and location|
|Grades||K – 12|
|Region||Washington County, Oregon|
|Location||Washington County, Oregon|
|Budget||$343,727,484.00 (2013-14) |
|Students and staff|
|Colors||Yellow, Black, and White|
|Website||Beaverton School District|
The Beaverton School District is a school district in suburban Beaverton and Portland, Oregon, United States. The Beaverton Elementary School District 48 was established in 1876, with other elementary districts later merged into the district. The elementary district was later merged with the high school district (10J) to create a unified school district. It is the third largest school district in the state of Oregon with an estimated enrollment of 35,329 students as of 2005. For 2004–05, the district had a total budget of $428 million.
Option middle schools
A publicly formed alternative curriculum, designed for gifted students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. It currently located at Meadow Park Middle School, Whitford Middle School, Cedar Park Middle School, Highland Park Middle School, and Stoller Middle School. To enter the Summa Program, a special application form must be completed, along with proof that the student has achieved the 97th percentile on a standardized reading and math test, and/or a 97th percentile score on the NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test).
- Rachel Carson
The Rachel L. Carson School for Environmental Science (RLC) welcomes 6th −8th grade students with a high interest in the sciences.Working with a focus on environmental science and community service, students at the RLC experience a rigorous, integrated curriculum. Students participate in numerous curricular-based field experiences as part of the program.
- Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA)
Founded in 1992, ACMA is a publicly funded arts magnet serving students in grades 6 through 12. Students are attracted to ACMA because they possess a skill, are proficient, or show strong potential in one of the arts. At ACMA students receive a rigorous academic program combined with rich pre-professional experiences in an array of artistic disciplines. The combination of high expectations and a focus on the arts in the curriculum produces graduates who are well prepared for post-secondary study in a wide range of pursuits, both within and outside of the arts.
HS2 opened its doors in Fall 2007 with a 9th grade class. In 2008/09 HS2 served students in grades 6, 9, and 10 and will add additional grades each year, serving middle grades 6 and 7 plus high school grades 9, 10, and 11 in 2009/10. By 2010/11, HS2 will serve students in grades 6–12. HS2 is open to all students with an interest in science and medicine. It is a powerful learning community in a small school setting for students from all social, cultural and economic backgrounds. As a part of this college prep program, students learn in small, teacher-led investigative teams that foster communication, engagement, research skills, critical thinking and problem-solving. Students will be able to earn college credit in grades 11 and 12 and will be prepared to pursue a career in the science and health professions. In addition, there are opportunities for health career certification courses after school and during the evening for seniors at HS2. HS2 seniors will also participate in internship rotations at local hospitals, medical facilities and research labs. Contact: HS2 503.533.1853.
- International School of Beaverton (ISB)
ISB is an options school for students in grades 6 -12 offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program and the IB Diploma Program . The International Baccalaureate Program is a rigorous standardized worldwide curriculum enhanced with World Languages including Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish. At ISB, students experience regular presentations and/or dialogue sessions about international topics presented by international visitors and community members. International perspectives and critical thinking skills are emphasized and promoted throughout the rigorous curriculum. In addition, students are required to do individual research, inquiry into the theory and nature of knowledge, and to participate in community service and action projects.The Middle Years Program at ISB will prepare students for the Diploma Program, which is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations, that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary school students.
- Springville K8 Middle School
Its focus is high academic standards through Expeditionary Learning. Expeditionary Learning (EL) is an approach that promotes rigorous and engaging curriculum, inquiry-based teaching techniques, and a school culture that teaches compassion and good citizenship. At the heart of Expeditionary Learning Schools are learning expeditions, which are interdisciplinary units aligned with state and district standards. The EL approach is experiential and project-based, involving students in original research, including field studies and experts, to create high-quality products for audiences beyond the classroom
- Aloha High School
- Beaverton High School
- Southridge High School
- Sunset High School
- Westview High School
Option high schools
- Arts & Communication Magnet Academy
- Principal: Michael Johnson
A publicly funded arts magnet school for students who are self-directed, like to design projects, and want to focus on learning about visual arts, graphic design, sculpture, pottery, acting, dancing, music and more.
- International School of Beaverton
- Principal: Jill O'Neil
Additional Information: This is an options program for 6–12th graders which offers the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. Recently, the school is adding high school grades.
- Merlo Station High School
- Principal: Mary Jean Katz
Composed of several programs, including the Community School and the School of Science and Technology.
- Terra Nova
- Principal: Gary Myers
Terra Nova is a Big Picture Inspired School with a total of 80 students in grades 9–12. Students work independently and in small groups with Individualized Learning Plans tailored to their learning styles, passions and academic goals. Student academic projects are focused around these Learning Plans and Community Based Internships. Internship sites may include Conservation Corps teams, Outdoor School counseling, elementary school teaching, or any other appropriate setting as determined by the Learning Plan Team.
In the 2009 school year, the district had 1114 students classified as homeless by the state's Department of Education, or 3.0% of students in the district. By 2010, the number of homeless students grew to 1580, the highest of any school district in the state.
The following are the district's teacher/student staffing ratios:[dated info]
- Kindergarten 1:22
- Grades 1–5 1:26.15
- Grades 6–8 1:35:50
- Grades 9–12 1:26.4
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- Percentage of minority students: 31% (10,878 students)
- Number of primary languages spoken in students' homes: more than 70
- Percentage of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch: 24%
- "District". Beaverton School District. Retrieved January 8, 2009.
- "District". Beaverton School District.
- "District". Beaverton School District. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
- Benson, Robert L. (October 19, 1976). "Historic Potpourri: Courthouse fire destroys school records in '20s". Hillsboro Argus. p. 10.
- Taylor Clark, Willamette Week November 13, 2002: A Picture Is Worth...a Million Bucks?
- "Count of homeless students in Oregon school districts, 2008–2009". The Oregonian. p. 6. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
- "High homeless numbers in Beaverton schools point to outreach". Beaverton Valley Times. January 19, 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-20. "Last September, the Oregon Department of Education released the state’s homeless student count and Beaverton School District was at the top of that list with 1,580 students, followed by Medford and Portland districts."
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