Beaverton School District

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Beaverton School District
Beaverton School District logo (transparent).png
Location
Washington County, Oregon
United States
District information
Type School District
Grades K12
Established 1876
Superintendent Jeff Rose[1]
Budget $423,095,598 (2015-2016)[2]
Students and staff
Students 40,725 (2015-16)[3][4]
Teachers 2,302
Staff 4,091[5]
Other information
Website www.beaverton.k12.or.us

The Beaverton School District is a school district in and around Beaverton, Oregon. The Beaverton Elementary School District 48 was established in 1876, with other elementary districts later merged into the district.[6] The elementary district was later merged with the high school district (10J) to create a unified school district.[6] It is the third-largest school district[7] in the state of Oregon with an enrollment of 39,763 students as of 2015. For the 2015–2016 school year the district had a total budget of $423.1 million.

The district employs over 2,000 teachers at its 33 elementary, 8 middle, and 5 high schools as well as several options schools. In 2014 18,345 students were enrolled in elementary school, 9,200 in middle school, and 11,588 in high school.[8]

History[edit]

District 48 was established in 1876 as the "Beaverton Elementary School District", serving grades 1-8. Over the years it merged with other elementary districts and finally in July 1960 with the Beaverton High School District to create one unified school district.[9] The district has followed the trends throughout the US, establishing schools for 7th–9th grades in the mid 1960s (to make a 6-3-3 system) and then 1994 moving 6th into middle schools and 9th grades back to high school to form the current 5-3-4 configuration.[10]

The Beaverton School District's school-age population grew by 44% in the 1990s, however only by 14% in the 2000s. Along with this the median age in the district increased from 33.3 in 2000 to 35.3 in 2010. The total population of the area under the district's jurisdiction was 253,198 as of the 2010 census.[11]

Schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Bonny Slope
Cedar Mill
Jacob Wismer
Jacob Wismer
Oak Hills
Rock Creek
Terra Linda
West Tualatin View
School Mascot Principal
Aloha Huber Park Cougars Scott Drue
Barnes Bobcats Veronica Jones
Beaver Acres Beavers Stacy Geale
Bethany Bobcats Rafael Montelongo
Bonny Slope Bobcats Janet Maza
Cedar Mill Lumberjacks Brian Horne
Chehalem Mustangs Angee Silliman
Cooper Mountain Cougars Kristin LeMon
Elmonica Engineers Cynthia Lam Moffett
Errol Hassell Hornets Scarlet Valentine
Findley Dragons Kathleen Skidmore Dee
Fir Grove Furry Grover Erica Marson
Greenway Cougars Renee Caballero
Hazeldale Hawks Angela Tran
Hiteon Hawks Meghan Warren
Jacob Wismer Eagles Joan McFadden
Kinnaman Coyote Michael Crandall
McKay Wolves Megan Clifford
McKinley Mountain Lions Annie Pleau
Montclair Red Tailed Hawks Sean Leverty
Nancy Ryles Crocodiles Kayla Bell
Oak Hills Otters Cheryl Hagseth
Raleigh Hills (K-8) Panthers Angela Freeman
Raleigh Park Tigers Brian Curl
Ridgewood Roadrunners Cary Meier
Rock Creek Rockets Jared Cordon
Scholls Heights Knights Sheila Baumgardner
Sexton Mountain Eagles Teresa Clemens-Brower
Springville Wolves Cheryl Ames
Terra Linda Tigers Christy Batsell
Vose Eagles Veronica Galvan
West Tualatin View All-Stars Kalay McNamee
William Walker Eagles Joann Hulquist

Middle schools[edit]

The Beaverton School District operates eight middle schools housing 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Cedar Park[edit]

Cedar Park

Cedar Park, located on Park Way, was built in 1965 as the district's fourth middle school. It was first opened during the 1965–66 school year for seventh graders only, with an enrollment of 343; however construction was not complete until 1966. It opened for all grades beginning with the 1966 school year.[10] The school's mascot is the Timberwolves, and its current principal is Kenneth (also known as Ken) Struckmeier. Enrollment for the 2014 school year was 1,043, up from 968 the previous year. This school offers electives such as Drama, Band, Choir, Physical Education and Spanish, along with a more advanced Spanish class for native speakers.[citation needed][10][12][13]

Conestoga[edit]

Conestoga is located on Conestoga Drive. Its mascot is the Cougars, and its principal is Zan Hess. Its 2014 enrollment was 881, down from 904 in 2013.[12][14][15]

Five Oaks[edit]

Five Oaks' mascot is the Falcons, and its principal is Shirley Brock. 2014 enrollment was 1,020, down from 1,055 in 2013.[12] Five Oaks hosts Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School, which focuses on environmental science. In February 2013, a small fire at the school prompted an evacuation.[16]

Highland Park[edit]

Highland Park was opened in 1965 to 1,106 students, after several failed bonds in the previous years.[17] Its mascot is the Raiders, and its principal is David Nieslanik. 2014 enrollment was 882, up from 820 in 2013.[12]

Meadow Park[edit]

Meadow Park's mascot is the Eagles, and its principal is Jared Freeman. 2014 enrollment was 832, up from 768 in 2013.[12]

Mountain View[edit]

Mountain View's mascot is the Mountaineers, and its principal is Matt Pederson. 2014 enrollment was 876, up from 856 in 2014.[12]

Stoller[edit]

Stoller

Stoller is located on Laidlaw Road. Its mascot is the Jaguars, and principal is Florence Richey. 2014 enrollment was 1,389, up from 1,341 in 2013.[12]

Whitford[edit]

Whitford is located in Garden Home–Whitford, Oregon. Garden Home was an established community when the Oregon Electric Railway was built at the beginning of the 20th century, which named a depot on the line for the community.[18] Whitford was a station on the same line, located at the present-day intersection of Allen Road and Scholls Ferry Road (Oregon Route 210); the name was created by combining the names of W. A. White and A.C. Bedford, New York investors who were directors of the railway. Whitford station closed when the railway stopped running around 1920, however the name stuck. The school itself opened in 1963 to grades 7 and 8.[19] Whitford's mascot is the Coachmen, and its principal is Aaron Persons. 2014 enrollment was 681, up from 680 in 2013.[12]

High schools[edit]

High schools in Beaverton are part of the Metro League for interscholastic athletics and activities.[20]

Image School Mascot Principal Feeder middle schools
Aloha High School wide - Oregon.JPG Aloha Warriors Ken Yarnell Five Oaks, Mountain View
Beaverton High School Oregon.JPG Beaverton Beavers Anne Erwin Highland Park, Whitford
Southridge High School Beaverton Oregon.JPG Southridge Skyhawks Todd Corsetti Conestoga, Highland Park
Sunset High School - Beaverton, Oregon.JPG Sunset Apollos John Huelskamp Cedar Park, Meadow Park, Stoller
Westview High School Oregon.JPG Westview Wildcats Jon Franco Five Oaks, Meadow Park, Stoller

[12][21][22]

Option schools[edit]

ACMA
HS2
Merlo Station
  • Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA)
    • Focuses on the arts for 6th through 12th grade students. Principal: Michael Johnson
  • Beaverton Health & Science School (HS2)
    • Focuses on science, medicine and engineering for 6th through 12th grade students. Principal: Brian Sica
  • International School of Beaverton (ISB)
  • Merlo Station High School
  • Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School
    • Located at Five Oaks Middle School, it focuses on environmental science for 6th through 8th grade students. Principal: Shirley Brock
  • Summa
    • Programs at Meadow Park, Whitford, Stoller, Cedar Park, and Highland Park middle schools for talented and gifted students. 795 students were enrolled in Summa classes at five middle schools for the 2014-2015 school year.[23]

      In November 2014 a plan to move Summa students who attend Stoller Middle School to the newly constructed Timberland middle school as a solution to overcrowding was proposed, but delayed in November 2015 due to opposition from parents and school administration.[24][25]

Future schools[edit]

  • North Bethany Elementary School
    • Set to open in 2017, the school will be built in order to solve crowding problems at nearby elementary schools.[26]
  • South Cooper Mountain High School
    • Set to open in 2017, the district was allowed to start filling nearby wetlands in September 2015 in order to begin construction.[27] As a result, the district is altering its high school boundaries.[28]
Construction of Timberland Middle School
  • Timberland Middle School
    • Set to open in 2020 and built on land acquired in 2003, the school will serve as a replacement for several elementary schools undergoing remodeling before its formal opening. Construction began on May 19, 2015.[29][30]

Administration[edit]

School board[edit]

According to the Beaverton School District's website, the school board is "responsible for providing an education program for students living within the District boundaries."[31] The board members for the 2015-2016 school year are Susan Greenberg, Anne Bryan, Eric Simpson, Donna Tyner, LeeAnn Larsen, Becky Tymchuk, and Linda Degman.[32]

Superintendent[edit]

The current Beaverton School District superintendent is Dr. Jeff Rose, Ed.D. He has served since July 2011, after previous Superintendent Jerome Colona stepped down. Rose previously served as Superintendent of the Canby School District from 2008 until 2011.[33][34]

Demographics[edit]

Older Beaverton School District logo

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.[35] By 2010, the number of homeless students grew to 1,580, the highest of any school district in the state.[36]

Teacher/student ratios[edit]

The following are the district's teacher/student staffing ratios:[needs update]

  • Kindergarten 1:22
  • Grades 1–5 1:26.15
  • Grades 6–8 1:35:50
  • Grades 9–12 1:26.4

Student/staff profiles[edit]

All information below is as of October 1, 2014.

  • Ethnicity:
  • Number of primary languages spoken in students' homes: 94
  • Percentage of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch: 36.6%
  • Percentage of students qualifying for special education services: 12.1%
  • Percentage of Talented and Gifted students: 13.5%
  • Percentage of ESL students: 13.3%
  • Percentage of male students: 51%
  • Percentage of female students: 49%
  • High school dropout rate: 2.7% as of 2013–14, lower than Oregon's average of 3.9%
  • Graduation rate: 79.7%, higher than Oregon's average of 72%
  • Number of staff:
    • Teachers: 2,330
    • Classified employees: 1,710
    • School administration: 92
    • District administration: 30
    • Total number: 4,162
  • Teachers with a master's degree or higher: 87%
  • Average years teaching experience: 14.6
  • Salary range: $39,100 - $80,253

[37][38][39][40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superintendent: Beaverton School District". Beaverton School District. Retrieved January 8, 2009. 
  2. ^ "2015-2016 Adopted Budget" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "Quick Facts". Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Owen, Wendy (October 3, 2015). "Beaverton gains 815 students, Hillsboro loses 120 students". OregonLive. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "District Staff". Beaverton School District. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Benson, Robert L. (October 19, 1976). "Historic Potpourri: Courthouse fire destroys school records in '20s". Hillsboro Argus. p. 10. 
  7. ^ Clark, Taylor (November 12, 2002). "A Picture Is Worth...a Million Bucks?". Willamette Week. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Quick Facts: BSD". 
  9. ^ "About Us: Facts and History". 
  10. ^ a b c "Cedar Park History" (PDF). 
  11. ^ "BSD Enrollment Forecast". Portland State University. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i "BSD School List". Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ Frazier, Laura (September 2, 2014). "Cedar Park Middle School mentors help sixth grade students conquer first day of school". The Oregonian (OregonLive) (Portland, Oregon). Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ Owen, Wendy (December 16, 2014). "Next in line for artifical [sic] turf fields: Conestoga Middle School, thanks to THPRD deal". The Oregonian (OregonLive) (Portland, Oregon). Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  15. ^ Alteir, Nuran (December 22, 2014). "Synthetic turf field at Conestoga Middle School result of THPRD and school district agreement". The Oregonian (OregonLive) (Portland, Oregon). Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  16. ^ Woolington, Rebecca (February 21, 2013). "Oven fire at Beaverton's Five Oaks Middle School prompts brief evacuation". The Oregonian (OregonLive) (Portland, Oregon). Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Highland Park Highlander: October 19, 2015" (PDF). Highland Park Middle School. October 19, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  18. ^ "PDX History – Oregon Electric Railway". December 6, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Whitford History". Beaverton School District. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Metro League: Schools & Sites". 
  21. ^ "New principals and administrators for Beaverton School District". Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  22. ^ Owen, Wendy. "Cooper Mountain and Chehalem elementaries get new principals". 
  23. ^ Owen, Wendy. "Beaverton's Summa program for highly gifted students continues to grow". OregonLive. 
  24. ^ Owen, Wendy (November 18, 2014). "Stoller/Springville crowding solutions top Beaverton School Board meeting". OregonLive. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  25. ^ Owen, Wendy (November 23, 2015). "School gives up computer labs to keep gifted students". OregonLive. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  26. ^ Owen, Wendy (October 14, 2015). "New school in North Bethany will open in 2017 without sewer line". OregonLive. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  27. ^ Owen, Wendy (September 23, 2015). "Feds OK South Cooper Mountain high school wetlands filling". OregonLive.com. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  28. ^ Balick, Lisa (December 2, 2015). "Beaverton SD boundary changes upsetting parents". KOIN 6 News. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  29. ^ Bruce, Virginia (January 1, 2014). "School District announces plans for Timberland site". Cedar Mill News. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  30. ^ "New Middle School at Timberland". Beaverton School District. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  31. ^ "School Board". Beaverton School District. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Board members". Beaverton School District. 
  33. ^ "Superintendent" (PDF). Beaverton School District. 
  34. ^ "A Note on the Upcoming Beaverton School Bond". OregonLive. September 8, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  35. ^ "Count of homeless students in Oregon school districts, 2008–2009" (PDF). The Oregonian. p. 6. Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  36. ^ "High homeless numbers in Beaverton schools point to outreach". Beaverton Valley Times. January 19, 2011. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 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. 
  37. ^ "Student and Teacher Profile". 
  38. ^ "Beaverton School District Statistics". 
  39. ^ "Student Race and Ethnicity" (PDF). 
  40. ^ "Student Gender Profile" (PDF). 

External links[edit]

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