Gladstone School District
|Gladstone School District|
|Type||Public school district|
|Motto||Growing Great People|
|Students and staff|
In the 2014-15 school year, the district served the following students: 1% American Indian/Alaska Native; 1% Asian; 1% Black/African American; 15% Hispanic/Latino; 1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; 7% Multiracial; 73% White; 13% Students with Disabilities; 43% Economically Disadvantaged; 9% English Learners.
The district's schools are the Gladstone Center for Children and Families [kindergarten], John Wetten Elementary School [grades 1-5], Kraxberger Middle School [grades 6 to 8],and [[Gladstone High School [grades 9 to 12]. (Oregon)|Gladstone High School]]. The four schools have a total of 2,200 students.
The Gladstone Center for Children & Families: This houses the district's kindergarten classes, which include weekly instruction in art, P.E., music, technology, and science. It is also home to the Gladstone Teaching Preschool and Head Start classes. The Center is also home to several social service partner agencies, including the Family Stepping Stones Relief Nursery, the Gladstone Health & Wellness Center, Lifeworks Northwest, Northwest Family Services' Family Resource Coordinator, and Clackamas ESD's services for Special Education preschoolers. Off-site partners who provide programs at the GCCF include the Gladstone Public Library, SMART, and Worksource Clackamas.
John Wetten Elementary: This school serves students in grades 1 to 5. Each student receives weekly instruction from specialists in physical education, music, technology, and library. The school is known for the strength of its programs in Positive Behavior Intervention & Support [PBIS] and Response to Intervention [RTI]. It is an innovative frontrunner in building a Culture of Care to address the needs of students impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences, featuring a Skills Learning Center that gives students who need it one-on-one daily instruction in self-calming strategies. Several after school clubs and activities are offered, in addition to an extended day child care program.
Kraxberger Middle School: This school serves 500 students in grades 6 to 8. AVID is a signature program of the school, offering students instruction in skills and strategies to make them successful in high school and college. Every sixth grader attends a full week of Outdoor School, a tradition for over 40 years. After school clubs include Robotics, KAOS Club, Drama, and more. Athletics include Cross Country and Track.
Gladstone High School: This school serves 637 students in grades 9 to 12. A broad spectrum of electives are offered, including 36 career-technical courses and 36 AP, dual-credit, and onsite college classes. Students have many opportunities to participate in athletics, fine & performing arts, and clubs & activities. In 2012, Gladstone High was nationally recognized as a Green Ribbon School for its environmental facilities, practices, and student course offerings. GHS was honored in both 2013 and 2015 as a Bronze Award high school by U.S. News & World Report. In 2015 GHS was also honored by The College Board on the Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll. The school's Confucius Classroom program offers 3 levels of Mandarin instruction.
Gladstone school bond
A school bond was passed for the Gladstone School District during the November 2006 general election. The estimated cost of the construction was $40,000,000. The money was used to help all schools in the district, however, the majority of the money funded renovations and expansion of Gladstone High School.
- "Schools". Archived from the original on March 10, 2009. Retrieved January 24, 2009.
- "Questions and Answers about the Gladstone School Bond" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 8, 2007. Retrieved January 24, 2009.
- Gladstone School District (official website)