The federal No Child Left Behind report card on Lincoln County schools for the 2009-10 school year was disappointing. According to the Oregon State Department of Education only 10 of the county’s 16 schools made what is called “adequate yearly progress” in the areas of reading and math. One bright spot is that Taft Elementary finally got off the “Needs Improvement” list. Taft Elementary achieved adequate yearly progress for two years in a row.
The schools that did make adequate yearly progress are schools that have usually made the list. They are Crestview Heights, Eddyville Charter, Isaac Newton Magnet School, Lincoln City Career Tech High, Newport High, Newport Prep, Oceanlake Elementary, Sam Case Elementary, Taft Elementary and Waldport High.
Schools that failed adequate yearly progress were Newport Intermediate, Siletz Valley School, Siletz Early College Academy, Taft High, Toledo Elementary and Toledo Middle and Toledo High.
A school-by-school assessment of weaknesses in the schools that failed to make the grade include:
Newport Intermediate – They did fine with most students in math and reading, but they had too many students with learning disabilities that could not pass the reading test. School attendance for disabled students was also substandard
Siletz Valley School – They too had trouble adequately educating their learning disabled students in reading.
Siletz Valley Early College Academy – Their low income family students seemed to do okay on their reading but failed to make enough progress in math. Attendance was also a problem.
Taft Middle School – Students from low income families, those with limited English proficiency, learning disabilities and Hispanics dragged Taft Middle School’s scores down in reading. Students with learning disabilities pulled the scores down in math.
Taft High School – Learning disabled students at Taft High did not pass the test in either math or reading. Their Hispanic students also failed to make adequate progress in math.
Toledo Elementary School – Their students with learning disabilities failed to pass the test in both math and reading. Attendance for that group was also substandard.
Toledo Middle School – Their learning disabled students also fared poorly in reading. Students from low income families, those of limited English proficiency, white (non-Hispanic) students and students with learning disabilities scored low on attendance.
Toledo Jr/Sr High School – Again, learning disabled students scored poorly in both math and reading.
Again, all these evaluations came from the Oregon State Department of Education. AYP scores state wide were up a mere 2%.
Full report from Oregon Department of Education: