Vestal Elementary School

Public K-8

 161 NE 82nd Ave
       Portland, OR  97220-6004


 (503) 916-6437

 School Website

District: Portland School District 1j

SchoolDigger Rank:
529th of 700 Oregon Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.8
Number of students:  412

Racial breakdown:
White:
38.8%
African American:
16.3%
Hispanic:
15.8%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.8%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 14, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Vestal Elementary School ranked worse than 75.6% of elementary schools in Oregon. It also ranked 45th among 60 ranked elementary schools in the Portland School District 1j. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.09. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017, Vestal Elementary School ranked worse than 77.4% of middle schools in Oregon. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.17. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Vestal Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (38.8%), African American (16.3%), Hispanic (15.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 73.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vestal Elementary School is 15.8, which is the 10th best among 60 elementary schools in the Portland School District 1j. (See more...)
Compare Vestal Elementary School employs 26 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Vestal Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Vestal Elementary School 529th of 700 Oregon public elementary schools. (See Vestal Elementary School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Vestal Elementary School 291st of 376 Oregon public middle schools. (See Vestal Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Portland School District 1j:

SchoolDigger ranks Portland School District 1j 47th of 147 Oregon school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vestal Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 39.23 394th 571 31.0%
2005 34.40 463rd 613 24.5%
2006 53.35 339th 621 45.4%
2007 47.32 348th 636 45.3%
2008 45.11 392nd 639 38.7%
2009 33.42 492nd 649 24.2%
2010 37.32 456th 659 30.8%
2011 26.87 567th 679 16.5%
2012 14.02 660th 712 7.3%
2013 36.26 481st 690 30.3%
2014 28.71 525th 678 22.6%
2015 29.99 509th 687 25.9%
2016 18.71 607th 698 13.0%
2017 28.09 529th 700 24.4%

Data source: test scores: Oregon Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Vestal Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 41.53 206th 320 35.6%
2009 33.42 239th 328 27.1%
2010 34.91 256th 350 26.9%
2011 27.42 299th 364 17.9%
2012 28.48 332nd 404 17.8%
2013 15.83 345th 385 10.4%
2014 32.93 282nd 390 27.7%
2015 42.64 225th 385 41.6%
2016 23.43 319th 385 17.1%
2017 26.17 291st 376 22.6%

Data source: test scores: Oregon Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Oregon Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Open Quote We were looking for any other school when we moved here 2 years ago because Vestal was rated so low, but tried it anyway and we are SO pleased with the environment there, with the dedicated staff, with the way teachers work with every student in the way they learn best - they teach to the child, not to the test here. I recommend this school and am happy our kids are being led and educated by these great, caring, warm teachers. Close Quote


by a citizen
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Open Quote It used to be a great school, about 5 years ago, when Susan Foxman was the principal. Unfortunately, under subsequent leadership, the school's staff culture and discipline plan execution have become less collegial and less collaborative respectively. That is why so many good, long term, full time teachers (despite longstanding positive relationships with the Vestal community), are voting with their feet. Some have accepted less desirable positions (part time, or a combo. of part time assignments, and/or adding significant commutes to their already long days as committed teachers).
- Spouse of an experienced, committed teacher who unfortunately felt essentially forced out by the current principal. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 24, 2013

Open Quote I really wish the PTA would implement more usage of obtaining outside sponsors for fundraisers, grants etc. The school has been doing a lot of great and helpful things like the new Vestal Garden/ Community Garden, they are putting in a large chess board on the playground, building more garden spots ETC. They do have Gear Up and AVID for the upper grades which seems to be a great program. I do like how the class sizes are small and the teachers seem to have a more 1 on 1 communication/teaching experience than what I grew up with in Portland Public Schools. This school gets widely overlooked and it really should not. I again stress that the PTA should be putting in more time and work to upgrade existing carnivals, field days, craft nights and fundraisers. The teachers are all great and my children have been attending this school for quite a few years. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Vestal Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 209 8 47 3 6 n/a n/a 0 273
1989 221 8 35 10 7 n/a n/a 0 281
1990 197 8 31 10 5 n/a n/a 0 251
1991 230 7 45 9 6 n/a n/a 0 297
1992 290 8 48 15 5 n/a n/a 0 366
1993 248 5 48 23 8 n/a n/a 0 332
1994 214 6 50 24 9 n/a n/a 0 303
1995 215 14 60 19 12 n/a n/a 0 320
1996 215 14 60 19 12 n/a n/a 0 320
1997 221 13 50 17 9 n/a n/a 0 310
1998 178 23 61 18 4 n/a n/a 0 284
1999 149 18 67 18 6 n/a n/a 0 258
2000 139 16 55 26 7 n/a n/a 0 243
2001 135 21 56 24 5 n/a n/a 0 241
2002 193 53 76 39 6 n/a n/a 0 367
2003 193 53 76 39 6 n/a n/a 0 367
2004 167 47 71 54 5 n/a n/a 0 344
2005 155 46 72 40 6 n/a n/a 3 322
2006 128 40 83 34 9 n/a n/a 0 294
2007 156 43 89 44 11 n/a n/a 0 343
2008 170 41 101 55 11 n/a n/a 11 389
2009 160 55 121 61 13 n/a n/a 18 428
2010 159 47 127 68 10 n/a n/a 22 433
2011 164 65 101 73 10 8 30 0 451
2012 149 47 88 74 13 10 39 0 420
2013 134 44 94 72 7 8 36 0 395
2014 146 59 72 73 7 11 34 0 402
2015 149 55 63 67 6 12 46 0 398
2016 160 67 58 65 4 12 46 0 412

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Vestal Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 273 15.0 18.2 50.5
1989 281 17.5 16.0 61.6
1990 251 19.5 12.8 87.3
1991 297 20.0 14.8 66.3
1992 366 25.5 14.3 63.9
1993 332 24.0 13.8 64.2
1994 303 19.5 15.5 64.0
1995 320 22.6 14.2 0.0
1996 320 22.6 14.2 0.0
1997 310 19.0 16.3 65.5
1998 284 18.5 15.4 94.7
1999 258 18.3 14.1 89.1
2000 243 14.3 17.0 69.1
2001 241 14.0 17.2 71.0
2002 367 19.0 19.3 68.4
2003 367 19.0 19.3 68.4
2004 344 19.8 17.4 63.7
2005 322 17.5 18.4 69.0
2006 294 17.0 17.3 65.6
2007 343 18.9 18.1 67.6
2008 389 22.0 17.7 68.0
2009 428 26.0 16.5 70.7
2010 433 25.5 16.9 73.5
2011 451 27.8 16.2 76.7
2012 420 27.3 15.3 79.3
2013 395 25.0 15.7 72.4
2014 402 25.0 16.0 72.4
2015 398 26.0 15.3 73.6
2016 412 26.0 15.8 73.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Vestal Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 273 15.0 18.2 50.5
1989 281 17.5 16.0 61.6
1990 251 19.5 12.8 87.3
1991 297 20.0 14.8 66.3
1992 366 25.5 14.3 63.9
1993 332 24.0 13.8 64.2
1994 303 19.5 15.5 64.0
1995 320 22.6 14.2 0.0
1996 320 22.6 14.2 0.0
1997 310 19.0 16.3 65.5
1998 284 18.5 15.4 94.7
1999 258 18.3 14.1 89.1
2000 243 14.3 17.0 69.1
2001 241 14.0 17.2 71.0
2002 367 19.0 19.3 68.4
2003 367 19.0 19.3 68.4
2004 344 19.8 17.4 63.7
2005 322 17.5 18.4 69.0
2006 294 17.0 17.3 65.6
2007 343 18.9 18.1 67.6
2008 389 22.0 17.7 68.0
2009 428 26.0 16.5 70.7
2010 433 25.5 16.9 73.5
2011 451 27.8 16.2 76.7
2012 420 27.3 15.3 79.3
2013 395 25.0 15.7 72.4
2014 402 25.0 16.0 72.4
2015 398 26.0 15.3 73.6
2016 412 26.0 15.8 73.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Oregon Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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