Bolton Primary School

Summary:

Bolton Primary School is an exceptional elementary school located in West Linn, Oregon, serving 217 students in grades PK-5. As part of the highly-ranked West Linn-Wilsonville School District, Bolton Primary consistently outperforms its peers academically and provides a high-quality education for its students.

Bolton Primary School's students significantly outshine state and district averages in standardized test scores, with 76.6% of 3rd graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 54.3% in the district and 39.4% statewide. The school's mathematics performance is equally impressive, with 87.2% of 3rd graders and 67.5% of 4th graders scoring proficient or better. This academic excellence is further reflected in Bolton Primary's ranking as the 38th best elementary school out of 706 in Oregon for the 2022-2023 school year.

Interestingly, Bolton Primary School's student population is relatively homogeneous, with 75.12% of students identifying as White and only 9.68% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. This contrasts with nearby schools like Trillium Creek Primary School, Willamette Primary School, Sunset Primary School, and Cedaroak Park Primary School, which have more diverse student populations and lower academic performance. Bolton Primary's exceptional results across all student subgroups, including females, males, and special education students, further demonstrate its ability to provide an exceptional education for all learners.


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Public PK, KG-5

 5933 Holmes St
       West Linn, OR  97068-2773


(503) 673-7900

District: West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J

SchoolDigger Rank:
38th of 706 Oregon Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,622 Help


Students who attend Bolton Primary School usually attend:

Middle:    Athey Creek Middle School
    Rosemont Ridge Middle School
High:    West Linn High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  217

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.1%
Two or more races:
9.7%
Hispanic:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.7% Help


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Compare Details Bolton Primary School ranks better than 94.6% of elementary schools in Oregon. It also ranks first among 9 ranked elementary schools in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.7. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Bolton Primary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J. Racial makeup is: White (75.1%), two or more races (9.7%), Hispanic (9.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 9.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bolton Primary School is 15.4, which is the lowest among 9 elementary schools in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bolton Primary School is $19,622, which is the highest among 9 elementary schools in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bolton Primary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bolton Primary School 38th of 706 Oregon public elementary schools. (See Bolton Primary School in the ranking list.)

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West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J:

SchoolDigger ranks West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J 5th of 139 Oregon school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bolton Primary School

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Rank History for all students at Bolton Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 87.48 7th 629 98.9%
2006 85.25 12th 636 98.1%
2007 86.31 43rd 652 93.4%
2008 89.06 17th 655 97.4%
2009 85.10 49th 665 92.6%
2010 89.52 7th 674 99.0%
2011 89.44 20th 695 97.1%
2012 87.64 51st 730 93.0%
2013 84.97 72nd 707 89.8%
2014 93.10 20th 695 97.1%
2015 96.45 14th 706 98.0%
2016 92.21 36th 697 94.8%
2017 94.33 28th 701 96.0%
2018 91.74 45th 709 93.7%
2019 88.04 66th 705 90.6%
2022 94.16 36th 706 94.9%
2023 93.70 38th 706 94.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bolton Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.22 23rd 481 95.2%
2019 99.19 1st 303 99.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bolton Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.82 3rd 640 99.5%
2019 77.49 67th 597 88.8%
2022 94.34 35th 703 95.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Bolton Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.81 56th 681 91.8%
2019 88.85 51st 621 91.8%
2022 92.91 34th 646 94.7%
2023 94.86 25th 652 96.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Bolton Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.85 31st 680 95.4%
2019 91.82 33rd 623 94.7%
2022 91.20 47th 654 92.8%
2023 89.04 54th 665 91.9%
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Rank History for White students at Bolton Primary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.85 53rd 683 92.2%
2019 82.92 94th 662 85.8%
2022 89.46 46th 666 93.1%
2023 90.87 33rd 656 95.0%
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Data source: test scores: Oregon Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Oregon Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Bolton Primary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 232 2 13 16 0 n/a n/a 13 276
2003 232 2 13 16 0 n/a n/a 13 276
2004 301 1 14 10 1 n/a n/a 8 335
2005 321 1 14 10 0 n/a n/a 8 354
2006 292 4 19 7 0 n/a n/a 0 322
2007 329 4 21 7 1 n/a n/a 6 368
2008 340 3 15 5 1 n/a n/a 12 376
2009 260 4 14 8 1 n/a n/a 16 303
2010 272 3 15 10 1 n/a n/a 9 310
2011 262 3 10 15 1 2 18 0 311
2012 223 4 5 12 2 0 22 0 268
2013 235 2 3 11 0 0 25 0 276
2014 258 2 5 10 3 0 18 0 296
2015 292 4 3 13 6 0 14 0 332
2016 330 4 8 11 5 0 16 0 374
2017 337 5 11 12 4 0 16 0 385
2018 329 4 13 12 3 0 16 0 377
2019 291 3 15 13 3 0 18 0 343
2020 284 3 11 14 0 0 22 0 334
2021 239 0 10 19 0 0 26 0 294
2022 181 0 8 19 0 0 23 0 231
2023 163 1 10 20 0 2 21 0 217

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 Bolton Primary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 276 10.7 25.8 6.8
2003 276 10.7 25.8 6.8
2004 335 13.5 24.8 5.8
2005 354 14.9 23.8 5.2
2006 322 14.0 23.0 6.5
2007 368 15.7 23.4 6.6
2008 376 15.5 24.3 8.8
2009 303 14.1 21.5 15.7
2010 310 15.7 19.7 22.6
2011 311 14.8 20.9 19
2012 268 14.0 19.1 14.6
2013 276 14.8 18.6 15.6
2014 296 14.9 19.8 21.3
2015 332 17.0 19.5 17.8
2016 374 20.0 18.7 15.2
2017 385 21.8 17.6 16.4
2018 377 21.1 17.8 14.1
2019 343 20.2 16.9 12.5
2020 334 19.1 17.4 12
2021 294 16.8 17.5 12.2
2022 231 14.7 15.7 n/a
2023 217 14.0 15.4 9.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Bolton Primary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 276 10.7 25.8 6.8
2003 276 10.7 25.8 6.8
2004 335 13.5 24.8 5.8
2005 354 14.9 23.8 5.2
2006 322 14.0 23.0 6.5
2007 368 15.7 23.4 6.6
2008 376 15.5 24.3 8.8
2009 303 14.1 21.5 15.7
2010 310 15.7 19.7 22.6
2011 311 14.8 20.9 19
2012 268 14.0 19.1 14.6
2013 276 14.8 18.6 15.6
2014 296 14.9 19.8 21.3
2015 332 17.0 19.5 17.8
2016 374 20.0 18.7 15.2
2017 385 21.8 17.6 16.4
2018 377 21.1 17.8 14.1
2019 343 20.2 16.9 12.5
2020 334 19.1 17.4 12
2021 294 16.8 17.5 12.2
2022 231 14.7 15.7 n/a
2023 217 14.0 15.4 9.7

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bolton Primary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 n/a n/a $15,441
2020 n/a n/a $15,557
2021 n/a n/a $17,681
2022 $85 (0.4%) $19,537 (99.6%) $19,622

Data source: Oregon Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bolton Primary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 66th of 705 Elementary schoolsRanks 38th of 706 Elementary schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bolton Primary School)78.776.6
 2.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J)68.454.3
 14.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Oregon)46.539.4
 7.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bolton Primary School)67.287.2
 20%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J)65.258.3
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Oregon)46.439.7
 6.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bolton Primary School)66.272.5
 6.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J)67.960.7
 7.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Oregon)49.242.3
 6.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bolton Primary School)56.567.5
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J)62.257.1
 5.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Oregon)43.237.6
 5.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Bolton Primary School)81.568.6
 12.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J)75.966.1
 9.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Oregon)5447.1
 6.9%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bolton Primary School)56.947.1
 9.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J)58.148.8
 9.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Oregon)37.830.7
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Bolton Primary School)59.162.9
 3.8%
   5th Grade Science (West Linn-Wilsonville School District 3J)4941.9
 7.1%
   5th Grade Science (Oregon)34.730.3
 4.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students343217
 36.7%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian1510
 33.3%
Hispanic1320
 53.8%
Pacific Islander02
White291163
 44%
Two or More Races1821
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.5%9.7%
 2.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bolton Primary School

Students who attend Bolton Primary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Athey Creek Middle School
Middle : Rosemont Ridge Middle School
High : West Linn High School

Yes. Bolton Primary School ranks in the top 5.4% of Oregon elementary schools.

Students at Bolton Primary School are 75% White, 10% Two or more races, 9% Hispanic, 5% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 217 students attended Bolton Primary School.


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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.

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