On August 30, 2013, the district closed a sales agreement, previously approved by the School Board on January 10, 2011, with the Corvallis Waldorf School for the former Fairplay Elementary property located at 3855 NE HWY 20, Corvallis. This action was the culmination of a decade-long process and followed all local and state policies and procedures.
Benton County Assessor's Office has published updated values for the 2014-15 Tax year. Real Market Value is now listed at $488,378; Assessed Value at $435,309. The District considers these values to be reflective of the independent assessment information available to the district during the negotiation process as well as the final purchase price of $476,830.
For more information, please read the entire press release or click "Read more" below.
During the 2013-2014 school year Corvallis School District experienced strong achievement and even greater areas of growth for students in reading and mathematics. The district’s overall achievement was rated at or above average at all three levels (elementary, middle and high school) for all students, including students who are economically disadvantaged. Additionally, middle and high school students easily exceeded achievement growth targets for nearly all rated subgroups.
With the state report card, schools are rated in comparison to other Oregon schools. Level 5 schools fall into the top 10% of schools in the state. Two Corvallis schools rated as Level 5 – Franklin K-8 and Cheldelin Middle School. This is the second consecutive year that Franklin has been ranked a level 5 school and the first year for Cheldelin Middle School. No schools were identified as priority or focus schools however, the district will be monitoring and supporting the two level 3 schools closely.
While celebrating the successes, Superintendent Dr. Erin Prince also acknowledges that “there still remains an opportunity gap for students of poverty, students with disabilities, students of color, and students where English is their second language.” Prince said “additionally, a 72% graduation rate, whether it is a 4-year cohort or a 5-year completion rate, is not acceptable. The graduation rate for our subgroups is even more discouraging.”
Prince told district leaders that 509J will continue to focus on initiatives including digital learning, response to intervention programs, common core standards/proficiency, and high school expanded diploma options. “While we see movement in the right direction, we still have work to do for all students,” Prince commented.
Corvallis School District will continue to focus on:
For details, please view our Report Card page.
"Superintendent's Report 08-18-14" - Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Learn how you can help support your local schools.