School Learning Plan
Fir Grove Elementary School
Fir Grove is a community of committed educators, students, parents and community members. We look at the whole child and work to foster growing learners. We promote academic learning and positive civic behaviors that build respectful and responsible children. Our school is nestled within a walkable, diverse neighborhood where families speak 12 languages and originate from multiple countries. In a non-COVID year, traditions including annual Fun Run, Community Walks, Music Concerts, Family Nights, and Book Fairs are highly attended. They bring our community together around the excitement of living and learning together. It’s not uncommon to see our mascot, Furry Grover, waving in the halls and posing for pictures — one would be hard-pressed to find a rival for our spirit.
Fir Grove currently enrolls 351 students in grades K-5. 1% are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 3% are Black/African American, 4% are Asian, 9% are multiracial, 31% are Hispanic/Latino, and 52% of our students are White. There are 15 languages spoken by our students. 25% are Ever English Learners. 50% of our students receive free/reduced lunch. 14% are students with disabilities. 5% of our students are identified as Talented and Gifted. In 2018-19, our overall attendance rate was 87%. (*Demographic data is based on 2019-20 ODE School Report Card.)
Based on 2018-19 OSAS results, 59% of our students meeting or exceeding state benchmarks in English Language Arts (state ave. 51%) and 43% are meeting or exceeding in math (state ave. 43%). Our overall performance in ELA and Math shows an increase in student achievement from 3rd to 5th grade. Student engagement data collected in the spring of 2020 demonstrated a decline in engagement during Distance Learning for All.
In all K-5 classrooms, we use the workshop model for instruction in math, writing, and reading. Knowing the students as learners, readers, and mathematicians continues to be a primary driver for designing and implementing instruction. Reader's workshop is a teaching model which allows students to engage in authentic reading experiences. Writer's Workshop is an interdisciplinary writing technique which can build students' fluency in writing through continuous, repeated exposure to the process of writing. Math Workshop is a framework that allows students to learn new math content, practice math strategies in a variety of ways, and reflect on learning through verbal or written sharing.
At Fir Grove, we utilize the integrated co-teaching and consultation English Language Learners model and high levels of collaboration to ensure that students are in the classroom as much as possible with their peers. To best accomplish this, classroom teachers partner with an ELL teacher to serve students on a rotational schedule. The classroom teacher and the co-teacher collaborate to create specialized instruction with an emphasis on developing reading, writing, and oral language skills.
These practices provide us a pathway to fulfill our mission of, “Our Fir Grove community believes that by working together to create meaningful relationships, honor differences, and encourage excellence, students will develop a lifelong curiosity and joy of learning.”
Date of Last Revision: November 6th , 2020
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
WE Expect Excellence
- WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
- WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
- WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
- WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
WE Embrace Equity
- WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
- WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
- WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
- WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.