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Oregon
Oregon
Oregon Department of Education, 255 Capitol Street, N.E.,
Salem, OR 97310-0203
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Superintendent of Education
Superintendent Stan Bunn, (503) 378-3573
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Ron Houser, (503) 378-5585
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Walter Koscher, (503) 378-5965

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
455,895 537,854 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
1,214 1,222 Public schools
24,911 26,757 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
96,981 96,981 Land area in square miles
4.7 5.5 Public school students per square mile
1.3 1.3 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
2,701 3,196 State population (in thousands)
$2,286 $4,626 State revenue per capita
$1,917 $3,819 State expenditure per capita
$251 $637 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$97,702 $147,018 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 340 100% 226 Total public education agencies
89.4% 304 96.9% 219 Regular school districts
8.5% 29 2.2% 5 Regional service agencies
1.8% 6 0.4% 1 State-operated agencies
0.3% 1 0.4% 1 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
0.3% 1 0.4% 1 100 or more schools
0.9% 3 2.2% 5 25 to 99 schools
5.6% 19 8.0% 18 10 to 24 schools
13.2% 45 22.1% 50 5 to 9 schools
69.4% 236 67.3% 152 1 to 4 schools
10.6% 36 0.0% 0 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 1,214 100% 1,222 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
99.6% 1,209 95.3% 1,165 Regular schools
0.3% 4 1.2% 15 Special education schools
0.1% 1 0.0% 0 Vocational schools
0.0% 0 3.4% 42 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
51.4% 624 51.4% 628 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
10.5% 128 6.4% 78 PK, K, 1 to 8
9.7% 118 13.3% 162 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
6.3% 76 3.5% 43 7 to 8, 9
3.0% 36 2.5% 30 7, 8 to 12
15.9% 193 14.8% 181 9, 10, 11 to 12
2.9% 35 7.9% 96 Other grades
0.2% 2 0.3% 4 Ungraded
0.2% 2 0.0% 0 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
1,514 878 Prekindergarten
30,699 39,829 Kindergarten
38,242 42,819 First
35,881 42,299 Second
36,629 41,405 Third
35,330 41,373 Fourth
35,419 42,301 Fifth
34,120 42,643 Sixth
34,310 42,215 Seventh
33,160 42,862 Eighth
34,338 44,713 Ninth
34,569 40,751 Tenth
34,530 36,762 Eleventh
33,495 34,794 Twelfth
3,659 2,210 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
11.0% Students in special education with IEPs
20.0% 24.4% School membership eligible for free lunch
13.7% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
76.6%  27,165 78.3% 26,570 Regular diploma
  0.3% 106 Other diploma
24.4% 27,165 11.0% 3,749 High school equivalency
  1,087 10.3% 3,510 Other completers
     7.0% Dropouts
      56.0% Dropouts who were male
      22.5% Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state (symbol) and nation (symbol) and the 25th (symbol) and 75th (symbol) percentiles


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
223.5 276.3 Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
35.3% 33.1% Students below basic level
64.7% 66.9% Students at or above basic level
20.7% 26.3% Students at or above proficient level
2.1% 4.4% Students at advanced level
154.8 Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
  32.4% Students below basic level
  67.6% Students at or above basic level
  31.9% Students at or above proficient level
  2.6% Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 47,211 100% 52,259 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
52.8% 24,911 51.2% 26,757 Teachers
8.5% 3,995 12.5% 6,546 Instructional aides
        Support staff
2.3% 1,064 2.4% 1,268 Guidance counselors/directors
1.6% 759 2.7% 1,408 Librarians/library support
8.5% 4,023 8.4% 4,401 Administrative support
21.5% 10,167 17.6% 9,176 Other support services
        Administrators
3.0% 1,397 3.1% 1,609 School-based
1.9% 895 2.1% 1,094 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.1 1.0 Teacher to all other staff ratio
10.9 9.9 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$18,022 $25,373 Average beginning teacher salary
$28,060 $41,093 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.0% 0.6% Public school teachers with no degree
53.9% 51.5% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
39.1% 43.1% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
7.0% 4.8% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$23,243 $48,802 National school lunch
$2,344 $12,580 National school breakfast
$44,594 $75,513 Title I
$62 $47,553 Education for the handicapped
$10,520 $13,634 Vocational and adult education
$8,174 $22,776 School improvement
$3,021 $2,013 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$1,284 $2,189 Bilingual education
$847 $7 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$1,942,303 $3,472,609 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$4,260 $6,456 Revenue per pupil in membership
$1,944,657 $3,184,100 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$4,266 $5,920 Current expenditure per pupil in membership


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