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School Learning Plan

Chehalem Elementary School

Who Are We Now:

Chehalem is proud to be a neighborhood school with a strong community feel. We work to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) methods in our instruction. Chehalem serves about 400 students, Pre-K through 5th grade. We are fortunate to have a very diverse student-learning community.  We have 14 different languages represented and 15% of our students qualify for special education services.  For several years we have also embraced two EGC (Emotional Growth Center) classrooms that serve students from different schools across the district.  

We receive additional federal funding as a Title I school and we are in our second year of being a community eligibility school where all of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch. A large portion of our Title I funds are allocated to certified and classified staff. This allows us to provide additional intervention support and experiential activities for our students. Our wonderful group of paraprofessionals work hard to support students in small groups at all grade levels, particularly in the area of reading. Our Intervention teachers and student success coach provide purposeful professional development opportunities to help increase both their academic as well as social-emotional skills. While we still qualify as a Title I school, we have noticed shifting demographics in our attendance area.  Over the past several years the student numbers have gone down and the number of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch has dropped. 

Our staff supports our community through various assistance programs and outreach activities. Our PTO is a very strong supporter of our school. They create community-building activities/events and prioritize putting money back into the classrooms for enrichment opportunities for students. They partner closely with administration and teachers to create fun and educational experiences for our families.

We have been very fortunate to have strong community partnerships. Some of our partnerships include the Beaverton City Library, Fry to Fish, Urban Metro League and Oregon Ballet Theater, OMSI, US Department of Defense (Starbase), Junior Achievement, and Beaverton Education Foundation. 

We are proud to work closely as a school around equitable scheduling practices.  Each spring we meet to do school-wide scheduling with representatives from Intervention, Special Education, ESL, classrooms and specialists so that we can support our students in the best way possible, with minimal disruption to our learning blocks and support provided in the classroom whenever possible.

Date of Last Revision: November 17, 2022

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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.
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WE Innovate
  • 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.
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WE Collaborate
  • WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
  • WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.