School Learning Plan

Nancy Ryles Elementary School

Our Story:


At Nancy Ryles 75% of students met state grade level expectations in ELA, as compared to 51% at the state level. ELA achievement is at an Indicator Rating of Level 4 (out of 5) and the ELA growth is also at a Level 4, which is strong.  In Math, 63% of students met state grade level expectations, as compared to 43% at the state.  Math is at an Indicator Rating of Level 4, while the Math growth has dipped to a Level 2. 

In previous years, we have focused on deepening our understanding of the Units of Study in Reading and Writing. Staff spent intentional time focused on the mini-lesson, deconstructing the units themselves, and conferring.  Nancy Ryles has sought out professional development through building on the expertise found in our school. One of our teachers is a trainer for Teacher’s College and another has been trained by TC and is willing to be courageous and lead the work. This “homegrown” professional development led to rich collaboration through learning labs, which involved release time for teachers to examine the instructional practices of their colleagues and engage in meaningful dialogue about high leverage instructional moves. 

This year, we will continue our efforts of maintaining a strong ELA focus while in a Comprehensive Distance Learning model by utilizing Lucy Calkin’s virtual Units of Study lessons in Reading, Writing, and Phonics. 

The Nancy Ryles Student Equity Response Team (SERT) closely examines every student’s progress in the areas of attendance, behavior, reading, math, writing, English Language Development, and Special Education. Specialists collaborate with grade level teams once every four weeks to monitor student progress and identify specific interventions to improve student performance. 

This year, we formed a Behavior Health and Wellness Team. This team includes the Principal, Counselor, Student Success Coach, Social Worker, Psychologist, and Nurse.  The team meets weekly to review student referrals and work together to meet the behavior, health, and wellness needs of our students and families. 

Community Partnerships:

81% of parents report they are active participants in their child’s school. The Nancy Ryles Community Organization is an amazing and supportive parent community that partners with the school to organize and host fun community events such as Bingo Night, Family Dance, Science Expo, Carnival, and STEM Night to name a few.  Nancy Ryles is a Green School and recently received a WE Award for its efforts in  recycling plastics, composting, and eliminating single use plastic ware in the cafeteria.  Nancy Ryles also partners with the Beaverton City Library and Play Fit Fun to provide enrichment opportunities for students and families.

School Climate and Culture:

Nancy Ryles staff prides itself on valuing EVERY staff member and the role that each member plays in working towards the success of ALL students.  We operate with a team approach.  We work together.  We fail together.  We succeed together.  We take risks and celebrate together. 100% of surveyed staff feel that there are opportunities for their voices to be heard in school-wide decision making.  We rely on the expertise of our teachers to move through curriculum, professional development, and goal setting. Nancy Ryles staff are dedicated, engaged, and committed to high quality instruction.

Nancy Ryles has a student attendance rate of 89%, nine percentage points above the state average.  In addition 89% of students in grades 4 - 5 reported feeling safe, welcomed, and accepted at school and 88% feel that at least one adult at school really cares about them.

CDL at Nancy Ryles:
Breakfast and Books: daily virtual opportunity for K-2
Mobile Library: Distributing books 3 days a week to students at school as well as via the Book Bus
Resilient Staff: Fun assemblies, supply drops, going above and beyond for students

Date of Last Revision: 11/23/2020

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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.