School Learning Plan
Nancy Ryles Elementary School
Our Story: Established in 1992, Nancy Ryles was the 28th elementary school to open in the Beaverton School District, located at the corner of SW Cormorant Drive and 160th Avenue in Murrayhill. Originally built as a 1st-6th grade school, we now serve roughly 500 students in Kindergarten-5th grade.
Our Mission Statement: Nancy Ryles Elementary School provides a nurturing environment where we are committed to instructing and motivating all students to reach their highest academic potential. We teach children the skills to be creative and critical thinkers and problem solvers so they are ready to thrive. All of our students will be prepared for the next steps on the ladder towards post high school success.
At Nancy Ryles Elementary....
We are committed to INNOVATION
Therefore, we can learn from each other and current research to adapt and enhance our existing teaching strategies.
We embrace EQUITY
Therefore, we ensure that every student achieves and receives the support they need to learn.
We are committed to EXCELLENCE
Therefore, we set high standards by creating purposeful lessons that prepare students for the future.
We are COLLABORATIVE
Therefore, we work as a team to support all students in our school.
Our Students: We serve roughly 500 students in kindergarten through fifth grades. 55% of our students identify as White, 14% as Asian, 13% as Hispanic/Latinx, 12% as Multiracial, 3% as Black/African American, 2% as Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, and .5% as American Indian/Native Alaskan. There are 28 languages spoken by our students and 17.5% are identified as Ever English Language Learners. 9% of students are students with disabilities, 5% are identified as Talented and Gifted, and 21% of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch.
Our Staff: We have 20 K-5 classroom teachers. Specialists include one full time music teacher, a half-time music teacher, one full time PE teacher, and a half-time PE teacher. We have a full time Counselor, one Resource Room teacher, a full-time Student Success Coach, Intervention teacher, Social Worker, and one English Language Development teacher. A .6 Speech Language Pathologist and .5 Psychologist also support our students. Additionally, we are supported by an 8-hour Library Media Specialist, two Technology Instructional Assistants who split a 7-hour position, a half time Technology Support Specialist, and five Paraeducators. Our custodial staff includes a daytime foreman and evening custodian. Our office is staffed by two Office Assistants and one Principal.
Our Community: We have a strong Nancy Ryles Community Organization (NRCO) who serve as volunteers, financial contributors, and as advocates for our students and staff. Parents support our school community in various ways, including: coordinating extra activities and community events, working in our production room and library, teaching Art Lit lessons, fundraising, and providing teacher grants for student learning. In addition to the Nancy Ryles Community Organization, we have strong community partners such as Beaverton City Library, Play Fit Fun, and Club K.
Activities: We have many parent/teacher/school sponsored activities available for our students. These include: Green Team, 5th Grade Croc Crew, DigiCrocs Newscast, Miles for Smiles, Play Fit Fun, STEM class, Book Fairs, monthly Spirit Days, Coffee/Culture/Connections, Art Lit, 5th Grade Choir, 5th Grade BizTown, Music Performances, Bingo Night, Family Dance, Art Show & Auction, and class parties.
Academic Performance: Overall, our academic performance is strong, with 75% of our students meeting or exceeding state benchmarks in English Language Arts and 63% meeting or exceeding in math in 2019. However, there are achievement gaps within some subgroups of students that we are working to close.
Social Emotional Learning: We believe that for optimal learning, students need to feel connected, cared for, and part of a community. We have a Behavior Health and Wellness team that consists of our Counselor, Student Success Coach, Social Worker, Psychologist, Nurse, and Principal. This team meets weekly and works together to meet the behavior, health, and wellness needs of our students and families.
Date of Last Revision: 11/18/2021
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.