375 Se Buff St
Madras, OR 97741
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Buff Elementary School serves 286 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Buff Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Oregon for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Oregon state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Oregon state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Oregon state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Oregon state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 286 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in OR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Buff Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Oregon for:

School Overview

Buff Elementary School's student population of 286 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
286 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Buff Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 740 schools in Oregon (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Buff Elementary School is 0.58, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (OR)
Overall Testing Rank
#385 out of 740 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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American Indian
7%
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
53%
25%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
37%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
3%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Buff Elementary School's ranking?

Buff Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Oregon for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 20%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% OR state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% OR state average).

How many students attend Buff Elementary School?

286 students attend Buff Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

53% of Buff Elementary School students are Hispanic, 37% of students are White, 7% of students are American Indian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Buff Elementary School?

Buff Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Oregon state average of 17:1.

What grades does Buff Elementary School offer ?

Buff Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

What school district is Buff Elementary School part of?

Buff Elementary School is part of Jefferson County School District 509j.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 286 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

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