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Adams Elementary School

950 West 22nd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 790-5000 Fax: (541) 790-5005
Attendance Line: (541) 790-5025

School website

Grades: K–5
Enrollment: 483
Principal: Kevin Gordon <gordon_k@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Cris Specht <specht_c@4j.lane.edu>

School Hours:
M–Th: 8:30–3:00
Friday: 8:30–1:45
Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Middle School Region: Arts & Technology Academy, Roosevelt and Spencer Butte
High School Region: Churchill, South Eugene

Mission Statement:
We are committed to providing all students with meaningful learning opportunities designed to help each individual achieve his or her full academic and social potential.

Program Description:
Adams is a thriving neighborhood school that emphasizes academic excellence, sustainability, citizenship and equity. Our talented and dedicated staff strives to provide differentiated instruction to challenge and support all students in achieving high levels of academic success, as well as social and emotional learning. Adams benefits from active parent and community involvement, offering students a variety of experiences including music, art, field trips, and participation in green school initiatives such as gardening, composting, and walking and biking to school.

School Highlights:

  • Strong community-building activities promoting social and emotional learning through implementation of the Caring for Kids curriculum and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)
  • Counselor support for individuals; whole-class and grade level supports
  • Premier Green School status; developing a “Think Green” curriculum; first school in district to install solar panels; working closely with Partnerships for Sustainable Schools, MECCA and BRING
  • Field-based science curriculum including participation in Salmon Watch, West Eugene Wetlands, School Garden Project, Nearby Nature, Mt. Pisgah and Outdoor School
  • Positive working relationship with students from the University of Oregon and a partnership with UO’s Environmental Leadership Program
    Digital literacy fostered through the use of technology including laptops, pro-scopes, clickers, audio recording equipment, digital and video cameras, and iPods and iPads
  • Commitment to the arts and sciences providing students with Engineering Nights and Meet the Masters art program
  • An outstanding library collection available to all students weekly
    Student participation in SMART reading program

School Improvement Goals:

  • Increase student achievement in reading and math as measured by both formative and summative assessments
  • Ongoing staff development in making student thinking visible and increasing student engagement
  • Decrease our carbon footprint through education about and adoption of sustainable practices
  • Integrate cultural competency at all levels of the school and into all relationships within the school
  • Improve the functional information and communication technology knowledge and skills of all students

ODE school report cards and AYP reports