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Camas Ridge Community Elementary School

1150 East 29th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 790-8800 Fax: (541) 790-8805
Attendance Line: (541) 790-8825

School website

Grades: K–5
Enrollment: 380
Principal: Wes Flinn <flinn@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Jennifer MacPherson <macpherson_j@4j.lane.edu>

School Hours: 8:00–2:10
Early Release: Wednesdays 1:10
Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Middle School Region: Roosevelt, Spencer Butte
High School Region: South Eugene

Mission Statement:
Wonder, Explore and Grow. Our mission is supported by a strong commitment to:

  • Creative and scholarly project-based learning
  • Multi-age academic and social development
  • A caring learning community based on the Camas principles: Welcoming, Safe, Inclusive, Respectful, Creative, Compassionate and Scholarly

Program Description:
The morning is spent on language arts, math, social studies and science. Four days a week in the afternoon we have a multi-age Community Time class for grades 1–5. The Community Time class helps students develop interpersonal, problem-solving and decision-making skills along with writing, art and project-based learning opportunities and in a community-based, multi-age setting. Four days a week in grades 1–5 we have multi-age project-based classes in which students investigate open-ended questions and apply their knowledge to produce authentic products. Students choose from a menu of project-based learning classes. Project classes are engaging, rigorous and student-driven with an interdisciplinary approach that blends reading, writing, science, social studies and art with complex thinking skills into multi-week courses. During the year we also have two art block classes, which allow students to explore the elements of art, create their own original art, and critique and respond to art created by other students.

School Highlights:

  • Parents, students and staff work together to create a dynamic, child-centered learning community
  • Every student feels valued and is a contributing member of Camas Ridge Community School
  • Every student benefits from a rigorous, K–5 multi-disciplinary academic program that emphasizes multi-age, project-based learning and Common Core standards
  • Every student is inspired by and benefits from a safe, welcoming, respectful and inclusive climate
  • An outstanding P.E., music and arts program for all students
  • Students have access to a variety of after-school options
  • Technology is integrated into our program with wireless computer systems, SMART Boards, laptops and iPads

School Improvement Goals:

  • Every student will meet/exceed grade level standards in reading, writing and math
  • Every student will develop the interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in a multi-age learning community
  • Every student will demonstrate the skills necessary to succeed in a variety of project-based learning courses

Other Information:
Our mission is supported by the following key components: Creating a learning community dedicated to academic success, responsibility and lifelong learning; parents, staff, students and community form a partnership for success; individual worth, diversity and the role of all ages is key to creating a community; valuing learning opportunities that are inquiry based, art and project-organized; creating a caring environment that enhances self-worth and responsible decision making; preparing students to appreciate and contribute to a global society.

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