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Camas Ridge Community School

camas1150 East 29th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 790-8800 Fax: (541) 790-8805

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Grades: K-5
Enrollment: 390
Principal: Tom Maloney <maloney@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Diane Dugan <dugan@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 safe, caring learning community based on the Camas principles—Welcoming, Safe, Inclusive, and Respectful

Program Description:
The morning and first part of the afternoon are focused on the core instruction of language arts and math. Three days a week in the afternoon we have a multi-age Community Time class for grades 1–5, which provides an opportunity for social problem solving, caring, sharing and decision making in a multi-age setting. Four days a week in the afternoon we have multi-age project-based instruction 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 inter-disciplinary approach that blends reading, writing, science, social studies and art with complex thinking skills into 12- to 16-week course. During the year we also have three art blocks, which allow partnering with local artists and community resources. Types of classes in the art block include music, theater, video, fine arts, culinary arts and creative writing/poetry

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 where students and staff respect, include and value each other
  • An outstanding P.E., music, and arts program for all students
  • Students have access to before- and after-school activities including dance, art, storytelling, chess, outdoor education, and science
  • Technology is integrated into our program with wireless computer systems, smart boards and laptops

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.

School Colors:
Baby Blue and Lavender

ODE school report cards and AYP reports