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Oregon-Davis Jr-Sr High School

Public | 7-12 | 292 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted November 18, 2013

Oregon Davis High School is an excellent school. The size of the classes promote learning. We have quite a few new teachers this year and all are highly qualified. The NU-tech promotes working as a team. Lots of interesting hands on activities. I feel it helps prepare them for what they will encounter after graduation as far as learning to work with others. Love all the AP/Dual credit courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2013

Low budget quality with consistint failing accountability ratings by the State. Worst overall rating in county.


Posted April 1, 2007

Let me preface by saying I've been a teacher at O-D for 9 years now. (The guidelines say teachers may post here, too.) To lump all the teachers together is sad and ignorant. The majority of the teachers at this school are doing a good job of teaching students, and many have turned down higher paying jobs to work here because we're more interested in students than paychecks. I am not working here because I couldn't get work anywhere else. I turned down other jobs to take this one (one with the Indiana Academy), and I even have teachers from surrounding schools coming to observe me and my classes because of my skill. Please take the comments on this board with a grain of salt. It's a good school for individualized help and for teachers who care about learning as well as students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 16, 2007

This school lacks quality in education in every sense of the word.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2006

I think this school is one of the best around the student teacher relationships are great. with it being such a small school everyone knows everyone and they all get along. I think the staff at Oregon-Davis is made up of some of the best teachers in Indiana. The atmosphere at this school is amazing they keep it so clean and nice. The dicipline is kept up and most wouldn't go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 1, 2005

There have been so many cuts made to the staff here. It is truly sad. The children are the ones who will continue to suffer. The quality of education is truly lacking in this school and has been for years. The curriculum is at least 1.5-2 full years behind that of other schools... we moved away for a year, came back, and my kids were way ahead! There are a few 'veteran' teachers who have been there since I was a student back in the late 80's... and they're still plugging away for little pay... but the new ones aren't much to speak of. A smaller school should have more to offer rather than less. The amount we have to pay for supplies is outrageous! They always want money for this, that, or the other thing. I honestly think it's a matter of time before they go under. One can hope.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 16, 2005

The quality of the academic programs are truly pathetic. The majority of the teachers are not enthusiastic about teaching. Their wages are low at Oregon Davis, thus the teachers aren't of spectacular intelligence/quality. The curricula is so lax, the students aren't interested, haven't developed discipline, and the teachers lack motivation as well. It's way too easy to get good grades here. Teasing and cliques are rampant at this school- teachers participate in gossip and unprofessionalism. Take a look at how low the test scores are.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
31%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

46%

Average SAT score

855

Graduation rate

84.2%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
56%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
64%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.1
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
16
This school
30
Recommended load

Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

This school

 
 
73%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 72%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian 1% 0%
Multiracial 1% 4%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A46%
Special education 10%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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5990 North 750 East
Hamlet, IN 46532
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