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West Albany High School

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Posted March 25, 2010

What an amazing school! We have had to move because of a job and my daughter and I both miss WAHS tremendously!!! The staff of WAHS care greatly about and for their students! The students are held to behavior levels that ask them to succeed, not just in school, but also in life. While there have been budget challenges here, as everywhere, the staff works hard to provide an impressive learning environment that gives the students opportunities outside the textbook and outside the classroom. Their music and drama programs are wonderful; their sports programs are fabulous! Parent involvement is highly encouraged, but, like most high schools, you have to be responsible for getting yourself involved - they aren't going to chase you. Our new high school is rated highly on this and other sights but it just can't hold a candle to WAHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2003

West Albany is a great school. Budget cuts have taken a big toll in schools in the recent years and West Albany has continued to give their students the best educational experience. The principal is friendly and extremely involved in students everyday activities. Students and teachers work hard to let the school is a safe and fun enviroment. It's most definitely one of the greatest schools in the Willamette Valley.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Science

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female84%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 65%
Hispanic 9% 21%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1130 Queen Ave SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 967-4545

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