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South Albany High School

Public | 9-12 | 1284 students

 
 

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Posted January 28, 2012

I am proud to be an alum from South Albany High School. I can't say one negative thing about it. Not only the staff, but the students get involved in making sure other students feel comfortable and accepted, and that walls are broken down between cliches as much as possible. This makes it a very positive place to learn and succeed. The teachers are all very caring and make sure their students don't fall behind. I believe being from South Albany, I have grown as a person because I am open to a variety of people and their backgrounds. Students are encouraged to try new things and Belveal (the principle) as of 2010 is so dedicated to make the memories of South Albany worthwhile for every student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2009

South Albany High School is, despite the its aforementioned negative stigma, an excellent school. We believe in PRIDE - Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Excellence. And, we show PRIDE and tons of spirit at sporting events, even if we lose. Our teachers are encouraging, helpful, and caring. They will never give up on a struggling student, and will never turn down a student in need. Our teachers are not just hired for their experience and ability, but for their great personalities. Trust me, we have some of the coolest teachers around! The teachers aren't the only staff in this school who are dedicated to their students. The principal, councilors, office personnel, and even our renowned 'Ninja Janitor' are always there to offer support. SAHS also provides a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs. Such as, spanish/german, band/choir, political awareness, Robotics, water polo, speech&debate, dance, cheerleading, etc.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2009

I love South Albany. It gives me plenty of choices as electives and all of the teachers are extremely careing. I can't believe what some of these people are saying about Mr. EQ (the principal). He has been to every band concert this year and supports us as much as he can. I don't like the students as much as the rest of the school, but leadership and all of the staff are trying hard to make every student enjoy their experience and be respectful to everyone. I'm going to miss this school when I go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2009

I am a student at SAHS and I can say it is the best school. Everyone is appected without rejects. Alot of people say its a terrible school in sports and eduation and that WAHS is better, but really it isnt. Yes we lose alot of our games and WAHS wins but we keep trying and no matter what we always get attention for people who care. We are the school that has tons of spirit and never gives up! SAHS is an amazing school!!! The best out there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2008

I am an Alum of SAHS & can honestly say that this school is much more successful than everyone says. From my experiences throughout the city of Albany, there is a stigma of SA being the 'second best' school, not only in sports, but in the whole educational experience. I have found out, now being out of HS for a couple of years, how caring & relational the staff & admin truly are. Still, to this day, whenever I see a staff member they always come up & ask me how I am doing. It's amazing to me that they remember me & care enough about me to see how my life is going. It makes me very sad to see how the city of Albany has allowed this great school to be labeled in such a negative light. I hope my kids get to experience that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2008

South Albany is one of the greatest schools out there. It has an open campus which offers a college like setting. The teachers and staff are amazing and all of them know your name and if they don't they try their best to learn it. Academics are great. But it would be nice to have a bit more variety and more than just basic classes. A sad thing is we focus too much on just football and basketball. It would be nice to give credit to all the sports. Overall it is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2008

I am a student at South Albany I graduate this year. Growing up I moved around alot this is the first school that I have attended where I can honestly say that the staff all of the staff principal included know the students. I was on speech and debate last year and the school celebrated us as much as any other organization. I love this school and I can say that more so because of the staff the teachers and administrators more then I can because of the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

I see that the principal of the school is sports oriented and gives more time and attention to the sports programs than other programs such as the band and speech/debate teams. My child is in both and the school does not help financially with the speech/debate team. This seems to be a nationwide issue, not just at South Albany.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I believe the priorities of the principle of South Albany need to be looked at. In my opinion they are deffinately not with the students!
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Science

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

2010

 
 
49%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female48%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted92%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female76%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners17%
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 74% 65%
Hispanic 21% 21%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
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 53%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3705 Columbus SE
Albany, OR 97322
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