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Calapooia Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 648 students

 
 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Please if you are thinking about having your child attend this school, don't listen to reviews before 2012. This last year they have gotten much more concerned about academics and anti-bullying. If your child tries to do well they will do well.


Posted August 16, 2013

The school has great teachers that want to help the students learn. If you need any help the staff is there to help in any way they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

Seems that there needs to be more supervision for students. My son started 6th grade this past fall, and he has complained about bullies numerous times to me. I asked him if he talked to the teachers, and he said no because they won't do anything about it. We contacted the Vice Principal about the situation, our son did not want us to use his name so we made a anonymous complaint, which he replied "What do you want me to do"? I've been in contact with other parents that have been going through this same thing...with the same bully...I think some serious restructuring needs to happen at this school. I find the response by the VP regarding this issue despicable. I WILL be in contact with the 8J school district to voice my concerns!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

Calapooia is a great school where if kids want to excell, they will. If they don't try then thats a whole different story. I am a band student and hold an after school band to help younger players. I think that Calapooia is an awsome place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2008

my daughter went here for 2 years. Her grades slipped tremendously. I had the most difficult time getting in contact with teachers. I emailed most of them only to get either no response or a response up to a week later. By that time it's a little late. They give you very little information on how to know if your child has homework or not. I asked one teacher...'so if she has homework and comes home and tell me she doesn't, how can I find out if she's telling me the truth?' The teacher responded that there is no way. We expect the children to be responsible enough to make sure it gets done. (These were the exact words) I'm transfering my daughter to North Albany Middle School. It's rated much higher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

We just moved to the area and I have to say this is a great school. We moved here to get into an area with better schools and we could not be more happy about this one. My child has gone from an average student to one that wants to achieve top grades. It's amazing what enouragement can do for a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

I think this school is awesome! I can't wait to come back to school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2004

Repeated attempts to have the teachers call us on updates to our child's progress were not done by some of the teachers. Some teachers there are just 'killing time' until retirement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

Calapooia is a great school. Teachers are always helping students after class. The after school activities are great also.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2004

My oldest daughter attended Calapooia Middle School from 1998 through 2000. This is beyond a doubt the worst school I've had the displeasure of dealing with. Repeated requests to meet with the staff were denied for such reasons as the urgent need to coach basketball. Repeated calls to the science instructor went unanswered. In the end I pulled my daughter to home school her for a year where I found out her math skills were at the 3rd grade level even though she was in the 8th grade. She knew almost nothing of US History as well. In a year's time I brought her up to grade level and she went on successfully to the public high school. I did not want to home school but this school left me no choice. My other daughter now goes to Memorial Middle School and we're very happy with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

The administration will tell parents 'We know what is best for your child.' Some teachers are 'killing time' while trying to complete the last few years before retirement. Kids are forced into band and choir if elective classes are full. This just sets them up for failure and embarassment. This also forces parents to spend hundreds of dollars for instruments that the student has no interest in using. The worst school administration I have ever been in contact with - by far. My experience has been that the administration's personal issues are more important than the students' educations.
—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 59% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
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 61% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

2010

 
 
45%
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 63% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students37%
Female32%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracial53%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted82%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female42%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial47%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted88%
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

Math

All Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners17%
Migrant14%
Academically gifted83%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners8%
Migrant14%
Academically gifted92%
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

Math

All Students60%
Female57%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted94%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female63%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities34%
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 67% 65%
Hispanic 27% 21%
Two or more races 4% 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 59%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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830 SE 24th Ave
Albany, OR 97322
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