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Ashland High School

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Posted February 25, 2014

ashland high school all about politics school, they all stick together even if it is wrong doing, and do not correct the problem or concerns of all, only the problems they want to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Emphasis on encouraging students to think and engage in the subject matter and not just score well on tests or jump through hoops by an excellent teaching staff is a major factor in making Ashland High School, a truly great school. Students, faculty, administrators and the parent community work to create a school culture where helping others and working together as a team is valued. With the support of their teachers, administrators and community, Ashland High School students are doing great things . . and go on to doing great things when they graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

Sent four kids to this school. Wish that I had an affordable alternative. Not one came out able to put together a coherent paragraph. Two of them blossomed in college, third may be so lost that he can't be redeemed, and 4th still wasting her time at the high school. All three who are out feel cheated by the experience in light of college experience. Lots of busy work, teaching from texts. Paucity of analytical thinking. Science classes without meaningful labs. Too many teachers with short timers syndrome. Feel sorry for the few teachers trying to make something happen with all the dead wood. Athletics are a disaster, essentially child care with participation awards. Parental involvement is bait and switch. . . appears extensive but mostly platitudes. Town demographics (well educated and affluent) mask student learning deficiencies. Students learn at home how to talk like the man on the 6 o'clock news. But ultimately until they leave for college they don't realize how banal their high school experience was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Betsy Bishop has the best drama program anywhere, by bringing in outside people to help and encouraging the kids to enter competitions and providing top-notch opportunities in plays. Way to go, Betsy!


Posted October 30, 2009

A public high school with many of the advantages of a private prep school . . . great teachers--lots of bright and talented students . . .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

They have done an amazing job at keeping the arts alive and well, even with a brutal budget.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2008

Ashland High is a truly exceptional public high school and I can't imagine having gone anywhere else. The community and town are great, the teachers are supportive (there are very few exceptions), the AP and other advanced coursework options are sufficient, there are alternative programs within the high school, and after-school activities (academic clubs, community service, GSA, music, theatre, musical theatre, sports, and more) abound.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2008

Wow! This school is incredible. It is more like college, in a good way! The teachers really push their students to excel and come on! The theater department cannot be beat!!!!!! I moved there from CA for the sole purpose of possibly getting into the Shakespearean Master Class! If your kids are into drama, they must go to Ashland!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2006

While the classes at Ashland are superb and the teachers willing and capable to teach, the one problem I do have with the high school is that so many of the students are above average that the ones who aren't often fall between the cracks and their IEP (Individual Education Plan) is not met. This isn't just for Ashland, but for many high schools. So my advice is to make sure your child, if they are on in need of a specialized education plan, is being kept on that.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 2, 2006

I have a freshman at Ashland High School and a student who graduated last June. The school does a excellent job preparing kids for college. The teachers are very good for the most part, there are a few to watch out for. Parent support throughout the community for the school if very high. The athletic department is very good and they foster an atmosphere of learning and good sportsmanship. There are a large number of club sports programs on campus that allow students the opportunity to get involved in non-traditional high school sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

Wide variety of academic programs and competetive athletic teams. Competant teachers truly care about their students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2005

Best high school in the area and one of the best in the state. There is a charter school on campus and other forms of alternative education. Community support is high. They have a very professional theatre department and great teachers. There is also alot more class selection than your average high school. This school is very focused towards the goal of getting students into college so depending on your own philosophy this can be a good or bad thing.
—Submitted by a former student


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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

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Science

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

2010

 
 
74%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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 83% 65%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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201 South Mountain Ave
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-8771

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