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North Marion High School

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Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Educationally very typical of all schools in Oregon. Exceeds at providing opportunities for kids to participate, lead and be active in clubs, athletics, etc... I value the ability to make a team, lead a club, impact your class and school. NM is the perfect size and environment for this. Kids choosing other schools just might get a better education, but they'll also likely miss out of many of the very important aspects that make the school experience very valuable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

I have had two children graduate from North Marion after attending for 12 years, one in 2009 and the other in 2012. Both of them went on to 4 year universities. As with any school the success of a student has to do with their attitude and that of their parents. My children received a good education but did not have the opportunities of the larger schools in Portland. On the other hand they grew up in a very strong community that takes responsibility for each other, they would not have that in a large district. The HS advanced math teacher is amazing and changed the way my kids think about math. She actually made calculus fun. The music dept. is also very strong under the leadership of a former music professor that really likes kids. N Marion offers the basics but doesn't have the size or resources to offer many extras. The current principal achieved an 'outstanding state rating' after just three years of leadership. She is one of the best things to happen to the HS in a long time. I choose to raise my kids in a rural community rather than in Portland Metro. I made the right decision and am proud of the women my kids grew into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2011

I attended north marion and in no way was prepared for college. In fact, most teachers let me slide because I was big into sports. After taking my placement test at a four year college I soon realized how much I didn't know. Math and Science fall far short of what students should know before attending college. I recommend if you want your kids to learn and are in the district.....MOVE, Its worth your kids education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

This school is bad. bad bad bad. dont move in the area, it is just bad news. this school is an wonderful example of the problems in america.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2010

strong special education program to support students with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

My children have had the honor of attending N. marion for the last two years. We moved here from Las Vegas to give our kids a chance. I can only compare ourexperience to that. Since being at N. Marion our son has made a turn around I keep up communication with all of his teachers and have found them to be amazing at the HS MS IS schools. From a child that has always hated school and at times cried at having to go, has signed up for a zero period. He was bullied and the next day police wereinvolved in comparison he has a knife pulled on him off campus the school did nothing even allowed the bully to be placed in the same class. I cant say anything about what used to be for N.marion but from what I can see the now its stil above average with heart
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2010

I have to agree with other reviewer that said they look for the worst instead of the best in students most teachers and staff are very negative and try to squash the student spirit , my child is special needs and the high school has no qualified staff to help these kids succeed, they give conflicting rules and advice that leads to student failure,this is the best school in our area so I would suggest no body buy a house in this entire area,woodburn ,hubbard and surrounding areas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great primary K-2 and Intermediate 3-5 school. Terrific reading program. all schools are located on one campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

My son attends the middle school. Most of the teachers are wonderful, caring individuals. However, the administration is highly autocratic and is constantly looking for the worst in students. I feel sorry for the teachers having to put up with this 'us vs. them' mentality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

My children have attended North Marion since pre-k and the school system is slowing making improvements to their school program over all. The primary school program is excellent and the reading program is outstanding. It has given my children a solid foundation in which to build the rest of their academic career. The math program has also improved. This is the first year the Middle school has introduced advanced math for 6th graders. More improvement in the High School is needed, but we are definitely seeing improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

As a former student of the k-12 North Marion system, I can say that I agree with many comments about North Marion. I am four year graduate of a CA four year university and felt very unprepared for math and science when I got to college. I was an athlete in college on scholarship so I did make it through because of tutoring. I have very fond memories of sports and activities like Mayday and homecoming at North Marion. I recently attended Mayday at North Marion and was deeply saddened to see that in replacement of hand made dresses were dresses individually bought or recycled for the event, crayon colored flyers, and instead of classic skits, skits that weren't thought out well or didnt make sense. I do not blame the kids. Lets all remember this: Children are what WE as a community make of them.


Posted May 24, 2006

We have lived in this area for many years and I used to brag about how great our schools were and recommend that people move to our area for our wonderful teachers and principles. Things began to change drastically with the latest District leadership and the newer administrators at the High School hired. The High School has become a joke in the area. So sad!! We still have some wonderful teachers who have hung in there with little pay and much disrespect shown to them by the new leadership. There has become the expectation of arrogance and a mean spirit shown to the students and staff. Parents have tried to step up to help to no avail. The authoritarian leadership has run amuck!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

I attended NMHS, and while I felt I was well prepared for college classes, others that I knew who entered math and science based fields felt they were at a disadvantage.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2005

North Marion is an extremely poor school, in an extremely poor area. The administration's policies help to further stifle the minds of the students,and promote a low standard of education. The students and staff have a high potential to succeed,but will continue to suffer at the hands of the administration if affirmative action is not taken. To all prospective students, run while you still can.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 15, 2004

I think that North Marion is an excellent school with great teachers that care a lot about their students. My family has gone to this school for two generations now and there is no way that we would have it any different.
—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

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Science

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

2010

 
 
43%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners44%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female52%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female69%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners11%
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 58% 65%
Hispanic 38% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 5%
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 63%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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