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Harbor Lights Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 217 students

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Posted October 30, 2013

my school is Bandon, OR middle school and they have wonderful lunches unlike most school. At H.L.M.S we get lots of choses that are healthy and taste good. this school could improve on more dances and fun activities. we have a nice principal and around 217 students.


Posted September 16, 2013

Upon our move from this school they could not get our childs files transferred to the new school. The new school and myself contacted this school multiple times to get the files sent. Then only part of the file was sent. At one point this middle school told me they had transferred my childs files to the local high school then proceeded to question why my child had not been in school for months. As I explained that we had moved they then went on to try to lay blame on our family and my child for not having a withdraw form filled out by every teacher at the end of the year so they could know my child would not be attending the following year at the high school. My spouse and I walked with my child to get this withdraw form filled out by every teacher and return books etc. it was then turned into the office by us so somewhere along the way after receiving the form at the office it was misplaced. It is quite frustrating to be told to follow set procedures that the school has in place only to have them not follow as well. A complete waste of time on our part as well as our new schools. For my child the school atmosphere was nothing to be desired, quite cliquish including some teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2013

My family just recently relocated to Bandon from a neighboring community. I have to say that the schools are the main reason for the move. While other schools around the local school districts score in the range of 2, 3 and 4's Bandon schools were 8's, all ranked as some of the highest in the stated for test scores. We have been very pleased with all of the schools, especially Harbor Lights Middle school. I have two children attending this school and they have been able to excel at this school. Both are on the honor roll and are achieving better scores and grades than at their previous schools. This is without the "extra credit" mentality that we have seen in other Oregon schools to bring students grades up. The teaching staff and administration have been a blessing. Always helpful and have a smile for us and the children at the school. They are very dedicated to what is best for the students. We have been very happy with the coaches and the positive manner in which they coach. Yes there are some children that just do not accept they are at practice to practice and not enough parents that are involved. We have been very pleased with every aspect of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

My two children attend Harbor Lights Middle School. I have found the staff to be caring and helpful in every way. Of course there are issues, but most of those actually come from other children and not from the school. I feel like the administration and teachers work their hardest to help kids be successful, and a lot of times it is an uphill battle. School can't be all things to all people, but I wouldn't have my kids go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

As a parent of a 7th Grader and a Sophomore who went to this school, I'd have to say that my children have been and are getting a wonderful education with caring teachers and staff. Sports selection is great for a small town. Any school is what you and your family make of it and this school allows you to make it great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

I go to this school and its horrible. So many of the teachers don't even want to be there. The teachers don't care if you complain about something bad going on, they don't want their time interupted. If you ask for help, most teachers tell you to ask one of theother kids, or read the book. Im in 7th grade here and cant wait to get out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2006

This is a great school. Not only are the test scores high for this small coastal school, the staff is excellent and easy to work with. There are sports available, a gifted and talented program, and a very good student skills center. The school offers both band and choir.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 58% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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 59% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

2010

 
 
36%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female73%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities56%
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

Math

All Students79%
Female89%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Math

All Students70%
Female47%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female77%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female81%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female50%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 77% 65%
Two or more races 14% 5%
Hispanic 8% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 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 76%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Outstanding School (2012)
  • Outstanding School (2011)
  • Outstanding School (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 3:25 pm
School Leader's name
  • Deborah Greenfield
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (541) 347-1280

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Builders Club (Kiwanis)
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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