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Banks Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 184 students

 
 

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Posted August 6, 2013

This school is the best school! I moved away and attended a different school and it was completely awful compared to banks! I would give anything to go back!!! I went to banks and heard about two cuss words. Then attending my other school the kids were naughty and dropped the "F bomb," every two second! So all in all banks is a wonderful school and a friendly town .


Posted April 12, 2012

This has been an excellent choice for my child for 7th grade. The caring teachers, amazing communication and overall achievement of students is more than any parent could ask for in a small town public school. The PTO also is very involved with the Principal and Student Body to make sure needs are met. I am happy with our choice of Banks Jr. High. This school does A LOT with a little!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I feel that the quality of the education offered at Banks JR. High is at a good level. the only real problem I have is that parents association seems to be almost nonexistent, except for some names on the web site and in the school directory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

i attend banks junior high, and i think its great. i grew up here, and their support is fantastic. the elementary has plenty of help for disabled kids, which makes it possible to achieve almost anything. the middle school, which i am in now, has great sport programs and professional coaches. its also great because it's so tiny, where everybody knows your name. feels like family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2006

I feel that Banks is over all a good school, but as all schools do there has been some problems with some students. My prospective on the homework is that the teachers do their best to E-mail the parents as much as posible which has helped!The teachers have been very helpful with my student in meeting her goals and giving help were it is needed!I all ways felt my child was very safe and I always felt welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

There are a few terrific teachers at this school. Unfortunately this school LACKS adequate leadership ability. Often times it is difficult to decipher which individuals are teachers and which are students due to the extreme lack of control regarding the dress code policy. Several of the adults working at this school are extremely poor examples. The great thing is the fact that there are other schools and we are transferring our 7th grader mid year per her request. What Banks Middle School really does not understand is the fact that their parent base are their customers and if they do not treat their parents respectfully and involve them in their childs academic progress Banks Middle School will continue to have students transfer out on a regular basis due to frustrated parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

The good teachers are VERY good but fewer than the ones that don't seem too be in love with their jobs. Some communicate rather unprofessional with the students, and don't communicate regulary with the parents except ONE(Good Job!, thank you for the weekly emails).My son is looking for a different schol next year. what am I suppose to do? Support his iniciative!
—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 61% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

2010

 
 
42%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic<=5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities21%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation8%

Reading

All Students66%
Female75%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation20%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 65%
Hispanic 5% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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450 South Main St
Banks, OR 97106
Phone: (503) 324-3111

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