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School Of Science & Technology

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Posted October 2, 2011

Awesome school, great teachers. Every one is so comfortable with each other, and every one knows each other because it is a small school providing a very cosy environment to the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2008

Our daughter recently graduated from SST--this school was outstanding and the teachers went above and beyond to ensure our daughter was challenged and encouraged along the way to graduation--Every teacher found ways to connect with the students in a individualized manner and truely cared about the their success as students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My son is a freshman at SST so we have only been there for a few months, even so we are thrilled with the school. The work is challenging but not overwhelming and there seems to be more of a team attitude. The only downside so far is having fewer elective options of a larger school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

I have a graduate of SST and a Junior. Students have alomost no class selection and they do not teach higher level classes as one would expect. Example - math, calculus 1 is the highest. If your student needs to go further then they head off to either PSU (at your cost) or PCC (Early College Program). But, if your student is struggling (with SST classes), the parent is responsible to locate help. The biggest drawback is Merlo HS is made up of a number of other programs. There is no cohesiveness between the programs as they serve a vastly different population, which in turn creates no cohesiveness let alone synergy at the teacher and staff level. For parents there is very little communication from the school or teachers. The prior Principal specifically said no to a PTO and that feel still prevails. Being small I expected a more individualized program.
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Posted June 10, 2003

I have a student who is completing her freshman year at the School of Science and Technology. It is a great small school for students who want to learn. Teachers really get to know the students and are able to help them both develop their potential and work on their weaknesses. The curriculum is more challenging than a non-magnet high school in all areas (not just math and science). The school works very hard to create an atmosphere of acceptance and bonding which means any student can talk and work with another comfortably.


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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

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Science

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

2010

 
 
63%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%
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

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Reading

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Science

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Writing

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
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White78%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities57%
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 61% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 4%
Hispanic 9% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
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 23%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1841 SW Merlo Dr
Beaverton, OR 97006
Phone: (503) 259-5575

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