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Highland Park Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted April 8, 2014

Great school, great teachers and a great principal. Anytime I have a question I get a prompt answer. This school does care about your child and their future. My son is in the sped program and has excelled academically since attending this school. Highly recommended for all students. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

They have lots of after school activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

I have had a very similar experience this year. There appears to be an overall theme that the kids are at fault for whatEVER takes place. Of course, this is very teacher-dependent. We have had a great experience with the art teacher, the band teacher, and a math teacher. But, there is an underlying 'mood' around that negative experiences are the fault of the kids rather than the adult teachers taking responsibility for how to motivate students and interest them in learning. There is a ridiculous amount of attention and exaggerated importance placed on very small 'behavior problems' that are typical of this age group. Get creative people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I am very impressed with Highland Park. The teachers and administration really seem to care about the students. Everyone I have met is friendly. The parents are willing to volunteer which is important. The band program is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

I'm incredibly sorry that I ever sent my children to this school. The principal is apathetic and uninterested in the children and the atmosphere is contrary to parental involvement. While there are some excellent teachers there are also some who are still behaving like students themselves. They're sure all parents are uninvolved and inept and take the approach that all students will behave badly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Highland Park is a wonderful School! The teachers are excellent and make learning fun! I highly recommend that if you have a chance to go to Highland Park, take it. The counselors and teachers really want the kids to have an enjoyable experience yet still complete all the academics involoved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

Teachers don't seem to care enough, give enough attention to individuals. Counselor don't follow through when parent raises a concern. What a bad year we're experiencing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

Highland Park is a great school. The teachers are great and it is a great learning atmosphere for learning. I highly recomend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2005

This is a very good school! It taught me very well as I attended it. I would highly reccomend sending your child there. Theres just one thing; if your child is the mischevious type, they will not use very profound actions on them. instead, they will give them ISS over and over. Soon the child won't care about getting into trouble because the consequences are small. But the education is EXCEPTIONAL, better than some of the magnet academies around here (Arts and Communications)
—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 59% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

2010

 
 
62%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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 American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male66%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners<=5%
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

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners13%
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

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial84%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 60% 65%
Hispanic 18% 21%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 3% 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 37%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Beaverton, OR 97008
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