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Cascade Middle School

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted January 25, 2014

This school is amazing. It has high standards and the administration cares for the students' welfare. My children thrive and love to go to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2014

Awesome! This school has changed immensely in the last 3 years. It has gone from a sterile environment to one rich in parent involvement and educational opportunities for all of the students. My child just participated in a anti-bullying workshop and said it was the best day of her life. Kudos to the administration and counseling department for arranging such an awesome event for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

So far this school is just one big teach to the test experience. Zero creativity. The principal is very attached to test scores and that sums up the school. Overcrowded and lots of busy work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

I went to Cascade Middle School for 3 years and it has its pro's and con's. First off, I want to say that the teachers can't all be generalized as good or bad. During my time there, a teacher bullied kids with weird smirks, negative comments and pure disrespect. This teacher gave students hours of busy work and homework and expected people to get things right without proper teaching. Another experience was when I had a very unpleasant experience with a teacher which ended up with students in their class moving to a different school and other students being completely disgruntled. In another year, it was great. I met real friends and still stay in contact with them. Bullying was a big issue and there were multiple accounts where I heard of people harming themselves in ways from bullying and the counselors did not help too much in trying to help those people as well as the principle. On average, the student to teacher ratio is 32 to 1 which is an extreme amount. Teachers were constantly helping and only focusing on the kids who were struggling. Overall, socially I had a 4/5 star time their while academically, I had a 2/5 to 3/5 star time there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

How has this school gotten 4/5? The teachers are all lazy and unmotivated, the students just aren't very smart, everything is way to easy, they have no standards whatsoever, and over the whole year I learned pretty much everything I know at home. The teachers don't listen to complaints from students or parents, no one takes us seriously, and the whole school is painted like a gigantic taco bell.


Posted June 14, 2011

3 days ago I graduated from this school, and throughout my whole experience here I have enjoyed it! The teachers are dedicated to helping students learn, and are more than happy to help if someone may need extra assistance. The academics are challenging without being too over whelming as well, and our new principal is really kind! As for the students, I was never a very popular kid, but the friends I did make were really genuine. One of the only down sides is that I have to leave for high school now :)


Posted December 15, 2010

Earned Oregon's top rating, "Outstanding" on the 2009-10 Oregon Department of Education State School Report Card. Only 37% of Oregon schools earned the same rating statewide.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2010

Cascade MS is full of excellent and innovative teachers. The school offers several extra-curricular activities to broaden and ignite the thrill of learning among the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2009

This school is excellent! The teachers are amazing and there education system is great that will help all students learn so they could be successful in the future! Last year, I got the best GPA, 4.0!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2008

Great school.The staff is fantastic. As a Christian parent I am hesitant regarding the public school systems, but this staff has been extremely open and respectful of our family views. My child and her friends really enjoy the staff. Their grade are a reflection of the campus, 4.0.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

Parent involvement is only appreciated when it concerns a check. Otherwise, ask questions and you get the brick wall. Take initiative in your childs education, you get red tape and excuses. It's pretty sad and I feel pretty helpless in doing anything about it. My child is becoming one of the 'statistics' because they won't allow me to have a say in what classes she can take.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2004

I love this school. It gives kids like me a chance to get an education that we need!
—Submitted by a 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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

2010

 
 
52%
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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation55%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation69%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation46%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation33%

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation64%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation67%
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 90% 65%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Two or more races 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 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 25%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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