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High Desert Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted today

Most of the time I am afraid to go to school, some teachers can be rude and stereo type each student to have bad behavior. One of they things this school explains, is that it is a bully "free" zone. Yet I was bullied numerous times. Counseling is available, it seems as though know one cares. During class time Most teachers do not offer fun learning experience, Although, this school has done an "ok" job of introducing me to high school... I am still disappointed as most subjects are dull and not even remotely interesting to students.


Posted November 5, 2013

I am in my 8th grade year at HDMS and i LOVE it. i switched from PBMS last year and automatically my grades went up, i felt more accepted, and made a lot of new friends! HDMS has an excellent learning program and the teachers are amazing! I'm also in 8th grade jazz choir and it offers a lot of new learning experiences! Best school ever!


Posted March 14, 2013

My daughter has gone here all three years of middle school and is a straight A student. She has been continually challenged and almost all of the teachers I have encountered here are of high caliber. But the best thing about this school is there really doesn't seem to be any bullying, and they have a special program to welcome and support teach class of incoming 6th graders. This school is fabulous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

I removed my child from this school due to the amount of nasty jelous girl drama. Some of the teachers were very nice, but definatly not worth the hassle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

This school is amazing! The teachers are amazing, and help students to understand the subjects better. The teaching method is NOT dry and uninspiring. It is one of the best schools in Bend, with a fantastic athletic program. The students here are happy, and there are very few cases of bullying. The teachers here are all different, so, of course, their teaching methods are all different. Some teachers can be boring at times, or some can be fun and entertaining. There is a life skills department at HDMS, for kids with disabilities. HDMS is one of the best schools i have ever been to. Every kid that comes here will always turn out happy and successful. There have been many kids here who have come from bad experiences and only became stronger at this school. I would recommend this school to all parents moving to the Bend area. This school is fantastic!


Posted April 30, 2011

HDMS leaves a lot to be desired. The teaching method is dry and uninspiring. The kids have not had one field trip this year. The students are rarely on the computer. Absolutely no computer tech training. The faculty is full of excuses and their answer to any issues is "find another school". I would not recommend this school to anyone ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

This school is the best to go in Bend, Or. They have a great athletic program with coaches that spend time with each athlete. The teachers are good professional and nice. I've had two kids to go their and each of them turned into extraordinary young adults. I am very pleased with this school and recommend it to anyone with a child going into middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

Wow. I am impressed on how great this school is. It has excellent teachers, and my kids are always excited to go to school in the morning! I give this school a thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

This is my second child to go to HDMS and we are still happy with the academic and athletic programs. The school is great and I am glad to have my children attend. Teachers are personable, easy to communicate with and professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

High Desert Middle School has great programs, takes effort to integrate new 6th graders, wonderful teachers and staff. My kid actually enjoys his homework every night and is excited about school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

This school is wonderful. I am very imperessed by the progress my son has made over the years he has gone (6th and 7th). The sports programs are great. the students are nice. And the principal is quite responsible and I trust him fully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2004

I think that the quality of the teachers needs to be improved, but overall i think that the school is a good and possitive reanforcement to the future leaders.
—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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

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 61% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

2010

 
 
51%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students70%
Female79%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation18%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation9%

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities35%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities29%
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 86% 65%
Hispanic 10% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 5%
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 48%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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61000 Diamondback Ln
Bend, OR 97702
Phone: (541) 383-6480

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