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Pilot Butte Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 626 students

 

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Posted November 5, 2013

I went to this school 6th grade and part of 7th grade until i moved. Some of the teachers were nice but the others didn't teach as well as they should have and got mad when we failed their class. Also it wasn't that great of a learning environment. The majority of the kids there smoked weed and talked about inappropriate things. In 6th grade i knew girls who engaged in sexual activity. Also kids got in trouble for bringing drugs to school. And lastly, there is a lot of bullying. physically, emotionally, and online.


Posted March 8, 2011

Pilot Butte Middle school is a very nice school with some great teachers with great respect for there job. But just like what was said in the other long article I beleive that the problem is the students, and it is not sex, it is cussing, rumors of drug use, and some verbal and physical bullying.This schools principal, Mr.Michaelson, is a nice man who does care for the students educational success.


Posted December 9, 2008

It is a very good school with very good teachers, however, for me, as a seventh grader that has been in many other schools, i think that they need more extra curricular activities, and need to talk to us (students) about behavior more, why? well to be honest, that one star that is missing is really because of the students, I mean, most are great, many are my best friends. but it seems you can't go one day without hearing less then ten conversations about sex, or sexual conversations from the students, which, to be honest, is not just dis-respectful to some people, but plain annoying. And the students also won't stop swearing and being complete jerks to other students. A lot of peple smoke as well, and, nobody seems to care. there are real nice kids there, but there should be many, many, more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2008

It is a great school with nice but strict teachers. The principal, Ms. Bennet is involved regularly with the students at PBMS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2007

Great school! Positive staff and a lot of school spirit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2007

I like the avalability of classes, teachers, variety of after school activities, staff and school spirit!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

2010

 
 
34%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students52%
Female51%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation14%
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 Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation21%

Reading

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation39%
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%
Female82%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation70%

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation39%

Science

All Students74%
Female72%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 79% 65%
Hispanic 16% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 69%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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