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Brookings-Harbor High School

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Posted July 4, 2014

This school as with the rest of the district is imploding under manipulation and micro-managing. Around 30 staff are leaving the high school this year alone. The local newspaper prefers to whitewash what is happening and morale of staff and students is extremely low. An inquiry of the management and coverups is long overdue. Grading system changes were forced on the staff district wide. The parent submission of 6/20/13 is totally correct except the Principals role. Staff who resisted new proficiencies and micro-managing are targeted for being pushed out. The mass exodus this year is the result of an oppressive environment. The challenges for staff and students are immense. Some excellent staff still remains, but far too many are going down the road. The community must become involved to stop the decline within this district.


Posted June 20, 2013

Since my child has attended this school, they have changed the grading system three times. Now they have credit by proficiency, which in my opinion, only teaches students to pass tests. The students don't learn from this. It is a big disservice to the students. Furthermore, this school does not prepare them for college. It also has a tracking systems - athletics vs. non-athletics. Athletes are given preferential treatment and allowed to miss lots more classes than non athletes and take more challenging courses. Their math and english departments are lacking good teachers. The principal, however, is actually trying to raise standards in the school but if Administration does not support him it is all for naught. I'm not impressed with this school at all. It is geared primarily for athletics not academics. My children have basically lost interest in school since they've been there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

With all the budget cuts, there is limited things for us to do. Some of the teachers here do not do their job properly and do not challenge us enough. Plus, the choises of classes we are given are very limited and many classes are cut each year. I, personaly can't wait to go to college to get out of here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2008

School is way underfunded, lack of teachers and more budget days off. All three schools get out early on wednesdays
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

As a volunteer in the ASPIRE Program I witness the professional dedication of staff and administrators. My career was in education and I see so many good things. The students like and respect their teachers. I see team work among the staff, support staff and administrators. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the effort to educate our youth and to encourage them to seek additional education and training after high school.


Posted November 22, 2007

Students are not fully prepared for college classes. Internal issues with administrators, teachers and staff affect the entire 'climate' of the school. Not enough parent involvement at any level either academics or athletics. Just a handful of parents are involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Being new to this school district, I have found school to parent communication is limited and must be sought out by the parent. Parent and community involvement appears limited at the academic level, but seems strong in the athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Science

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

2010

 
 
60%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%
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 Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial58%
Native American67%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial82%
Native American83%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female56%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial65%
Native American50%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female72%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted88%
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 67% 65%
Two or more races 17% 5%
Hispanic 11% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 0% 3%
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 56%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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625 Pioneer Rd
Brookings, OR 97415
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