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Canby High School

Public | 9-12 | 1519 students

 
 

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4 stars

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted June 11, 2014

I graduated from Canby High in 2005. At the time I hated it but I was a teen and most don't care for school. Looking back, it is a good school with good, caring staff. The recent comments about staff not replying to her and teachers supposedly showing up to class 15 minutes late sounds a little far fetched to me. That is unless the staff is just annoyed with an parent who can't just talk to their kids about school instead of relying on the school to give daily progress reports. My class had over 400 students so expecting the staff to inform 1600 parents of their kids progress is a joke. Don't listen to this "parent". Canby High is a good school and good little town for a family.


Posted January 24, 2014

Canby High School has been a great disappointment. There is no parent/teacher communication, kids are allowed to "make out" in the halls, if you call one of the school counselors, don't expect a call back for a couple of weeks. Teachers are allowed to show up to their own class fifteen minutes late. When you walk into the office there are always many staff members standing around talking. When you call the school nobody answers the phone! The list goes on and on. I am transferring my student to another school district as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2014

This is a very poorly run school. no contact with parents when there is an issue. you as a parent are expected to call the teachers every week to see if your child is failing or not. the principal told me that "We do what the law requires of us and we do not have to do anything more than that." What kind of statement is that to make to a parent?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

I have found Canby High School to be a great school. My daughter has had great teachers who have taken the time to know her. I have been impressed with the academics and happy with the quality of friends she has made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

Canby is a great school. I go there and i love it! it has good sports and academics. And teaches are very helpfull and understanding.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2008

Its an ok school,most teachers are pretty understanding,except a few. I enjoy attending canby high, despite a few flaws. Other than that,its an ok school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2006

I graduated from Canby High School in 1986. Since then I have been in the military with my children attending schools all over the United Stated and the world. I came back here for the outdoors but more importantly the Canby School District. All three of my children love it here, the other children and the teachers, and would be crushed if we were to leave. I am grateful for the entire School district being dedicated to excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Canby High is a good-quality public high school. They have some excellent teachers among an above average academic staff. The administrative staff were available, friendly and responsive. A very worthwhile school. My daughter went on to attend one of the top-five small undergraduate colleges in the country, Carleton College, where she continues to demonstrate her love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

Canby schools are the best in oregon! If you are looking for a place to raise a family, I strongly suggest Canby Or. The teachers are great, the schools are safe and the town is friendly. The sports programs Canby has to offer is another addition that makes Canby an awesome area! *Jen*
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

I love canby high school. I went there myself and my children are currently attending the school. If you are new to oregon then I strongly suggest Canby as a school for your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

I attended Canby High School for the past four years (I graduated in 2003) and I found that overall the programs the school offers were some of the best compared to surrounding schools. Don't forget our principle, Mr. Westphal, was voted principal of the year!
—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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Science

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

2010

 
 
50%
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.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant45%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learners8%
Migrant47%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant24%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female83%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners40%
Migrant44%
Academically gifted92%
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 72% 65%
Hispanic 21% 21%
Two or more races 4% 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 31%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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721 SW 4th Ave
Canby, OR 97013
Phone: (503) 263-7200

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