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Cottage Grove High School

Public | 9-12 | 775 students

 

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Posted June 10, 2014

One of the top schools in the state of Oregon, CGHS was rated a level 5 school, which denotes its academics, attendance, graduation rate, and behavior standards. CGHS offers some of the most advanced technical education classes offered anywhere. The staff leads the state in preparing for Common Core and the latest testing. Likewise, the Lions are up-and-coming in athletics, posting many teams in the last couple of years that claimed league titles, earn state playoff berths, make it to the state final, or like a few of their teams, when state outright. Across the board, Cottage Grove High School sets rigorous standards and wants their students to not only improve, but to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

This school needs some serious guidelines laid out. There seems to be a problem with bullying and an educational staff that refuses to see it, refuses to listen to the parents, or to follow thru with anything to make it stop. Their solution to it is "typical hs drama". Sometimes, that isn't the case. Needs better leadership here. A school is only as good as the people running it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I currently go to school here, and overall I love it. The teachers really encourage the students to succeed and try their hardest. If a student is struggling, teachers will give up their lunch and after school time to help. Other students are generally friendly and kind. Almost all teachers try to connect with the students and help them as best they can. There are a few issues here and there, but what school doesn't have it's issues? All in all, I really like it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2012

To be completely honest, this school seriously lacks in the academic areas. Their AP and College Now courses are not challenging in the least compared to most of the schools in Eugene (nearby town) and the staff and curriculum fails to prepare students for the AP exams in the spring. The students at CGHS are also very rude, non welcoming, and cliquey. My son came home crying one day because he was so offended by the fact that so many students were wearing rebel flags on their shirts hats, etc. The school also did nothing to address this issue. All in all, CGHS is a "wannabe" upscale school that is in a hick town and will fail to prepare your student for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

After reading a few of the reviews posted I would have to agree with the one posted by Shayne in 2010.. I too had a son who struggled there at CGHS and from the start they wanted to kick him out rather then to get him the help he needed.. Telling me that I would have to hire someone to help him. because they did not have the funds to give him the help that he might need.. I too had IEPs done and went through what she too went through.. They would rather toss away those that need the help then to get them the help that they needed.. Just to keep the GPA standards up for the school.. I found that you will need to fight for your childern rights at CGHS. If you want to get a good education..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

Cottage Grove High School is a great school. For more information, see our web site: http://blogs.slane.k12.or.us/cghs/
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 16, 2010

This school is a good school that provides a good education if your child is not one who has a learning disability. The staff is uncaring unless your child is an A or B student.. Out of all the IEP meetings I have had at this school in the 3 years my daughter has attended CGHS I there nas never been a time that all persons that were scheduled to attend have bothered to show up. he principle and teachers are condesening, rude and disrespectful to the parents of the students who have a learning didability. There main objective with these students is to get rid of them as soon as possible. Cottage Grove High does not have books for their students and is a disgrace to our education system. Shayne
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Our community worked very hard to get this new high school built. It is staffed with top quality teachers and staff. We have all the sports, drama, music, band and art you could want, needless to say I feel very lucky that both my children are attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2007

CGHS is in a great town and the school facilites are some of the greatest in the state.
—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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Science

2010

 
 
69%
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 69% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

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 Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female85%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female56%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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 85% 65%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 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 59%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

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  • Swimming pool
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  • German
  • Spanish

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Swimming pool
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Water polo
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1375 South River Rd
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Phone: (541) 942-3391

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