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Fern Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 354 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted September 1, 2013

My daughter has attended this school going on 2 years. For a public school, they do a good job with the resources that they have. I have been impressed with all of her teachers. When she experienced bullying, we went to the principal and the problem was dealt with immediately. I am disappointed that there is no music programs, but that unfortunately is pretty standard these days. My daughter loves her school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Fern Ridge Middle School is an unfortunate victim of the Fern Ridge School District. A school district that cares only for gaining high marks in academics but leaving children behind in developing life skills or tapping into their passions and encouraging their overall development. Bullying in this school is at an all time high and the staff and principal provided my child with no protection from bullying. I eventually had to pull them from the district due to bullying and lack of help for children who need extra help academically. My child now receives A's in AP classes in another school who was willing to give them the extra help they needed to succeed. The district discourages outside organizations and activities for children with the exception of outside sports programs TSP, Kidsports and Babe Ruth. Several other educational programs to reach area youth have been turned away unlike other schools districts in lane county who work with several programs that reach out to area youth. No extracurricular activities exists. Music and art education has been cut completely from this school with no interest by district to supply these valuable courses through outside sources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

My daughter went here a few months and her grades fell and they teachers didn't even care they let kids make out in hall ways they have NO control over anything it's sad really
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2012

One of my children attended FRMS for all 3 years, another for two. While there are a few teachers there who really care and try to make a positive impact, there are MANY who don't seem to at all. The leadership at the school is extremely poor and the administration in the district is worse. FRMS has a reputation for being a "tough" school, socially speaking. There are a lot of accounts of bullying, and low supervision of the students by staff. Many parents have chosen to pull their students from the school and send them elsewhere in the past couple of years. I would NOT recommend this school.


Posted April 18, 2010

This is a wonderful safe school..My 2 kids love it there--the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

I am a mom that has 2 kids and my kids ude to go to a shasta middle school in Eugene and ever since they left that school and inroled into FRMS they were very happy and i was very involved also i noticed that their grades have shot up from c's and b's to strait A's! Fern Ridge Middle School is a very great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2004

I have 3 boys. One in elementary and 2 in the middle school. They have gone to school in the Fern Ridge District for the last 2 years and I'm severely disappointed in the involvement level or the caring from the teachers. And I feel that they have taken away too much from the kids.
—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 59% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

2010

 
 
57%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students46%
Female51%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students65%
Female73%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
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

Math

All Students50%
Female45%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation11%

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation13%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities42%
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 87% 66%
Hispanic 6% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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