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Spencer Butte Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 431 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted January 9, 2011

My oldest daughter started as a 6th grader here last year. She's now a 7th grader. SBMS has been the best experience. The staff, leadership and teachers have all been outstanding. Her classes are challenging, but fun. She has found great teachers to be her mentors. The other kids are for the most part, kind and caring. Very little drama. Her electives have been art, choir and guitar, and she has done very well with those pursuits. After hours clubs and sports have been very supportive and fullfilling activities. The parents that volunteer hours of time and energy are amazing. Could not have asked for a better experience for our whole family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The school is a safe and welcoming environment for my child. The music and art program is amazing and I believe that the money would enhance and maintain a program that alreay speaks to the whole child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2010

This school is the best! All around this school has it all! I love all my teachers! I love the school spirit here! We all love Spencer Butte Middle School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

Spencer Butte Middle School is a great neighborhood school. They include a program for disabled students as well.


Posted October 3, 2009

I work in the Life Skills classroom there and the staff and students are so respectful of our students and try to include them in the school's activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2009

It is the best school i have ever been to and it will always be my favorite!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2009

My three children all went to Spencer Butte. From the friendly, upbeat front office staff to the energetic and creative teachers...down to the sweet and caring janitor, this school is its people...and its people are amazing. Oh yes, the kids too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

this school is an excellent option. Including all it's activites and options makes this school small, fun to go to, and I look forward to seeing it progress and ways that will make this community better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

This school is awesome! The teachers and staff are enthusiastic and friendly. A wonderful environment!


Posted October 14, 2004

I was forced to have to put my daughter in a Los Angeles Unified School. This was my worst fear so I decided to send my daughter to my mom in Oregon and send her to school in Oregon. After researching the number of schools I decided to send my daughter to Spencer Butte. I can't tell you how proud I am of her accomplishments in such a short period of time and how impressed I am with the school faculty. She has been welcomed with open arms by both the students and faculty. Spencer Butte is such a wonderful school and the teachers are willing to help students achieve to their fullest ability.
—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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
86%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial76%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation40%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial65%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation16%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation60%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial81%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation21%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Science

All Students80%
Female75%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial76%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation21%
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 74% 66%
Two or more races 10% 4%
Hispanic 8% 21%
Asian 5% 4%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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