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South Eugene High School

Public | 9-12 | 1522 students

 
 

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Posted May 24, 2011

Someone said something about how "cliquey" this school was. This person has never gone to another school before. I was extremely miserable and unaccepted at my old school, which was incredibly cliquey. When I moved to South, I had never been happy. Whether you're interest is in math or Japan or pie, you'll find friends here. On top of that, the education system is fantastic. I'v heard great things about the IB curriculum, and as an AP student, I can say I loved my classes. The school was active in the community and did a ton of the things to keep the students involved, even if many chose not to do so. I'm very sad I only got to spend one year here. Honestly, I had never been happier than when I went to this school. The one downside to it is the fact the area is expensive, but I think it is worth it for the experiences and education you'll receive from South.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2010

Excellent school, wonderful teachers that challenge there students, students work hard and achieve ivy league status. Student body really open and accepting over everyone and an over all peace loving atmosphere. No other school like it in the world. Lets, go, Axemen.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2008

I'll be moving out of state soon, and South is going to be one of the things I'll miss the most. Aft 2 years at South, I fell in love with it. The IHS program is absolutely amazing, you'll never find something like it anywhere else. The students at South are generally all very smart, try hard, and are pushed to do well by the teachers. There are lots of classes to choose from here. From my first day here to my last, I've always felt welcome and have never been ostracized for anything... there are very few cliques here, it's easy to make friends because the students all have such diverse interests it's easy to find someone to relate to! I honestly couldn't recommend South enough, it's prepared me so well in the 2 years I was lucky enough to go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2008

This school does a great job with gifted students but tends to lose sight of the average kid. Too much emphasis on those in AP and IHS classes, leaving those in the comprehensive program (regular curriculum) to fend for themselves in very overcrowded classes. When an 'average' kid wants to take a selected AP class, good luck getting in. There was so much hype about this school locally that I expected much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

south is an awesome school, but it is really cliquey. it offers a lot of classes, but not enough elective classes that aren't pe classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2006

South Eugene was a pretty good public high school. The best thing about it was that at the top end, the students were quite good and provide peer support for academic success. They could have done more to encourage academic extra-curricular activities like the Intel competition or math teams.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 21, 2006

South Eugene is a good public high school for the area. It has some very bright kids and a wealth of AP courses. It does not do as much as it could to push kids into academic extra-curricular activities like math teams or intel competitions.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 20, 2005

I love this South. I have never gone to a better school. Everyone should go thhere to find out how good it is. -Kaylie C.
—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

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Science

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

2010

 
 
81%
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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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 Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African American>=95%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female83%
Male93%
African American>=95%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial74%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
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 75% 66%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian 7% 4%
Hispanic 7% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
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 20%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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