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Neil Armstrong Middle School

Public | 7-8

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted May 26, 2014

Neil Armstrong Middle school is an amazing school for all students to attend to because most of the teachers are always there for their students when they need anything. Students try their best to get all the work done that they were given. Both Principals are really nice and understanding. They treat and respect everyone. This school in my opinion is one of the best middle schools I've ever went to. You can trust me that I'm saying the truth because I've went to this school. But just one thing that I would say is that the principals should try to help out the music department (Choir,Orchestra, and specially band) the band class should be provided with new instruments for their students and some t-shirts to be able to represent their school's band group. Go Titans!!!


Posted March 12, 2014

This school was a very detrimental experience for both of my children. I ended up transferring them to an out-of-district school just to avoid them having another year there. The principal is belligerent and not interested in working with parents or teachers, and the teachers don't communicate with each other at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

I have been an active PTA mom for many years. However, this is our first year at NAMS. My experience with this school is less than satisfactory for mostly one reason from what I can gather. The Prinsipal Mr Hundly is aggressive, ego infused and unwilling to listen to parents concerns. He has an agenda and it doesnt seem to matter to him weather his agenda is in the best interest of the students, or weather parents agree. Never in my life have I encountered such behavior. Confused as to how this man still has a job. After some further investigation, I found many parents who have removed their children or are on waiting lists for the community school. My guess, this is just the tip of the iceburg here. I see a future in which Mr Hundly causes FG School district a law suit that not only harms our childrens education but tarnishes the name of the community I have grown to love. I wrtote a letter to the Superintendant. I'm hopeful she will listen to the students and parents, and make some necessary changes. The reason I gave the school a 2 instead of a 1, is because the ipad pilot program I feel is a success, maybe the only thing this principal is doing right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2012

Attending this school was a very negative experience for my child. The teachers don't communicate with one another. They all give homework just prior to the grading period deadline which means my student when from no home work for weeks to more than 10-hours of work due the next day. My student received a 'potential failure' notice when she missed school for a school-santioned event and missed a state test. How funny is that! Not so much for the student. I will not sent my younger students to this school. I tried talking to the principal who said his focus was on the drop-out and drinking ratio.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

This school lack comunication with parent and student. They have no idea about my child even thogh I call e-mail. They have no clue what's going on. My kids are just a # to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

A select few teachers are absolutely fantastic, but the majority are terrible. The student body creates a typical cruel, middle-school environment. There is substantial drug activity and some gang association, though if hang around with the right people, you won't be exposed to either. Education programs are sub-par and useless for life after eighth grade, with the exception of some lessons in math and history. To be fair, there is mandatory physical education, a wide selection of electives, and some really great people. Overall, however, NAMS makes an epic fail.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2007

The new administration is promising for bring this school alive again! The Math teachers are working hard to increase the students math ability which will help them at the High School. I know that the math teachers have been meeting with the High School to make sure they are all aligned!
—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 61% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

2010

 
 
35%
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.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students53%
Female51%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners6%
Migrant>=95%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial81%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners6%
Migrant>=95%
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

Math

All Students60%
Female58%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners12%
Migrant>=95%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant94%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female38%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant92%
Academically gifted94%
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
Hispanic 49% 21%
White 46% 65%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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