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Gladstone High School

Public | 9-12 | 724 students

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Posted February 5, 2014

Gladstone high school has an amazing staff and fantastic teachers. My child is very supported and is thriving. Grades on assignments are entered into the online grading system. If I have any questions, my emails or phone calls are returned promptly. We have only had positive experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

My daughter has dyslexia and adhd with testing anxiety. In the year it took to have her treated and diagnosed, everyone of her teachers went the extra mile to help her succeed. They watched her take tests to get insight into her testing issues, they orally tested her, they retested her. This was all without a diagnoses, no 504 or IEP in place. This was simply extraordinary teachers going the extra mile. I simply can't say enough guys about Gladstone, the teachers and administrative staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2011

this school district is ran like a "old Boys Club" The athletic director and baseball coach have harrased and bullied my top athlete son out of his senior year and then started false allagations. my son wants nothing to do with a school and coaches he has loved since 5th grade.. what kind of coaches are these? who ruins great kids., while superintendant does nothing. Good luck as a single female parent in this town. They are a disgrace to teachers who care about kids , not jealouse of them. shame on you Gladstone. Anyone else have these same problems?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My childs counselor was Jamie Breeze and she was just horrible... More interested in her coaching position than in helping the students assigned to her. .. The counselor at Kraxberger was the best my child did well with her and she should be sent into Gladstone to train Jaime because it is important for the school counselors to know what they are doing...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I am proud that Gladstone High School has so many loving and helpful teachers. students really can discover so much about themselves if they are encouraged properly and have a program/class that they feel they belong in. however, I wish that they had a little more money so that they can bring in more classes or programs and help students find themselves and pave their way into the future!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2008

i go this school and i think its great! having a smaller school in a small town is perfect and i like it a lot!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2008

Gladestone school is a good school if your in regular education, but if a child has a learning disibility, not so much. My youngest son went their and he has a specific math learning disability and they still put him in Alergbra, he succeeded in all his classes with Bs or better, except Algerbra. He took the class two years in a row and he failed it two years in a row. He always asked for help, but they didn't want to put him in the special education class. So in his Junior year I changed the school he went too, and he got the help he needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

I love the fact that it is small and the community is very active. Besides [a] FEW teachers, there are other 'great' teachers in the program. The sports program in continuously improving. Academics are very good with the teachers that keep their students interested. I love the small community feeling and the schools, just which they would be choosier about some of the long time hired help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

Gladstone high school is probably the best education one can get without going to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

Gladstone is pretty cool. There are a lot of cool teachers and coaches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

This is a small high school with lots of attention given to the students. You must read the Oregon School Report Card to get a grasp of the quality of educators at this school. This school really support the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2004

Gladstone is awesome! Small, but awesome.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Science

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

2010

 
 
68%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female75%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities36%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 66%
Hispanic 12% 21%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Black 2% 3%
Asian 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Kraxberger Middle School
Rock Creek Middle School
Ogden Middle School
Colleges most students attend after graduation Oregon State University
University of Oregon
Portland State University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Russian
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Green Ribbon School (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 pm
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Natalie Osburn
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • free Saturday School
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Electric Vehicle Club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Literary magazine
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Ultimate Fan Club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Gladstone High is the heart of our close-knit, small town community. Growing Great People is the goal of our college-preparatory school. We focus beyond just academic needs to support students in wellness, mental health, and community involvement.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Our records show that the deadline was April 01, 2014, but you should contact the school in case the date has changed.

 
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
40
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
40
Students typically come from these schools
Kraxberger Middle School
Rock Creek Middle School
Ogden Middle School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Oregon State University
University of Oregon
Portland State University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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18800 Portland Ave
Gladstone, OR 97027
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Phone: (503) 655-2544

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