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South Middle School

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Posted May 21, 2010

I am an 8th grader at South. It is a great school for every student! There are great learning environments! I also like all the people there, they are nice and help you even if you aren't their best friends. Especially the student council kids!


Posted March 11, 2010

i very like it because the teatcher are very nice end the student to
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2010

My son is a 6th grader and an insulin dependent diabetic. Kids can be cruel to other kids and I was worried my son would be teased and bullied, but we were wrong. He not only fit in, but is excelling both socially and academicly. The teachers were trained on what to do in the case of an emergency, (on thier own time) they have an enthusiastic desire to learn about my son's desease. I'm impressed by the behavier of the students and the professionalism of the staff at South Middle School. Thank you all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

I go to this school currently. I am an eighth grader and it is fantastic! The dances are so much fun because all of the middle schools can come. :) So, I meet new people, often. Everybody is liked and fits in in their own place. Nobody is overbearingly mean, but there are some rude people. But, think about it, what school doesn't? We help people in desperate need of help, our Sparrow. Somebody in our community that has a medical disease and doesn't have the money to pay their medical bills, so we go out and do community service and we have a sponsor each year, however many hours of service wwe do they donate x amount of dollars. This school is fantastic and there is always a buzz about new people coming into the school! :) Why not make the buzz about your child?! -Taylor, eighth grader, SMS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

That is the best school Ever!!!:)
—Submitted by a 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 59% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

2010

 
 
49%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation20%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation11%

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation33%
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 Students69%
Female77%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation23%

Reading

All Students76%
Female87%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial81%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation21%

Science

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation25%
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 79% 65%
Hispanic 13% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Grants Pass, OR 97527
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