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Springwater Trail High School

Public | 9-12 | 156 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2014

I currently attend Springwater Trail High Scool, and honestly, I love it here. The school just feel's so welcoming and the teachers actually help the students. I went and visited Barlow recently, for a journalism project, and found that I easily got lost and confused in the halls and in classes. Sometimes bigger schools aren't the best option, but thats just my opinion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2011

This school was doing rough until recently. The scores on standardized tests have been raised which shows effort on both sides of the story. The school has recently implemented a new basis of grading in which students must complete ALL assignments or they will not receive a credit, in spite of what their grade is. That is where the school has lost tough with the students. There is simply no "leg room" in the school, and it is believed students standardized test scores will plummet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

I'd give it a 7. The school has solid academic program. A good alternative for those that don't want a larger academic experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

The Staff and student are so kind and helpful. Everyone was welcoming, on my first day, and i thought i never had a friend, know i feel like that i have friends. The staff and student, will always be there when i need them. i really feel welcome. I was always been bullied around, since i came to Springwater, i have friends and im going to do the thing i want to do in the future. Thank you Springwater trail High School! thank you Staff and Student!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2009

I have never been to a school like this, where the staff are so student-focused. I've seen students absolutely flourish and shine here, where they were doomed to be defeated by the system at their former schools. The work that students and staff do here is most definitely worth the recognition!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 5, 2009

The people here feel like family. No one goes unnoticed
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 5, 2009

The teachers are very dedicated and very patient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Springwater made me believe in friends again. I never had friends before STHS, but when I got there, everyone was so nice, and they welcomed me into the school. STHS really deserves this award, the people are fantastic, and the teachers really help you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

Springwater helps bring out the best in each of us: students and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

The teachers at this school are great mentors for the students. They know each student by name and show each student the attention they need and deserve! STHS goes above and beyond the 'call of duty' in order to help each students succeed. It is like a private education in a public school system!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Springwater has helped me so much. The teachers are so amazing they really care about us and help us with our everyday problems. Thank you teachers for everything you have done for us
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

I've been here from day one, and I know this is a very important place for all who attend here, because students get the help and care needed to succeed. There are numerous examples of kids who would have been just another number. However when they come here they tend to fit in and blossom with confidence and determination. Without this school some would just be lost and become another statistic in our society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

I love springwater trail high school because of the smaller classes, the smaller school (so I cant get lost), and because it is easer to get to know the kids that are here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

It is a very awesome school with a wide variety of very colorful people from all walks of life!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

If I didn't get excepted to the school i was not going to be going to high school. And it is much easier here to ask a teacher if you need help on homework or just to ask a question. And I also like it because it is a small school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

Springwater Trail High School is a great school because it is a small environment and students can really focus on their school work and get help from teachers if they need it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

Springwater trail has great teachers who really care about the success of their students.


Posted November 4, 2009

I love Springwater Trail because they love my son, and he loves it there. He is now getting A's and B's where before he was getting Cs and Ds. When I went to Parent Conference they actually knew all about my son and his interests. The principle gave him a job after school and he took alot of pride in that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Springwater Trail is a place where both academic and social learning takes place. The small school concept helps those who need more one-on-one time from their teachers. Every student is a person at Springwater Trail. Teachers know who they are, what their needs are, and how they can be helped.


Posted November 3, 2009

Springwater is such an amazing little place. It's a public, small choice high school that has fostered an amazing community. If I had to say one thing about Springwater (students, parents, teachers, and staff) I would say the thing that unites us all is caring. People associated with STHS really care about the well-being of our students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Science

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

2010

 
 
56%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female84%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female60%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female53%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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 67% 65%
Hispanic 20% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Black 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Gresham, OR 97080
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