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Dexter Mccarty Middle School

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Posted April 16, 2014

This school strikes a great balance of maintaining an orderly structured learning environment without tolerance of bad behavior, and enabling the students to have fun, develop their strengths and catch up on their weak subjects. Especially great band/music program. All of my children have thrived here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

I do like McCarty Middle school my son seems to be doing good with grades I have not complaint regarding teacher or school rules they really work very good with student good motivator with student I like it too because they push and motivate student to ready
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

McCarty is school that cares about all students. I'm impressed with the effort made to meet the needs of my son, who is a TAG student. The new honors English class provides him with the kind of challenge that will help him to be a success once he gets to high school. I don't know whether or not he will go to a public high school, next year, but I know that the teachers at McCarty have done a great job getting him ready. I commend the principal who has bent over backward to allow my son to be a part of this great advance program, even though the class was full.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

My sixth grade child has been struggling most of his school years with math. It wasn't until this year that she has really been able to catch up. McCarty's new math lab program was a requirement for her because of her poor test scores on the state test last year. This year, she is already passing her state math test and getting B's in her math class. The principal has been the driving force behind this program and my hat is off to him and his staff for finally finding the key to my child's success
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

Dexter McCarty is a great school, but not all of te teachers. The principal and Vice principal are great and the acedimic all-star awards they give out are awesome and make me feel proud of myself. I love this school but the teachers don't always give me extra help when I need it. They also don't confront me when I am starting to struggle. I would like to have my own time to do my work and not feel like im the only one having trouble in a certian class because that makes me not want to ask quesitons. But it does have a great physical education program and I enjoy all my classes besides algebra
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2007

I am a parent of three children, all of whom attended McCarty Middle School. I have been so impressed with this school's teachers and administration. There are high standards and help for those who are struggling. When my youngest, who was an eighth grader last year, began to have problems in math, I was immediately notified and interventions were in place within days. All of my children have been provided additional help and resources when necessary. There are many positive incentives in place to encourage students to do well. The Principal is outstanding - good communicator and a strong role model. The staff is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

My child attended this school for three years. There is very little communication between teachers/parents. At conferences I was told my child was doing well, no issues or problems. At the end of eighth grade - it seems he wasn't meeting state 'benchmarks'. Quite a surprise when grades and teachers comments did not lead me to beleive there were any issues. Also, seemed to be very little help for students struggling with material. The school does have high expectations for students to learn to be responsible for themselves (homework, behavior etc. ) However, at some point some help was needed (homework was completed etc.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

No parental involvement unless your kid is in trouble. No positive incentives only negative referrals for minor offenses. If your child tests behind do not expect any help. I have another child entering middle school and I will not allow them to attend Dexter McCarty. The principal has no relationship with the parents or students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2004

Teachers were very involved and took the time to get to know the students. Dexter also has many programs to get the parents involved in the school. There are also many after school activities at Dexter which help keep the students out of trouble. The rules are strictly inforced at this school, which creates a very safe environment for those attending this school. The teachers at Dexter teach the students very well, they do a great job at getting the kids ready for high school. The test scores are great at this school as well. There are also many oppertunities for the students to get involved in bettering there school, mainly through student council. They also offer programs that take place after school, at the school, to help your student with their class/home work.
—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 59% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

2010

 
 
51%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students50%
Female45%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation15%

Reading

All Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%
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 Students31%
Female32%
Male31%
African American<=5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation6%

Reading

All Students60%
Female67%
Male54%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation18%
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%
Female61%
Male64%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Science

All Students71%
Female66%
Male75%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation39%
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 60% 65%
Hispanic 27% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 57%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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