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West Orient Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 466 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 29, 2014

im currently in the 7th grade at West orient middle school. I've been goin to the orient schools since kindergarten. West Orient definitely it's the best school out there. theres a lot of bullying that teachers and staff are oblivious to. some kids, sometimes including me, don't want to go to school because of this! when students talk to the staff about bullying that occurs, not much help is given. although, this school isn't too bad. teachers are very nice and offer extra help if needed. all in all, West Orient may not be a great social environment, the learning environment is much better.


Posted February 2, 2012

This is the worst school my children have ever attended! The staff are NOT supportive of student's success in any way! There is bullying and harassment not just by the students but by the staff and teachers as well! As a parent that has volunteered in the Gresham Barlow district for many years I am appalled at all that goes on behind closed doors at this school!!!! I have contacted the district several times over many of the obscene things I have witnessed and the harassment our children have endured and the district ignores it or covers it up. They do not care what the staff is doing to the students either! I am disgusted! Do NOT allow this to happen to YOUR children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

My son is an 8th grade student at Dexter McCarty and he loves school. I apprieciate the accelerated classes in math and language arts that challenge him. He likes all of his teachers, especially Mr. Burton, the band teacher. I know that my son will be ready for High School next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

I have 4 children that have been at West Orient at one time or another. The two youngest are currently 7th graders. We have been extremely pleased with the school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

I am currently an 8th grader at West Orient. I love West Orient. The teachers are great and friendly. No one is ever left out or anything. Barley any fights. Ive have been in West for now 3 years and I have only seen and herd of one fight this whole 3 years. Over at West we all feel like family, seriously.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2008

i am an 8th grader at west orient....i think its a really awesome school.....its small so u can't get lost.....when i was a 6th grader my 1st year of middle school it only took me the 1st 2 days of school to know my way around the building.....there is not a lot of fighting or bullying really at all...i would recremend it to all middle school students
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

I am a student at West Orient. The staff there is very oblivious to all the shoving, kicking and punching that goes on. Especially at recess. The teachers could be nicer, they are extremely rude and that might be effecting the schools envirorment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2004

I felt my 6th grader had mediocre teachers at his first year at the school. Good front office staff and appropriate school administration from what I could ascertain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

I have been going to the Orient schools since kindergarten. I am in 7th grade now. All the teachers and staff and just everyone is wonderful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2004

This is a wonderful school. I have seen my son grow not only academically but, also socially due in large part to the amazing staff and support at this school. When he came here in the 5th grade he was having difficulties in reading and writing, He now is an honor role student. The resource room team is super. They taught him wonderful study habits and that he can succede even with his disabilities!
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

2010

 
 
71%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners<=5%
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

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities36%
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

Math

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities65%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 66%
Hispanic 16% 21%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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29805 SE Orient Dr
Gresham, OR 97080
Phone: (503) 663-3323

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