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Hermiston High School

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Posted February 28, 2013

If your wondering what kind of school is this? Here is a realistic truth about hermiston high school. Yes teachers here can be amazing teachers to some students. Are the teachers lacking motivation? Most are.. I can walk down a hall and point out less then half of the teachers that care about there students future. I had one teacher out of all 5 years Ive went there, that didn't give up on me. That's right one! Sometimes that's all it takes. So thanks Mr. Thornton! I am now very successful as far as family values, & life skills. In some ways I'm glad I attended at this school. It helped me realize now that I have my own children I want more motivated teachers in my children's life. Hermiston high is not where they will be attending in the future. Its not about how the school looks, or how nice the teachers may be. It's about does this school have teachers that truly care about my child's future?
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2012

I went to this school 9th and half of 10th grade. Academically, this is an average school. The kids there play mind games all day about who is popular and who is not. I didn't really pay attention to that to much though. For me it was about getting through the day. Because there was nothing to look forward to. I'm glad at my new school we get to play basketball at lunch, and if not, we get to play on the basketball courts outside. The teachers there are great except if you are black. If you're black, DO NOT go to this school. Even the kids single you out. The teachers understood their subjects they were supposed to teach, except they went through it like they went through addition and subtraction, as if you already knew it. The school is a nice looking school, but once again, if you are black, DO NOT go there. And a word of advice. If you like to bother people through vibes, this is the place for you. They play mind games there so when you come home, you're exhausted. If you like drama, then go there. The girls there like to steal everyone's boyfriends. If your family knows the coaches go there. If you are a talented BLACK athlete, DO NOT go there at ALL!! That's my personal opinon
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2012

Hands down, one of the best schools I have ever sent my kids to. This school is great, it really focuses on learning. There are so many more classes students can choose from and most of them don t have age, or grad restrictions. This school made it so easy for my kids to get into collage because of all the classes they took. Both my son and daughter got into universities thanks to all the help from this school. Academically this is a great school. Sure there are a couple of fights a year and some drama but what else can you expect from a high school, it happens everywhere, you can t stop it from happening. I personally think this is a great, great school and it would benefit your children to go there.(:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

This is definately the greatest school Ive had the pleasure of attending. The teachers are very friendly and like to actually form relationships with students. The students are amazing, and everyone is friends with everyone... you really couldnt ask for a better place to go to school!
—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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Science

2010

 
 
52%
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 69% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners29%
Migrant46%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners14%
Migrant55%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant36%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners14%
Migrant36%
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 55% 65%
Hispanic 41% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 5%
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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600 South 1st St
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: (541) 667-6100

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