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Century High School

Public | 9-12 | 1660 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted March 1, 2014

Century is a great school, considering that they meet the academic needs of the students very well. The schools avid program helps kids who may be the first in their families to go to college, and provides them with additional guidance. For advanced students, there over 14 AP and honors classes. The principle is excellent, and takes an interest in the students learning. Teachers are passionate about what they teach and work towards the success of their students. Overall, Century is extremely safe, well lead, has a student council that has ranked at a gold level for 5+ years, over 30 extracurriculars, and courses that meet the needs of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2014

This school is horrible. Some teachers won't grade papers at all. They just mark down if they turned it in, which does nothing for the learning process. My daughter tells me that her teachers regularly break down crying in class, scream at the students, curse at the students, and watch while students bully each other. It sounds like a complete free for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

It is obvious the two negative ratings this school has are by parents of kids who had problems staying out of trouble. The fact that this school is tough on trouble makers makes it one of the safer schools in Hillsboro. The admin is great...they care but don't put up with too much. The teachers are great. Low drop out rate and very clean safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2012

The principal and administration are not up to standard. On 3 occasions when they had to provide information they were either late or provided incomplete information that was very crucial. Major overhall ugently required. Teacher comment :- One math. teacher is seriously subpar. There only for pay not for teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

I am very disappointed with the way teachers and administrators interact with a majority of the students. They might want to look in the mirror before passing judgement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

You will not find a more diverse school that is as friendly as Century High School. Everyone is accepted for who they are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2008

As a parent of a 9th grader, I was very impressed with Century. We had no trouble with gangs or school violence. The teachers are interested in helping their students achieve success. We have moved from the area and it is difficult to find a new school that is as great as Century.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2008

I love this school it has helped me to make a huge turn around in my grade. All the teachers and staff are fantastic, and the facility it self is a really plasant environment. I have not enconterd any problens scince i have been attending.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2008

This school was able to turn my child around and now he has made such good friends and is rasing his GPA so fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

Students are always encouraged to get involved, whether it be sports or clubs or activities, it seems there is a place for everyone. This school does not generally have a problem with cliques, it seems practically everyone gets along just fine. Teachers are helpful and encouraging, and discipline is tough but fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2003

Century is a good school...upon moving to this district we were impressed in the difference between this school and our last school. This school didn't allow the kids to hang out in the hallways during class and the teachers and coaches genuinely cared about the kids and overall we were very pleased and impressed.
—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

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Science

2010

 
 
63%
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 69% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial67%
Native American86%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners29%
Migrant33%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Reading

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial83%
Native American86%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners35%
Migrant67%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Science

All Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial64%
Native American71%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation15%

Writing

All Students62%
Female70%
Male55%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial64%
Native American63%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners13%
Migrant17%
Academically gifted92%
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 58% 66%
Hispanic 22% 21%
Asian 13% 4%
Black 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 39%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2000 SE Century Blvd
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: (503) 848-6500

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