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R A Brown Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted April 23, 2011

Our daughter has enjoyed her two years at Brown. Yes, there is not alot of parent involvement, but what can you expect from a two-year school? Don't fault the parents as we aren't all out buying our "new SUV's". Most are working hard so that our child has a good school and that we can pay our taxes. Great staff, great principal and fantastic student support, They do a really nice job and we have no issues whatsoever over the past two year. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

Teachers and staff at Brown are dedicated hard working and interested in the kids. However parent involvemnet is deplorable. Out of over 400 students, parent meetings are attended by 6-8 parents the same ones who volunteer for the school almost all are working parents) Parents at plays and open house are unfriendly and uninterested in the school or other students. Students wander around after school with wifi and cells flaunting lewd behavior and bullying. Parent are busy working extra to buy the next big SUV and have little idea what their kid is doing (I have asked). Then they get angry w teacher when student has poor grade for not working. It takes teamwork w teachers -these people do not want or have it. Though these are middle school problems everywhere -the problem is outrageous at Brown. My son will go charter next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

This school has the best leadership and staff in state. I for one think any one who goes to this school should be honered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2006

I too think Brown is just a fair school. Although Brown does a good job of focusing on Arts an extracurricular activities. All in all, I too will be sending my child out of district because of the poor teachers and test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

I think brown is a great school for middle schoolers. This school focuses on all areas of academics like a school should. This middle school has the highest overal TESA(state testing) scores in the distric. I am proud that my son is a panther and I recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

Has some good teachers at Brown Jr high and some real bad teachers. Can get no support from staff. And class room are crowed more than 21 that this site says. My daughter will be enrooling in private school next year because of these reasons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2004

I think this school focuses to much on the Hispanic community, and not enough on the general population of the school.
—Submitted by a student


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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 61% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

2010

 
 
69%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students53%
Female52%
Male53%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant9%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation5%

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial72%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners5%
Migrant27%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation26%
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 Students56%
Female55%
Male58%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial59%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation22%

Reading

All Students70%
Female75%
Male66%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Science

All Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation42%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 65%
Hispanic 26% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Black 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1505 SW Cornelius Pass Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: (503) 844-1070

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