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J W Poynter Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted July 29, 2013

I actually attended Poynter Middle School and i can only say i was more than dissapointed. Some of the teachers are really nice while others create an unwelcoming atmosphere in the classroom. The 7th grade math teacher that i had not only brought down my confidence but also made me fall behond because of her teaching methods. All she did was read out of the book and did no explaing, i was left to teach myslef! If you want your kid to have a amazing education then this is not the place! Also the school's air quality cause me health problems such as asthma and once i left the problems dissapeared. The kids are super nice its just the school thats the problem. Do your child a favor and avoid Poynter Middle School.


Posted March 29, 2013

Poynter Middle School has an excellent Leadership program. Teachers are responsive and involved and they differentiate for mixed ability levels. Very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

This is an exceptional school with an exceptional staff. I am so pleased with the level of communication they offer to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

Poynter is a wonderful school to go to with great students, staff, and oppertunities. I would recommend it to anyone considering enrolling.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2008

This school is the best school my son has ever gone to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

The teachers are in good contact with you if you initiate the phone call or email. Grades are available whenever I request them. I can monitor my daughters grade just by emailing the teacher for grades or missing assignments. When my daughter is sick or missing a day of school, she is able to email her teachers and they give her homework through email. Excellent school with EXCELLENT staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

The early intervention program at Poynter left little to be desired. Little contact with the teachers and lack of attention paid to our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

My son absolutely loves this school. The teachers care about the students and have helped my son advance. They teach at a level the students understand and most of the teachers are excited about the subject/s they are teaching. Character is very important to staff and students alike. This school has a pleasant atmosphere when you walk through the halls, unannounced.
—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 61% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

2010

 
 
54%
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.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students51%
Female52%
Male49%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners11%
Migrant13%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners11%
Migrant25%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation8%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial57%
Native American83%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners10%
Migrant31%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial71%
Native American83%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant31%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Science

All Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial70%
Native American67%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners5%
Migrant27%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 65%
Hispanic 34% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 3% 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 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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