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Lake Oswego Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 560 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted yesterday

I am in the seventh grade and I think that LOJ is a great school. There are more than enough after school clubs and sporting activities that help me stay fit and improve my academics. I am on the honor roll and a member of the schools National Junior Honor Society. LOJ has pushed me outside my comfort zones and made me into a better student


Posted February 15, 2014

I completely agree with last poster "A parent" - we came from district 7 in southern oregon and were completely COMPLETELY disappointed. Everything that poster mentioned is sadly true. I considered homeschooling but decided to go outside LO instead. I'm certain this CANT be the top district in Oregon. Not a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

Our second rotation with our younger child through LOJ. This go around is worse with the switch to a middle school. There are some fantastic teachers at LOJ but the school itself is gross and outdated and is a very wink link in this school district. It's LO school districts' dirty little secret. There are too many kids crammed into LOJ with the addition of the 6th graders. There are a lot of kids who get lost in the shuffle at LOJ. They talk a big game about helping these kids with the awkward transition if middle school. Wish we could skip LOJ but unfortunately a necessary evil.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2011

I am an 8th grader at LOJ; a member of the class of 2016. There is not enough praise to sing as I have loved every single day of jr. high. I had and still have tons of opportunities and the teachers truly wish to help. I am a member of the band, SCRABBLE club, LOJ drama, and Nexus. I had amazing teachers and made the choice to not be negatively influenced by my peers. Students who wish to succeed will succeed.


Posted May 21, 2011

Overrated. Noticed a decline in teacher quality compared to the elementary school (Forest Hills). After talking to some other parents the general consensus seems to be that the middle school is just a 'necessary evil' on the way to the much better quality high school. I guess I'll find out this fall when my oldest is a Freshman at LOHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

I am a parent going through LOJ for the second time. This go around is even worse than the first time. I agree that the best thing about this school is the drama department.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

I'm an 8th grader at LOJ, and I really don't unstand why anyone really likes this school that much. Principal leadership? non-existent. Teacher quality? I feel like I'm never learning ANYTHING new, and there are very few teachers here that I am hoping to remember. Extracurrular activites are just ok, other than the drama program, which is amazing! LOJ drama is the only thing I'll want to remember about LOJ. I can't wait to move on. I feel LOJ is extremely overrated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2008

My child comes home from school everyday with nothing but positive comments. I am a member of the school board and am very pleased with the school staff and students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2008

I was a student at LOJH 4 years ago. It has given me some of the best tools to go on into high school and college. I will always have nothing but the best memories at LOJH. I would recommend it to anyone no matter who you are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2008

My son is in 8th grade at lake oswego jr. high! The only thing the schools district really cares about is the money and getting the parents to pitch in for the founding of the schools here in lake oswego wheather your low income or not! And they really don't even tell you where the money goes too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

I admit it, this school has very good teachers. I learned so much during my years at LO junior high. Unfortunately, this school (more the whole LO district) is way too cliquey.


Posted October 7, 2007

an absolutely amazing school. the best I've ever seen. It couldnt get any better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2004

I am a senior student at Lake Oswego Jr High. I gave this school high ratings because in this school, when you get out of class you always learn something new. There is no trouble going around in this school. I highly suggest going to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

I am currently an 8th grade student at Lake Oswego Jr. High and this is a great school. The teachers here are very good with the students and teach them every thing they need to know but make it fun and understandable. I highly recommend this school to anybody.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
80%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners67%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners50%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female84%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities64%
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 75% 66%
Asian 12% 4%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2500 SW Country Club Rd
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Phone: (503) 534-2335

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