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Lakeridge High School

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4 stars

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Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014

great curriculum, BUT watch out...TONS of bullying!!!!! classes are too big - more than 30 students a class. school is very small. Science- elementary school level.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2013

Lakeridge has a great community of students, teachers, administration, & parents. The academics are challeging but the culture and atmosphere are that of an encouraging family. There are many different opportunities available in classes, sports, clubs and community involvement. The adminstration leadership is top-notch! The education available from the teachers is amazing. Lakeridge offers the best of all words - academics, community, student, teachers and family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

Going into my Senior year at Lakeridge, I've experienced it all. Lakeridge is not built like most average schools, the physical appearance of Lakeridge is different from most, as well as the minds of my peers. I'll admit that Lakeridge is not the "prettiest" school. It is not a beautiful building on the outside, but the inside in gorgeous. There's a place for everyone to "hang out" during break and lunch, where no one feel awkward in the cafeteria trying to find a place to sit, as there is no requirement to sit in the cafeteria at lunch. I've been through a lot during my years, I felt the pressure of bullying from one girl. Once I expressed my feeling to others, I realized that there are over 1,000 students and just that one girl was against me. They helped me really fit in. There are not many students at Lakeridge who will say that they did not fit in well because there is always a place and people for everyone. Although "cliques" do happen at most schools, Lakeridge is different. I shadowed at LOHS and notices these cliques were obvious, although LOHS uses the slogan the "Laker Nation", Lakeridge goes by the Pacer Family and truly follows through with that "family" atmosphere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2013

Lakeridge is a college-prep high school with administrators, teachers and counselors who really go out of their way to CARE about each individual student and what "success" means for them. There are kids that take every AP class available who are aiming for Ivy league schools (and getting in); and other students strong in math or science who take all those AP classes or kids taking all the advanced English and history AP courses. There are also students who are really strong in art, choir, drama who enjoy all the programs for them. And there are students taking no or few AP courses who do well and enjoy their time in high school getting A's and B's and go on to UofO or OSU typically. Since this is a small public high school (~ 1,200 students), all the students have more opportunities to make a sports team, be the lead in a play, stand out for their music talents. The students and staff are very accepting of newcomers and appreciate differences in people. There is a lot of "Pacer Pride" and school spirit. Ask for a tour and for your student to spend a day there. Reading the student paper will also tell you a lot. Great school that's as good as or better than private.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

This school is amazing. Although not all of the students understand just how blessed they are to be in it, that ignorance doesn't at all affect the amount of attention and work they are given. I feel so lucky to be in this school with these wonderful teachers and such an advanced curriculem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

The principal, staff, counselors and all teachers are outstanding and go out of there way to make the students feel respected and challenged. They make the school a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

Amazing school so much better than Lake Oswego high school with a much better eudcation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

all of my kids (4) did not do good at Lakeridge and I suggested to go to Lake Oswego High, they didn't like the idea at all, but I made them and they are doing much better and seem much happier. I would highly!!! recommend Lake Oswego High School over Lakeridge off of experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

Lakeridge is definitely blessed with some excellent teachers, though it also has some pretty average teachers as well. The Math and Chemistry areas in particular seem to match to their own drummer. The math department enjoys a reputation of being 'extra tough' though cannot really explain why that is a good thing. Chemistry is simply understaffed. If you enjoy receiving 10 emails a day, all of them about fund-raising, you will enoy having a child in the LOSD. In short, I think the school is a good school with excellent statistics when it comes to the percentage of kids that get into college...however, I don't think it is as good as everyone seems to think.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

I am currently a sophmore at Lakeridge and I am so glad to be attending such a fabulous school. The teachers are wonderful, intelligent and very approachable. Even though the academics at Lakeridge are tough, we have great teachers who make learning fun. I am involed in may extra-curricular activities at Lakeridge. The Speech and Debate team, Robotics team, and the drama program are all superb. I recomend this schoo, to anyone who is serious about their education and wants to have fun while being challenged. Lakeridge is an amazing school, by far the best public highschool in Oregon.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

Lakeridge is a wonderful school. I really enjoy our teachers, there are many that make school really enjoyable. We also have great extracurricular activities, my favorite is the drama departement. We put on a really fun musical this fall with over 60 kids performing, as well as good sport and academic activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2007

Lakeridge High School is a wonderful school. My two daughters and one son have attended or currently attend Lakeridge, and we love it! The AP classes did a great job in preparing my older daughter for college at Stanford University, and the classes are academically challenging. They are much more challenging than nearby public schools! Although my son is not as gifted academically, the teachers do a great job of communicating with me about his progress. Although many students are privileged, they are willing to work hard to excel. The athletic programs are also wonderful, and there are many electives for the students to choose from including Marketing, Constitutional Law, Cadet Teaching, Physiology, Sociology, Child Development, Web Design, Advanced Sports Training, and much more. I recommend this school to any parents looking for a great public college prep school or just a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

Lakeridge is really a great school. We move around a lot, and my kids have attended many different schools, but Lakeridge has been the best BY FAR. From the extracurriculars to the academics, this school encourages students to excel and helps them to succeed. We have been SO pleased with Lakeridge and recommend it to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

I am currently a student at Lakeridge, and I love it. I find the environment supportive and encouraging and safe, the academics challenging but not over the top, and the athletics have been super. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2007

I have had one son graduate and another attends Lakeridge right now. I received a report card home with 6 Fs on it, but nobody told us he was failing! So now we are picking up the pieces. I have a terrible time getting the teachers to respond to emails about his progress. But it's my child, and I will email them until they respond no matter how many times it takes. I like the safety of the school. The drug usage is over the top, too bad these kids have so much spare money. I think mandatory random drug testing for all students would help. I think the parents are almost too involved sometimes. I mean let your kids be kids with you hanging over every thing they do or say. That said - I wouldn't leave Lakeridge for anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

Lakeridge High School is a very good public High School both academically and with extracurricular activities. Their sports programs are funded very well and are successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

This is a great school, and my son currently is involved in many extracurriculars and the teachers are truly cooperative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

Many of the teachers aren't actually putting forth effort, much is placed upon test scores instead of work. Frankly having taken some AP courses at my previous school I know for a fact that they are not preparing us adequitely for college. Instead of focusing on essays and studying they give us an overabundant amount of busy work which I find acceptable for sophmores, but when you get into upper classment the work should not be like that. In college the expectation is to give thoughtful answers to things and yet there is often little room for varying opinions for other than that of the status quo. Teachers don't want to get involved in teaching, administration doesn't want to enforce the rules in effect and frankly I don't feel safe here. I also feel uncomfortable with the extreme Christian influence being that of another faith.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2005

Having 3 children attend Lakeridge - all of different learning levels/types and different socailly as well I feel I am qualified to say that you need to really pay attention to this and other ratings that boast of 'college prep'. This is a fine school for kids that excel and are self motivated, but for those that don't they can struggle and it's difficult to maintain a line of communication with instructors without an exhausting effort. Granted the class sizes a bigger, etc. but I often received NO response to e-mail inquiries on my childs progress. Students not academically or athletically gifted will struggle to find their place - and often where they land is not a good spot. Administration tends to turn their backs on broken alcohol/drug policy violations. A slap on the hand seems to be adequate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

i'm not a parent but a former alumni. LHS is a great academic school. If i still lived in the area, my son would be attending. Yes, they are great at self posturing and self preservation, but you have to realize what community you are in. Lake Oswego is the wealthiest school district in the state. I'm surprised there isn't more funding for the school dist. There are a lot of extracurricular activities to be involved in. Parents are extreemly involved in all activities. It is a wonderful school to be brought up in. The only caution i give you is this: the kids are privilegded.
—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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Science

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

2010

 
 
89%
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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities56%
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 85% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 21%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
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 12%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1235 SW Overlook Dr
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Phone: (503) 534-2319

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