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North Medford High School

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Posted April 26, 2010

I love going to north! I must say that like any school it has its problems.But if your children are smart there are no problem. This is the best school I have ever been to for sure. This school not only cares about the students but also keeps them safe. The faculty is great most are very nice. I think the lady who posted that they were the worst was crazy. The environment is welcoming and very nice. Im just an a student not an ap or honors student never have been. But next year I was told that I was goin g to have two ap class and one honnors class. This school is a great place to be a student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2009

I love going to North. It's filled with excellent clubs and opportunities to get involved. There are over a dozen AP classes and even more honors courses. The teachers are for the most part great, but those who are less qualified are balanced by others who are very intelligent and helpful to students. I feel like people care about my opinions and I'm welcome here. I must admit there are problems among certain groups of students, but if you stick with the right people you won't have any problems here. Excellent music, drama, and arts classes, and the sports are fantastic in some aspects and improving where they aren't. A qualified office staff and some of the best administrators around make it all around great. Mr. Beick the principal is amazing, I don't think anyone else could care more about students and making the school the best it can be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2008

I am a parent of 2 children who attend this school. I have no problems with my children during the summer months with behavior until they start up school again. This school has the worst environment, the worst drug and alcohol problem in the area, and the worst faculty ever. I can stand in the doorway with 2 staff member standing in front of me facing me chatting away about what they did during the weekend, they see me standing there, dont acknowledge me for a good 5 minutes. I had to actually say excuse me, i need to etc etc! Worthless staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

I think that the school could focus a little more on music, and a little less on sports.


Posted March 30, 2008

While we do have some great sports programs here. I'm afraid that the school as a whole could be doing a lot better. Starting with the way the campus is currently constructed, it is hard to have a very good school atmosphere or sense of togetherness; Which makes it a lot less friendly. Although I'm a true black tornado, I can't help but say that we could learn a few things leadership-wise from our crosstown rivals at South; the way I've seen that program bring their school together amazes me.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 20, 2007

I am a parent of 2 children who attend NMHS. While some of the teachers are great, they are overwhelmed by class size and special needs students who don't meet the criteria for specialized help. Counselors are overwhelmed as well, and aren't empowered to make a difference. I've been frustrated time and again by the lack of follow-through, communication and accountability. I'm tired of initiating meetings and emails that have no results. This year I've given up. If your student is self-motivated, organized and smart then they will do well. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend NMHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2006

I'm also a student at this high school and my opinions are not as encouraging. i've been an honors and AP student and ive found that most of these classes are full of people that can't keep up and the curriculum is edited because of it, the visual arts department and the orchestra is basically ignored, although to be fair the other arts (drama, band, etc.) are recognised. Basically, if you arent a 3.5 or higher student or an athlete the staff doesnt help with your acheivement. some of the teachers are very well educated about the subject that they teach and teach it well, and some stay because of seniority. the attendance policy is a joke, the students basically know that all they care about is the money coming in from daily attendance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2005

i am a student at north medford high school and i love it. it is my favorite school that ive been too yet and ive moved around alot. the staaf is great and so are the students. there are a ton of extracarricular activities and clubs.not to mention all of the athletics. i think its agreat school to attend or even work at.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2005

Some AP classes available. I had to buy my daughter's AP US history book. School counselors are chair fillers at this school and parent involvement is not welcome. My younger daughter WILL NOT attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

My student is an honors student and an athlete. Staff is amazing. The teachers are dedicated and intelligent and well educated. My son states he feels safe walking down the hall. Oh, and he was a teachers aid for a 'special' class last year. States the teacher and his assistant were very dedicated and helpful to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2003

Staff are not educated and no provissions are made to compensate special ed students. No communication between teachers and IEP team.
—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

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Science

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

2010

 
 
51%
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.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners43%
Migrant44%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners29%
Migrant56%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female64%
Male78%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners33%
Migrant25%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female62%
Male47%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic34%
Multiracial25%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners14%
Migrant<=5%
Academically gifted81%
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 74% 65%
Hispanic 17% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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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Medford, OR 97501
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