Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

New Urban High School

Public | 9-12 | 164 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

7 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted November 6, 2013

i agree w homeschoolparent's post of 1/29/12. NUHS is a wonderful place for any young person needing or desiring a uniquely individual educational experience. your student excels academically? NUHS offers a 3yr program. your student needs extra support? Counselors connect closely with students to encourage maximum growth. your student made poor choices & now has much to make up? many students come seeking to overcome mistakes of the past, & earning lost credits. NUHS offers a 5 year plan for students unable to finish on time w/ all support and structure needed to achieve a full graduation, ready & confident to move forward in life. my son is currently a sophomore at New Urban. i have had some time to observe and interact with the environment here, and i have one more Very Important thing to add- in the past 2 years, i have encountered ZERO bullying in this school. many of the kids have experienced terrible social difficulties at previous schools and have come to New Urban precisely because it is a "Safe Space". there is no bullying here because the students themselves have rejected it, and have chosen to embrace the school's motto instead, " Together, We Can Overcome"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2012

My son came to NUHS from home schooling. (not a troubled kid) New Urban was our choice based on the interrelated curriculum, small size and family atmosphere. The overwhelming majority of students I have had the pleasure to meet at New Urban are bright talented and articulate. I could not ask for a more engaged and caring staff and have recommend the New Urban program to many parents. I feel a great frustration at the looser bad kid label it has been unjustly given. I would encourage any prospective family to take a tour of the school, meet the staff, and students and see for themselves what a great place New Urban is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

i dont know what i would do without this school. the staff and students are like family. and without them and that school i wouldn't be about to graduat
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2008

Best school ever. The teachers care about you alot and they push you. The teachers are like your friends. They have really good relationships with teacher and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2007

This school is awesome. the teachers actually care about you graduating. there isnt much drama at the school. i'd totally recommend the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2006

It's set up structurally for a student to earn credits quicker and still be able to graduate, but, if you're worried about your child being introduced to more troubled kids than they already have on their own, this probably isn't the place to send them. Also, they have a no smoking policy, which is great, but the punishment doesn't quite fit the crime. My child was suspended for the rest of the day (a Thursday) and the next day (a Friday) therefore giving her a 3 1/2 day weekend. She felt rewarded. Whatever happened to Saturday school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

This school has the right idea, yet it seems that the students run the school. There are great kids here, but there are also very troubled and dangerous kids that seem to get away with whatever they want.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
38%
Science

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

2010

 
 
26%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
45%
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 Students27%
Female33%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students49%
Female56%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Science

All Students30%
Female21%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students6%
Female14%
Male<=5%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White<=5%
Economically disadvantaged<=5%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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

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 77% 65%
Hispanic 14% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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 73%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1901 SE Oak Grove Blvd
Milwaukie, OR 97267
Phone: (503) 353-5925

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Frontier Education
Milwaukie, OR


Park Academy
Marylhurst, OR



Milwaukie High School
Milwaukie, OR


Milwaukie Eschool
Milwaukie, OR


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT