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Molalla High School

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3 stars

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Posted June 30, 2014

Molalla has consistently disappointed my family with the lowest expectations of their students as being the norm. The administration has failed to hold teachers and coaches to the same standards as students are held. Staff has bullied students into making false accusations or be punished. We have chosen to drive our kids 45 minutes one way to another district . Despite our additional sacrifice of time and money it has been well worth it. I feel sorry for the community of Molalla.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

Has the school changed so much in six year? I am a graduate of Molalla and when i went it was a great school. The only reason I graduated was because of this school. The two other high school I went to put me in all the wrong classes to where i had no clue what was going on. Molalla helped me in many ways. Also the teachers were great as were the students. It was amazing going from a school with a thousand + to only about 800 I know it may not seem like it but that 200 made a difference to me. It's kinda sad it can change so much in only six year....


Posted January 9, 2012

The worst school in Oregon You don't get the help you can get because there is to many kids and only 1 teachers. There is not very much electives I would not even give this school a star.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2011

Molalla High school has got to be one of the worst schools. I agree that the teachers,counslers and principals care little if any and don't see to spend enough time doing their jobs. Bullying is a HUGE issue at the school and it seems nothing is being done. I contacted the superintendant today and he says he is aware of the bullying issue at the high school and that they are trying to find a way to correct it................. How?what are they doing? who are they speaking with about it? My oldest son is a senior and graduateing this year and he's been bullied since day 1 so when exactly are they going to figure it out? another 4 years from now? What a joke. Academics are ridiculous too, my oldest son FAILED Ceramics because even though his teach said he tried SO HARD he wasnt any good at it so she failed him.He also has to speak to his teachers day after day about not getting his work back from them for needed corrections.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2011

I'm a student at Molalla High...it is probably one of the worst schools i've ever been to. The teachers care more about getting paid than actually teaching kids. The few good teachers who actually like teaching and became teachers to help kids are being let go, and the ones who do not care if your child becomes a bum on the street after high school are left. If someone were to be presented with the oppurtunity to go to a different school i reccommend that the oppurtunity is taken because Molalla High School is the worst school I have ever been to. Another bad part of Molalla is the racism. If you are not caucasian you might not be accepted by the students. This is a huge problem, especially when a teacher who is African American is trying to teach a student about literature of the 1800's. If you are trying to decide between towns, please i beg you to not come to Molalla. It is not an enjoyable experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

Molalla High School is a joke. The cirriculum is at best 2 years behind nearby schools and the staff unaaceptable. They are very unwilling to work with parents or aknowledge their presence. The athletic programs are excellent, the clubs and other activities are great and the student body itself are good students, but I would never send my child to the school again if it could be avoided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

Our family moved to Molalla several years ago and my children have attended the middle school and the high school. Molalla teachers care about quality education for students and it is quite obviously demonstrated in the academic excellence of this year's senior class. In addition, the student body as a whole is hugely supportive of one another and accepting of differences among students. It has been a positive experience for my children to attend this school and while no school is perfect, Molalla offers academic challenges, extracurricular activities and social dynamics that produce well educated kids who are ready for college and/or other life paths. Between them, my kids particpate in almost every type of activity and have never had any problems with bullying. They enjoy many tremendous friendships. The Portland metro area has so many communities to choose from, but Molalla was the absolute best choice for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Molalla High School had the highest S.A.T. scores in the nation!Fantastic! Superintendent, Principals, teachers, etc. are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

I am a student at molalla highschool. I am currently a senior. And I have to say That molalla highschool needs some help. I dont like the administrators there nor do I like the way they deal with problems. Molalla high has values and they stick to them. But unlike private schools they wont take your child by the hand and tell them all will be ok. Besides theres promising teachers there!


Posted December 21, 2006

it a ok school but the teacher are really cool and they help when you need the help
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 7, 2006

As a guardian of a current student, I'm severely upset with the staff and teachers of Molalla High. This school has continued to treat its students like inmates of a prison. The treatment of parents isn't much better either. I'm sorry to say that my student's education is barely a consideration, and as another parent commented earlier, bullying is a severe problem. The school refuses to deal with the problems that parents/students continually bring to its attention. As a guardian, the only method of dealing with this for the parents has been to remove their children from the school. This term my student will move in with another family member in another district just in order to transfer to a better school. This is after trying to make it work out with the staff for the past year. I wouldn't recommend sending your child here if you can help it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

There needs to be more before and after school programs. I was hoping that my student would have access to clubs other than sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

I would like to share our experience with Molalla High School. I have never been involved with any school that allows the students to be taunted by other students. My son being new to the district ultimately has ended up having to homeschool because the school had no desire to admit to the problems, the principle said as we were withdrawing how sorry he was. I thought since everyone wants to act like nothing is happening I should at least be one to stand up and at least have the courage to say it out loud.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

MHS has a great college credit program. It is one of the best if not the best in the state. They are given through Clackamas Community College, and if you want to send them to a university, they will transfer 'half credits', if not all credits. I am a graduating senior and a sophomore in college!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2004

Verry good school with good techers!
—Submitted by a 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

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Science

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

2010

 
 
59%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant89%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation11%

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant78%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation22%

Science

All Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant78%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Writing

All Students44%
Female52%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant22%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 65%
Hispanic 17% 21%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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357 Francis St
Molalla, OR 97038
Phone: (503) 829-2355

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