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Newberg Senior High School

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Posted September 14, 2013

I am a retired teacher from NHS. My experience was that the staff are doing their best to keep up with expectations. From parents, who want a positive high school experience, but not high academic standards; from district politics, equally interested in their public image and learning; and really nice students who have been led to believe that their main focus ought to be a sort of passive educational experience, not hard work. The AP program is very strong, however, if somewhat exclusive. In subbing elsewhere, I find that expectations for learning are set up in middle school. There seems to be a belief at Newberg middle schools that controlling behavior is more important than teaching how to learn. That said, I feel that the average student gets a decent, if not stellar, education. Extra-curriculars are very good and I am personally in touch with dozens of students who have had very successful lives.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 31, 2013

Teachers are old and lazy, administrators are out of touch and overpaid, small schools structure is absurd (4 separate schools within the high school). Newberg High School is pathetic.


Posted February 7, 2012

I am the same parent who posted in April 2009, my kid is a Senior now. I can't say enough about Green School, our experience has been outstanding. I am giving NHS only 4 out of 5 stars this time because there are a few areas that need improving. There are teachers that shouldn't be teaching, they've obviously lost their drive (if they ever had it) and even though it is common knowledge, nothing changes. The division between the small schools is an issue, one school promotes something and another school will ignore it. It seems the kids have more small school pride than NHS pride. There is a lot of parent involvement and support of athletics and not nearly enough emphasis on academic, dramatic, artistic and service achievements. I believe the parent organization isn't as strong as it should be, there's a small group (mostly athletic parents) who are active, they do a poor job of involving parents of kids who don't play sports. Your experience will vary greatly depending on which color school your child attends, choose carefully. Also, you get out what you put in, I was involved, I encouraged A/P and college credit classes. My kid succeeded and is ready for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

Great school with amazing, dedicated teachers. Everyone in the staff goes above and beyond the call of duty...especially with the small schools they were forced into using.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

TEACHERS DO NOT KEEP STUDENTS UP TO DATE ON THEIR GRADS NOR DO THEY SPEND ENOUGH TIME WITH THEM WHEN THEY NEED IT. THEY DO NOT UPDATE EDLINE ON A REGULAR BASIS AND LOOSE STUDENTS HOMEWORK OFTEN. WHEN YOU TALK TO MOST TEACHES INSTEAD OF TRYING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM THEY SHRUG THERE SHOULDERS AND FIND AN EXCUSE. THEY HAVE LATE START, YET ADVISORY CLASSES THAT CONSIST OF NOTHING AND WASTE THE HOURS NEEDED FOR STUDENT TO LEARN YET WE PAY FOR THAT HOUR AS TAX PAYER. THE AVERAGE GRADE IN THAT SCHOOL IS ABOUT A C FOR STUDENTS AND THE TEACHERS HAVE NO REASON TO EXPLAIN THIS. THE DROP OUT RATE IS GAINING AND MOST STUDENTS THINK THE TEACHERS DO NOT KNOW HOW TO TEACH. SO AS FAR AS A 5 START. NOT EVEN CLOSE... AND THEY HAVE HOW MANY PRINCIPLES ??? HOW DO YOU RATE THAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

There is no way this school is an 8 out of 10. The administration does not treat its teachers with respect, nor does it support them. It does not provide appropriate discipline to maintain a positive learning environment. Middle school students from the district have been heard to 'look forward to going to Newberg High School because there are no rules there,' Certainly, 90% of the students seem to have no plans to do any homework at all in high school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 15, 2009

I am an employee. We are split into 5 small schools. It isn't something everyone likes, but it is there, and in my opinion we are just trying to make it work. Nearly everyone has finally bought into it. The issue from my perspective is the leadership above the principals. This isn't about them though, it is about the school. The leadership at the school is excellent, and the teachers are busting their backs to do everything that is expected of them and more.


Posted May 28, 2008

the teachers are NOT slackers there's always something their trying to do to better our education. We are now split into 5 schools and it is much easier to attend to all the students. with a student body of 1800 its hard to provide each pupil with the personal level of help you're expecting. And If your complaining about you were'nt ready for the college level work. Then prepare you self were one on the top 10 academic achieving schools in oregon if not the west coast. The teachers push to becasue they know you can learn it and they won't give up. So if your complaining about how hard the work is then check your self... Its school!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2008

I would not recommend this school. The teachers are slackers. I was not prepared for college level math or english. However the FBLA and FFA programs were good for preparing me for the real world. Overall I would not rate this school very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

Our son has AS, and has been able to find success at Newberg High School! We weren't sure that would be possible in a Public School. He didn't have great success in junior high. The one teacher that helps him with his daily work, has made the difference in him succeeding. She treats all her kids like they are her own, and had it not been for her not giving up on our son, we wouldn't have been able to stay in the Newberg school system! She doesn't only address his academic challenges, she helps him with social issues that pop up on a daily or weekly basis! He has experienced a level of success, and is a much changed person! We still have three more years to go, but I know that she will see him through! She will never know how grateful we are!
—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

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Science

2010

 
 
62%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial77%
Native American71%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners38%
Migrant25%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial>=95%
Native American75%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learners13%
Migrant56%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial69%
Native American67%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners17%
Migrant50%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female84%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial94%
Native American71%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners33%
Migrant<=5%
Academically gifted94%
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 15% 21%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 36%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2400 Douglas Rd
Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: (503) 554-4400

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