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Gardiner Middle School

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Posted February 13, 2013

This is a great school. I am very impressed with the staff, students, and general atmosphere of the school.


Posted October 17, 2012

I currently have 2 children attending this school. If you re a parent that is involved in your child s academics this is a great school for you and your child. I have attended several school events (yes I work full time too) and the children are all happy, health, and respectful. If I have questions, I email the teachers and they are very responsive. I also feel the Principle and Vice Principle are very approachable whenever I have had questions about anything that has concerned me. I just recently found out that Gardiner is the only school in the district that holds the children to good grades or no sports. Yes both my kids play sports. If they don t maintain a C average, then they don t participate. I am a little sad to say when they go off to Oregon City High School that will not be the case.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

Wonderful school.We have had three kids attend Gardiner in the last twelve years.Each one of our kids had a great two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

This school failed my child in many ways when he was in need of extra help during the class and raised his hand for the teacher to explain it in a different way all he got was "I don't have time to explain it in a another way there are others that need to go on, if you don't get it I'm sorry you'll just have to try harder" Even though I brought this to there attention that this was not good teaching skills all they said was maybe he just is not trying hard enough. So my son stopped trying to get help and they failed him and they were going to put him back in the 7th grade. That's when I chose to start home school where he can get the extra help if he needs it and he is doing very well now. and buy the way through this virtual school he is in the 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

The worst school my child has ever attended. The teachers do not care about bullying or having any concern for your childs grades. If they miss a day of school it is impossible for them to get the work they missed. The counselors are notbetter and the principal doesn't seem to care as well. If you can choose another school if you want to see your child succeed. I did and it has been the best choice I made, my child went from getting C's and D's to A's and B's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

This school has been one of the best experiences for all of my daughters to prepare them both for high school and 'real life.' The teachers with whom I have had contact and the principal are all dedicated to the well-being of the children they teach. Their interest extends beyond the average teacher-student process but instead recognizes the multiple components that go into the transition from middle to high school and works with parents and families to optimize the results. Excellent opportunities for students and parents to participate and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2004

This school is great. It has fully taught all of my children to always do their best. And they continue to do so. It is a wonderful school, the teachers are the most friendly you will meet! My kids love this school.
—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 61% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

2010

 
 
64%
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 63% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation20%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial37%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students68%
Female76%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial53%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted93%
Special Education with Accomodation15%

Science

All Students72%
Female71%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation23%
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 80% 65%
Hispanic 11% 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 45%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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