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Lane Middle School

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Posted July 29, 2014

I am a parent of a Lane student. I think the student review of May 8, 2014 got it right. There are many good teachers at Lane. Many students have the behavioral issues you wold expect from a high-poverty neighborhood. The principal seems overwhelmed with the behavioral issues and all the other administrative tasks have fallen to the wayside. The first school-wide parent's meeting was in May. Email to the principal and vice-principal are not returned (a number of parents at the meeting expressed this), there are no clubs or organizations to promote positive activities (the focus is on discouraging gang and ghetto-like conduct), there is no PTA. On the last day of school this year the students were released from the building at 3:30 (without notice to parents) and actually prohibited from reentering the building while around the school was utter chaos. It was only after I arrived at the normal closing time that my child and I could enter the building to retrieve her things and the school office was locked without an administrator in sight. This just reflected and reaffirmed the attitude communicated that the principal is so done with the behavioral issues and has given up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2014

I came to this school after being to many top rated schools in the district. The only reason I gave Lane Middle School even two stars is because many of the teachers are great people and have taught me a lot. Where this school fails is the administration. They don't seem to care about the well being of the students, and are more focused on berating people than improving the school


Posted July 20, 2009

I just graduated from Lane Middle School. I had such a great time there. For me, my classes prepared me for middle school alot and I am ready to go through high school. If you might think that I am just a teenager who doesn't know anything, you are but wrong. I was voted Most Likely to Succeed for the entire eigth grade and received several things from there like HOnors and perfect attendance. This school has changed my life. I learned plenty of skills in Academics and leaadership. I was voted for leadership in all my classes. It is a whole lot better. Thanks to a great group of teachers and environment I finished with a perfect 4.0 for all three years. This school this year received 2 prestigious awards and we were visited by Ms. Campillo, superintendant of all Oregonian schools. LANE ROCKS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2009

my school is very fun and the teachers give good education .
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

As a teacher who retired from Lane, I am sad to say that while there were many great teachers that were my colleagues during the many years I was at Lane, the school was plagued by an endless succession of poor administrators who brought with them an endless succession of mindless changes in curriculum and school program design. Teachers and students were never given the opportunity to get fully involved in academic programs before 180 degree changes were instituted. Programs disappeared almost as quickly as they were put in place! I cannot tell you how many times I heard the current VP respond that she did not care when staff members approached her with a concern. It was very hard for me to see the decline of a place where I loved to teach.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 8, 2008

Lane Middle is more concerned with welfare of the teachers rather than the welfare of the students. The programs offered are not engaging enough to hold the interest nor motivate the students. The VP and the Principal need lessons in communication with both students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

This school offers great programs and has a very supportive staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

I am sorry to say that for two years i attended this school. I Was an excelling student there but when i was forced to move i found out that i was way behind in the basic studys.While i had a B in math at this school, I had a F by most other schools standards. It dissapoints me that other children are still being enrolled here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2005

This school is suffering severely from the no child left behind program. All the remaining students and teachers have been left behind, due to mass exodous of students and funding. If you care about the quality of your child's education do not enroll them there. As a temporary art instructor there I can attest to the sad conditions.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 59% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
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 61% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

2010

 
 
18%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
25%
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 Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students48%
Female49%
Male48%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
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

Math

All Students38%
Female37%
Male40%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic24%
Multiracial29%
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation9%
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 Students61%
Female64%
Male58%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female57%
Male39%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Science

All Students27%
Female26%
Male27%
African American<=5%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic12%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners13%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 35% 65%
Hispanic 33% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Black 10% 3%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
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 86%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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