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Portland, OR
Students enrolled: 441

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7200 SE 60th Ave
Portland, OR 97206

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(503) 916-6355
(503) 916-2648
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April 10, 2015
I am a student at Lane and I must say, this school is living up to expectation. Every day this week there's been a fight, all the while with the children involved in the fight with no consequences. Bullies are being pitied by administration, and the ones who actually need the help are shunned and called the bullies. The children are not treated with respect, and although there are a couple of great teachers, many of the students ignore their teachings. Administration last year, locked the kids out of the school at 3:30 and a huge fight had broken out in that last 15 minutes before school ended, I had watched it happen and I believe a child had gotten his jaw broken. These students have no sense of respect or consequence. I've always tried getting into band and with my 6 total semesters of being there, only two of those had I been in band, and those two were not consecutive. Only five kids in all four band classes have their own instruments, the others are district-given instruments, which are 40+ years old and more banged up than anything I've ever seen. Lane Middle School needs some serious fixing.

- submitted by a community member

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

May 09, 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

- submitted by a community member
no rating
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

January 19, 2009
my school is very fun and the teachers give good education .

- submitted by a student

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

June 08, 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

September 05, 2007
This school offers great programs and has a very supportive staff.

- submitted by a parent

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

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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Lane Middle School
7200 SE 60th Ave, Portland, OR  97206
(503) 916-6355
Last modified Lane Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lane Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top