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Jefferson High School

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Posted October 14, 2010

This is an excellent school. I graduated from jeff in 2008! I came from a catholic high school previous to my year at jeff. I could no longer afford my education and was told to attend my neighborhood school. I was very scared at first because of the rumors I heard. But jefferson was actually a great school and I am a proud demo alumini


Posted October 3, 2009

Jefferson is an inner city high school that is trying hard to reclaim its former glory days. They have a great partnership with a local non-profit theater group, Stumptown Stages, which involves the acclaimed Jefferson Dancers, and gives the kids opportunities to learn from and work with professionals to put on fabulous shows like The Wiz and A Chorus Line. They truly need and deserve financial help because their parent base is not at all affluent.


Posted August 10, 2005

As a proud alumni of JHS I have to contribute much of my educational success to JHS staff and faculty. The media portrays JHS for waht it is because we live in a racist society who believes that whenever you have more brown/dark skinned students in any part of an inner city within the US the school must be bad. Studets from Jeff go to be lawyers, doctors, teachers, politicians, and so much more. I enjoyed being in the Health Science Biotechnolosy Program. My sister was in the business program. There are so many great programs for studnets to select from. I will ALWAYS support Jefferson High School. the school will live on in my heart for as long as God permits me to breath. Don't believe all you hear. The media is bias. Through adversities like racism and budget cuts we continue to rise. Demo pride and love FOREVER!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 27, 2005

I will be a senior a Jefferson High School in the fall of 2005. Jefferson and the community as a whole has grown me into being a bright, risk-taker and extermely smart student. Jefferson is a dazzling school that gets recognize for the negative aspect instead the positive things that they offer like a quality education. Many schools have downfalls but their is always good that over shines the errors. From attending Jefferson I have learn to overvcome obstacles that may be place upon you. So I challenge anyone that may believe the media that Jefferson is a 'bad school thats only good for sports' to visit for a day and speak to one of the many gifted students at Jefferson and then you judge. As a little girl I always taught ' you can't judge a book by its cover'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2004

Also the parents needs to be more involve because they don't care...All they are good at are athletics! Wow...make the NBA/NFL, so what?
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

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2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

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n/a

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

2010

 
 
58%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
43%
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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
45%
Science

2010

 
 
24%
Writing

2010

 
 
32%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%
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

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Malen/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
African Americann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a
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

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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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

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
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

Math

All Students38%
Female32%
Male45%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted67%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted83%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female24%
Male26%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted75%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female42%
Male24%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%
Hispanic11%
Multiracial<=5%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted50%
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
Black 50% 3%
White 24% 65%
Hispanic 14% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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