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Madison High School

Public | 9-12 | 1100 students

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 16 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted June 26, 2006

I just transferred to Madison this past year, and didn't know anyone. I was shocked to find out that everyone was friendly, though they didn't know me from adam. That wasn't the case at Grant or Lincoln. There were no clicks here. Through this school I have become more involved than ever; Theatre, Speech/debate, Journalism/editor, school leader, IGNITE. As the IGNITE leader I am proud to say that all freshmen will now have a huge support system, making their transfer easier. When looking at a high school for yourself or your child, don't pass up Madison, because we're not the richest, or because we are on 82nd, instead look inside at us. The diversity, the quality of teachers and class sizes, the immense opprotunities. We really are the best kept secret of Portland Public Schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2006

I am very pleased with the small school re-organization at Madison. Class sizes are small. At parent conferences I was pleased with how well the teachers knew my student and how much time I was able to spend talking to each of them. A very caring and devoted staff. They are adding more AP classes each year. My child feels very safe at his school. Students have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of programs. The staff listens to parent and student input as demonstrated during the meetings and decisions about changing into small schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2004

I've been a student at Madison for the past three years. The entire staff has been so supportive during my time there, and I feel like I'm leaving high school prepared for college. Teachers are willing to give up their personal time after school to give one-on-one instruction, and then go on to coach sports. I m especially proud of our speech and debate team, the Mad Mouths; they re winning award and tournaments all over the place! All in all, I am honored to consider myself part of the Madison community and know my peers feel the same. 8th graders choosing a high school could not do better than Madison: for academics, extracurricular activities, and general quality.
—Submitted by a student


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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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
51%
Science

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

2010

 
 
37%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%
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 Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial73%
Native American>=95%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted94%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial73%
Native American>=95%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students37%
Female33%
Male43%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic18%
Multiracial18%
Native American43%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial46%
Native American57%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners5%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 37% 65%
Hispanic 20% 21%
Black 18% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Roseway Heights
Jason Lee
Vestal
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
Vietnamese
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Dance club: Breakdancing
  • Drum line
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 am
School Leader's name
  • Petra Callin
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (503) 916-2702

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Health Sciences
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Asian Family Services
  • SUN Programs
  • EL Programma Hispano
  • IRCO
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Breakdancing
  • Debate
  • Drum line
  • Gardening
  • Literary magazine
  • National Honor Society
  • Red Cross
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteering
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2735 NE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97220
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