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Da Vinci Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted April 26, 2014

We love Da Vinci! This has been a dream school for our daughter. Not only has she grown academically but she has flourished in the arts. She sings, plays piano, & paints with a passion that has inspired me! The teachers are wonderful, staff helpful, principal dedicated, & a passionate community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

this school makes you feel like you can be yourself, and has a friendly different environment. Their science classes arent the best but they were getting better, having a newer curriculum and i think theyre math classes are very good. Overall i love it here.


Posted April 20, 2013

This school is cool it could improve things I don't know anything do I peace


Posted October 25, 2009

da Vincis dance program is amzing! I've been to 3 middle schools (incuding DV) and have never had such a great experiance. It's much bettter then any public school I've ever been to. Da Vinci prides itself on diveristy. The only problem with that is that the only reson I got in was because my dad doesn't make a lot of money. It's not a diverse school, as much as people say it is. While I love it, and I hate being there. It's a great school, but I can't stand getting up in the morning to face kids that think eveyones life is perfect, and that anything different is just some insane rumor.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

Da Vinci is by far the most incredible experience I have had in my life. It's more than a great school, even more than a great community, it's a home. And I will never love anywhere more than it. The teachers are understanding and challenging, and the students are creative and VERY accepting. I love it. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

I can not say enough great things about this school. I have had experiences with two middle schools and they do not even start to compare. The culture at daVinci is so great! The kids are sweeter not as rough as one can see in middle schools. The all year dance program is AMAZING!! The teachers are wonderful and do a fantastic job with all the kids. My child is thriving both artistically and academically. We LOVE daVinci.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2006

Now a high school sophomore, my daughter agrees that da Vinci was her best educational experience and one she'll be lucky to approximate, even if she goes to a private college. It's not just a school, but a community, and a very fortunate one at that. Your child will get a private school-caliber education at this arts magnet school. Every staff member is inspired and proud to work in this unique environment. My only qualm is that sometimes parents take their good fortune for granted when their child is lucky enough to make it into da Vinci. An educational experience this rich requires parental support, especially when it comes to volunteering for fund-raising. You don't need a fat wallet, just a willingness to pitch in to keep the bar high for middle school education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

i think davinci is awsome my kid is really getting a new experience and it is a good, which is all i could ever ask for -ananymous p.s.affect=verb effect=noun ilearned this from my kid and most adults don't know this (my child learned it from mrs. brown)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

This school has mixed grade classes which helps the kids mix. My daughter had a wonderful 6th grade experience and is happy to be a 7th grader so that she can help the new 6th graders. The teachers are excited about teaching. The arts infuse all of the curriculum. Great parent involvement with many different opportunities for parents to become involved. The office staff is extremely helpful. This is a school in which my child is known and valued.
—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 59% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
67%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male65%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted88%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted95%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female87%
Male81%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female77%
Male86%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
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 79% 65%
Black 6% 3%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 24%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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