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Rainier Jr/Sr High School

Public | 7-12

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted March 28, 2012

I graduated in 93 . I need to know how I can get a copy of my diploma..


Posted May 9, 2011

I graduated Rainier High School in 1994 and am interested in knowing what teachers and staff members still work there.


Posted March 13, 2011

I grew up going through the Rainier school district and feel that the school has done me a disservice. I was never evaluated for the problems that I had going through school and it was only when I was home schooled with my family that my parents realized my difficultly. Please don't send your children here! I watch my nephew and nieces struggle because of lack of challenge in the school.


Posted August 12, 2010

Huge issue with people of color and diversity overall. Needs tolerance and diversity training. A "CELIBRATE DIVERSITY" sign in each hall would be a good start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

The school grounds are great and spacious. I like how all the levels of schools are on the same grounds. K-12
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

This is a great school district for a small town. There are about 1400 students, K-12. If your child is above average, there are college courses available if s/he has tapped out the high school. If your child needs an IEP, that is available. 98% of the staff and administration loves their job and cares about the kids. The community is tight knit but welcoming and willing to help newbies settle in. As a parent, you'll need to get involved both with in school and out of school activities if your child is going to find success. Don't expect others to carry your load in this rural area, which is 95% blue collar. You and your child will get out of public education what you put into it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

The teachers are doing a good job with what they have. The budget is small, and there are not enough classes to choose from. With a senior about to graduate and another being a sophomore, the opportunities are meek. Only one foreign language course. What if a student doesn't want to learn Spanish, but maybe French....too bad. There are very few specialty classes available. However, there are some courses available through the local colleges, that are challenging. I guess that's the price for a small town school. Over all... If I had a choice, I would not send my children to this school, the opportunities, just aren't there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

This school is a real disappointment. No one ever answers the phone or returns calls. Many of the teachers are unorganized and seem to actually dislike children. Teachers have little communication with parents outside of scheduled events. They rarely return calls or respond to emails. Kids are out of control and the staff seem unable to function as a team. The education my child receives is not challenging and quite often teachers take over a month to grade completed work. The online parent assistant tool has potential, however if teachers aren't grading work in a timely manner it is pointless. If we had any other options we would pull our child out of this school in a heartbeat. Very frustrating!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2005

I moved from a huge school in Southern California, to Rainier my Jr. year. I loved this school. The staff as well as the students were welcoming and kind. You don't seem to get that much anymore, but I did there, as well as a great education. I no longer live in Oregon, but if I did my kids would definately attend Rainier schools.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 61% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

2010

 
 
7%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
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

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Science

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

2010

 
 
19%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
33%
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 Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities25%
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 Students32%
Female42%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female64%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female51%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students82%
Female74%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female52%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female48%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged58%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 65%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Hispanic 3% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 0% 3%
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 52%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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28170 Old Rainier Rd
Rainier, OR 97048
Phone: (503) 556-4215

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