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Obsidian Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted April 22, 2014

As an 8th grade student coming from obsidian it is a great school with amazing teachers and staff and perfect opertunitys for learning so much. Spanish teacher mrs.mertz is amazing and you can use those credits for high school


Posted February 26, 2013

My oldest is a 6th grader this year and school has always come easy to him. He was in for quite a shock this year and had a very hard time staying organized and getting all his work in. The teachers went above and beyond to make sure he was getting extra help, before school, after school, anytime they had they offer to the kids. As a parent I have sent several emails this year with questions and every teacher has responded to my emails the same day. Communication is excellent and the new parent vue system allows me to see how he is doing any day not just at report card or progress report time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

The teachers at Obsidian always give in to the kids whining and the students seem to take advantage of that. No good discipline techniques either. It's an okay school, good enough to get you to learn the basics.
—Submitted by a 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 59% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

2010

 
 
51%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant43%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation26%

Reading

All Students50%
Female49%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Migrant<=5%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation13%
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%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation29%

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation24%
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%
Female68%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation18%

Reading

All Students70%
Female67%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Science

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation21%
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%
Hispanic 16% 21%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 58%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1335 SW Obsidian Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: (541) 923-4900

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