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Crossler Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 803 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

Crossler Middle School has a very caring staff who strive to provide students with the necessary skills to be successful in life. Grade and test scores are important, but they aren't all that we are concerned with at Crossler. We teach the whole child, developing relationships with and getting to know each of our students and his or her life outside of school. We make students care about their education and show them the advantages continuing their educations can provide for them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2013

The teachers, IA's and office staff at Crossler work hard to make connections with their students and parents. Many teachers put in hours beyond their "day" to help students be successful. They run after school clubs, come in early and stay late to help students with academics, they attend athletic events and contact parents when needed. The office staff always makes visitors feel welcome when they enter the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

So far I've been very pleased with the education my daughters receive at Crossler because academically they have strong teachers who seem knowledgeable and work hard to help the students succeed. In the choir department however, I find the teacher to be somewhat lacking in his ability and his decision making. I'm also discouraged by the lack of sports available to play, especially for the 6th grade students, and some of the coaches that lead them who I feel are unqualified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

Crossler Middle School is a fantastic school! The teachers are great and communicate well with parents. I love their inTouch website where I can keep track of my child's grades (they update it weekly). The transition to middle school was a breeze (my son likes MS better than ES). The principal is wonderful person who works hard to make Crossler a fun place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

The teachers and staff at Crossler Middle School go out of their way to help students with anything they need. It's a great atmosphere for learning and achieving. We love Crossler!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

The teachers at Crossler Middle School are the type of teachers that use their personal income to pay for after school program scholarships, so that underpriveledged students have a chance to participate too. Crossler has intriguing classroom lesson plans, learning based after school programs and fun lunchtime activities facilitated by parent volunteers. Our own children share some form of inspiration each and every week that they acquired from their teachers and school faculty, and I know their friends share in similar inspirations. Crossler teachers and school faculty connect with their students at an independent level. They still know our children that have since gone on to highschool, by name and by face. They do this because they genuinely care about each and every student. I'm proud to boast about Crossler faculty, from the office staff to the principal, to each and every teacher. Crossler is doing it right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

Crossler is a great school with very committed and caring teachers. All of the staff goes above and beyond for the students every day. There is an atmosphere of caring and respect from the staff and students. The 6th grade team works very closely with incoming 6th graders to support and help them transition onto middle school. Communication is great from administration and staff, and they always answer questions and concerns. They are a very creative team of teachers that do the best with what they have in these years of budget cuts to keep learning interesting for the kids. Crossler also is committed to having a strong music program with excellent band, choir and orchestra teachers. We are lucky to live in the Crossler district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

We have had a wonderful experience at Crossler. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. I have never had a problem communicating with my child's teachers or the staff. It is a fun and healthy learning enviroment for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

Great teacher to student ratio. Teachers all available for extra help before or after school. Easy to get questions answered in a timely fashion regarding classroom issues, behavioral problems, scheduling changes. Safe learning environment. The rules are evenly & fairly enforced to keep kids safe. Great parental involvement to make school events a success. Teachers are genuinely engaged in their students learning & celebrate their successes. I can see all are working very hard to help students achieve high marks on the standardized testing. The choir & band/orchestra are very popular & have excellent instructors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2011

This is actually a question, we are planning our move to Salem and we have a 12 year old and a 5 year old we need want to know what the best school's will be to send them to? Our 12 year old loves Baseball and Football so we want a school with a great Athletic program? Any ideas?


Posted March 3, 2010

This place has great teachers and students its easy to make friends, and teachers really help you exceed in learning they will do anything in their power to help you get at least passing grades i went here all three years of middle school and just loved it! Parents enroll your children here they will love it i guarantee!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

I love Crossler all of the teacers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

The Teacher Are great my favorite teacher is Mr.Rohl he teaches and Mr. Randolph he teaches band they are AWESOME !!! go there its a great school kids there are getting good grades staff are nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2007

Crossler Middle School is a GREAT school it provides kids like me with the help we need in school activities or class studys.The teachers a great they really get into the curriculum,such as Mrs.Morales who takes students from her math classes to got SCUBA DIVING,to learn about math that is'nt in books.Other great teachers are Mr.smith,Mrs.Smith,Mr.Rhol,Mr.Hockmen,and ALOT more teachers.Being a student at this school lets me feel good to know that I am accomplishing ALOT at this school along with all the other students. Students now are getting (4.o)and O's and S's in there report cards.Crossler is a great school and it'll help you plan for your future to go and complete college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 20, 2007

I am a student at Crossler Middle School and I wouldn't change it if someone paid me. Crossler is surrounded by amazing students, great programs, and an awesome staff to top it off. I have been here all three years and I definitely love the fact that I can be myself and I have become quite attached to the school as a whole. Mr.Hockman, Mr.Rohl, Mr.Matot, and Mrs.Ringstad, are just four examples of why Crossler Middle School is the place to be. Mr.Rohl and Mr.Hockman are big competitors, however I have no problem beating them in a game of one on one. =)I would encourage anybody who wants a good start on education, many friends, and a friendly staff, to think about becoming the next Crossler Crocodile!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2005

I am a former Crossler student. My older brother and my older sister went there also. I absolutly loved it there. I actually didnt really want to leave and go to Sprague. Mr. Keith Smith is awesome. I love Mr. Farmer and Mr. Adams, and all of the teachers and staff there. They have great music programs and excelent sports and extracurricular programs. There is a ton of parental involvement at Crossler. They are everywhere. It is great to know that the parents really care about the enviornment that their children are learning at. I love Crossler Middle School. It is a great school. -Erin Morley
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2005

I'm a student at Crossler and I'm glad I am. It is a really fun and caring school. The teacher's are great like Ms. Skiles. It helps when you have such caring teachers especially if your locker gets jammed. I have had a teacher stop in the middle of class to help me get my locker open. The teachers help me even if they don't teach that subject. The sports are really great. If you don't believe me why did the football team go undefeated. At lunch the parents really help especially if you drop your lunch tray. The parents really care. Over all it is such a great middle school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

2010

 
 
70%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial54%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners<=5%
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%
Female67%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learners<=5%
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 Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial75%
Native American50%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial67%
Native American50%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted93%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female73%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial83%
Native American83%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities53%
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 73% 66%
Hispanic 16% 21%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Salem, OR 97306
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