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Stephens Middle School

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Posted September 1, 2014

This school is a train wreck. The principal takes no accountability, the office staff is indifferent and too busy talking to each other to help you, the teachers refuse to respond to emails.... train wreck. So many fights, threats, bullying...everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves. I've had good, productive contact with one teacher in the past two years...not very good numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

Stephens is a great school. Their focus is on student learning and this focus is created from the Principal and passed on through the dedicated teaching staff. Every staff member builds great relationships with students and they have built an extensive academic support system and after school activities for kids to be involved with. This is a great school - great Principal / Assistant Principal, great and dedicated teachers, and fantastic students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

Stephens is a hard working school - it is not perfect but there are many wonderful people working hard to make a difference in the lives of children. For those who have negative things to say - why not help us to change the areas that need changing? Parents - come to parent meetings & get involved ... students - encourage your friends and others to be kind to one another - quit finger pointing and work together to make Stephens great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 9, 2008

I am a student at Stephens! I think it's a great school!!!! I like how teachers stop in the middle of class and help students! My favorite teachers are Mrs.Gering, Mrs.Paul, and Mrs.Workman. I personaly LOVE this school! I am moving away from that school and I am very sad! :(
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2005

Stephens is too big! The students pick on other students and nothing is ever done about it! The teachers know it's going on, but they just turn their backs until the student comes to them. The teachers are very unfair about schoolwork too! They give extra homework to the kids who don't talk, just because a few students were talking! The teachers always have the option to send students out of the room but they never do! So they punish the good students for their mistakes! Do NOT send your student here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2005

School is huge! Too many kids...not enough teachers...kids are allowed to tease and pick on children and nothing is done about it. Lots of issues with these kids on the buses too. Not a lot of interaction between teachers and parents...they only call after your kids are behind in work...I kept telling them to contact me if even 1 assignment was missing...but no one called!!! Even offered email contact but nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

School officials especially disciplinary staff appear to be prejudice towards minority kids and often make minor offenses into mountains when it comes to discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 59% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

2010

 
 
52%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners48%
Migrant79%
Academically gifted95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners13%
Migrant50%
Academically gifted91%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners34%
Migrant48%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners13%
Migrant44%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learners45%
Migrant92%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female72%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant31%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female59%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners15%
Migrant54%
Academically gifted92%
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
Hispanic 58% 21%
White 29% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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  • Chaperone school trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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