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Leslie Middle School

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Posted June 19, 2012

Overall the teachers at this school are very good and my son had a great 3 years. He came from an elementary school that had a great administration. It was immediately clear this would be a new experience. The administration seems to find it impossible that any of their teachers regardless of their school wide reputation could be the problem. I think the school administration would benefit from benchmarking their individual teachers against results from other teachers within and without their school. I believe it would be quite revealing. My son has always done well in math. The 8th grade was a constant struggle with his teacher. The administration was largely unhelpful. I think Leslie could be a great school with a little more proactive administration involvement in evaluating teachers that have had complaints from students and parents alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Leslie Middle School has inventive, creative staff and supportive parents and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

I love leslie! I found the students to be incredibly intellectual and not at all materialistic. There are so many different extra curricular activities for the students and parents to get involved in. the electives are amazing and the teachers are awesome! I really enjoyed my last year here and I will be sad to leave.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2009

I went to leslie when I was in 7th and 8th grade, and despite its extra curriculars, it was one of the worst schools I have even attended. If you dont have money in the bank, I dont recomend sending your child there. It is a school whos morals, and ethics are centered around money, and who has the newest everything, and the teachers were no exeption. They need to focus more on on academics, and making people feel like they belong there.


Posted June 23, 2007

I agree with person number two. I'm only in seventh grade and I love this school more than elementary. The opportunities rock and the teacher are great. you make many frieds and I just love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2007

I have been going to Leslie all three years and without a doubt I can say that it is the best middle school in Salem. The teachers are amazing and I have really grown over the past three years. I have done volleyball and track at leslie, and there are many many more activites you can do.Without my great experience at leslie,I would definitely not be where I am right now. I will be sad to leave leslie because I will miss almost everything about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2006

I so agree with person number 2. I have gone there all three years and it is a great school! They have alot of stuff you can choose for classes and after school things.The teachers are so nice. we did get alot of learning on drugs/ alchol and alot of us have made the choice not to do so. Alot of the parents are very involed. So involved that sometimes it gets anoying.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2005

The first review was garbage. Idoubt they even have kids that go there. I am in 8th grade and there are many, many elective and extra curricular activities. The teachers are a great addition to the school. They are helpful and caring. I probably wouldn't pick another school if I had to. Leslie Middle School in Salem is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2005

I am deeply disappointed with the overall quality of the learning system and the saftey of the students. If you have not yet noticed, the children have almost no variety of electives nor extra curricular activities. This is the reason for drug and alchohol use. Something should be done about this issue. Leslie needs to educate their students better about drugs, alchohol, aids, hiv, etc. The parents need to be involved need too. You need to create more chances for the parents to get involved. Send out news letters asking for help or let parents know when they can come supervise or help with a school activity.
—Submitted by a former 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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
81%

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

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

2010

 
 
47%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners15%
Migrant57%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation32%

Reading

All Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners15%
Migrant57%
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

Math

All Students61%
Female54%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial59%
Native American43%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners36%
Migrant71%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation44%

Reading

All Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial71%
Native American43%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learners46%
Migrant86%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation37%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation58%

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted95%
Special Education with Accomodation31%

Science

All Students75%
Female71%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial94%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted95%
Special Education with Accomodation78%
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 56% 65%
Hispanic 33% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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Salem, OR 97302
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