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Parrish Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 700 students

 

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Posted March 3, 2010

i absolutely love this school i recommend all parents to take their children here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2009

I go to Parrish and it rocks! If Your thinking about sending your son/daughter there i say do parrish is an amazing school sure we dont have such good test scores but the staff and students are both working to geteher to change and improve that on september 3rd 2009 i will be an 8th grade peer helper there and also be in the first parrish AVID program which is a program for students that have potantial to go to college but maybe dont have a grate back round..!!?? :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

I am an ex-student who no longer goes to parrish, but i will say that no teachers ever made me feel un-welcome and all the students loved it there. It was full of fun things to do and it was always fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2009

I think Parrish MIddle School is the best school in Salem! They have such good people there ,and especially the peer helpers! they are really nice people and very helpful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2007

Its an amazing school, no matter what others say. People make you feel welcomed at this school and the teachers teach phenomenally.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2007

I would give this school a 7, never a 1 rating. My daughter is TAG. She is learning so much. I am an 'envolved and active' parent. It makes me so proud at the honors ceramony, to hear all the latino students accepting their awards. Principal, vice prin, counselors all are excellent. Mrs. Osborne, Mr. Catherwood remind me of the 'high standards' teachers I used to have. They definately push and encourage the kids to college! Go Parrish!
—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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

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 61% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

2010

 
 
32%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
59%
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%
Female73%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners44%
Migrant69%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation32%

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners9%
Migrant38%
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 Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners32%
Migrant60%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation27%

Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners11%
Migrant50%
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 Students61%
Female64%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners15%
Migrant53%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation23%

Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners6%
Migrant33%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female44%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners12%
Migrant40%
Academically gifted90%
Special Education with Accomodation15%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 60% 21%
White 30% 65%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Kitchen
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School basics

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

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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802 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 399-3210

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