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North Salem High School

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Posted April 20, 2014

Have taught in FOUR high schools in this city, and honestly this is the most positive, supportive, versatile, resilient staff I have seen. The library is incredibly student friendly, and teachers are unusually available for their students. The biggest hurdle our students have is the idea some families promote that school/education/being smart is somehow not worth the effort. Thankfully, most families do NOT encourage that way of thinking. The French and Japanese programs are outstanding here, as are culinary, arts, woodworking, and sciences. I love this community and encourage students with dreams of International study and travel to look into North Salem HS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2013

Our Band Music Program is one of the best that I know of, and it's one that will never fall. Our teachers are good at challenging us while helping us think through the problems step by step. This is a school I recommend for the band program and challenging teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2013

North has one of the best atmospheres to nurture innovative minds. Some might argue that we are "Ghetto", but you truly get what you put in. If you're pessimistic then your time is gonna sulk, the same is true for vice versa. The teacher truly care to make themselves available 24/7 and WANT to see you succeed. 5/5


Posted October 4, 2009

Great diversity, great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Two grand nieces have graduated from North Salem High and another niece is a freshman this year and in 4 years a nephew will be going there. For a low income area, they have had some outstanding teachers, their graduating class last year had numerous 4 point students also the music teacher is outstanding.


Posted July 30, 2007

I have only great things to say about North Salem. As a former student, I have seen first hand all the wonderful things that North has to offer. It was generally clique-free as most students were friends with everyone, and the parent and teacher support was amazing. Though the school lacks in athletics, it is still an excellent environment to learn and perform-- the arts are one of the schools best areas! I couldnt have asked for a better high school experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 29, 2005

North is generally thought of as a school with many gangs. In the community it is viewed as a bad school. However if you go to North and actually see the school first hand it is one of the best schools in the district. It has quality teachers and great opportunities for the students. The students and teachers are the nicest and most welcoming in the district. The school gives students a chance to prepare for their future by helping them gain experience in the fields they are interested in. Although the sports teams are not the best in the league the fans and students are the most supportive. The teachers are amazing focusing attention on the students. The staff cares about the students getting a great education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2004

North Is a great school with the nicest kids immaginable and the teachers are awesome! I feel so safe! The kids make you feel at home and the make you feel special. This is a great school for everyone and anyone! No other school can beat us! No matter what!
—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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
Science

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

2010

 
 
50%
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 69% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners22%
Migrant55%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners25%
Migrant59%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female39%
Male47%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant28%
Academically gifted84%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female56%
Male34%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners17%
Migrant35%
Academically gifted89%
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 50% 21%
White 39% 65%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(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
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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765 14th St NE
Salem, OR 97301
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