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Howard Street Charter School

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5 stars

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Posted August 21, 2013

HSCS is an excellent school! I have gone to this school for the past 2 years, and sadly this coming year will be my last. I have loved every min of being at Howard Street. The teachers are so caring about you, education wise, but they also personally care. The classes at HSCS are great~ you take drama, Spanish, and art for all 3 years, and not to mention science. The homework they give isn t boring old work sheets, it s project fun projects I may add! Your brain is constantly being used and it s awesome! When I got into Howard Street, I knew no one. I was afraid that I was going to become the odd man out, but I have made friend ships that will last a lifetime. At Howard, people accept you...for you! You don't have to use a mask to cover up who you really are, just be you! I love Howard Street Charter School


Posted April 24, 2010

The class sizes are kept small so the teachers have the ability to really get to know their students and bring out the best in them. The teachers there are SO caring. I couldn't be happier that my daughter goes there and I hope my youngest gets in too, when the time comes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Well balanced, well rounded and great staff attitude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Gives students an introduction to the arts.


Posted September 20, 2009

At HSCS students participate fully in their own education. Because it is a public school and acceptance is by lottery it is not exclusive. This school demonstrates that all students can excel if given high expectations as well as a nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

I have to say, this school is a great one. Its a very art-sy school, and i love it. People that love to be on stage should be here. Musicians, dancers, singers, and actors. I love this school. There are teachers who are great at this school. Ones that you can learn from a lot. We take a lot of feild trips, and really go into depth about certian subjects. We are currently making a fesible for fair trade. I would completly reccoment this school, but make sure that you or your child likes to be on stage, if not it probably is not the best place for them to be. If so, it is perfect for them. I love this school a lot, and learned so much from it.( I really want to say to look forward to the sludge test in science, because its one of my favorite things!)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

howard street was probably the best place for me to go. The teachers are great and so are the activities that we got to to as a school. HSCS totally rocks. -taylor-
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2007

this school is sooo great the students have fun and they have a really cool principal and they have very many extracurricular activities.
—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 59% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

2010

 
 
60%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students47%
Female47%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted70%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female78%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities33%
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

Math

All Students62%
Female73%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted90%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female85%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
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

Math

All Students78%
Female83%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 71% 65%
Hispanic 17% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
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 23%N/A51%
Female 67%N/A48%
Male 33%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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710 Howard St SE
Salem, OR 97302
Phone: (503) 399-3408

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