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Cedar Ridge Middle School

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Posted April 24, 2013

Cedar Ridge has it's ups and downs. Some of the teachers are awesome, and I wish that I could have multiple classes with them. However, some of the teachers don't seem very good at empathizing with the kids. Also, the principle yells at the wrong kids. He yells at people in the halls if they failed the OAKS Test (The State Test) because they didn't get the answers right, but lets the kids who failed because they don't care just continue with their own agenda. The cafeteria food is cheap and not nutritious, and the kids who are over hyper get sent in the hall to "calm down" instead of actually trying to figure out if they need help (such as if they have ADD or ADHD).


Posted June 15, 2012

Given the incredible and continually declining support of schools by the state, it's remarkable that any schools are even "good." The fact that CRMS is doing well is a testament to the teachers willingness to work very hard and very long for any student who wants the help. Let's face it...not every student does. This is rural (farm/ranch/mountain) community which has a slowly growing professional component...so kids are not, generally motivated toward college. And yet the opportunity is there...CRMS has tremendous,motivated and young teachers, participates in a national pre-engineering program (Project Lead the Way), has had several recent winners in national poetry and writing contests...all of which are encouraged by teachers giving greatly of their own time. Communication is stellar...particularly among the 6th grade staff, and continues as a point of pride through 7th and 8th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

The 8th grade Social Studies teacher is crazy! He makes students cry! he is in serious need of a therapist!! He is constantly lossing papers then blaming students for his mistake! Stay away fro this teacher... that's all i can say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

The last few ratings reflect well my judgment. The principal is excellent, the teaching staff is young and energized. Test scores have jumped dramatically, now exceeding the state averages in almost every category, and in some by a large margin. They are strong in sports, and have numerous extracurricular activities. Sadly, budget cuts bring an unknown quality to the future, but Cedar Ridge, as it stands now, is doing a heck of a job with very little.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

I agree that Cedar Ridge is on its way up! I receive DAILY emails from several of my daughter's teachers, and the others are quick to respond to my inquiries. My daughter loves her school as well, which goes a long way in helping her be successful. It seems that the staff is continually looking for ways to help EVERY child succeed. Sure there's a few staff members who aren't exactly 'into it,' but you have to work around that. And yes, we finally got a sports program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2006

It's not just the school, it's all the schools in Sandy. Having a child that came from a different district and always having straight A's, shortly after attending Cedar Ridge was failing. There is absolutely no communication from teachers to home even when it is requested numerous times. By the time you can actually talk to someone regarding your child's important education it is too late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

This is a horrible school! They do absolutely nothing for their TAG students. The quality of education at this school is very poor. I have pulled my student out of this school and will not send her back. I believe the problem to be with the administration not the teachers. Their hands seem to be tied. I wish them luck with their strike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

This School Rocks! we have a great choir and band program and lots of really dedicated parents. We have fantastic teachers who really work to make sure every student learns the material and does well.
—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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

2010

 
 
48%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
>95%
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%
Female69%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Reading

All Students58%
Female69%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
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 Students53%
Female43%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation7%

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners<=5%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Science

All Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%
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 80% 65%
Hispanic 13% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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17225 Smith Ave
Sandy, OR 97055
Phone: (503) 668-8067

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