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Sisters High School

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3 stars

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Posted June 27, 2014

The academics at SHS are top notch. If you are looking for a school that also has a solid sports program keep looking. Very weak on athletics, especially football. The school staff in charge of athletics are implementing their own agenda and have repeatedly ingnored the requests and sugestions from parents, athletes and community members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

Incredible community support. Tough times, but committed, dedicated, prepared, teachers, and grounded, well-rounded, creative students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

SHS Did me so wrong! They ignored severe bullying issues and in the end I had to drop out for my own safety!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2010

Sisters High has an excellent staff of people and an awesome principal. SHS strives for academic excellence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2010

This is quite simply, one of the most amazing school districts that I have had the opportunity to be involved with. My children are excelling in all areas and the sky is the llimit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

I should know better then all of these parents who write reviews. I'm part of the class of 2011 and I'm still going to school. Not because I feel I need to but because I want to. I enjoy being able to go to school and feel like some one and not just another person behind a desk. But more then anything I enjoy just learning at a school where I have so many different opportunities to explore what I want to be. And that is from all the classes that the school offers. From I.E.E to Communications/Radio. To Mock Trail. This school should be praised much more then it is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2009

My daughter has excelled at Sisters High School due to the talented teachers and the opportunities they have given her to succeed. She has had an opportunity to take college level course, learned to play the guitar and created a CD, and she also was hired to produce graphic designs. This is an amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2008

Seeing these comments on our school has given me this feeling that SHS is underestimated. I recently graduated from SHS along with 160 other seniors who have made the effort to graduate, with approximately 30 of those who attained their GED. The cirriculum offered at SHS sets higher standards for students to achieve and the extracurricular activities are key to making SHS what it really is. This year we had an outstanding sports, and 3 National Merit Finalists, 2 of which became National Merit Scholars. SHS is a highschool with its own appeal and atmosphere that makes learning better than other schools. The teachers are outstanding and everyone cares about our achievements. We are obvioulsly underestimated as a school by parents who see their child who displaces themselves from the environment and does not care about school. Get your child involved, you will be surprised.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2008

Sisters High is a great school and our teachers give their all to every student. We have a s super principal and support staff.It will be a sad day when my kids are of to University
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2007

My four sons went through Sisters Schools starting at kindergarten. All four graduated with a solid education and self confidence. The system is small. Sisters High School has 500 students and growing. Many people move to Sisters for the athletic program and the arts. These are by far the strongest. There have been multiple state championship contests where Sisters teams have won and lost in football, volleyball and orchestra. My sons were active in sports, music and visual and performing arts. Academics is strong but not as fun, but each of my sons could have picked and attended almost any college. They chose well and are moving on in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

This school lacks leadership. The academic program is week as is the offerings. It is not necessarily a 'bad' education - but not up to a high standard. beware: The grading school is not your typical. So, when applying to colleges and scholarships, your child will not look as good - 82-100 is an A. You will be competing with GPA's that 80-100 is an A. I am so dissapointed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Science

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

2010

 
 
57%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
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 Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation9%

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation70%

Science

All Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Writing

All Students78%
Female89%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted88%
Special Education with Accomodation13%
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 89% 65%
Hispanic 4% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 5%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1700 West McKinney Butte Rd
Sisters, OR 97759
Phone: (541) 549-4045

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