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Briggs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 439 students

 

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Posted January 21, 2014

This School Is Great Much Better Then Hamlin (That By The Way Has Asbestos) And The Staff Is Great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2012

My student had a horrible time he got bullied and the teachers did not even care I pulled my kid out and put him into hamlin which is a much better school by far
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2012

I attend Briggs Middle School and the teachers are amazing. There are many great opportunities to participate in academic programs such as Battle of the Books and Brain Bowl. I enjoy attending and being in this school and its wonderful atmosphere.


Posted December 19, 2008

My oldest child attends Briggs and this is his first year at middle school. Our family is very pleased with the teachers and the staff in general. Some teachers just have a way of connecting to students and this school has done it for my child. Honors and the talented and gifted programs include my child and others who can achieve that extra level but for those who do not the support is there also. I am touched when I see the level of support offered by the teachers and I hope this school can grow to include much more student involvement and school spirit on all levels. Support your school! Hurrah!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

Briggs is a amazing school, the teachers are amazing, I have gone there for two years and have never wanted to go to another school. Every morning when I wake up I don't always want to go to school but the I think that I get to go and see all of my friends and teachers that encourage me to do my best and to always keep trying and to do my best no matter what you are going through and they are going to be there for you.In this school I feel comfortable and I don't think that I have ever felt this comfortable in a school before. I think that if you are looking for a good school to go to I would totally say go to Briggs. Luv! YA! SJ
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

I am a student at briggs and I love it! Alot kids i know switched to briggs from Hamlin. I like Briggs because its a place were i feel i can be myself. Briggs also has many fun classes you can attend like drama, chior and fax, basically it gives you an oppertunity to try new things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2006

I'm in the Briggs Middle School Visual and Dramatic Arts program and I would like to say that I believe that Briggs is the best middle school I have been to. I have compared this school with Springfield Middle and Hamlin Middle and by far this is the best. Teachers and staff make a very fun, safe, and exciting environment for each individual student. The students all treat eachother equal. No one judges you on what you wear or how you do your hair, they base you on how kind you are as a person. There are no cliques, gangs, or discrimination of any kind. i'm very proud to be a member of Briggs Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2004

My kids really like the school. It has been very positive. They like getting up in the morning to go to school. I have friends whose kids go to other schools and they have a fight every morning because they don't want to go. I think Briggs is a really good 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 59% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

2010

 
 
44%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
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%
Female63%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation50%
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 Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial53%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female49%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities33%
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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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
White 73% 66%
Two or more races 12% 4%
Hispanic 10% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

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

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Graphics
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer time after school
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Springfield, OR 97477
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