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Hamlin Middle School

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Posted July 22, 2014

As a student of Hamlin Middle school I am very disappointed and am considering not going back for my 3rd year. My 6th grade year transitioning into middle school was awful but, i was able to keep my grades up and exceed all my classes. i had been an all A student throughout my school career, and had never gotten a referral in my life. (I was a bit of a goody-two-shoes.) 7th grade year going into Hamlin Middle school I found that i had been put into the same math all over again. Even though I was 2 grade levels ahead and had exceeded all of my tests and classes. This caused me to lose interest and become bored. When I reached out for help to try and get moved up to a more advanced class I was told that it was too much effort to transfer me and I would just have to deal. I was, to be honest, insulted! So my grades began to fail because I refused to do the work over again. I was fed up with the insubordinate behavior of the teachers and staff at Hamlin Middle School. Which was dumb on my part but, teenagers do some stupid things in the heat of passion. I began getting more bored and bored frustrated, and I became rebellious and started to get referral after referral.


Posted May 30, 2014

I don't like the school because, my teachers were mean, and I know that's what everybody says, but they sent a new kid out for not following rules! They always say quote on quote, "We want you to eat healthy because of the growing diabetes." then they give us a greasy patty. And the homework is unreal. they expect us to learn, understand, and finish homework that day. It looks pretty but it is horrible. We are forced to write WE LOVE HAMLIN! When we really want is to write STOP THE MADNESS! If a teacher is wrong, and was the bully (this happen to me, principle supported the teacher) then you don't have the power to stop it! Parent OR Student! But there are nice teachers I wouldn't change for the world. Some teachers I can't and won't forget. I have good memories, but alot more bad. I didn't leave only because of my friends. Choose if you want to go/send your child here. I can't stop you, but I can warn you.


Posted January 23, 2013

We had considered Briggs for middle school, only because of the negative things friends had said about Hamlin. I am so glad we went with our gut and sent our son to Hamlin! What a wonderful place. The staff is incredible, nothing short of involved and caring! What a wonderful thing for these students! The booster club this year is coming together for some great events for our kids! I look forward to being part of this great school. Would love to see more parent involvement though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

Hamlin is the best middle school ever. I went there 6-8 grade and it was amazing. All the teachers were very supportive and they recognized my strengths and my weakness's. I would definately suggest this school for middle schoolers.


Posted May 27, 2009

Hamlin is a great school. Going on the 3rd year now, the principal, vice-principal and staff have worked super hard to change the climate to a positive and healthy one. There is so much going on to get positive progress for students at all levels. It is a totally new climate at Hamlin! The Booster Club could use more parents getting involved, but even with current member, they do an awesome job supporting the school and their students. More parents need to get involved - especially at the middle school level!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

Hamlin does not have the best reputation, although my personal experience is opposite of that. Hamlin staff has worked with me very closly when it comes to assisting my children with they're education. I am very involved with what happens with my kids and they're interactions with teacher's and peers. What I have found is like anything you get out what you put into it. I appreciate the staff tremendously, and I'm glad my children were able to attend Hamlin
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

An awsome school to learn in!Their is great teachers && the best principal ever!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2008

This school was intresting compared to the other schools I went to around the country. Although acedemic classes are limited here, it has a friendly atmosphere and have many parent involement. Though many students complain how food is bad or teachers are mean, overall it's an average school like any other middle school. The teachers are very supportive and helpful but the principle's leadership is still a question since he is new to this school.
—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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

2010

 
 
35%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students44%
Female49%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted83%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners6%
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

Math

All Students32%
Female28%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial42%
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students61%
Female64%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial74%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation12%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant50%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant33%
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation5%

Science

All Students47%
Female35%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant17%
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 57% 65%
Hispanic 30% 21%
Two or more races 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
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 84%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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