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Sweet Home Junior High School

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Posted August 30, 2008

Sweet Home Junior High has many great teachers who care about the learning and the students' welfare. The prinicipal is an involved parent and a genuine person who is very approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2006

I was unhappy having my child at the school because any time I voiced a concern or complaint with the principal I was ignored and nothing was done to fix the problem. Teacher's are in such a hurry to leave at the bell that my child had no help with homework. I decided to pull my child out of a sport because my child's grades were suffering and the coach actually yelled in my child's face and said you are a quitter! My child was confronted three times because of this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

I'm a former student and I have to be honest, when I was enrolled at SH junior High it was great. The staff was like a family, they knew who you were,who your friends were and really seemed to care about your life, the good and the bad. I highly reccomend this school to any parent who wants their children to be safe, cared about, treated with respect, and to get a good education.
—Submitted by a former 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 61% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

2010

 
 
49%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation38%

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation30%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation65%

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Science

All Students69%
Female61%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted91%
Special Education with Accomodation43%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 89% 65%
Hispanic 5% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 5%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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880 22nd Ave
Sweet Home, OR 97386
Phone: (541) 367-7187

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