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Athey Creek Middle School

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Posted April 22, 2010

My daughter is in her second year at ACMS, and she's grown to love it. And I agree. Her teachers are all experienced, well-knowledged people. However, the cliques at Athey are another thing entirely. Children are catty and rude, as well as entirely inappropriate, and the teachers and staff don't see it going on. As a child, I was picked on, and thank goodness that my daughter is much more popular than I was, but it's horrible, especially since when I listen to other people (Who do not attend ACMS) tell stories about what they've heard from it, I feel like my heart is breaking. Bullying needs to get cracked down on. Other then that, she's having fun, doing well, and has a bucketload of friends. What more could a parent want?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I am a student here and i really like it, it is very open and the teachers are very nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2009

I'm an 8th grader at athey, i love athey but i have to admit 6th grade was awfully stressful. The amount of work was unbelievable and the teachers didn't relate too well. But there are some beyond amazing teachers, and I've learned a lot, and I also feel like I'm well prepared for high school, 8th grade is great :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2009

I am a former student at Athey Creek in the 7th grade, and I think it is a great school. The library and overall layout of the school is amazing! Although, I thought that 6th grade was a huge disappointment. The amount of homework was unbelievable, I could not keep up with it. In fact, I'm sure who could! It was beyond excessive. And the teachers really weren't that supportive. However, 7th grade so far is really fun. The 7th grade teachers are extremely helpful and nice and the amount of homework is just right. I'm not sure but i've heard 8th grade is harder with much more homework...this school confuses me a bit but overall its a nice school. I can definitely tolerate it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2008

Athey has served me and my little brother well. We both enjoy school here. The teachers turn into friends quickley most the time, and the school has execelent school sports and clubs. I could have not asked for a better middle school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2008

This school apparently performs well on state testing, but in my experience, academic quality is actually disappointing. The testing that is done is 'adaptive' and children retake the test repeatedly if they get low scores, so it does not really show what they know. My son managed to pass the state tests but in reality understood very little, especially in math, and needed a lot of extra help at home to get through homework. The homework load is excessive in 6th grade and then drops to almost nothing in 7th grade, so it's hard for a parent to see what he is really learning. Although the staff and the principal are very open to communication about my children, curriculum decisions are made at district and state level and parents have little say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

We have been so happy with our daughter's educational and extracurricular experiences while at Athey Creek. The staff supports students, taking an interest in their lives, in and outside of the classroom. The arts and athletics programs are the best, thanks to the dedicated teachers in charge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

my son is in the aim program and he loves all his teachers and assistants. They make the class fun and educational! The other teachers- maintream are great too! Athey school rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

This school is amazing. I did extensive research on school districts before relocating to the Portland metro area and could not have asked for a better middle school environment for my daughters. The teachers are teamed up so they are aware of your student's needs and strengths. Classroom environment is encouraging, grades are posted on-line in a timely fashion, the students are safe, and they even like the cafeteria food!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

We researched the schoold districts thoroughly when we decided to relocate to a better school district. Athey Creek came out high on our research and it hasn't let us down. High academic achievement, young enthusiastic staff, large parental involvement. Although we have seen a reduction in cirriculum provided, they still offer great drama, art, music, and foreign language departments. West Linn is a largely upper middle class with tremendous athletic programs offered outside the school system, including top notch clubs in volleyball, laCross, soccer, baseball, and football.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

2010

 
 
90%
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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

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

All Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation23%

Reading

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation27%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation13%

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation38%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation7%

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation21%

Science

All Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hispanic 5% 21%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 0% 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 16%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2900 SW Borland Rd
West Linn, OR 97068
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