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Valor Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 577 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2010

I am very happy to see the 4 star rating for Valor from parents, though we are always working to make that 5 stars. However, I do not understand a "Great Schools" rating of 3 out of 10. Valor Middle School has met AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) goals the last two years, and in 2009 was recognized by the state for our incredible progress in closing the achievement gap. A rating of 30% for a school that has brought its test scores up by 40-50% in the past 6 years calls into question the system used for rating. Those interested in a different view of Valor should visit these sites: Video on Valor's success: http://video.orvsd.org/ode/Valor-Middle-School.mov Article on Valor's success: http://www.ode.state.or.us/superintendent/priorities/valor---woodburn-independent.pdf
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 9, 2008

My son blossomed at Valor, going from a shy child with few friends to a happy, well-adjusted boy. His homework is challenging, he gets to study two languages, and he participates in music and sports. The school has a welcoming environment and great teachers and staff. Our children are very lucky!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

the best! i love this school i learn alot and have so much fun at the same time! the techers are the coolest people i know and dont forget the the head counsealers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2007

you state the test score results but it's so skewed because close to 90% of this school is second language english. that has to affect the percentages.... so when you rate the school you should take those factors into account. This is a very active school in regards to parent involvement. every thursday they have a parent night where they focus on one of the learning areas of the school--for ex: explorations night (pe, art, drama, music...), or language arts night, science night, sports night, and so on....
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

2010

 
 
32%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners18%
Migrant33%
Academically gifted72%
Special Education with Accomodation8%

Reading

All Students32%
Female36%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners8%
Migrant23%
Academically gifted67%
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

Math

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners6%
Migrant50%
Academically gifted83%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant27%
Academically gifted86%
Special Education with Accomodation8%
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 Students47%
Female51%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners7%
Migrant23%
Academically gifted85%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students41%
Female45%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant27%
Academically gifted81%
Special Education with Accomodation12%

Science

All Students37%
Female32%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant27%
Academically gifted81%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 75% 21%
White 23% 66%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian 0% 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 79%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Woodburn, OR 97071
Phone: (503) 981-2750

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