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What Should a New Education Chief Look Like in Oregon?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

 

Nancy Golden

With Monday’s resignation of Nancy Golden as Chief Education Officer, leaders in the education community are looking for improvements at the state's struggling schools.

Oregon’s public schools currently rank as some of the worst in the country. As GoLocal reported previously, the state was listed 41st out of 50  by Education Week in their 2015 annual “Quality Counts” report.

The state was given a C-minus, below the national average of a C. It was given a D, or a score of 64.8, in the category of K-12 achievement.

WalletHub also blasted the state’s public schools system, ranking them 46th out of 50 in their recent report entitled “2015’s States with the Best and Worst School System.”

Dr. Golden’s chief of staff, Lindsey Capps, has been tapped to serve as Chief Education Officer on an interim basis while Gov. Kate Brown searches for a new chief. The governor's office has yet to offer any word on the length or scope of that search.

Staying the Course

Hanna Vaandering, President of the Oregon Education Association, told GoLocal that she thought the educational climate in Oregon improved during Dr. Golden’s tenure, and called it “a privilege to work with her.”

She pointed to the state’s new assessment system, saying that Dr. Golden’s four years in office helped reinvigorate a sluggish school system.

“She really had a huge impact and did great work in a very difficult time for us,” she said of Dr. Golden. “She really values the voice of the student, the parent and the educator in this equation.”

Vaandering also defended Capps appointment as interim successor, saying he “possessed lots of similar characteristics,” to Dr. Golden.

“Lindsey has done a great deal of work with education,” she said. “He is truly a collaborator. He really brings people together, no matter where they are from, to work as one and make sure we get it right.”

Sandra McDonough, president and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance also praised Golden’s time as the top education official in the state, and said her successor should look to further her efforts.

“Nancy Golden has been a tremendous leader for our state,” she said. “We should continue the good work she began to connect education to economic growth opportunities that will keep our region competitive and to close the minority achievement gap in our public school system.”

Time for a Change?

Republicans in the State Legislature are singing a different tune. Already, some are calling for big changes to the state’s education department.

In a press statement released immediately following Dr. Golden’s resignation, Mike McLane, the house republican leader, expressed disappointment in the selection of Capps as interim chief.

“Oregon’s education system is in trouble. For too long, the same entrenched interests and individuals have embraced the status quo and failed to help Oregon students reach their potential,” he said. “It’s time for our state leaders to think ‘outside the box’ and put forward policies and programs to transform our schools and make our education system one of the best in the nation.”

Mark Johnson, a Republican House representative from District 52, agreed.

“We can no longer afford to reuse and recycle the same tired politics and policies that are failing our students, families and local school districts,” he said.

“I'm hopeful Governor Brown will work with and seek advice from legislators and educators from across Oregon who are serious about raising outcomes for students as she makes future appointments and oversees the makeup of our public education system.”

 Who’s Next?

McDonough, of the Business Alliance, said the next Chief Education Officer should set their sights on improving Oregon students’ aptitude in math, science and technology.

She said she thought there should be “an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and math programs in schools.” She also called for “more career technical education and training programs that prepare students for future tech-oriented jobs across all sectors.”

McDonough also said that the successor should work to better opportunities for minority students.

“Minorities increasingly comprise a larger percentage of students in Oregon’s public school system and should continue to be a focus,” she said.  “A recent Value of Jobs study we completed with Chalkboard Project shows that if the state’s minority achievement gap were eliminated over the next 10 years, Oregon’s economy would be 0.8 percent, or $1.1 billion larger, by 2035 and 3.6 percent or $3.9 billion, larger in 2060.”

Vaandering, of the OEA, said that the ideal permanent replacement for Dr. Golden needed to have a wealth of skills and qualities to succeed in the position.

“First and foremost, they have to have a focus on students,” she said. “They have to ensure the success of each and every student and ensure that every student has access to a quality public education.”

But that’s not all. Vaandering also said the future Chief Education Officer should be open to the advice of many different parties.

“They have to be a collaborator,” she said. “They have to listen to the voices of students parents and educators.”

Particularly important, she said, are the voices of the parents. Often times, those voices are overlooked in favor of testing data.

“Our parents are telling us that class size matters, that the arts, music and P.E. matters,” she said. “Focus on those things instead of high stakes testing…If you listen to the parents and the students and focus on really educating the whole child, the test scores will improve.”

Is a Replacement Necessary?

Rep. Johnson told GoLocal that he believes a direct successor to Dr. Golden as Chief Education Officer may not be needed.

“First we have to determine whether or not we need to replace Dr. Golden,” he said. “We need to evaluate whether there is a beneficial, purposeful role for an Education Chief. I think that is a valid question and it will be an on-going discussion.”

If a new chief is appointed, Johnson said, he or she would need to have knowledge of Oregon and its school system.

“They have to have a breadth of experience. That does not mean they have to be an educator, per say,” he said. “They have to understand what makes the system work. It has to be someone who understands Oregon and understands what needs to be done to boost achievement here.”

That knowledge of the state’s schools and their issues will be crucial, Johnson said, because Oregon schools are suffering from a set of challenges that are unique to the state.

“The system here is dominated by a lot of the same people, the status quo if you will,” he said. “A lot of folks are not interested in seeing change. This is a time for fresh ideas and fresh leadership here in Oregon.”

 

Related Slideshow: Top 100 Oregon High Schools

GoLocalPDX has ranked high schools across the state based on a method developed at Babson College, Mass. See below for the top 100 schools in the Beaver State.

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South Albany High School

Greater Albany Public School District

Enrollment: 1260

Economically disadvantaged: 55%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 65.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 54.6%

Four year graduation rate: 76.2%

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#99

Yamhill Carlton High

Yamhill Carlton School District

Enrollment: 375

Economically disadvantaged: 32%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 93.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 60.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 47.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 69.6%

Four year graduation rate: 83.8%

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#98

Phoenix High

Phoenix-Talent School District

Enrollment: 695

Economically disadvantaged: 54%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 64%

Met or exceeded science standards: 56.4%

Four year graduation rate: 70.6%

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#97

Benson Polytechnic High

Portland School District

Enrollment: 819

Economically disadvantaged: 68%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 75.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 40.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 84%

Four year graduation rate: 82.2%

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#96

North Marion High

North Marion School District

Enrollment: 588

Economically disadvantaged: 62%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 64.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 58.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 58.5%

Four year graduation rate: 87.6%

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#95

Hidden Valley High

Three Rivers/Josephine County School District

Enrollment: 681

Economically disadvantaged: 53%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 83.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 71.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 52.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.7%

Four year graduation rate: 68.3%

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#94

North Valley High

Three Rivers/Josephine County School District

Enrollment: 522

Economically disadvantaged: 51%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.2

Met or exceeded math standards: 56%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 46.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 72.2%

Four year graduation rate: 68.3%

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#93

Stayton High

North Santiam School District

Enrollment: 749

Economically disadvantaged: 48%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 85.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 68.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 56.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 70.6%

Four year graduation rate: 70.1%

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#92

Liberty High 

Hillsboro School District

Enrollment: 1386

Economically disadvantaged: 46%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 53.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 65.8%

Four year graduation rate: 79.6%

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#91

Academy of Arts and Academics

Springfield School District

Enrollment: 280

Economically disadvantaged: 49%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 57.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 65.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 73.6%

Four year graduation rate: 84.1%

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#90

Astoria Senior High

Astoria School District

Enrollment: 572

Economically disadvantaged: 48%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 93.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 74.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 52.7%

Four year graduation rate: 59.9%

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#89

Crane Union high School

Harney County Union High School District

Enrollment: 69

Economically disadvantaged: 39%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 52.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 69.6%

Four year graduation rate: 95%

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#88

Vale High

Vale School District

Enrollment: 234

Economically disadvantaged: 52%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 84.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 64.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 63.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 81.5%

Four year graduation rate: 88.2%

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#87

Gold Beach High 

Central Curry School District

Enrollment: 173

Economically disadvantaged: 57%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 81.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 80.8%

Four year graduation rate: 56.7%

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#86

Dallas High 

Dallas School District

Enrollment: 979

Economically disadvantaged: 35%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 84.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 72.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 49%

Met or exceeded science standards: 69.8%

Four year graduation rate: 52.9%

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#85

Newport High School

Lincoln County School District

Enrollment: 528

Economically disadvantaged: 43%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 81.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 57.8%

Four year graduation rate: 70.7%

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#84

LaPine Senior High

Bend-LaPine School District

Enrollment: 439

Economically disadvantaged: 63%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 72.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 47.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 62.2%

Four year graduation rate: 74.7% 

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#83

Aloha High 

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 1962

Economically disadvantaged: 61%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 82.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 64.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 60.2%

Four year graduation rate: 72.7%

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#82

La Grande High 

La Grande School District

Enrollment: 560

Economically disadvantaged: 37%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 84.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 60%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 56.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 59.4%

Four year graduation rate: 74.1%

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#81

Yoncalla High 

Yoncalla School District

Enrollment: 87

Economically disadvantaged: 70%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 58.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 64.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 52.9%

Four year graduation rate: 78.8%

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#80

Elmira High

Fern Ridge School District

Enrollment: 436

Economically disadvantaged: 52%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 70.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 63.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.7%

Four year graduation rate: 77.6%

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#79

Churchill High

Eugene School District

Enrollment: 1020

Economically disadvantaged: 44%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 82.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 61.3%

Four year graduation rate: 69.2%

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#78

Adrian High

Adrian School District

Enrollment: 64

Economically disadvantaged: 55%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 57.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 71.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 57.1%

Four year graduation rate: 95.5%

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#77

Thurston High

Springfield School District

Enrollment: 1387

Economically disadvantaged: 42%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 85%

Met or exceeded math standards: 68.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 73.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 57.6%

Four year graduation rate: 74.9%

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#76

North Medford High

Medford School District

Enrollment: 1612

Economically disadvantaged: 50%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 55.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 73.9%

Four year graduation rate: 68%

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#75

Klamath Union High

Klamath Falls City School District

Enrollment: 663

Economically disadvantaged: 56%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 81.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 69.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 40.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 54.8%

Four year graduation rate: 83.4%

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#74

Sandy High

Oregon Trail School District

Enrollment: 1286

Economically disadvantaged: 36%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 69%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 59%

Met or exceeded science standards: 71.6%

Four year graduation rate: 76%

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#73

Henley High

Klamath County School District

Enrollment: 608

Economically disadvantaged: 33%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 54.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 64.7%

Four year graduation rate: 84.9%

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#72

Pendleton High

Pendleton School District

Enrollment: 881

Economically disadvantaged: 43%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 82.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 49.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 61.2%

Four year graduation rate: 75.5%

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#71

Cottage Grove High

South Lane School District

Enrollment: 761

Economically disadvantaged: 59%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 70.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 54.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 64%

Four year graduation rate: 87.6%

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#70

Glencoe High 

Hillsboro School District

Enrollment: 1601

Economically disadvantaged: 39%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 70.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 58.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 69.9%

Four year graduation rate: 77.1%

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#69

McKenzie High

McKenzie School District

Enrollment: 67

Economically disadvantaged: 61%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 41.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 50%

Met or exceeded science standards: 83.3%

Four year graduation rate: 68%

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#68

St. Helens High

St. Helens School District

Enrollment: 974

Economically disadvantaged: 36%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 72.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 59.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66%

Four year graduation rate: 75.7%

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#67

Lakeview Senior High

Lake County School District

Enrollment: 223

Economically disadvantaged: 45%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 69.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 73.5%

Four year graduation rate: 88.1%

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#66

McNary High

Salem-Keizer School District

Enrollment: 1924

Economically disadvantaged: 49%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 75%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 59.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.1%

Four year graduation rate: 82%

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#65

Banks High

Banks School District

Enrollment: 384

Economically disadvantaged: 23%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 79.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 57.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 81.1%

Four year graduation rate: 80.6%

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#64

Clackamas Middle College

North Clackamas School District

Enrollment: 290

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 59.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 78%

Four year graduation rate: 32.6%

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#63

South Medford High

Medford School District

Enrollment: 1698

Economically disadvantaged: 56%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 61.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 71.2%

Four year graduation rate: 80.4%

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#62

McMinnville High

McMinnville School District

Enrollment: 1864

Economically disadvantaged: 48%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66%

Met or exceeded science standards: 64.6%

Four year graduation rate: 77.1%

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#61

Estacada High

Estacada School District

Enrollment: 589

Economically disadvantaged: 46%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 77.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 59%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.4%

Four year graduation rate: 71.8%

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#60

Philomath High

Philomath School District

Enrollment: 519

Economically disadvantaged: 29%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 82.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 75%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 56.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 69.5%

Four year graduation rate: 75%

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#59

Weston-McEwen High

Athena-Weston School District

Enrollment: 164

Economically disadvantaged: 33%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 61.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 76.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 47.2%

Four year graduation rate: 75.7%

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#58

Grants Pass High

Grants Pass School District

Enrollment: 1734

Economically disadvantaged: 55%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 68.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 72.3%

Four year graduation rate: 69%

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#57

North Eugene High 

Eugene School District

Enrollment: 927

Economically disadvantaged: 54%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 71.2%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 63%

Four year graduation rate: 70.7%

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#56

Willamette High

Bethel School District

Enrollment: 1452

Economically disadvantaged: 48%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 69.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 77.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 68.2%

Four year graduation rate: 73%

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#55

Putnam High

North Clackamas School District 

Enrollment: 1196

Economically disadvantaged: 39%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 69.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 59.3%

Four year graduation rate: 75.7%

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#54

Neah-Kah-Nie High

Neah-Kah Nie School District

Enrollment: 181

Economically disadvantaged: 54%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 83.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 58.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 41.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 97.5%

Four year graduation rate: 87.5%

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#53

Scappoose High

Scappoose School District

Enrollment: 692

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.2%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 54.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 84.4%

Four year graduation rate: 80.6%

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#52

Gladstone High

Gladstone School District

Enrollment: 677

Economically disadvantaged: 40%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 77.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66%

Met or exceeded science standards: 82.2%

Four year graduation rate: 78.9%

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#51

Franklin High

Portland School District 

Enrollment: 1387

Economically disadvantaged: 56%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.2%

Met or exceeded math standards: 77.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 59.8%

Four year graduation rate: 78.4%

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#50

Seaside High

Seaside High School

Enrollment: 453

Economically disadvantaged: 52%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.2%

Met or exceeded math standards: 70.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 60.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 65.3%

Four year graduation rate: 69.5%

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#49

Siuslaw High 

Siuslaw School District 

Enrollment: 409

Economically disadvantaged: 53%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 65.1

Met or exceeded writing standards: 73.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 77.1%

Four year graduation rate: 65.9%

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#48

Century High 

Hillsboro School District

Enrollment: 1608

Economically disadvantaged: 43%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.8

Met or exceeded math standards: 78.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 72.9%

Four year graduation rate: 84.8%

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#47

Junction City High

Junction City School District

Enrollment: 532

Economically disadvantaged: 54%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 85.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 56.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 64.8%

Four year graduation rate: 65.1%

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#46

Sam Barlow High

Gresham-Barlow School District

Enrollment: 1651

Economically disadvantaged: 38%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 84.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 78.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 76.7%

Four year graduation rate: 81.8%

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#45

Forest Grove High

Forrest Grove School District

Enrollment: 1779

Economically disadvantaged: 59%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 61.1%

Four year graduation rate: 72.5%

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#44

Bandon Senior High

Bandon School District

Enrollment: 242

Economically disadvantaged: 60%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 68.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 56.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 70.4%

Four year graduation rate: 72.9%

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#43

South Salem High

Salem-Keizer School District

Enrollment: 1835

Economically disadvantaged: 49%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.5%

Four year graduation rate: 81.9%

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#42

Hood River Valley High

Hood River County School District

Enrollment: 1218

Economically disadvantaged: 57%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 78.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 69.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 53.5%

Four year graduation rate: 77.4%

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#41

North Douglas High

North Doughlas School District

Enrollment: 98

Economically disadvantaged: 45%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 78.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 72.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 60.9%

Four year graduation rate: 69%

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#40

Baker High

Baker School District

Enrollment: 501

Economically disadvantaged: 47%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 84.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 65.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 75.3%

Four year graduation rate: 77.8%

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#39

Oakland High

Oakland School District

Enrollment: 185

Economically disadvantaged: 50%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.5

Met or exceeded math standards: 83%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 83%

Four year graduation rate: 86.1%

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#38

Newberg Senior High

Newberg School District

Enrollment: 1508

Economically disadvantaged: 42%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 77.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 71.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 68.3%

Four year graduation rate: 78.2%

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West Salem High

Salem-Keizer School District

Enrollment: 1646

Economically disadvantaged: 35%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 83.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 74.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 74.2%

Four year graduation rate: 86.3%

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#36

Canby High 

Canby School District

Enrollment: 1481

Economically disadvantaged: 32%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 84%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 71.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 61.6%

Four year graduation rate: 82.5%

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#35

Burns High

Harney County School District

Enrollment: 208

Economically disadvantaged: 33%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 76.2%

Met or exceeded math standards: 69%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 40.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 83.3%

Four year graduation rate: 96.2%

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#34

Sheldon High

Eugene School District

Enrollment: 1399

Economically disadvantaged: 29%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 77.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 69.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 76.6%

Four year graduation rate: 72.4%

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#33

Oregon City Senior High

Oregon City School District

Enrollment: 2117

Economically disadvantaged: 34%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 90.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 63%

Met or exceeded science standards: 76.7%

Four year graduation rate: 83%

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#32

Beaverton High

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 1588

Economically disadvantaged: 43%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 70.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 65.4%

Four year graduation rate: 74.2%

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#31

Silverton High

Silver Falls School District

Enrollment: 1179

Economically disadvantaged: 41%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 71.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 72.1 %

Four year graduation rate: 77.7%

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#30

Colton High

Colton School District

Enrollment: 215

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68%

Met or exceeded science standards: 85.1%

Four year graduation rate: 95.2%

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#29

Bend Senior High

Bend-LaPine School District

Enrollment: 1527

Economically disadvantaged: 40%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 88.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 65.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 75.6%

Four year graduation rate: 78.7%

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#28

Tualatin High

Tigard-Tualatin School District

Enrollment: 1714

Economically disadvantaged: 27%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.2%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 71.4%

Four year graduation rate: 84.4%

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Mountain View Senior High

Bend-LaPine School District

Enrollment: 1283

Economically disadvantaged: 42%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 93.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 82%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 75.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 76.1%

Four year graduation rate: 78.3%

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#26

Tigard High

Tigard-Tualatin School District

Enrollment: 1835

Economically disadvantaged: 32%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 83.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 64.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 67.7%

Four year graduation rate: 80.8%

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#25

Sherwood High

Sherwood School District

Enrollment: 1469

Economically disadvantaged: 15%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 84.8%

Four year graduation rate: 91.3%

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#24

Corvallis High

Corvallis School District

Enrollment: 1184

Economically disadvantaged: 32%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 79.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 69.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 76.4%

Four year graduation rate: 70.7%

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#23

Sprague High

Salem-Keizer School District

Enrollment: 1608

Economically disadvantaged: 32%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 86.2%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 72.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 79.6%

Four year graduation rate: 82.2%

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#22

Wilsonville High

West Linn-Wilsonville School District

Enrollment: 1093

Economically disadvantaged: 24%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 74.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 71.3%

Four year graduation rate: 85%

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#21

West Albany High

Greater Albany Public School District

Enrollment: 1317

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 87.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 75%

Met or exceeded science standards: 84.9%

Four year graduation rate: 93.6%

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#20

Clackamas High

North Clackamas School District

Enrollment: 2230

Economically disadvantaged: 29%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 80.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 74.2%

Four year graduation rate: 85.5%

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#19

Pacific High 

Port Orford-Langlois School District

Enrollment: 90

Economically disadvantaged: 53%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 59.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 77.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 68.2%

Four year graduation rate: 78.3%

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#18

Southridge High 

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 1722

Economically disadvantaged: 27%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 80.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 68.9%

Four year graduation rate: 88.5%

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#17

Sisters High

Sisters School District

Enrollment: 480

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 93.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 77.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 83.3%

Four year graduation rate: 88.4%

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#16

Glide High

Glide School District

Enrollment: 215

Economically disadvantaged: 45%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 70.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 93.8%

Four year graduation rate: 86.7%

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#15

Summit High

Bend-LaPine School District

Enrollment: 1344

Economically disadvantaged: 22%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 93.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 73.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 73.6%

Four year graduation rate: 88.3%

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#14

Grant High

Portland School District

Enrollment: 1489

Economically disadvantaged: 24%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 83.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 70.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.4%

Four year graduation rate: 84.3%

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#13

Westview High 

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 2418

Economically disadvantaged: 33%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.2%

Met or exceeded math standards: 81.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 75.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 70.3%

Four year graduation rate: 80.1%

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#12

Cleveland High

Portland School District

Enrollment: 1457

Economically disadvantaged: 29%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 80.2%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 81.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 59.7%

Four year graduation rate: 76.2%

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#11

Sunset High

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 1942

Economically disadvantaged: 29%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 94.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 83.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 76.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 79.7%

Four year graduation rate: 81.4%

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#10

Wilson High

Portland School District

Enrollment: 1185

Economically disadvantaged: 22%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 80.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 82.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 63.8%

Four year graduation rate: 84.4%

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#9

Ashland High

Ashland School District

Enrollment: 940

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 79.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 77.2%

Four year graduation rate: 86.1%

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#8

Crescent Valley High

Corvallis School District

Enrollment: 965

Economically disadvantaged: 23%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 78.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 77.8%

Four year graduation rate: 70.1%

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#7

West Linn High

West Linn-Wilsonville School District

Enrollment: 1514

Economically disadvantaged: 10%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 87.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 85.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 83.2%

Four year graduation rate: 93.2%

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#6

Riverdale High

Riverdale School District

Enrollment: 242

Economically disadvantaged: <6%*

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 89.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 74.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 74.6%

Four year graduation rate: 94.2%

*numbers less than 6% are represented by an asterisk in the Oregon Department of Education data. 

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#5

School of Science & Technology

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 167

Economically disadvantaged: 20%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 86%

Met or exceeded science standards: 63.9%

Four year graduation rate: 81.1%

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#4

Lincoln High

Portland School District

Enrollment: 1471

Economically disadvantaged: 12%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 88.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 79.9%

Four year graduation rate: 89.3%

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#3

Lakeridge High 

Lake Oswego School District

Enrollment: 1078

Economically disadvantaged: 8%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 93.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 91.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 92.1%

Four year graduation rate: 89.8%

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South Eugene High

Eugene School District

Enrollment: 1321

Economically disadvantaged: 24%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 91.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 84.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 89.2%

Four year graduation rate: 79.4%

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Lake Oswego Senior High

Lake Oswego School District

Enrollment: 1224

Economically disadvantaged: 6%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 92.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 89.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 87.7%

Four year graduation rate: 89.5%

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