School Details

Dexter McCarty Middle School

1400 SE 5th St, Gresham, OR 97080
(503) 665-0148
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 674 students 19 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

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63%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Gresham-Barlow School District 10j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
54%
61%
60%
69%
73%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Gresham-Barlow School District 10j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
63%
63%
68%
66%
67%
71%
69%
66%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Gresham-Barlow School District 10j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dexter McCarty Middle School is a public middle school in Gresham. 674 children attend Dexter McCarty Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 53% of the 674 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dexter McCarty Middle School is 19:1. Gordon Russell Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 70%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 28% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I do like McCarty Middle school my son seems to be doing good with grades I have not complaint regarding teacher or school rules they really work very good with student good motivator with student I like it too because they push and motivate student to ready

  • (6 years ago)

    McCarty is school that cares about all students. I'm impressed with the effort made to meet the needs of my son who is a TAG student. The new honors English class provides him with the kind of challenge that will help him to be a success once he gets to high school. I don't know whether or not he will go to a public high school next year but I know that the teachers at McCarty have done a great job getting him ready. I commend the principal who has bent over backward to allow my son to be a part of this great advance program even though the class was full.

  • (6 years ago)

    My sixth grade child has been struggling most of his school years with math. It wasn't until this year that she has really been able to catch up. McCarty's new math lab program was a requirement for her because of her poor test scores on the state test last year. This year she is already passing her state math test and getting B's in her math class. The principal has been the driving force behind this program and my hat is off to him and his staff for finally finding the key to my child's success

  • (6 years ago)

    Dexter McCarty is a great school but not all of te teachers. The principal and Vice principal are great and the acedimic all-star awards they give out are awesome and make me feel proud of myself. I love this school but the teachers don't always give me extra help when I need it. They also don't confront me when I am starting to struggle. I would like to have my own time to do my work and not feel like im the only one having trouble in a certian class because that makes me not want to ask quesitons. But it does have a great physical education program and I enjoy all my classes besides algebra

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent of three children all of whom attended McCarty Middle School. I have been so impressed with this school's teachers and administration. There are high standards and help for those who are struggling. When my youngest who was an eighth grader last year began to have problems in math I was immediately notified and interventions were in place within days. All of my children have been provided additional help and resources when necessary. There are many positive incentives in place to encourage students to do well. The Principal is outstanding - good communicator and a strong role model. The staff is the best!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child attended this school for three years. There is very little communication between teachers/parents. At conferences I was told my child was doing well no issues or problems. At the end of eighth grade - it seems he wasn't meeting state 'benchmarks'. Quite a surprise when grades and teachers comments did not lead me to beleive there were any issues. Also seemed to be very little help for students struggling with material. The school does have high expectations for students to learn to be responsible for themselves (homework behavior etc. ) However at some point some help was needed (homework was completed etc.)

  • (7 years ago)

    No parental involvement unless your kid is in trouble. No positive incentives only negative referrals for minor offenses. If your child tests behind do not expect any help. I have another child entering middle school and I will not allow them to attend Dexter McCarty. The principal has no relationship with the parents or students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Teachers were very involved and took the time to get to know the students. Dexter also has many programs to get the parents involved in the school. There are also many after school activities at Dexter which help keep the students out of trouble. The rules are strictly inforced at this school which creates a very safe environment for those attending this school. The teachers at Dexter teach the students very well they do a great job at getting the kids ready for high school. The test scores are great at this school as well. There are also many oppertunities for the students to get involved in bettering there school mainly through student council. They also offer programs that take place after school at the school to help your student with their class/home work.

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