Gray Middle School

5505 SW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97239
(503) 916-5676
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 422 students 19 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

78%
62%
59%
78%
67%
63%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
64%
61%
84%
75%
73%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
63%
63%
82%
69%
67%
72%
63%
66%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gray Middle School is a public middle school in Portland. 422 students go to Gray Middle School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the 422 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Gray Middle School is 19:1. Portland Jewish Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 78% 56%
Multiracial 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 8%
Asian 3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Really fund and involved principal. The PTA is very strong and involved in fundraising and providing good programs for the kids. The after school drama department is outstanding! My daughter loves her math and science teachers!

  • (7 months ago)

    I attended here as a student with autism. Most of the staff and teachers were wonderful. All three of the years went well. Most of my teachers understood my learning needs and helped me. I enjoyed history geography vocabulary and learning about words. The electives and after school activities were great with many choices. They do Multi-Culture Festival Day every year. Each year in middle school I did a special overnight thing with my class. Sixth grade I went to Camp Namanu for outdoor school seventh grade I went on the music trip to San Francisco and eighth grade I went on the music trip to San Diego. All these trips were wonderful and always remembered. This school is very special and it's in the good memories. I loved middle school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I had two kids go to Gray and overall was very happy with it. I am a 7th grade teacher myself.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's okay although very lame electives offered

  • (12 years ago)

    Our daughter just finished 6th grade at Gray Middle School. We love this school it's small so our daughter gets personal attention from all teachers. They are really great. There are many parents committed to their children's education. We like the location of the school also.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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