School Details

Ron Russell Middle School

3955 SE 112th Ave, Portland, OR 97266
(503) 256-6519
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 842 students 19 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

56%
67%
59%
48%
57%
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
  • David Douglas School District 40 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
65%
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
  • David Douglas School District 40 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
67%
63%
48%
59%
67%
57%
63%
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
  • David Douglas School District 40 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ron Russell Middle School is a public middle school in Portland. 842 children attend Ron Russell Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 87% of the 842 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ron Russell Middle School is 19:1. Lent Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 40% 46%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 26% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 10%
Asian 13% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    i go to ron russle and attend 6th grade and was terrified about the transition from elementary school to middle school but i was very pleasently welcomed at RRMS with the very nice teachers and great envirnment although the teachers could control the students a bit more i love RRMS and love the very modern envirnment and if students read this i will tell you that the teachers give you enough homework to keep your parents happy and most of the time you can get it done at school

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended Ron Russell Middle School and admire the teachers. I loved the teachers they all inspired me to do great things. If there were things that the school could consider changing would be conflict between the students. The same students get in petty fights yet they only suffer 2-3 day suspension. The teachers need to stop being so oblivious to these particular students and do something ABOUT IT. But other than that I loved my time there. Clean new beautiful school with a wonderful staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ron Russell offers a well-rounded education with complimentary programs while challenging exceptional students and providing additional support for students who struggle. Ron Russell maintains its sports music and art programs to compliment the scholastic curriculum. These days many schools are losing complimentary programs and students are losing the engaging richness that education has to offer. Ron Russell despite the challenges of being a public school and having difficulty with funding has been able to maintain superior educational opportunities.

  • (4 years ago)

    They have a great sports and music program. Along with all the teachers and kids!

  • (4 years ago)

    All the teachers are very helpful an care about their students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I realy love Ron Russell middle because they are david douglas district and my son juanito go's there! Juanito has only been going a few months and he was way behind but ron russell took the time and patience to help my son get to were he is saposed to be so he does'nt go on next year feeling left behind and we appreciate this thank you so much Ron Russell you guys are the best!

  • (4 years ago)

    Their music department is the best. Band teacher Tawnya Garcia is awesome

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the worst school my kids have ever been to. The school itself has failing grades and BOTH of my kids now have failing grades. My daughter who is normally an A/B student now has D's and F's. My son has attended Ron Russell for 7th and 8th grade... and is completely failing. I tried to get their school books so I could just teach them myself and help them and I was told that the students have to give up collateral to check out a text book. I tried talking with a counselor and the principal and got no where. I will be transfering both of my children to a better school. If you want your kids to fail... this is the school for you! I can't believe I wasted two years of my kids important school years on this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Why do you love Ron Russell Middle School? The teachers are GREAT!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a Parent and Employee of this school district. I have never seen a Staff more dedicated to it's students. The dedication of the Principle Vice Principle Teachers and Staff is inspiring. I feel very lucky to have my children study in this amazing school. Every day I see the students benefit from the caring and dedicated Teachers and Staff who care above and beyond what is called for in a job descriptions.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ron Russell Middle School serves a high needs student population with educational excellence dedication commitment and care. I am proud to teach at this school and consider myself among the best teachers in the country. Every day I am encouraged by the wonderful work and attitudes of my colleagues. Go Ron Russell!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent and employee in this school district I am proud to say that Ron Russell is a great place to work and send my children to. Despite 80% of our student body qualifying for free or reduced lunches we are a school rich in caring dedication and diversity.

  • (5 years ago)

    Heard Cheryl Bland is now at Ron Russell - She is one of the best Teachers there is. You are lucky to have her on staff

  • (5 years ago)

    Because they are obviously willing to go the extra mile to make sure their students are properly funded!

  • (5 years ago)

    Gotta love the staff. I've never worked with a harder-working down-to-earth caring group of people. Inspiring.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ron Russell has great programs for kids and it is a place kids like to be.

  • (5 years ago)

    It was a great atmosphere to work in last year and the teachers were great to work with/for.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ron Russell is the best school because we have great kids any who come to school every dayand try their hardest to do a good job even thought their lives are filled with struggles. We have a wonderful staff who all care about the kids and really love working with middle school children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ron Russell has a very diverse student body. With ESL classes Orchestra Band Choir PE with over 900 students.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are so diverse and we work so hard! Even with our many challenges we accomplish big things every day.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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