School Details

St. Helens Middle School

354 North 15th St, St. Helens, OR 97051
(503) 366-7300
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 507 students 18 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

72%
69%
61%
80%
78%
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
  • St. Helens School District 502 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
83%
63%
75%
75%
67%
77%
77%
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
  • St. Helens School District 502 average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

St. Helens Middle School is a public middle school in Saint Helens. 507 children attend St. Helens Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 51% of the 507 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at St. Helens Middle School is 18:1. Columbia County Education Campus is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 80% 84%
Multiracial 6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.6%
Asian 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We are new to this district this year moving from one of the largest districts in Oregon. My youngest son is in 8th grade and had a very hard time in 7th at his old school all leading up to an expulsion at the end of the year because of a bullying incident where HE WAS THE ONE BEING BULLIED! After finishing out his 7th grade year at an alternative school and then meeting with the administration in this district he had had an amazing year so far. The teachers have been supportive and fantastic and he made honor roll for the first quarter. This is my child who has always struggled and has an an IEP since preschool for speech writing and reading. His current IEP only addresses writing and they are very accommodating without making it too easy for him. His advisor is always making contact with me to keep me up to date and see if I have any questions. I've very excited to see the success and confidence levels he will be taking to high school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has good teachers but the school itself is falling apart. The lockers locks don't work to well. There is more portables then class rooms and the track is so basd that you can't really run on it. The staff is nice and we have a dance every few months for fundraiser but it still isn't enough! The school needs help!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is falling apart and needs help. No One is willing to donate and we need a new gym because all of us cannot even fit in it. The bleachers are broken and prone to hurt some one.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent and my son had a terrible time reading and was several years behind. He can into the Middle School in 7th grade and also he struggles he is reading. He will actually read in class out load!! The teachers are wonderful and really do care about their students. The sports program is really moving forward as well. I am glad that I chose St. Helens Middle School for my son.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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