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Principal’s Message: What We’re Doing About Math - 11/6/19
Transcript - BHHS Principle - 1/
Letter to the Editor 1/30/19
Niche Grades and Rankings
BHHS 2004-2018
Comparison Schools - 2017/18
About the Rankings

School Rankings for Curry 2009/10-2017/18
School Metrics - Curry County - 2017/18
Smarter Balance/OAKS - 2017/18

State Public School Rankings - Forbes 7/31/18
Curry County School and District Profiles and Report Cards - 2017/18
Pride Surveys: Trend Analysis

Methodology

Oregon
Exhibit I:
Pride Survey Composite - 2009-2018 - Direct previous year comparison. Even year high, Odd year low
Exhibit II:
Pride Survey - Odd Years - 2009-2017 - 2009 base year - percentage change versus previous odd year
Exhibit III:
Pride Survey - Even Years - 2010-2018 - 2010 base year - percentage change versus previous even year
Exhibit IV:
Pride Survey Composite - 2009-2018 - Percent change compilation of Exhibit II and III

Curry County
Exhibit V:
Pride Survey Composite - 2009-2018 - Direct previous year comparison. Even year high, Odd year low
Exhibit VI:
Pride Survey - Odd Years - 2009-2017 - 2009 base year - percentage change versus previous odd year
Exhibit VII:
Pride Survey - Even Years - 2010-2018 - 2010 base year - percentage change versus previous even year
Exhibit VIII:
Pride Survey Composite - 2009-2018 - Percent change compilation of Exhibit VI and VII

Oregon Student Wellness Surveys - Curry County - 2012 vs 2018

Under Construction

Principal’s Message: What We’re Doing About Math - 11/6/18

With Oregon's 2017-18 school report card release, I want to share with you what we are doing at Brookings Harbor High School to address the deficiencies our students demonstrate when it comes to their performance on the Smarter Balanced mathematics exam.

Current Issue: Last year, 86 percent of BHHS juniors failed to show proficiency in mathematics, as measured by the Smarter Balanced exam. This trend has been ongoing since the students have been taking the Smarter Balanced exam.

Background: From 2015 to 2018, math teachers at BHHS participated in professional development focused on increasing their effectiveness in teaching mathematics. The rationale behind this strategy was that if our teachers are using effective teaching strategies, then our students would naturally be better prepared to pass the Smarter Balanced exam and, therefore, meet their essential skills.

What became clear, however, was that students needed to prepare specifically for taking the Smarter Balanced exam, rather than relying on course content alone to prepare them. Successfully using the testing platform itself is something for which the students needed to be able to practice and prepare.

Steps taking place to shift this trend:

We have shifted for the 2018-19 school year from placing the emphasis on instructional practices to one that focuses on providing our students with training on how to prepare to take the Smarter Balanced test.

In order to help our students prepare for the Smarter Balanced exam and successfully demonstrate their essential skills in mathematics, we purchased and have launched Study Island. Study Island is a learning tool that adapts its content to Oregon's standards, and then provides students with benchmark assessments, practice, lessons, and building block topics to help them move forward in their attainment of skills in mathematics.

The teaching staff is currently being trained in how to use Study Island. There is loads of data that gets compiled every time students log into the program and complete various tasks. Students can see their progress as they work through the practice tests and lessons. The practice tests are aligned with Smarter Balanced exam. This means that our students will not only get practice taking the Smarter Balanced exam, but they will also be filling in the academic gaps they need to pass the exam.

We are also going to change the way we administer the Smarter Balanced exam. The Smarter Balanced exam is an untimed test. This means that students can take as much time as they need to finish the test. There are expected timelines for the test, however: English Language Arts should take about three hours, and the mathematics portion should take about four fours. In previous years, we have scheduled students into the testing lab that spanned three to four class periods over the course of a week or so.

This year, we are going to create a game-day mentality for the Smarter Balanced test. This means that all of our juniors will take both the English Language Arts and Mathematics portions on one day. The ELA portion will be administered on a morning in April, and the mathematics portion will be administered on one morning in May. For any student who needs more time on either portion of the test, they will be able to finish on the following day. It is our hope that by creating a game-day mentality for our students by creating a testing day as we have done with SAT, our students will take the test with more determination, confidence, and buy-in than they have had in the past.

Sincerely,
Principal Lisa Dion
(Nov. 6, 2018)
Source: bhhs.brookings.k12.or.us/apps/spotlightmessages/6814

Letter to the Editor - 1/30/19

I applaud our school district for finding ways to graduate more students within four years of entering high school, increasing each year for the last three years from 62.2% to 77.0%. I'm concerned, however, by the fact that those same students during those same years, experienced a decline in their proficiency in math from 20.0% to just 14.4%.

What do our neighbors to the North know that we don't? Gold Beach was at 53.6% and Port Orford at 50.0%

The response would probably be "Every school district is different." I grant you that. However, the facts show the average Oregon high school had a math proficiency of 34.4. An even better indicator is that of the 20 Comparison Schools. BHHS ranked 19th and over 50% of those schools had a proficiency over 100% above ours.

We've had five years of excuses why many of our 497 students aren't proficient. Now they're told the district needs a "long-term" plan to improve the situation. Yet during the last five years, the high school has gone from an Average Standard Score of 61.30 and 3 of 5 stars in 2014 to the lowest score in 15 years of 24.60 and 1 star in 2017 and maintained that 1 star rating in 2018.

In a math based future, many of those who plan to go to college are still going to have to take remedial math to become proficient enough to succeed in college and for those who don't plan additional education, they're left with a skill set that will make it difficult to thrive in an ever more technical world. They suffer. If they are going to have a family, their children will suffer. And in the end our community suffers.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/2Sg8s1u

Gordon Clay
Brookings
Source: www.currypilot.com/opinion/letters/6888940-151/letters-to-the-editor (scroll down)

 

Overall Niche Grades

As of 111918

Brookings
Gold Beach
Port Orford

Overall Niche Grade

C-
B-
B-

Administration

C-
B-
B+

Academics

C-
B-
C+

Teachers

C-
B
A

Clubs & Activities

C-
NG
C+

Food

C
NG
B+

Diversity

A
B
B

College Prep

C
C+
C+

Health & Safety

C-
B-
C+

Sports

B-
NG
B-

Resources & Facilities

D
NG
A

Number of students

1,650
486
210

Student/Teacher ratio

21 TO 1
19 to 1
14 to 1

Proficient in math

30%
28%
47%

Proficient in Reading

45%
53%
57%

Average Graduation Rate

62%
75%
65%

Average SAT

1090 (44)
1050 (10)
1130 (6)

Average ACT

24 (6)
-
-

Source: www.niche.com/k12/d/brookings-harbor-school-district-or; www.niche.com/k12/d/central-curry-school-district-or; \www.niche.com/k12/d/port-orford-langlois-school-district-or


 

 

 

Brookings Harbor High School

As of 092018

2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Star (1 to 5)

2
2
2
2
3
3
3
2
1
2
3
2
2
1
1

Average Standard Score

49.13
46.88
44.34
44.80
57.29
53.32
62.69
49.34
29.55
48.76
61.30
39.90
50.17
24.60
35.81

Statewide Rank

116
135
135
143
112
129
119
192
247
190
127
199
148
229
200

Total # Ranked Schools

225
231
235
244
249
263
285
299
308
303
301
292
292
283
283

OR State Percentile

48.4
41.6
42.6
41.4
55.0
51.0
58.2
35.8
19.8
37.3
57.8
31.8
49.3
19.1
29.3

Enrollment

565
624
634
606
631
559
545
574
560
566
535
495
534
516
TBD

BHHS Oaks Reading

50.0
51.1
58.1
60.1
73.4
65.0
74.2
78.6
69.5
76.6
83.2
-
-
-
-

OR Oaks Reading

50.5
53.5
55.0
66.0
65.0
66.0
66.1
83.0
84.0
85.0
84.0
-
-
-
-

BHHS Oaks Writing

37.0
42.7
44.0
47.0
61.0
60.2
60.2
65.6
53.5
60.9
55.8
-
-
-
-

OR Oaks Writing

48.0
54.4
55.0
55.0
-
55.0
53.1
68.0
67.0
60.9
59.0
-
-
-
-

BHHS Smarter Balance Language Arts

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
58.9
75.2
61.3
63.9

OR Smarter Balance Language Arts

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
67.2
68.5
69.4
70.3

BHHS Smarter Balance Mathematics

44.0
45.9
36.3
53.3
39.4
46.7
50.0
62.6
49.6
58.3
65.2
18.7
20.2
17.6
14.8

OR Smarter Balance Mathematics

43.2
46.6
45.0
55.0
52.0
54.0
53.6
68.0
56.0
69.0
70.0
30.5
33.0
33.9
33.2

BHHS OAKS Science

62.6
68.9
66.0
-
58.7
51.8
60.6
68.7
50.0
63.2
83.5
59.3
56.9
34.5
50.0

OR OAKS Science

59.1
60.5
62.0
-
57.0
50.0
-
70.0
64.0
63.0
62.0
60.8
58.5
56.0
53.9

Source: www.schooldigger.com/go/OR/schools/0231000255/school.aspx Switched from testing 10th to 11th graders in 2015. Red: Lowest Score

Achieverment Level Cutoffs - About Rankings

  • Schooldigger calculates school rankings based on Smarter Balanced Assessments English Language Arts, Smarter Balanced Assessments Mathematics, OAKS Science test scores released by the Oregon Department of Education.
  • These rankings were last updated on September 20, 2018, and are based on the most recent test scores available. We update rankings as we receive new test scores from the Oregon Department of Education, usually on a yearly basis.
  • Our sources of data include the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and the Oregon Department of Education.
  • For more information about our ranking process, please see our Ranking FAQ. Details about our methodology are here.


Comparison Schools - 2017/18

As of 12/18/18

School
Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
High Schools

Brookings-Harbor

64.7
14.4

Harrisburg

65.0
26.7

Ridgeview

46.2
14.9

Stayton

78.6
36.8

Milwaukie Academy of the Arts

93.5
22.6

Estacada

84.5
31.2

Crater Renaissance Academy

70.5
16.7

Astoria

83.6
48.4

Siuslaw

75.2
29.7

Pendleton

73.1
37.3

Creswell

66.3
25.6

Cottage Grove

74.7
37.1

Lakeview

64.8
19.7

Warrenton

63.1
30.8

Cascade

78.5
37.1

Gladstone

62.0
18.0

Crook County

78.2
32.7

Marshfield

49.7
23.3

Amity

39.7
14.3

Sutherlin

75.0
36.1

Henley

87.0
45.2

Gold Beach

92.9
53.6

Neah-Kah-Nie

72.0
36.0

Bandon

29.6
5.6

Weston-McEwen

76.2
38.1

Warrenton

63.1
30.8

Burns

62.7
11.8

Academy of Arts and Academics

78.2
9.2

Illinois Valley

50.0
6.9

Amity

39.7
14.3

Oakridge

91.7
91.7

Glide

85.7
42.9

Yoncalla

76.2
14.3

Oakland

94.4
55.6

Yamhill Carlton

79.3
39.7

Adrian

92.3
46.2

Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences

36.9
16.9

Vernonia

75.0
32.1

Harrisburg

65.0
26.7

Milwaukie Academy of the Arts

93.5
22.6

Waldport

87.8
36.6

Baker Early College

42.0
21.0

Pacific

68.8
50.0

North Douglas

82.4
47.1

Falls City

55.0
15.0

Crane Union

*
*

Yoncalla

76.2
14.3

Glendale Community

27.3
<5

Adrian

92.3
46.2

McKenzie

58.3
35.7

Legend: ‘*’ means data was hidden to protect student confidentiality and ‘Not Rated’ refers to student groups that do not meet the minimum n-size to receive a rating.
Source:
www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx


2010 to 2018 School Rankings

As of 092218

Category
2017/18
2016/17
2015/16
2014/15
2013/14
2012/13
2011/12
2010/11
2009/10

Cities

Brookings

140 of 200
I50
145/206
174/295
136/204
128/207
176/219
128/206
129

Gold Beach

29
93
83
69

Port Orford

51
40
19
37

School Districts

BHSD

I04 of I47
II2
105/147
128/148
95/149
90/149
133/162
97/151
102

GBSD

11
65
55
44
127

POSD

31
26
11
25

High Schools

BHHS

200 of 283
229
148/292
199/292
127/301
190/303
247/308
192/299
400

GBHS

87
I44
84
66

Pacific

73

16
15

Middle Schools

Azalea

266 of 384
244
277/385
332/385
260/390
223/385
288/404
230/364
136

Driftwood

137
.59
117
213

Riley Creek

119
233
213
280

Elementary Schools

Kalmiopsis

421 of 709
442
546/698
506/687
493/678
407/690
443/712
368/679
262

Driftwood

378
387
294
294

Riley Creek

186
323
417
281

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Oregon Department of Education. https://www.schooldigger.com/go/OR/search.aspx Red - Decline vs previous year. Blue - Stable
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For more information about their ranking process, please see our
Ranking FAQ. Details about our methodology are here.
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2017/18:
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School Metric -Curry - 2017/18

As of 100518

Category

Students
Stars
Rank
Student/
Teacher Ratio
Discounted/
Free Lunch
Full-time Teachers
Avg Standard Score
State Percentile
High Schools

Brookings

534
1
200 of 283
20.5
53.0
26
35.8
30.7

Gold Beach

172
4
87
19.1
65.0
9
64.6
69.3

Pacific

70
4
73
7.7
65.7
9
69.7
47.2
Middle Schools

Azalea

368
2
266 of 384
21.6
69.8%
17
33.5
30.7%

Driftwood

137

Riley Creek

119

Elementary Schools

Kalmiopsis

751
2
421 of 709
22.0
61.0
34
41.0
40.6

Driftwood

132
2
378
18.8
71.2
7
45.8
46.7

Riley Creek

320
4
186
16.8
70.0
19
69.5
73.8

Source: www.schooldigger.com/go/OR/city/Brookings/search.aspx Contact contact@schooldigger.com


Smarter Balance/OAKS - 2017/18

As of 100518

3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
11th

3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
11th

5th
8th
11th

Category

Smarter Balanced Assessments
English Language Arts

Smarter Balanced Assessments
Mathematics

OAKS
Science
High Schools

Brookings

63.9

14.4

50.0

Gold Beach

87.9

51.5

32.2

Pacific

72.2

50.0

55.6
Middle Schools

Azalea

26.9
43.8
63.2

21.7
24.5
22.4

72.3

Elementary Schools

Kalmiopsis

46.1
42.2
55.0

36.9
30.2
36.4

68.6

Riley Creek

42.4
36.0
77.4
68.0
48.3
57.1

60.6
44.0
67.7
56.0
41.4
48.6

80.6
82.9

Driftwood

66.7
25.0
62.5
41.2

75.0

61.1
25.0
31.3
17.6

55.0

81.3
75.0

Source: 2017/18: www.schooldigger.com/go/OR/city/Brookings/search.aspx


Under Construction

Report Card - Curry - Schools - 2013/14=2017/18

(Awaiting Comparison Schools Composite

Oregon Student Wellness Surveys - Curry County - 2012 vs 2018

As of 110118

6th Grade

8th Grade

11th Grade

Questions

2012
2014
2016
2018

2012
2014
2016
2018

2012
2014
2016
2018

*
%
%
%
%
Chg

%
%
%
%
Chg

%
%
%
%
Chg
Harassment

Any harassment

30

55.9
53.8
53.2
55.8
-0.1

60.0
44.1
56.9
55.9
-4.1

48.5
43.4
39.1
47.9
-0.6

Race or ethnic origin

30

8.8
3.8
4.3
12.6
+3.8

15.9
7.4
11.2
13.6
-2.3

12.9
9.1
5.5
5.0
-7.9

Unwanted sexual comments or attention+

30

5.9
15.4
13.3
14.3
+8.4

12.8
9.7
18.4
13.8
+1.0

17.2
11.2
11.0
14.9
-2.3

Perceived gay, lesbian, bisexul, transgender

30

17.1
24.0
17.4
25.0
+7.9

18.5
14.0
15.7
19.8
+1.3

7.1
5.1
7.3
10.1
+3.0

Weight, clothes, physical characteristic

30

29.4
36.0
37.0
38.4
+9.0

37.4
26.7
36.8
36.8
-0.6

30.3
24.5
18.5
23.1
-7.2

Your group of friends

30

25.7
16.0
37.0
40.7
+15.0

27.4
16.7
25.0
28.8
+1.4

26.5
16.3
15.9
19.3
-7.2

Email, IM, texting, phone, sites

30

17.6
3.8
15.2
36.5
+18.9

15.1
18.4
24.8
28.3
+13.2

14.0
19.4
14.7
23.5
+9.5

For other reasons

30

31.4
30.8
43.5
17.9
-13.5

29.0
18.8
29.4
29.1
+0.1

24.0
16.3
20.0
17.4
-6.6
Violence

Missed at least 1 day of school-not safe

30

5.7
11.5
15.6
18.3
+12.6

9.8
11.9
9.8
10.2
+0.4

6.1
8.1
3.7
12.4
+6.3

Physical fight on school property

12

32.4
11.1
26.1
24.8
-7.6

22.6
17.2
17.6
22.4
-0.2

13.0
5.1
8.3
9.0
-4.0

Threatened with a weapon at school

12

16.7
0.0
21.3
16.8
+0.1

13.7
6.7
13.3
16.1
+2.4

12.1
10.1
9.2
8.3
-3.8
Suicidality

Did you ever feel so sad or hopeless

12

22.9
19.2
26.1
26.3
+3.4

30.4
25.5
38.7
36.2
+5.8

30.3
35.7
38.9
43.8
+13.5

Seriously consider attempting

12

6.1
7.7
19.6
11.2
+5.1

12.2
16.8
22.4
24.3
+12.1

15.0
26.0
22.0
20.2
+5.2

Actually attempted suicide

12

5.9
0.0
8.7
11.2
+5.3

6.4
8.8
10.7
7.8
+1.4

4.0
13.4
10.1
9.2
+5.2
Alcohol

Never had more than a sip or two

60.0
83.3
73.9
71.1
+11.1

52.5
57.1
54.6
47.5
-5.0

23.5
32.0
31.4
34.8
+11.3

Had at least one drink

30

9.4
4.0
4.4
4.4
-5.0

23.4
13.1
14.0
22.9
-0.5

42.4
39.8
36.8
27.5
-14.9

Had 5+ in a row in a couple of hours

30

0.0
0.0
2.3
0.9
+0.9

13.3
3.7
2.8
5.1
-8.2

29.3
25.5
24.7
16.1
-13.2

Very or sort of easy to get some alcohol

31.0

22.2

11.1

22.7
-8.3

49.2
42.4

40.3

44.1
-5.1

75.3
75.5
68.9
66.1
-9.2
Marijuana

Never tried marijuana

93.8
95.8
95.7
96.4
+2.6

76.6
88.8
79.1
79.7
+3.1

49.0
54.7
51.0
47.4
-1.6

Used marijuana in last 30 days

30

2.8
0.0
2.1
2.0
-0.8

11.2
5.0
4.8
15.5
+4.3

27.5
23.0
20.0
28.1
+0.6

Very or sort of easy to get some marijuana

10.3
11.1

13.6

12.8
+2.5

45.4
43.1

38.1

45.3
-0.1

82.3
67.0

73.3

70.9
-11.4

Legend: Red: above state average. Dark red: Close to 100% above state average. Blue-No change. Chg - Base 2012 vs 2018.* Days or months before survey question was asked. Source: Oregon Student Wellenss Survey Curry County 2012, 2014. 2016, 2018

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