#25 Middle School in OR and #1 in Lane County

Spencer Butte Middle School

500 E 43rd Ave, Eugene, OR 97405

How Good is Spencer Butte Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
D Learning Enviroment
B+ School Safety
A- Overall Grade

Spencer Butte Middle School is in Eugene, Oregon and is a Lane County school. An enrollment of 445 students and a student–teacher ratio of 26 students per teacher was reported by the school.

When compared to other schools in Oregon it is above average and has received and a grade of A- from The School Review. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 25 for Oregon and 1 in Lane County.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


A number of factors, including Oregon standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Spencer Butte Middle School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Oregon.

Source: OR Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Very Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare many factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Spencer Butte Middle School performs below average when compared to other middle schools in Oregon and earned the grade of D for this measure.

Students : Teacher
OR Avg. 21
Uncertified Teachers
OR Avg. 0%
New Teachers
OR Avg. 16%
Learning Enviroment Grade D
Student–Teacher Ratio Poor
Student Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety grade. Spencer Butte Middle School received a grade of B+ for safety. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other middle schools in Oregon.

Safety Grade B+
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations Good


An overview of the student body of Spencer Butte Middle School is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
OR Avg. 14%
Free Lunch
OR Avg. 42%
Econ. Disadvantaged
OR Avg. 50%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 445
Minority Students 112
Diversity Index 29
Students with Disablities 62
Economically Disadvantaged 27%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 12%

Compare Nearby Schools

A few of the closest middle schools to Spencer Butte Middle School are listed below. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a more complete listing of Eugene schools, go to the Eugene, Oregon schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Ridgeline Montessori B A+ D N/A
2 Village School B A- D N/A
3 Network Charter School C- C+ D C+
4 Roosevelt Middle School B+ A D B-
5 Arts and Technology Academy at Jefferson C+ B D C+

Spencer Butte Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Spencer Butte Middle School? 445 students.
  • Is Spencer Butte Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A-, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Spencer Butte Middle School in? The school is located in Lane County.
  • How can I contact Spencer Butte Middle School? The school's number is (541) 790-8300. You can visit their website at http://schools.4j.lane.edu/spencerbutte/.
  • Where is Spencer Butte Middle School? 500 E 43rd Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97405

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Ridgeline Montessori
4500 W Amazon Dr Eugene, OR 97405
Village School
2855 Lincoln St Ste B Eugene, OR 97405
Network Charter School
2550 Portland St Eugene, OR 97405
Roosevelt Middle School
500 E 24th Ave Eugene, OR 97405
Arts and Technology Academy at Jefferson
1650 W 22nd Ave Eugene, OR 97405