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