Oregon Department of Education At-A-Glance School Profiles
Today the Oregon Department of Education released the At-A-Glance School and District Profiles for the 2020-21 school year.
The At-A-Glance School and District Profiles have been streamlined and contain previously released graduation data for the class of 2020 and profiles for the 2020-21 school year, including:
Student and teacher race and ethnicity.
On-Time Graduation for class of 2020.
College-going rates for the Class of 2018.
These reports have typically provided a quick and comprehensive way to evaluate our schools and measure the school district’s impact on students. Due to the impact of the COVID-10 pandemic, the profiles released last year and this year do not include all of the data that has previously been included. Districts across the state had very low assessment participation rates and are not reflective of all students in the school, and the results should be interpreted with caution.
The data for North Bend should be reviewed with a clear understanding that our district data is highly influenced by our Oregon Virtual Academy, which last year had nearly 2,900 students. For example, if you look at “On-Time Graduation” our district report shows that 59% of our students are graduating on-time. If you go to the school reports you’ll see that NBHS has an on-time graduation rate of 84% and ORVA’s on-time grad rate is 45%. You’ll hear the annual report tonight from ORVA that will help provide additional context to this data point. Finally, one of the newest measures, “College Going” that the state started collecting in 2019 shows NBSD has 66% of our students enrolling in a two or four year college within 16n months of completing high school in 2017-2018, above the state average or 62%. This is another piece of data that will be impacted for the class of 2020 and 2021 as college going has been impacted by many factors.
The district will share additional school-related data in the coming months as part of our ongoing goal process.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Last spring the Oregon legislature passed HB 2526 which formally declares the second Monday in October of each year to be designated as Indienous People’s Day. This official designation recognizes and acknowledges the traditional homelands of Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribal nations, as well as those of many Native Americans from tribal nations across the country and expresses our commitment to ensuring greater access and opportunity for continued contributions by Indigenous People. Locally, the places we live, work, in Southwestern Oregon is the home of ancestors of the Coquille Indian Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Suislaw Indians.
On Monday, October 11, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Southwestern Oregon Community College is hosting an Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration. The free event will be virtual over Zoom and the public is invited to join SWOCC as we celebrate the culture and contribution of Native People. The district recently posted additional information about this event and how to register on our website and social media.
To view the event, please register at: https://socc-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-pVuLOTGRQebELPZaGP9vw.
North Bend School District Bond
We are less than one month away from the Special District Election in Coos County which will be held on November 2, 2021. There are two measures on the ballot, including the North Bend School District Bonds to Increase Safety, Repair, Update Schools, and Job Training Facilities. Voters should receive their ballot in the mail between October 15th and October 21st. I am conducting four Bond Virtual Q&A sessions beginning next week. The first session is scheduled for October 13th at 6 p.m. and will focus on North Bend High School. Parents, staff, and community members may attend any session and each presentation will cover the overall big picture, but will generally be focused on that specific site. The other sessions are:
Hillcrest Elementary: October 14th @ 6 p.m.
North Bay Elementary: October 19th @ 6 p.m.
North Bend Middle School: October 20th @ 6 p.m.
Again, each session will be virtual. Links are available on our website and will be shared via social media. In addition, parents and staff at each location will be invited to attend.
I’m excited to announce that Vic Admas Field will be completed by Friday, October 15th for the homecoming football game versus Willamette High School. Gametime is at 7 p.m. Our first soccer matches on the new field will be Monday, October 18th. Our girls team plays at 4 p.m. and the boys play at 6 p.m.
Our OSAA 6th ranked volleyball team plays at Crater High School on Tuesday, but you can see them live and in-person on Thursday, October 14th versus Ashland High School. We wish them the best as they complete their final 6 contests before playoffs begin later this month.