Best Public Schools in Philomath, OR


Summary:

The Philomath School District 17J in Philomath, Oregon, consists of 6 schools, including 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, and 2 alternative schools. The district serves a diverse student population, with a racial makeup ranging from 80% to 83% white across the different schools.

Philomath High School stands out as the top-performing school in the district, consistently ranking among the top 25 high schools in Oregon and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school outperforms the district and state averages in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science proficiency for 11th-grade students. In contrast, Philomath Academy, an alternative school, has mixed performance, with some strong results in certain grade levels but generally underperforming the district and state averages.

The district's overall free/reduced lunch rate ranges from 28.38% at Philomath High School to 37.75% at Kings Valley Charter School, indicating a significant population of economically disadvantaged students. Spending per student also varies, from $10,986 at Philomath Academy to $18,467 at Clemens Primary School, raising questions about the equity of resource allocation and its potential impact on student outcomes. Overall, the Philomath School District 17J appears to have several strong-performing schools, but also areas for improvement, such as the student-teacher ratio at Philomath Elementary School.








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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Oregon Department of Education.

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