Harbor Lights Middle School

Summary:

Harbor Lights Middle School is a public middle school in Bandon, Oregon, serving 207 students in grades 5-8. The school is part of the Bandon School District 54, which is ranked 35 out of 139 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Harbor Lights Middle School stands out for its strong performance in supporting specific student subgroups. The school has consistently ranked highly for its Hispanic and Special Education student groups, reaching the top 15 and top 48 schools in Oregon, respectively, in recent years. Additionally, the school's performance for Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) students is noteworthy, ranking in the top 24 schools in Oregon in 2018-2019. However, the school's overall statewide ranking has declined from a high of 36th out of 395 Oregon middle schools in 2011-2012 to 174th out of 380 in 2022-2023, which warrants further investigation.

Another interesting point of comparison is the school's significantly higher per-student spending of $16,645 in the 2021-2022 school year, compared to the nearby Marshfield Junior High, which spent $8,088 per student. Additionally, the fluctuations in the student-teacher ratio at Harbor Lights Middle School, ranging from 14.6 to 24.4 over the past few years, may be a contributing factor to the school's performance trends and should be further analyzed.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 390 9th St SW
       Bandon, OR  97411-9012


(541) 347-4415

District: Bandon School District 54

SchoolDigger Rank:
174th of 380 Oregon Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,645 Help


Students who attend Harbor Lights Middle School usually attend:

High:    Bandon Senior High School

Feeder schools for Harbor Lights Middle School:

Elementary:    Ocean Crest Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.3 Help
Number of students:  207

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.9%
Hispanic:
15.0%
Two or more races:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Harbor Lights Middle School ranks better than 54.2% of middle schools in Oregon. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.47. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (74.9%), Hispanic (15%), two or more races (9.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harbor Lights Middle School is 17.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harbor Lights Middle School is $16,645.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Harbor Lights Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Harbor Lights Middle School 174th of 380 Oregon public middle schools. (See Harbor Lights Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Bandon School District 54:

SchoolDigger ranks Bandon School District 54 35th of 139 Oregon school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harbor Lights Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Harbor Lights Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 83.79 32nd 270 88.1%
2005 81.27 35th 271 87.1%
2006 86.04 19th 285 93.3%
2007 63.86 84th 295 71.5%
2008 70.06 67th 315 78.7%
2009 85.14 25th 323 92.3%
2010 67.68 91st 343 73.5%
2011 82.65 33rd 357 90.8%
2012 82.36 36th 395 90.9%
2013 79.59 50th 377 86.7%
2014 81.43 48th 382 87.4%
2015 56.67 149th 381 60.9%
2016 52.18 173rd 383 54.8%
2017 58.43 136th 382 64.4%
2018 59.98 136th 384 64.6%
2019 74.93 69th 379 81.8%
2022 58.89 123rd 367 66.5%
2023 47.47 174th 380 54.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Harbor Lights Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.67 48th 206 76.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Harbor Lights Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.54 79th 325 75.7%
2019 81.64 24th 282 91.5%
2022 59.28 120th 364 67.0%
2023 69.52 58th 312 81.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Harbor Lights Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.31 142nd 342 58.5%
2019 66.68 82nd 277 70.4%
2022 58.98 110th 310 64.5%
2023 49.99 147th 323 54.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Harbor Lights Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.40 112th 341 67.2%
2019 76.02 52nd 291 82.1%
2022 60.07 105th 312 66.3%
2023 45.58 145th 318 54.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Harbor Lights Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.81 15th 210 92.9%
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Rank History for White students at Harbor Lights Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.77 183rd 357 48.7%
2019 65.36 105th 344 69.5%
2022 57.12 131st 355 63.1%
2023 42.50 197th 360 45.3%
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Data source: test scores: Oregon Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Oregon Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Harbor Lights Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 208 2 5 0 22 n/a n/a 0 237
1989 215 1 2 1 18 n/a n/a 0 237
1990 228 1 3 5 20 n/a n/a 0 257
1991 219 1 2 1 20 n/a n/a 0 243
1992 266 1 1 4 13 n/a n/a 0 285
1993 271 5 6 6 11 n/a n/a 0 299
1994 302 2 6 8 7 n/a n/a 0 325
1995 264 7 3 4 23 n/a n/a 0 301
1996 264 7 3 4 23 n/a n/a 0 301
1997 262 5 3 12 16 n/a n/a 0 298
1998 243 2 4 9 36 n/a n/a 0 294
1999 253 0 3 4 40 n/a n/a 0 300
2000 264 1 1 3 7 n/a n/a 0 276
2001 242 0 1 1 8 n/a n/a 0 252
2002 203 1 3 7 24 n/a n/a 1 239
2003 203 1 3 7 24 n/a n/a 1 239
2004 215 1 4 15 17 n/a n/a 3 255
2005 229 1 10 12 8 n/a n/a 2 262
2006 203 1 12 13 8 n/a n/a 0 237
2007 201 0 8 15 9 n/a n/a 9 242
2008 188 0 19 15 11 n/a n/a 3 236
2009 182 0 8 8 0 n/a n/a 43 241
2010 169 0 7 17 4 n/a n/a 27 224
2011 169 0 3 18 0 0 34 0 224
2012 183 0 0 18 3 0 34 0 238
2013 176 0 4 15 2 0 24 0 221
2014 177 0 5 15 3 0 28 0 228
2015 185 0 3 22 1 0 29 0 240
2016 174 0 5 29 4 0 27 0 239
2017 168 0 1 32 4 0 22 0 227
2018 185 0 1 25 2 0 26 0 239
2019 186 2 1 30 2 0 17 0 238
2020 188 0 0 25 1 0 19 0 233
2021 164 0 1 32 0 0 23 0 220
2022 140 0 0 32 0 0 18 0 190
2023 155 0 0 31 2 0 19 0 207

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Harbor Lights Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 237 14.7 16.1 24.9
1989 237 15.0 15.8 n/a
1990 257 14.2 18.0 17.9
1991 243 14.4 16.8 20.2
1992 285 11.5 24.7 24.6
1993 299 12.9 23.2 28.1
1994 325 14.8 22.0 30.2
1995 301 14.9 20.2 22.9
1996 301 14.9 20.2 22.9
1997 298 15.1 19.7 30.9
1998 294 15.0 19.6 34
1999 300 15.5 19.4 47.3
2000 276 14.7 18.8 49.3
2001 252 15.2 16.6 50
2002 239 13.9 17.2 54.2
2003 239 13.9 17.2 54.2
2004 255 12.4 20.6 52.4
2005 262 14.5 18.1 55
2006 237 15.0 15.8 51.5
2007 242 14.2 17.0 55.8
2008 236 13.4 17.6 53.6
2009 241 12.2 19.7 70.2
2010 224 12.6 17.6 71.1
2011 224 13.0 17.1 62.9
2012 238 11.8 20.0 76.1
2013 221 11.8 18.6 83.7
2014 228 11.9 19.1 77.2
2015 240 11.0 21.8 75.8
2016 239 10.0 23.9 69
2017 227 10.8 20.9 67.4
2018 239 11.1 21.5 66.1
2019 238 12.1 19.6 61.3
2020 233 12.8 18.1 63.1
2021 220 9.0 24.4 n/a
2022 190 12.9 14.6 n/a
2023 207 11.9 17.3 65.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Harbor Lights Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 237 14.7 16.1 24.9
1989 237 15.0 15.8 n/a
1990 257 14.2 18.0 17.9
1991 243 14.4 16.8 20.2
1992 285 11.5 24.7 24.6
1993 299 12.9 23.2 28.1
1994 325 14.8 22.0 30.2
1995 301 14.9 20.2 22.9
1996 301 14.9 20.2 22.9
1997 298 15.1 19.7 30.9
1998 294 15.0 19.6 34
1999 300 15.5 19.4 47.3
2000 276 14.7 18.8 49.3
2001 252 15.2 16.6 50
2002 239 13.9 17.2 54.2
2003 239 13.9 17.2 54.2
2004 255 12.4 20.6 52.4
2005 262 14.5 18.1 55
2006 237 15.0 15.8 51.5
2007 242 14.2 17.0 55.8
2008 236 13.4 17.6 53.6
2009 241 12.2 19.7 70.2
2010 224 12.6 17.6 71.1
2011 224 13.0 17.1 62.9
2012 238 11.8 20.0 76.1
2013 221 11.8 18.6 83.7
2014 228 11.9 19.1 77.2
2015 240 11.0 21.8 75.8
2016 239 10.0 23.9 69
2017 227 10.8 20.9 67.4
2018 239 11.1 21.5 66.1
2019 238 12.1 19.6 61.3
2020 233 12.8 18.1 63.1
2021 220 9.0 24.4 n/a
2022 190 12.9 14.6 n/a
2023 207 11.9 17.3 65.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Harbor Lights Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,931
2020 $13,171
2021 $14,457
2022 $16,645

Data source: Oregon Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Harbor Lights Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 69th of 379 Middle schoolsRanks 174th of 380 Middle schools
 27.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Harbor Lights Middle School)62.747.4
 15.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Bandon School District 54)57.147.4
 9.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Oregon)5447.1
 6.9%
5th Grade Mathematics (Harbor Lights Middle School)4829.7
 18.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bandon School District 54)43.629.7
 13.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Oregon)37.830.7
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Harbor Lights Middle School)4039.4
 0.6%
   5th Grade Science (Bandon School District 54)36.439.4
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Oregon)34.730.3
 4.4%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Harbor Lights Middle School)55.444.2
 11.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Bandon School District 54)5543.4
 11.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Oregon)51.541
 10.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Harbor Lights Middle School)53.625.5
 28.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Bandon School District 54)5025
 25%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Oregon)37.128.1
 9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Harbor Lights Middle School)71.453.7
 17.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Bandon School District 54)67.251.2
 16%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Oregon)54.943.8
 11.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Harbor Lights Middle School)43.640
 3.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Bandon School District 54)4037.8
 2.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Oregon)40.129.6
 10.5%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Harbor Lights Middle School)62.742.9
 19.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Bandon School District 54)57.141.9
 15.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Oregon)53.241.9
 11.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Harbor Lights Middle School)56.919
 37.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Bandon School District 54)51.818.6
 33.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Oregon)38.325.5
 12.8%
8th Grade Science (Harbor Lights Middle School)52.920
 32.9%
   8th Grade Science (Bandon School District 54)48.219.6
 28.6%
   8th Grade Science (Oregon)37.526
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students238207
 13%
African American20
 100%
American Indian22
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic3031
 3.3%
Pacific Islander00
White186155
 16.7%
Two or More Races1719
 11.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients61.3%65.2%
 3.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbor Lights Middle School

Students at Harbor Lights Middle School are 75% White, 15% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races.

Harbor Lights Middle School ranks 174th of 380 Oregon middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Harbor Lights Middle School usually go on to attend Bandon Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 207 students attended Harbor Lights Middle School.


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