Ron Russell Middle School

Ron Russell Middle School serves 842 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the OR average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 35%.
Ron Russell Middle School operates within the David Douglas 40 School District.

Overview

The student population of 842 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 842 students
Ron Russell Middle School Total Students (2007-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Ron Russell Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (2007-2012)
Students by Grade Ron Russell Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (OR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 20:1
Ron Russell Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (2007-2012)
American Indian
1%
2%
Ron Russell Middle School American Indian (2007-2012)
Asian
14%
4%
Ron Russell Middle School Asian (2007-2012)
Hispanic
26%
21%
Ron Russell Middle School Hispanic (2007-2012)
Black
12%
3%
Ron Russell Middle School Black (2007-2012)
White
39%
65%
Ron Russell Middle School White (2007-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ron Russell Middle School Sch Ethnicity Ron Russell Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.75 0.70
Ron Russell Middle School Diversity Score (2007-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
78%
44%
Ron Russell Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
Ron Russell Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,039 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name David Douglas 40 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
3
Number of Students Managed 11,039 741
David Douglas   40 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $106 MM n/a
David Douglas   40 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $120 MM n/a
David Douglas   40 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,012 $0
David Douglas   40 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,365 $0
David Douglas   40 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, OR Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is David Douglas High School (1.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Alice Ott Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Earl Boyles Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Portland Earl Boyles Elementary School
    10822 Se Bush
    Portland , OR , 97266
    (503)256-6554
    0.2  mi  |  411  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Portland West Powellhurst Elementary School
    2921 Se 116th Ave
    Portland , OR , 97266
    (503)256-6509
    0.5  mi  |  458  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Portland Gilbert Heights Elementary School
    12839 Se Holgate Blvd
    Portland , OR , 97236
    (503)256-6502
    0.9  mi  |  603  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Portland Lent Elementary School
    5105 Se 97th Ave
    Portland , OR , 97266
    (503)916-6322
    0.9  mi  |  577  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Portland Cherry Park Elementary School
    1930 Se 104th Ave
    Portland , OR , 97216
    (503)256-6501
    1.1  mi  |  447  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Did You Know?
Portland, OR public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.44, which is higher than the Oregon average of 0.41. The most diverse school in Portland is Lee Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Oregon or national school diversity statistics.