Bend International School serves 215 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Oregon state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Oregon state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Oregon state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Oregon state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 215 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

School Overview

Bend International School's student population of 215 students has grown by 32% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
215 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Bend International School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (OR)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
50-54%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
65-69%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
15%
25%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
73%
60%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
9%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.44
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Bend International School was founded in 2015 to bring a global model of education to the students of Central Oregon. Since our founding we have built an institution dedicated to internationalism across our curriculum. Meera Rupp our founder and director gained approval from Bend Lapine school district in 2015 to start Bend Lapine school`s district only K-8 Public Charter School dedicated to international education. Since then our campus has expanded year by year and starting the school 2020-2021 will be completed with the addition of our brand new gym and event center.
  • A global model for education: A diverse community of motivated learners applying skills and core academic content, based on high academic standards for all, through multi-disciplinary projects that benefit our local and global community. Students develop strong second language skills and global competence, a mastery of subject knowledge and skills, and an unwavering strength of character which allows them to become successful citizens and pursue their dreams.
  • To empower students with an exemplary 21st century education by challenging them to excel academically and socially through integrated teaching with a global focus.Objectives:To increase academic achievement and love of learning for all students.To help erase the achievement gap between students who are economically disadvantaged, students learning English as a 2nd language, and students of color, proving all students are capable of excelling academically. This will be demonstrated through student progress on academic goals, school-wide assessment methodologies, and increase in test scores.To provide a standards-based integrated international model of education to all students: subjects and skills are linked together through a common theme that has local and global significance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% OR state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 54% OR state average).

How many students attend Bend International School?

215 students attend Bend International School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

73% of Bend International School students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Bend International School?

Bend International School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Oregon state average of 17:1.

What grades does Bend International School offer ?

Bend International School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8

What school district is Bend International School part of?

Bend International School is part of Bend-Lapine Administrative School District 1.

School Reviews

4   11/1/2021
I have been at the school for 6 years and I would say this school is really good overall, the only real problem is the fact that some of the teachers are strict but not rude. There is also the problem of bullying from grades 6 to 8. But overall I would really recommend it.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - MD
5   4/21/2020
My middle schooler is doing amazing at BIS. The teachers make learning fun and challenging, and the student body is welcoming and generally united. The atmosphere is respectful, progressive and academic, while also very creative. My son will be well prepared for high school academics, which is important. I love that there are plenty of opportunities for families to engage with the school and to celebrate our students'' accomplishments. I am extremely pleased with our choice to attend BIS.
- Posted by Parent - Anonymous1
1   4/10/2020
I used to go here to an amazing school and people are all so welcoming, but I feel as though the teachers treat students in a different manner. I am not sure why but that's how it is so if bullying is happening there usually doesn't get solved unless they like the student.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - .?

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 215 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

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