Larimore advisory for egg drop 2018

Larimore advisory for egg drop 2018

A public school open to all

Like all charter schools, admission to Howard Street is through a lottery process. Students should apply in their fifth grade year for admission. The process is a random draw to determine who will be offered a position in our sixth grade class. A wait list is maintained so if there is an opening we can fill the position in the order of the lottery.

Applications over the last decade

Applications over the last decade

General Statistics

Howard Street was founded in 1997 and continues to offer a public education to students from all over Salem-Keizer. Our unique program offers a chance for students of all types of backgrounds to be successful in internal and external measurements.

Here are some of the traditional statistics for Howard Street.

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Established 1997

Original Location : South Salem High Annex


1000+ alumni

Around 50 each year since 1997

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Moving here Dec 2019

New location: downtown Salem



attendance in 2017-18

Oregon Average 80%

 95% of students report being physically

and psychologically safe at school

  • Panorama survey dec 2018 - all hscs students


Academic Performance

We do not emphasize or prepare for the Oregon state tests yet our students consistently perform well on this standardized assessment.

We believe a strong teaching and engaging learning will allow students to do well on many different types of assessments including standardized tests.

We do not use letter grades at Howard Street so students have the opportunity to learn and grow. New skills take practice and time to develop and students should not feel bad that they “are not good” at something. Growth is key to success in learning and life.

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
— Socrates

84% pass state

English Language Arts

Oregon Average 50% (2017-18)

85% pass state


Oregon Average 61% (2017-18)


62% pass state


Oregon Average 41% (2017-18)


Individual Student Progress


Source: ODE state report card 2017-18

Middle school success carries forward

Community building at the Chicken Olympics

Community building at the Chicken Olympics

How do you know if your student will do well in high school and likely graduate? Look to their middle school attendance and habits.

Research by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (2014) shows that middle school attendance and grades are greater predictors of high school AND college success than test scores or background.

Read the overview of the report here

While we do not use a standard grade point average (GPA), our proficiency scores can be used much in the same way to help parents know if their student is academically on-track.

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
— Pele

All donations go directly to student programs.

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