Gordon Russell Middle School
School Fact Sheet
3625 E Powell Valley Road Gresham, Oregon 97080
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(503) 667-6900 FAX (503) 492-6708
Grades: 6 - 8
Assistant Principal: Kimberly Barker
Projected Enrollment: 802
Licensed Staff: 47
Support Staff: 20
School Colors: Red and Black
Gordon Russell Middle School is committed to high quality and developmentally appropriate middle-level education. We work to create educational experiences for our students characterized by quality work and relevant learning through challenging integrated curriculum, instruction, and assessment. In all settings, we work to develop relationships that promote trust and safety, and the relationships needed for both learning and student well being. Opportunities are provided for all to succeed through core academic classes, exploratory electives and core enrichment, and co-curricular activities.
Respectful partnerships are maintained with parents and the community through service and communication. We promote the development of personal responsibility and accountability by providing our students with opportunities for significant choice and decisions related to their learning. Last of all, we hold high expectations for all who are involved in middle level education at Gordon Russell Middle School.
School Improvement Goals:
· To increase the percentage of students that meet/exceed the state reading and writing standards on the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS).
· To increase the percentage of students that meet/exceed the state mathematics standard on the OAKS Assessment.
· To build quality partnerships between our school and students, parents, and the community. Through building these partnerships, the school becomes the center of our community rather than simply a component of our community.
Gordon Russell Middle School is widely recognized as a special place because of its academic environment that challenges students and builds upon their unique strengths and talents. We have six core teams designed to support student growth and develop a sense of community within the academic setting. Strong physical education and health programs, exploratory offerings in science, technology, and art, and excellent band and choir programs compliment the core academic areas of mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and humanities.