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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Sprague High School is an above average, public school located in Salem, OR. It has 1,747 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
2373 Kuebler Blvd S
Salem, OR 97302
Telephone
(503) 399-3261
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Sprague High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1150
277 responses
Average ACT
26
34 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$51,666
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Median Home Value
$201,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 117 responses
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  • Football games
    26%
  • Doernbecher Children's Hospital donations
    18%
  • Playing sports
    14%
  • Assembly
    11%
  • Blood donation
    9%
  • Leadership
    7%
  • DECA Nationals
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,747
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,378
Teachers in First/Second Year
100%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,233/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses
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I've gone to Sprague High School for all of my High School experience and though I'm not impressed with every aspect of the school, I do like it. In terms of teachers, there have certainly been a few I've strongly disliked but overall most of them are very good. My AVID teacher (Advancement Via Individual Determination / College Readiness) is the best teacher I have ever had by far. The academics are really good, depending on what class and teacher you're assigned to. The school has a lot of opportunities in terms of student engagement and has a great deal of work to get to a good place, there. There is often a disconnect between teachers and students, and a majority of the current students create a toxic environment. The food is not good, and lunches are very crammed. Overall, Sprague excels in sports and academics, lacking in all other areas (despite a few exceptions).
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Sprague is a decent high school. Although, I feel that it could be improved in the coming years, especially concerning food, and their sports program. I feel like the variety of food options has been lacking, especially for those with diet restrictions and otherwise. Furthermore, I believe that there is not much emphasis put into being a student-athlete and many "prized" athletes are not held to the same standard as everyone else. Additionally, and although I'm not sure exactly how this can be counteracted, there is not much diversity which can sometimes lead to feelings of exclusion.
Sprague is unique! It has an outstanding music program(both instrumental &vocal) and Academics are excellent as well. If you’re planning to attend Sprague take classes from:

Nickel, Curry & Carnahan (Social Studies)
McElliott & Swartout (English)
Wanak, Dougherty, & Mrs. W (Science)
Dr. Brown (Vocal Music)
Mahi, Cash, & Minyard (PE & Health)
Burleson & Rasca (Math)

They are all great teachers- hard, but fair- and you’ll learn in their classes!