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Talawanda Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 782 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted March 3, 2009

I am very involved in TMS. Frankly, I don't know what the last person in speaking about. Kids are Kids. They have excellent role models in the teachers, faculty and staff here. There are many great things going on at TMS, many diverse programs both during and after school for the students to participate in, including music, sports, and clubs. Rote exercises and work sheets where? I have my fourth child currently at this school and this is not the norm for this school. The math program is the only thing that is a sub par and they're working on it. All else makes for a wonderful learning environment and a great place to go to school. Best in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

I am very concerned with the way children are being treated at this school, and possibly many others. I feel kids cannot be kids anymore these days. I thought people who work as teachers were leaders and positive role models. We have experienced a lot of negativity towards our child from this school. MMay
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

Too many rote exercises and worksheets for my taste. Homework is perfunctory. Our child has Never been asked or required to go the library and write a research report for example. They seem to cycle over the same basic science lessons again and again. I know school isn't all fun, but its disappointing how little our children have been challenged to think or to write.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

My vhildren have thoroughly enjoyed their academic experience at the middle school. We have always had success in dealing with teachers and administration. The music program rocks,both children that attend are in band and we are off to our 1st competition tomorrow. I feel that the faculty really has the student's and parent's best interest at heart and they strive hard to work with families. I am grateful that we live in this district, my children are thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

TMS has many talented and caring teachers. The quality of classroom instruction is generally excellent. There is, however, as serious lack of control and direction being provided by the Principal and Assistant Principal. There is also too much emphasis on athletics at the expense of other activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled64%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled28%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled33%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled45%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 6MetMet
Grade 7AboveMet
Grade 8MetMet

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
101 (2011)
 
99 (2010)
 
97 (2009)
 
99 (2008)

0
60
120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 74%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 16%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 9%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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4030 Oxford Reily Rd
Oxford, OH 45056
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