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Ashland Middle School

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Posted June 18, 2010

I think this school is great in ways and terrible in other ways. They really think bullying is a major deal which there isn't very much of course there is the talking behind the back and rumors but its impossible to stop that. The popularity is a huge deal in 6th grade i don't know about 7th or 8th but if your child can't handle pressure i really don't recommend this school. MOST of the 6th grade teachers are great! But there are some that are just mean. Some may seem mean but they are just helping you which really in the long run they are great teachers. I had Mr. Streng and Mr. McNeil which are both FANTASTIC teachers. Mr. McNeil pushes you which really is great but Mr. Streng is laid back so you feel more comfortable talking to him. I like this school a lot. very fun! :)


Posted January 22, 2010

My stepson attends this school and I must say he really enjoys his classes. The teachers manage to keep him very enthusiastic about learning. Homework seems a bit heavy at times but that is not a major problem most days. The staff for the most part seem to be very friendly. One exception being the afternoon crossing guard who enjoys yelling at cars for no reason I can see! He scares me so we switched to using the bus. Other than that the school has been wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

5 stars. The teachers are very enthusiastic and really work hard to be creative and meet the needs of individual students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

I attended this school in 7th grade, coming in the middle of the year, and was very welcomed. I was worried about starting a new school and not knowing anybody, but I made friends the first day, with both students and teachers! The teachers create a positive learning environment, and the students are very mature and have good manners, something that I have not seen in any school before. That is and will always be my favorite school, and I strongly recommend anyone considering enrolling their children for it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 3, 2006

AMS is the BEST!! The teachers are awesome and nice, they have great extra-curricular activities, and the best band ever!! They are very friendly there and you learn a lot. They do a lot of activities to get to know each other better, and it is an AWESOME school!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2006

We came to Ashland in the late summer of '05 in order to have my son start 6th grade at the beginning of the year with everyone else. The entire community was very welcoming and the teachers at AMS are fantastic. Not just one or two, but all. My son had been in special ed for reading, writing and speech, but after one year at AMS he only needs help still with writing. The transition to this new school was a breeze. He made alot of new freinds and is actually comfortable and happy. Previously at other schools he hated it so much that he would beg to stay home or call me at work from the bathroom be cause he was miserable. Life is good here and I would strongly encourage any family to seriously consider moving to Ashland. You would never regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

I went to 6th grade at AMS and there really is no school like it. The teachers are creative and exciting with new ideas and they always find ways to make you feel right at home. The kids are the nicest you'll ever meet. One of my friends came to AMS in the middle of the year and instantly was surronded by wonderful friends I trhink she'll keep for a lifetime. She said that the 1st day was hard when she was just meeting people, but the very next day she felt like she had found her place in our community. I just moved from Ashland and started a new school. The 1st day was today and it was incredibly hard, but I'll consider myself lucky if the kids will welcome me 1/2 as much as my the AMS community accepted my friend. AMS is the best of the best!!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 59% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female78%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 65%
Hispanic 8% 21%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Black 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Walker Ave
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-1611

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