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Tumalo Community School

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Posted June 3, 2014

A few of the other comments hit straight home! This school has its pros and cons but my child will not be returning! Very sad.... i had high hopes from everything i was told about this school. Whenever there is a problem the teachers trash the child and won't listen and then call the child a liar! It's backwards! They should be there for the whole child! It is their job.... there is alot of scams and dishonest. Unless your child Is perfect do all you can tho keep them as far away as you can!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Our son has attended Tumalo for the last two years. His teachers helped him catch up over a year of math instruction he was behind, as well as encouraging a new-found love of reading. We are super happy with the teachers, principal and all the parental and community support. It has a rural country-school feel that we so appreciate - especially through the middle-school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

I've had my boys here at this school for the past two years and we love it. I volunteer every week and see the commitment and love that the principal, staff and teachers have for the kids. It feels really good here. The teachers are very committed and keep their classes under control, and do it with a smile. They are pros. My boys now love to read and have moved up reading groups since being here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

I am an 8th grader at HDMS and I went to this school from 1st grade to 5th. When i went there the teachers and principal and every staff member was amazing and caring and nice. But lately i heard they have gotten a new principal that parents are not fond of. I just want to say don't hate the school. it's an amazing school it's just the new people who work there now that are ruining it.


Posted October 13, 2013

This school was my home for five years. It is an amazing, fun place to be. I love it's small, encouraging environment. All of the teachers love to be there and teach. They gave me just the education and accommodation I needed. I am an eighth grade student.


Posted August 2, 2013

My son has had some problems in school, but has had help from the school in trying to improve his social skills. He has been given an IEP and put in a social skills group. I think sometimes that more can be done to help rather than just labeling him a "problem student" and being shuttled to detention. However, most of the teachers are good and it's not their fault that they have so many other students to deal with that it makes it hard for them to take time with the students who need the most help and attention. My daughter loves going to this school and has had no problems at all here. The librarians and reading teachers are especially beloved by both of my children. All the fundraising can be draining for those families who are financially strapped. The community is very supportive of this school. We love the front desk staff as they are very pleasant and helpful as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

My son was a new student to this School last year and hated it, came home almost every night telling me how his teacher ignores him and does not help him when he needs help, his teacher's answer to my son is "its your problem" and when he would go to other teachers they treated him as a lier. When we talked to his teacher he attempted to say my son was making up things. We then went to the principal who's response to this was refering my son to the school councelor. If a child hates having to go to school every morning then thermust be something wrong!! This school needs teachers that care and love teaching, a leader(principal) who will take matters into affect by adressing the real issues by what is best for the students not "the school". I have been on the phone with the teacher, principal and counselor and its just a BAD SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

My son hates this school. It's sad to say, but what might have been a good school in the past is no longer. There is a new principal that is beyond awful, quite tragic as the former did an excellent job. Redmond School district is in such financial mess (think massive unfunded pension obligations) that very little money is getting to the classrooms. The classrooms are over crowded, the teachers stressed and not performing. They have a massive busing scam because the district needs the money. They bus kids over an hour. Seems illogical, but they do it because even though the classrooms are filled the district needs the extra funds to pay for past financial promises. As a family we are sad that we will have to endure a move just to get our children out of a really bad situation. I would have never in a million years thought this public school would be so horrible, as our whole family is very supportive of public education, but the sad fact is it is just a poorly run district and it's finally trickled down and poisoned the school. Really disappointed, sigh packing is no fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

I have been involved with this school for the past 5 years and I love it! There is a definite sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

This is a great school. Great parents with lots of involments by volunteers. Great teachers with same small community values. Staff is excellent and very welcoming.
—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 61% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

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 64% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

2010

 
 
48%
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 58% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
87%
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 59% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

2010

 
 
76%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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%
Female72%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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%
Female63%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities43%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities17%
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 Students77%
Female73%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female64%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students85%
Female>=95%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students60%
Female73%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female82%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female73%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 86% 65%
Hispanic 10% 21%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 3%
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 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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