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South Meadows Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted March 1, 2014

Since the other reviews are out of date, as an update, smms is still a horrible school. The teachers try to help their students learn, but the students themselves are not motivated. Leadership and administration is very poor, and fights break out on a daily basis. My daughter was never challenged at the school, and felt unprepared for high school, when we transferred out of the feeder. Please south meadows... institute some better leadership and teaching so the students are motivated to learn and prepare for high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

Well, you can think what ever of this school but never forget that school dosen't need to be big with great teachers...Always think of this it dosen't matter if Jb Thomas Middle School..is good or bad...Everyone who wants a better life will do better in any school...=] I went to this school..and i have a lot to thank Jb Thomas..because thanks to all of those teachers im who i am now...and i will never forget that best prinsipal ever...Mr.Alva..=]
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2007

The bullies and violence are out of control. At least this year we have a principal taking action. To bad for him the last principal has set this school so far back, he really has his work cut out for him. But he seems like the right guy for the job. Good luck! the last principal was one sided. Little does he know by his action he has made it even harder for the people he thought he was protecting.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 61% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

2010

 
 
54%
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.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students47%
Female60%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic29%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant24%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female75%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners<=5%
Migrant29%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male57%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic37%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners5%
Migrant26%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners5%
Migrant26%
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic30%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners10%
Migrant17%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 21%
White 42% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4960 SE Davis Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: (503) 844-1220

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