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Rowe Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 674 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 31, 2014

My daughter has struggled with bullying at Rowe & is having to transfer due to the staff not doing anything about it in the three years she's attended.The principal sides with whatever the teacher or other student who claims to have done nothing rather than dealing w/the situation head on & listening to the student whose in their office crying.I attended Rowe long ago & I'm disappointed in the schools actions.As I'm trying to trader my student,it seems Rowe has put her off till last.You have to be consistent & bring in someone higher than them.It difficult to get them to follow through w/anything.Do not recommend sending your child to Rowe of they are on an IEP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2014

In the three years my daughter has attended this school we have had to switch counselors twice, the science teacher referred to her as stupid, and she was assaulted from behind in the over crowded hallway with a counselor standing less than 5 feet away (who apparently saw nothing, although it was video taped and posted on social media). There are two wonderful teachers at Rowe but this does not make up for the many that seem to detest being there as much as the students do. I'm glad there is just a few months to go and she will be out of there for good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

This is a wonderful school. The teachers are incredible. They have a great health plan. The princible is 100% awesome! Your child would love this school. It is a all around Fantastic school!


Posted August 4, 2008

Dedicated teachers do their best at Rowe. However, the administration sometimes sides with disruptive students against teachers' efforts at order. This makes school a stressful and confusing situation for students who are trying to learn and teachers who are trying to teach. Diligent or gifted students do not get the attention they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

Great communication with the students, teachers, admin staff and parents. I felt the teaching staff really challenged my child in the subjects. (my only gripe would be music, but this is not a school issue, it's a district issue - from cutbacks)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

The learning specialists in the school are great. The majority of the teachers my child has had have been nice to work with and most appreciate any parental input. We did have a problem with a teacher singling out our child and we had to take the issue to someone higher than the principal since he sided with the teacher. The issue was resolved and things are fine once again for our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

The teachers I have encountered are enthusiastic and fun. The administration, however, needs work. Discipline in this school is very lax. 'Bad' students are allowed to behave poorly and make it difficult and sometimes scary for the 'good' students to learn and even attend school. I hope that the administration is listening, because I am not the only concerned parent out there.
—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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

2010

 
 
40%
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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students39%
Female41%
Male38%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic24%
Multiracial39%
Native American44%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students55%
Female60%
Male49%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial67%
Native American67%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners15%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners22%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted90%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted91%
Special Education with Accomodation7%
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 67% 66%
Hispanic 24% 21%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 4%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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