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Philomath Middle School

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Posted September 23, 2009

Philomath Middle School is great because it offers an excellent staff and wonderful volunteers that care deeply for the enrichment of all students. The school also fosters an amazing since of community into every aspect of student/school life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I know many of the teachers work hard both individually and together to give their students the best education that they can.


Posted May 22, 2007

The principal and office staff are professional and helpful. Overall,the teachers are dedicated with great communication to parents. The Power School (online grades) helps tremendously. There is a big mix of kids, which makes for a well rounded school and less snobbery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

I don't believe that employing teachers that yell at there students, or are rude and sarcastic to there students should be allowed. Yet when a parent expresses there concerns to the principles, they try to find blame in the student and of course not in the teacher. This same teacher has been like this thru my other 3 children. Which in making there transition to middle school a negitive experiance. Our 2 oldest went to job corp, with the 3rd on the way. Our youngest will also end up getting his education there also. It's sad that a parents concerns are ignored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2004

Having recently 'graduated' from Philomath Middle School, I find that I know far more about the school than most parents. My years spent in PMS were led by mostly competant teachers, while still having some that were awful. I believe that the teachers don't pay enough attention to the students reviews that they always make us complete every year, as I was an aid for a former teacher of mine and this teacher had maintained his/her awful attitude towards the students. I think that teachers don't even try not to play favorites and while I believe I learned a lot there, far too many people pass for the grades they recieve. The school is far too lenient punishment wise. If your son or daughter is a straight D student, this school's for you.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

2010

 
 
65%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students48%
Female44%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities15%
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 Students65%
Female76%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female90%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities46%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted86%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female71%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities36%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 65%
Hispanic 6% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2021 Chapel Dr
Philomath, OR 97370
Phone: (541) 929-3167

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