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Hosford Middle School

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Posted June 6, 2014

Many kids there are very violent and we have had students punch teachers, and punch other students! Don't send your child here!


Posted May 11, 2014

If you can avoid going to Hosford, do. Teachers are apathetic about student achievement. PPS sends students with discipline problems from all over the city there. My son was bullied horribly and the teachers and administration ignored it. You only have to visit once to see it's not working
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

Hosford is a horrible school! Half the school is failing and will fail in life!!! From what I have seen the mandarin immersion student are the one only successful ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would not recommend coming if you are a person of color!


Posted August 10, 2011

I was a student at Hosford; and it prepared me greatly for Cleveland high school. I have always had a very unique way of viewing education (in that if I could choose, I wouldn't go to school at all because I would be far better able to grow and learn on my own.) However, Hosford was a great place with many super-qualified teachers on hand. For example, Mr. Zakoura is perhaps the most intelligent person I know. He could and should be teaching a college class at Stanford or Berkley, but he chooses to be at Hosford because of the great environment and the schools goals of providing every child great education. It is easy to achieve excellence when a school only has middle to upper class white students attending (*cough cough*); but Hosford provides the opportunity to achieve excellence to everybody, no matter how much their family makes, the color of their skin, or the circumstances in which they grew up. Hosford truly amazes me, and for I person who detests school, Hosford was a wonderful place to learn. -Griffin Gonzales, class of 2010.


Posted February 23, 2011

The students are rude, disrespectful, and out of control. Teachers don't do much about it anyway. When you're walking in the hallway to get to class, it's like a jungle. People are yelling and slamming others into lockers, profanities are being tossed back and forth. As far as I see it, you wouldn't want to go here.


Posted June 5, 2009

This is one of the most welcoming schools I have ever been at, and I've been to many. The teachers and staff are all supportive. I love how people like the librarians and office workers learn everyone's names, even thought they rarely see them!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

I myself am a student at hosford its the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2008

Hosford Middle School is an Amazing school. I recommend going. The Teachers were extremely nice, and were always on task and doing their job. They know how to make learning fun. The School was safe. well just for more info go to their web-sight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

My son has had a horrible time at Hosford. The kids are out of control and the teachers don't seem to do much about it. I have had so many issues I even had to go to school with my son for a few days to try and get to the bottom of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

i love going to Hosford! Learning Chinese was my dream, NOT ANY MORE! Now it is my reality. The teachers are SO nice and know what they are doing.
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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 59% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

2010

 
 
64%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

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

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial68%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial68%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted94%
Special Education with Accomodation11%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male57%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learners14%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation25%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Hispanic 14% 21%
Black 8% 3%
Two or more races 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 46%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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