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Thomas R Fowler Middle School

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Posted August 19, 2013

This is honestly the most amazing school. I was able to be apart of so many wonderful opportunities at this school. One of my favorite parts was being apart of a class called peer tutoring. A program in which students had the opportunity to work with special needs students in a classroom setting which was always the favorite part of my day. At the end of eighth grade I recieved several awards which I still carry with me in pride. I made so many amazing friends and there was not one teacher I didn't like. I felt like I could go to any cousler or teacher if I ever needed help with anything, family, school, etc. I will only have amazing memories of fowler that have influenced how I am even today. Thanks Fowler.


Posted May 1, 2013

Fowler is a great School ! The only one little thing i do not like is this one lady ,kathleen i think im sure shes great at whatever her positon is but she is very rude ,ive had to talk to her on a couple of occasions and the whole conversation nothing but plain rudeness!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

This is school is practically my life. I just entered 6th grade this year, and I never want to leave. Fowler rocks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

I really like this school it is the best in OR! The teachers are the best also.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2007

This isn't elementary school anymore and kids are required to step up and take responsibility. I have two girls with the youngest coming into 8th grade. Our experience at Fowler has been good. There is a wonderful band program which will welcome a new director next year. Our Principal and Vice Principal are both moving on but we have a strong parental support that will make the transition smooth. I would like to see more for the gifted and artistic students. Both of my girls have been in Band and Jazz Band which unfortunately prevented them from participating in other electives. While not perfect, Fowler is a good school with many wonderful kids and caring families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

Bullying at Fowler is a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2006

If your child is academically inclined, Fower has resources and a tract for the gifted. They also have an above average Band, Orchestra, and Drama department. After school activities lack imagination and are not very progressive in nature. Busses are available which is a plus. Physical Fitness is 5 times a week. 'Old school' competitor sport's is the main course. There is no anti-violence or harrasment programs (like 2nd step) in place. Parent involment is great for a middle school.
—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.

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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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

2010

 
 
63%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
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%
Female55%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Reading

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners11%
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 Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted94%
Special Education with Accomodation31%

Reading

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation24%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation40%

Reading

All Students64%
Female73%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation19%

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation24%
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 63% 65%
Hispanic 20% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Black 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
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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Tigard, OR 97223
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