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Twality Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1040 students

 

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Posted November 22, 2013

this school has a teribel teaching progrem and thay fohkuss too mutch on komputers itt wass an bad ixpeerence and i dident lern enything


Posted October 24, 2013

I go to school here, and the teachers are soo nice, and I have learned so much already after about 2 months in school. They have a new system called sinergy in the school's district. It actually really helps me so I can see how I'm doing, and I can look at my grades and say I could work on things more if I have bad grades. It's also an easier way for my parents to check on me. I also like Twality because it has more activities than my old school. I have also improved since I switched schools to go to twality.


Posted October 16, 2013

Twality is very diverse, one of the reasons we picked this district. They are quick to respond to questions and concerns. My daughter was placed in the wrong class and when I contacted the school counselor and they returned my email that evening from their home. My daughter was placed in the correct class the next day. The teachers are very involved and keep parents up to date in weekly emails. Also a new system was put in to track your child's assignments, absences and grades. There have been some bugs and the teachers have been proactive by informing parents what's happening. Back to school night was great ! Such a diverse set of teachers, yet all happy and outgoing. They seem to love what they do, especially the math teachers. One of them even has math songs that the students can download. One song actually helped (I was skeptic) as she sang along the equation made sense. It's not the fanciest or newest school, far from that, but what they have can't be measured by numbers. Hope this helps you make the right choice for your student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

If you're moving to the area, or looking for a 14-15 year school, pick Twality. They make new students feel very welcome. The teachers are great. They don't kill your mood but they do a great job teaching. PE program is really good. Lunches are the best. Seriously they provide nutritious good meals. The kids are pretty diverse. There's a lot of different cultures. Sporty, hang back and listen to music, nerdy, everything. It's a great school. There are always those few students that will push your buttons, but you really will find that anywhere. There's really good bus transportation too. Lots of buses. They're excellent drivers as well. I'm a student here and this is honestly my favorite school.


Posted September 10, 2013

I recently moved to the area and unfortunately was in district for Twality. The staff is unorganized, they do not return calls or emails, the secretary office can not answer any questions, other then answering phone calls and taking messages. They abruptly change students schedules removing them from classes without involving the parent, and the principal's response to my complaints were thoughtless nonsense. don t get me started on the band teacher either. I hope to pull my child out and get into hazel brook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

Twality was including 6th graders into what they called the national converstaion. This curriculum was put forth by an organization called SERP & the former principle. It asked kids questions like Should your parents have to take parenting lessons & pass a test before being allowed to have kids. The so called objective debates started out with the description of how an 9 year old was strangled by his father. Another subject was "Should hand guns be made illegal" again the debate started with the description of the Virginia tech university & no where did it mention the 2nd amendment was created to allow the citizenry to protect itself from a government that becomes unrepresenative, tyranical. I encourage all Parents to pay special attention to what common core is & entities like SERP as it is a great tool for a small group of academics to socially engineer your kids in their likeness!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

I honestly think this school is the best I have ever went to. The teachers are nice, and I feel comfortable there.


Posted August 17, 2013

This school makes my kids comfortable. Their grades have improved from previous schools, and they're always productive, and not lazy all the time like they use to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

There is horrible bullying going on and lots of racist kids who get away with slandering whites . My child was bullied for no other reason than being white and pretty. Nothing was done to stop it and it continued all year. My child now hates school and also became more introverted to not to stand out. Its not OK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

This school may be one of the worst school I've ever let my kid attend. Poor teaching, emails never returned just poor communication, and lots of bullying!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2009

I love this school and everyone get to choose what to wear its so cool! Love it!(:
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

College Preparatory Mathematics was started this year in this school. The program is below the specified standards level. Many perents are upset with this program and students are getting left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

Been here for 2 days now and I love it compared to St. Anthony's. I posted a reply on that school too. Can't say much more as I haven't been here long but it has been the easiest school to just slide into and hit the ground running that I have been to so far. The people are nice and really try to help new students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2007

Twality has a grea[t] school program, where if you need help in some subject(s) you can get help after school and you can get sighned up for a day helping class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2007

I have had problems with this school. It has a few good teachers, but some inadequate ones as well, particularly if a kid has a low or moderate level of special needs. The counselors have shown diligence; the ones working with special needs kids do well to mitigate the problems caused by some of the less accommodative teachers in the math curriculum and a few other areas. Kids with more severe handicaps are taken care of fairly well, however.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2004

My child has done the best in this school.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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%
Female67%
Male60%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial53%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female77%
Male64%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners6%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male56%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic30%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners16%
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 Students59%
Female56%
Male61%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial44%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners31%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners23%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female73%
Male82%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners23%
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 66% 65%
Hispanic 19% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 37%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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14650 SW 97th Ave
Tigard, OR 97224
Phone: (503) 431-5200

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