School Details

Tower Heights Middle School

195 North Johanna Dr, Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 434-0383
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 555 students 10 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

94%
90%
75%
99%
95%
83%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Centerville City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
89%
73%
95%
95%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Centerville City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
91%
77%
97%
96%
86%
83%
86%
69%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Centerville City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tower Heights Middle School is a public middle school in Centerville. The principal of Tower Heights Middle School is Mr. Clint P. Freese, whose e-mail is clint.freese@centerville.k12.oh.us. 555 children attend Tower Heights Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 8% of the 555 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 13% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Tower Heights Middle School is 10:1. Incarnation Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 80%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Asian 3% 8%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 16%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty and staff TRULY care. Compassionate! My son knows that and I can see it too. Very different than any other experience we've had.

  • (4 years ago)

    Im in 8th grade at tower heights middle school i realy dont like it that uch here it is pretty boring and my other school was better there was more fun there and we got away with a lot more i wouldnt come here if i didnt have to

  • (5 years ago)

    i was a student of this shool and this school is so awsome i cant even expalin the teachers were nice the students awsome the food great omg

  • (5 years ago)

    My child loves everything including all the spirt days and all the clubs she has joined

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter loves Tower Heights. She is very happy with the principal and the teachers. I feel the teachers work very hard to help students reach their potential and also provide ample social activities in order to nurture that very important part of middle school life.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a seventh grader at Tower Heights Middle School. My grades are all A's and B's and the teachers are fantastic! I could not have wished for a better school. I feel that I am truely blessed to be allowed to go to a school where the teachers treat you with kindess and love. I love Tower Heights and all of the teachers who are lucky enough to work there!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am in seventh grade and I think this school has great teacher's and I am very proud and lucky that I get to go to such an exellent school )

  • (9 years ago)

    THMS is a great learning enviroment. The teachers are excellent the cirriculum is optional for students at all learning levels. The continuity of the same teachers in each subject for 3 years really gives them and the kids the opportunity to know each other and makes a somewhat large school seem small. There is some activity for everyone if they are interested. There are also plenty of parent involovement opportunties. If there is a down fall to this school it is probably the social environment can be tough. A lot of high end learners and achievers and well to do kids with a sense of entitlement can make some above average kids feel left out or not as good as they really are. All in all though this is an excellent education.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is an eighth grade student at Tower Heights. She came to this school as a seventh grader after attending private school up to that point. She loves Tower Heights. All of her teachers are great and really push the kids to excel. I haven't had much interaction with office staff but the interaction I've had with teachers has been nothing but positive. Also the teachers who are in charge of the extracurricular clubs and programs are great as well. i don't particularly care for the layout of the school as it is difficult to find your way around but overall my daughter's experience has been very positive and I look forward to sending my other daughter there next school year.

  • (10 years ago)

    Most of the teachers are pretty good. The English teachers are not particularly strong. The administrative staff can be condescending towards the parents. There is one administrative person who is particularly sardonic and does her best to make the parents feel as though they're back in 5th grade. The school would do well to turn over their admin staff. Parents are very involved and most of the teachers are ready to engage with the parents at a moment's notice.

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