School Details

Twality Middle School

14650 SW 97th Ave, Tigard, OR 97224
(503) 431-5200
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1040 students 21 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

63%
60%
59%
71%
66%
63%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tigard-Tualatin School District 23j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
64%
61%
77%
76%
73%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tigard-Tualatin School District 23j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
65%
63%
74%
71%
67%
77%
73%
66%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tigard-Tualatin School District 23j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Twality Middle School is a public middle school in Tigard. 1,040 students go to Twality Middle School and identify primarily as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 37% of the 1,040 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Twality Middle School is 21:1. Thomas R Fowler Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 63%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 19% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

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

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

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

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school and everyone get to choose what to wear its so cool! Love it!(

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child has done the best in this school.

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