Thurston Middle School

6300 Thurston Rd,

Springfield, OR, 97478-7099

Tel: (541)744-6368
Grades: 6-8

588 students

Thurston Middle School serves 588 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the OR average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 35%.
Thurston Middle School operates within the Springfield 19 School District.

Overview

The student population of 588 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 588 students
Thurston Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Thurston Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Thurston Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (OR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 20:1
Thurston Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
2%
Thurston Middle School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
n/a
4%
Thurston Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
10%
21%
Thurston Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
3%
Thurston Middle School Black (1990-2012)
White
75%
65%
Thurston Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Thurston Middle School Sch Ethnicity Thurston Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.41 0.53
Thurston Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
38%
44%
Thurston Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
7%
Thurston Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,134 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Springfield 19 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
3
Number of Students Managed 11,134 778
Springfield   19 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $104 MM $9 MM
Springfield   19 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $139 MM $9 MM
Springfield   19 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,537 $11,034
Springfield   19 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,734 $11,196
Springfield   19 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, OR Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Thurston High School (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Agnes Stewart Middle School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ridgeview Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Springfield Ridgeview Elementary School
    526 66th St
    Springfield , OR , 97478
    (541)744-6308
    0.4  mi  |  470  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Springfield Thurston High School
    333 58th St
    Springfield , OR , 97478
    (541)744-5000
    0.6  mi  |  1463  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Springfield Thurston Elementary School
    7345 Thurston Rd
    Springfield , OR , 97478
    (541)744-6411
    1.1  mi  |  524  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Springfield Riverbend Elementary School
    320 51st St
    Springfield , OR , 97478
    (541)988-2511
    1.4  mi  |  524  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Springfield Mt Vernon Elementary School
    935 Filbert Ln
    Springfield , OR , 97478
    (541)744-6403
    2.7  mi  |  508  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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