Thurston Middle School

Thurston Middle School serves 617 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the OR average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% 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 617 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 617 students
Thurston Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Thurston Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Thurston Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is more than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (OR) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 20:1
Thurston Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
2%
Thurston Middle School American Indian Students (1988-2013)
Asian
1%
4%
Thurston Middle School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
13%
21%
Thurston Middle School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
74%
65%
Thurston Middle School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
11%
5%
Thurston Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Thurston Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown OR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.43 0.37
Thurston Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
41%
44%
Thurston Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
8%
7%
Thurston Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,408 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,326 is less than the state average of $11,034. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,453 is higher than the state average of $11,196. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District Name Springfield 19 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
24
3
Number of Students Managed 11,408 751
Springfield   19 School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $104 MM $9 MM
Springfield   19 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $139 MM $9 MM
Springfield   19 School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,326 $11,034
Springfield   19 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,453 $11,196
Springfield   19 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • SpringfieldRidgeview Elementary School
    526 66th St
    SpringfieldOR 97478
    (541)744-6308
    0.4 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 496 students                      
  • SpringfieldThurston High School
    333 58th St
    SpringfieldOR 97478
    (541)744-5000
    0.6 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1475 students                      
  • SpringfieldThurston Elementary School
    7345 Thurston Rd
    SpringfieldOR 97478
    (541)744-6411
    1.1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 541 students                      
  • SpringfieldRiverbend Elementary School
    320 51st St
    SpringfieldOR 97478
    (541)988-2511
    1.4 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 505 students                      
  • SpringfieldMt Vernon Elementary School
    935 Filbert Ln
    SpringfieldOR 97478
    (541)744-6403
    2.7 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 535 students                      

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