The Dalles Middle School

1100 East 12th St,

The Dalles, OR, 97058-3099

Tel: (541)506-3380
Grades: 6-8

625 students

The Dalles Middle School serves 625 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the OR average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 35%.
The Dalles Middle School operates within the North Wasco County 21 School District.

Overview

The student population of 625 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 625 students
The Dalles Middle School Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
The Dalles Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (2005-2012)
Students by Grade The Dalles Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is equal to 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 21:1 20:1
The Dalles Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2012)
American Indian
3%
2%
The Dalles Middle School American Indian (2006-2012)
Asian
n/a
4%
The Dalles Middle School Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
29%
21%
The Dalles Middle School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
1%
3%
The Dalles Middle School Black (2006-2012)
White
62%
65%
The Dalles Middle School White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups The Dalles Middle School Sch Ethnicity The Dalles 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.
0.53 0.53
The Dalles Middle School Diversity Score (2006-2012)
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.
59%
44%
The Dalles Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2012)
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.
7%
7%
The Dalles Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,040 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name North Wasco County 21 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 3,040 778
North Wasco County   21 School District Number of Students Managed (2006-2012)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $9 MM
North Wasco County   21 School District Total Revenue (2004-2009)
District Spending $34 MM $9 MM
North Wasco County   21 School District Spending (2004-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,239 $11,034
North Wasco County   21 School District Revenue / Student (2006-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,728 $11,196
North Wasco County   21 School District Spending / Student (2006-2009)
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 The Dalles-wahtonka High School (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lyle Middle School (8.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dry Hollow Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • The Dalles Dry Hollow Elementary School
    1314 East 19th St
    The Dalles , OR , 97058
    (541)506-3370
    0.4  mi  |  495  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • The Dalles The Dalles-wahtonka High School
    220 East 10th St
    The Dalles , OR , 97058
    (541)506-3400
    0.6  mi  |  936  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • The Dalles Colonel Wright Elementary School
    610 West 14th St
    The Dalles , OR , 97058
    (541)506-3360
    1  mi  |  324  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Dallesport Dallesport Elementary School
    325 6th Ave
    Dallesport , WA , 98617
    (509)767-1132
    1.7  mi  |  167  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • The Dalles Chenowith Elementary School
    922 Chenowith Lp West
    The Dalles , OR , 97058
    (541)506-3350
    3.1  mi  |  446  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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  • Recommended July 16, 2014 - The Dalles Middle School has dedicated teachers who work really hard to provide a top notch education, despite the large classes they have to teach. - Posted by Parent

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