The Dalles Middle School

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 less than the state average of 0.70. 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 0.70
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 3,040 741
North Wasco County   21 School District Number of Students Managed (2005-2012)
District Total Revenue $30 MM n/a
North Wasco County   21 School District Total Revenue (2004-2009)
District Spending $34 MM n/a
North Wasco County   21 School District Spending (2004-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,207 $0
North Wasco County   21 School District Revenue / Student (2005-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,692 $0
North Wasco County   21 School District Spending / Student (2005-2009)
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)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • 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

School Reviews

  • 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

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Communicating early and often with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of ensuring your child has the best possible education. Yet, sometimes parent-teacher conferences can be stressful for a variety of factors. In this article we provide a how-to guide for making the most out of your parent-teacher conference experience.
The Parents’ Guide to Common Core
The Common Core State Standards were developed as a means to prepare K-12 students for success in college or the workforce upon graduation from high school. Since their inception, they have been adopted by 43 states. While much support has been given for the standards, many criticisms have emerged as well.
White Students are Now the Minority in U.S. Public Schools
Increasing birth rates among immigrant families from Asia and Central and South America, combined with lower birth rates among white families, means that for the first time in history, public school students in the United States are majority-minority. This shift in demographics poses difficulties for schools as they work to accommodate children of varying language abilities and socio-economic backgrounds.
Related School Videos
Did You Know?
Wasco County, OR public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.47, which is lower than the Oregon average of 0.7. The most diverse school district in Wasco County is Chenowith School District 9 School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Oregon or national school diversity statistics.