West Sylvan Middle School is in Portland, Oregon and is a Washington County school. The school reports an enrollment of 910 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 20 students per teacher.
This school performs above average when compared to other Oregon schools. West Sylvan Middle School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. The school ranks 3 for middle schools in Washington County and 4 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
Oregon standardized test performance, among other data points, are used to calculate the academic grade for a school. West Sylvan Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other Oregon middle schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing a variety of factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. West Sylvan Middle School performs slightly below average compared to other Oregon middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is C+.
School safety is evaluated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. For safety, West Sylvan Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in Oregon and received the grade of A for this measure.
An overview of the student body of West Sylvan Middle School is shown below. A school’s demographics play no part in determining its score.
A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
Included below are middle schools near West Sylvan Middle School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. All Portland schools can be seen on the Portland, Oregon schools directory page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Cedar Park Middle School||A||A||A||A-|
|2||Raleigh Hills Elementary School||A||A-||A||A|
|3||Arts and Communication Magnet Academy||A||A||B-||A+|
|4||Hayhurst Elementary School||B+||A||C-||C+|
|5||Whitford Middle School||B||B+||C||B+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.