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Washington Middle School

Public | 5-6 & ungraded | 698 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2013

Washington Middle School is a wonderful school with excellent teachers. My granddaughter is having a great experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

I have 5th grade student at Washington. I have been very impressed with this school. Do they have problems? Of course. Do all schools have problems? Of course. (even Parkers Chapel). Keep up the good work WMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

I went to this school for 2 or 3 days. I have to say this was the worst school I've ever been to in my whole entire life. But know i'm in a wonderful school, (parkers chapel!) and know Im also in seventh grade, so obviously I went there in sixth, and its was unsatisfactory!! my mom wasnt happy, and she was so ticked off she just couldnt stand it, neither could my father. They took me out of that school so fast they took the nail polish off my feet!! So I do not and will never ever recommend this school to anyone!! Its like a mini prsion for kids!! Its a really bad experience! Those kids there are so ghetto its just ashame,Im talking about the white and black kids!! Its terrible!! I hate Washington Middle!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2007

I was very concerned about sending my son to WMS. Changing classes and the size of the school was bigger than Northwest Elementary. Boy was I wrong! We are having the best academic year we have ever had. He likes school, he is taking Spanish, has had art and a computer class. One of the teachers has formed an after school Guitar Club. This year the school formed accelerated Math/Science and English/Reading classes. He has the same teacher for two periods and works on extra stuff in each class. He is definitely not bored this year. And he enjoys the challenge. We haven't had any discipline issues or administration problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2006

My child went to Yocum as well, however he has thoroughly enjoyed Washington Middle School. He enjoys the teachers, the administration, and the programs that are available. Washington Middle School is a great place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2006

After having my children at Yocum Elementary School, I truly know what a blessing the staff and teachers are there in comparison to WMS. My children hate going and I hate sending them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

Yes, WMS has its share of problems, but bringing my boys to the school was the best thing I ever did for them. They have learned and enjoyed being at WMS. I have watched my son that always felt second best to his twin become more confident and self-assured. I have no regrets about sending my children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

Administration of district holds learning back by not empowering the teachers. The staff & administration of Washington itself are wonderful. The school needs more money and creativity to show the kids that learning can be fun. It's called a focus schsool but there is no funding for the focus. There is too much 'teaching the test' pushed upon the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

I taught at WMS for several years and loved it. I decided to leave when it changed to grades 5-6. I didn't feel like the administration was there to support the teachers and the children were allowed to do anything they wanted without fear of punishment. Some problems were severe and all that resulted was a phone call to parents which did absolutely nothing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 10, 2004

This is the worst school I have ever seen. It's no fault of the teachers. They try and do well considering, but they aren't able to assign AC or Saturday school. All they can do to keep order is call home or sign the kids RAMS cards which mean nothing. WMS is on the verge of riot.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 73% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 52% 21%
White 39% 65%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A60%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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El Dorado, AR 71730
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