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North Thurston Public Schools

GreatSchools Rating: 6 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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305 College St NE
Lacey, WA 98516
Thurston County
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PH: (360) 412-4413
FAX: (360) 412-4410

  • Grades PK, 1-12
  • 14,194 students
  • 22 schools

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 MSP Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 77% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 77% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Math
 73% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 74% (2010)
The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 77% (2013)
 76% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 74% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Writing
 62% (2013)
 62% (2012)
 60% (2011)
 64% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

Math
 68% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 64% (2011)
 60% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 73% (2013)
 76% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 70% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Science
 71% (2013)
 69% (2012)
 59% (2011)
 33% (2010)
The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

Math
 69% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 66% (2011)
 62% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 72% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 64% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

Math
 68% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 66% (2011)
 57% (2010)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 70% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 65% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

Writing
 77% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 71% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

Math
 64% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 53% (2010)
The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 71% (2013)
 69% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 71% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

Science
 71% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 57% (2010)
The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

Math
 55% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 47% (2010)
The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8.
  • The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 MSP Results by Subgroup

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

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Black76%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic69%
American Indian47%
Pacific Islander83%
White80%
Low income67%
Not low income85%
Special education37%
Not special education80%
Limited English51%

MathThis District
All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black59%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic61%
American Indian53%
Pacific Islander67%
White77%
Low income64%
Not low income81%
Special education36%
Not special education77%
Limited English45%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
Black78%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic69%
American Indian46%
Pacific Islander80%
White79%
Low income70%
Not low income82%
Special education38%
Not special education81%
Limited English39%

WritingThis District
All Students62%
Female72%
Male54%
Black63%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic57%
American Indian55%
Pacific Islander71%
White63%
Low income52%
Not low income71%
Special education21%
Not special education68%
Limited English27%

MathThis District
All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Black62%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic58%
American Indian27%
Pacific Islander67%
White71%
Low income58%
Not low income77%
Special education26%
Not special education74%
Limited English26%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black47%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic62%
American Indian57%
Pacific Islander75%
White78%
Low income62%
Not low income82%
Special education44%
Not special education76%
Limited English32%

ScienceThis District
All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black47%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic63%
American Indian71%
Pacific Islander45%
White77%
Low income62%
Not low income79%
Special education34%
Not special education75%
Limited English34%

MathThis District
All Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
Black49%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic58%
American Indian64%
Pacific Islander55%
White73%
Low income57%
Not low income79%
Special education17%
Not special education74%
Limited English32%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Black64%
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic66%
American Indian54%
Pacific Islander52%
White76%
Low income63%
Not low income80%
Special education34%
Not special education76%
Limited English21%

MathThis District
All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black44%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic55%
American Indian62%
Pacific Islander61%
White71%
Low income59%
Not low income75%
Special education24%
Not special education72%
Limited English37%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
Black53%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic58%
American Indian50%
Pacific Islander76%
White75%
Low income61%
Not low income78%
Special education32%
Not special education74%
Limited English14%

WritingThis District
All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
Black63%
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic67%
American Indian75%
Pacific Islander88%
White79%
Low income70%
Not low income82%
Special education35%
Not special education81%
Limited English31%

MathThis District
All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black46%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic51%
American Indian33%
Pacific Islander72%
White68%
Low income53%
Not low income73%
Special education8%
Not special education70%
Limited English31%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
Black56%
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic65%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander47%
White75%
Low income60%
Not low income78%
Special education34%
Not special education75%
Limited English21%

ScienceThis District
All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black53%
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic63%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander47%
White78%
Low income61%
Not low income78%
Special education37%
Not special education76%
Limited English23%

MathThis District
All Students55%
Female55%
Male54%
Black31%
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic49%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander32%
White59%
Low income42%
Not low income63%
Special education8%
Not special education60%
Limited English33%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8.
  • The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 HSPE Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 10

Reading
 87% (2013)
 82% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 83% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

Science
 46% (2011)
 44% (2010)
The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

Writing
 89% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 87% (2011)
 89% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

Math
 36% (2010)
The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams.
  • The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

See Washington's state standards

Compare all elementary, middle and high schools in this district

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 HSPE Results by Subgroup

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

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black87%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic87%
American Indian78%
Pacific Islander90%
White88%
Low income80%
Not low income92%
Special education61%
Not special education90%
Limited English36%

WritingThis District
All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Black85%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic88%
American Indian69%
Pacific Islander90%
White92%
Low income83%
Not low income94%
Special education65%
Not special education92%
Limited English43%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams.
  • The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 EOC Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 7

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 100% in 2011.

Algebra I
 100% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 97% in 2011.

Geometry
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

Source: WA OSPI, 2010-2011

Grade 8

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 99% in 2013.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

Algebra I
 93% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 79% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 97% in 2013.

Geometry
 100% (2013)
 100% (2012)
 93% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 96% in 2013.

Biology I
 95% (2013)
 86% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

Algebra I
 68% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 53% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 53% in 2013.

Geometry
 96% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 91% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 61% in 2013.

Biology I
 74% (2013)
 65% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

Algebra I
 27% (2013)
 31% (2012)
 21% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 28% in 2013.

Geometry
 72% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 66% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 11

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 21% in 2012.

Biology I
 50% (2013)
 53% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

Algebra I
 23% (2013)
 21% (2012)
 18% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 30% in 2013.

Geometry
 44% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 44% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 12

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 26% in 2012.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

Algebra I
 27% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

Geometry
 17% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in algebra I, geometry, integrated math I, integrated math II, and biology.
  • The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

See Washington's state standards

Compare all elementary, middle and high schools in this district

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 EOC Results by Subgroup

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

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 8
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial93%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income89%
Not low income94%
Not special education92%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Black92%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial90%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income88%
Not low income97%
Not special education95%

Algebra IThis District
All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
Black60%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial61%
American Indian64%
Pacific Islander82%
White70%
Low income57%
Not low income75%
Special education44%
Not special education68%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black91%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial97%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income94%
Not low income96%
Not special education96%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black64%
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial77%
American Indian63%
Pacific Islander56%
White77%
Low income63%
Not low income81%
Special education64%
Not special education75%
Limited English32%

Algebra IThis District
All Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
Black28%
Asian29%
Asian/Pacific Islander24%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial27%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Low income21%
Not low income33%
Special education5%
Not special education32%
Limited English10%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
Black57%
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income66%
Not low income76%
Special education77%
Not special education72%
Limited English71%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 11
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students50%
Female46%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Not low income62%
Not special education67%

Algebra IThis District
All Students23%
Female23%
Male22%
Black15%
Asian17%
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanic22%
Multiracial6%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income28%
Not low income19%
Special education15%
Not special education23%
Limited English31%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students44%
Female42%
Male46%
Black23%
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial41%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income47%
Not low income43%
Not special education45%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 12
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
All Students27%
Female25%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Not low income17%
Not special education26%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students17%
Female18%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Not low income0%
Not special education19%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in algebra I, geometry, integrated math I, integrated math II, and biology.
  • The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher Experience
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Average years educational experience11312
Teacher Education Levels
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Master's degree or higher171%66%
Student-Teacher Ratio
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students per classroom teacher11717

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
White60%64%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%9%
Hispanic11%16%
Black9%6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native3%3%
Unspecified3%n/a
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program139%42%
Special education113%13%
Transitional bilingual13%8%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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