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Bethel School District

GreatSchools Rating: 5 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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516 176th St East
Spanaway, WA 98387
Pierce County
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PH: (253) 683-6000
FAX: (253) 539-6889

  • Grades PK, 1-12
  • 17,779 students
  • 40 schools

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 MSP Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 73% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 71% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Math
 64% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 59% (2010)
The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 68% (2013)
 66% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 65% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Writing
 59% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 54% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

Math
 63% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 48% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 71% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 62% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Science
 65% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 21% (2010)
The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

Math
 64% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 55% (2011)
 41% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 70% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 60% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

Math
 59% (2013)
 63% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 44% (2010)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 65% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 48% (2011)
 53% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

Writing
 71% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 66% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

Math
 62% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 50% (2011)
 46% (2010)
The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 59% (2013)
 63% (2012)
 61% (2011)
 63% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

Science
 55% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 40% (2010)
The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

Math
 42% (2013)
 41% (2012)
 33% (2011)
 34% (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.

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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 Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
Black62%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic68%
American Indian85%
Pacific Islander72%
White76%
Low income68%
Not low income78%
Special education23%
Not special education78%
Limited English50%

MathThis District
All Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Black52%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic63%
American Indian65%
Pacific Islander37%
White66%
Low income57%
Not low income71%
Special education21%
Not special education68%
Limited English39%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black62%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic61%
American Indian70%
Pacific Islander42%
White71%
Low income60%
Not low income77%
Special education18%
Not special education74%
Limited English31%

WritingThis District
All Students59%
Female68%
Male50%
Black53%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic53%
American Indian37%
Pacific Islander50%
White60%
Low income50%
Not low income68%
Special education17%
Not special education64%
Limited English27%

MathThis District
All Students63%
Female63%
Male64%
Black58%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic57%
American Indian40%
Pacific Islander42%
White67%
Low income55%
Not low income73%
Special education12%
Not special education70%
Limited English35%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students71%
Female77%
Male65%
Black62%
Asian78%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic68%
American Indian64%
Pacific Islander55%
White73%
Low income66%
Not low income76%
Special education19%
Not special education78%
Limited English41%

ScienceThis District
All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Black49%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic52%
American Indian60%
Pacific Islander30%
White72%
Low income57%
Not low income74%
Special education21%
Not special education71%
Limited English32%

MathThis District
All Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Black51%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic58%
American Indian64%
Pacific Islander55%
White67%
Low income57%
Not low income71%
Special education10%
Not special education70%
Limited English41%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
Black68%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic66%
American Indian52%
Pacific Islander61%
White71%
Low income63%
Not low income76%
Special education21%
Not special education76%
Limited English21%

MathThis District
All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
Black56%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic52%
American Indian39%
Pacific Islander44%
White61%
Low income48%
Not low income70%
Special education10%
Not special education66%
Limited English5%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students65%
Female72%
Male59%
Black55%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic58%
American Indian59%
Pacific Islander64%
White68%
Low income57%
Not low income72%
Special education19%
Not special education72%
Limited English20%

WritingThis District
All Students71%
Female83%
Male60%
Black66%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic67%
American Indian64%
Pacific Islander70%
White72%
Low income63%
Not low income78%
Special education21%
Not special education78%
Limited English20%

MathThis District
All Students62%
Female64%
Male59%
Black52%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic56%
American Indian45%
Pacific Islander53%
White65%
Low income51%
Not low income71%
Special education15%
Not special education68%
Limited English30%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students59%
Female67%
Male51%
Black57%
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic51%
American Indian63%
Pacific Islander39%
White60%
Low income49%
Not low income68%
Special education10%
Not special education66%
Limited English33%

ScienceThis District
All Students55%
Female59%
Male52%
Black48%
Asian62%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic46%
American Indian60%
Pacific Islander39%
White58%
Low income47%
Not low income63%
Special education19%
Not special education60%
Limited English25%

MathThis District
All Students42%
Female47%
Male38%
Black31%
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic37%
American Indian47%
Pacific Islander36%
White45%
Low income34%
Not low income50%
Special education5%
Not special education48%
Limited English39%
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
 82% (2013)
 82% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 80% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

Science
 37% (2011)
 36% (2010)
The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

Writing
 81% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 90% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

Math
 27% (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 Students82%
Female88%
Male78%
Black72%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic79%
American Indian88%
Pacific Islander68%
White86%
Low income75%
Not low income89%
Special education53%
Not special education87%

WritingThis District
All Students81%
Female88%
Male74%
Black73%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic77%
American Indian77%
Pacific Islander83%
White83%
Low income72%
Not low income88%
Special education50%
Not special education85%
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
Data not available for this district (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
 69% (2013)
 76% (2012)
 72% (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
 93% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 92% (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
 96% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

Algebra I
 46% (2013)
 45% (2012)
 36% (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
 93% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 86% (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
 68% (2013)
 57% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

Algebra I
 19% (2013)
 15% (2012)
 14% (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
 60% (2013)
 39% (2012)
 49% (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
 40% (2013)
 32% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

Algebra I
 17% (2013)
 18% (2012)
 17% (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
 33% (2013)
 25% (2012)
 34% (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)
 14% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

Algebra I
 4% (2013)
 6% (2012)
 19% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

Geometry
 19% (2013)
 10% (2012)
 27% (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 Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Black69%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial42%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income71%
Not low income67%
Not special education69%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
Black83%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Low income91%
Not low income95%
Not special education93%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income91%
Not low income97%
Not special education95%

Algebra IThis District
All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
Black40%
Asian38%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial38%
American Indian33%
Pacific Islander30%
White50%
Low income39%
Not low income51%
Special education19%
Not special education47%
Limited English31%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black88%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income88%
Not low income96%
Not special education93%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black49%
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial61%
American Indian71%
Pacific Islander49%
White73%
Low income58%
Not low income77%
Special education45%
Not special education72%

Algebra IThis District
All Students19%
Female18%
Male19%
Black9%
Asian17%
Asian/Pacific Islander21%
Hispanic20%
Multiracial25%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander29%
White20%
Low income16%
Not low income22%
Special education9%
Not special education22%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
Black44%
Asian57%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial60%
American Indian67%
Pacific Islander58%
White64%
Low income55%
Not low income65%
Special education53%
Not special education61%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 11
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students40%
Female42%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Low income39%
Not special education56%

Algebra IThis District
All Students17%
Female20%
Male15%
Black11%
Asian13%
Asian/Pacific Islander11%
Hispanic16%
Multiracial10%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander9%
White20%
Low income15%
Not low income20%
Special education14%
Not special education18%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students33%
Female31%
Male36%
Black28%
Asian36%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Low income37%
Not low income28%
Special education18%
Not special education35%
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 Students4%
Female4%
Male4%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
White6%
Low income3%
Not low income5%
Not special education4%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students19%
Female28%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Low income24%
Not low income13%
Not special education18%
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 experience11112
Teacher Education Levels
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Master's degree or higher166%66%
Student-Teacher Ratio
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students per classroom teacher11917

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
White63%64%
Hispanic13%16%
Black12%6%
Asian/Pacific Islander9%9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native3%3%
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program141%42%
Special education114%13%
Transitional bilingual11%8%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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