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Lakewood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 194 students

 
 

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Posted June 9, 2014

Horrible school. Teachers, parents and staff are dysfunctional. No idea what is going on in their school. Classrooms are out of control with little or no direction. Parents who coach sports are elitists. Kids not played fairly. School sports better but again teachers who coach are unfriendly. Our child's new school is much better - academically and with sports. We are so happy we have a choice. We are not the first family to leave. One parent told us she went to Lakewood and would not send her children there for the reasons we've stated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2011

One of the best schools in Washington it's not a big school and the teachers are challenging. A perfect learning environment, and don't be fooled by the negative comments by some parents they are just a little overprotective of their kids. The staff is amazing and there are many great student leaders.


Posted August 2, 2011

Lakewood Middle School is terrible! The majority of the teachers don't care about their students. As an example, my son came home upset because his math teacher humiliated him and others in his class because of their grades in that class. She was sent an email in which she never replied to. She is not the only teacher who is worthless, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2011

My daughter loves LMS, she is actually being challenged now by her teachers, which is great!! Her History teacher, Mrs. Thompson may be very tough but my daughter loves the fact that she is challenging ALL the students. This will pay off in the future!! Her Math has greatly improved! The caring staff are there to provide help after school too! They do not want any child to fail, they simply want them all to succeed!! It's awesome! My daughter looks forward to going to school rather than moan and complain like she did at her last school, which was a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

This critical time in the students education is wasted here. After years at LES and ECE, both full of plays, learning in pods, adjusting material for a students learning - BAM over to LMS where the baton is not passed it is simply dropped. Some of the teachers are AMAZING, but if you are not fortunate enough to end up with them your child will have several wasted YEARS during their school career. Hopefully the students can recover when they advance to LHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

Many parents I've spoken to would like to see a better organized music department. At the 2006 Winter Concert, the students attire was messy, unprofessional, and too casual for concert performances. At the beginning of the year the instructor informed me of the dress code for concerts. My daughter was dressed in black dress shoes, black trouser socks, black slacks, black belt, and white long sleeve dress shirt tucked in. But I could only count about 20 other students who were dressed the same. Most were in untucked Tees and one even in black denim shorts. We were very disappointed in the appearance of the students. Now is the time to enforce proper dress code for these occasions.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students41%
Female38%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income27%
Not low income48%
Special education11%
Not special education46%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female56%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income45%
Not low income63%
Special education7%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income36%
Not low income66%
Special education14%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income42%
Not low income77%
Special education17%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female85%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income56%
Not low income82%
Special education27%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students46%
Female51%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income30%
Not low income54%
Special education0%
Not special education51%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income40%
Not low income66%
Special education13%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female58%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income48%
Not low income61%
Special education13%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income83%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 234%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 56%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Arlington, WA 98223
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