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Kilo Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 636 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It is painfully clear that several reviews here were written by the same individual, a dis-service to this site. this site. I could understand if someone posted a new review every year (if opinions changed over time), but three of those reviews were posted in the same month by the same person. Second, many of the reviews here paint all Kilo teachers with the same jaded brush. This is not fair to the dedicated, hardworking teachers I know at Kilo. I actually attended Kilo as a youth and my child attends Kilo now. My personal experience at Kilo was off-the-charts positive. Some of my teachers are still there today and I have nothing but good to say about them. Ms. Owsley is fantastic. And you would be hard-pressed to find a better teacher than Anthony Haver. These are just two examples. My several interactions with new teachers were positive. Even without knowing them well yet, it s clear that educators like Jeremy Bort are doing some things very, very right. I look forward to getting to know more teachers; if my impressions change over time, I will be sure to post another review to help others. But look for it in a year (not two more reviews from me this month!).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2014

Really less star. Terrible experience, waste of a precious period of life. Out of control most of the time. Hostile teachers (not all thankfully, but most). 2 Special ed teachers are very passive aggressively MEAN! Resource room on 2nd floor sped teacher has serious hidden agendas and I think she detests all students. she refuses to work with them and parents, talks about them in vicious ways, is obsessed with no students being in her classroom and more. Does she know this is a school??!! I don't know how they get away with it. Lots of griping from teachers that students can hear, and other inappropriateness. These teachers get summers off PLUS additional paid vacation time on top of all the other days off and still gripe, still do very little, still scream at kids. Anywhere else should be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2014

Stay far, far away! Terrible bullying exists and from teachers! Little clicks among teachers acting like middle-schoolers themselves. Special Ed teachers do as little as possible and enable students by blatantly giving them answers on state exams, desiring only to look good with those scores. They gossip about students and parents. They are also mean and egotistical and supposed to teach social skills!? Art teacher destroys all creativity for life. Sadly, I feel scarred and I am an adult who worked here! I tried to address as much as I could but the meanness here is too much. Please do not let your child attend.


Posted June 24, 2013

Do not send your child to this school. There are MAYBE 5 teachers here that care about the students. Everywhere you go in the school there is bullying, and the teachers see it and don't do a single thing about it. I had to spend 3 years of my life at this school that I consider a waste. I regret choosing to go here just because my friends did.


Posted October 23, 2012

I don't like this school too. My son has completed elementary school with A grades. He has never had problems with classes, homework or projects. And he didn't have any problems with health. Now, it is second month in middle school and we get problems one by one: strep troat, emergency room, problems with phisical education and math. Teachers don't want meet face-to-face to discuss any issues that come up, but only by phone. They are not really supportive. So I am going to take my son from this school and do homeschooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2012

I'm very disappointed with this school. I hope the fact that there is going to be a new principal this year will make a difference. I am pulling my child from this school and she will be attending a different school in the area. My child is very quiet and does not make trouble and because of that she was not getting a proper education. The teachers attention always went to the ones that were being disruptive. She would come home and tell me she wasn't learning anything because a few kids were being rowdy, walking around, interrupting and not listening to the teacher. So she continued to struggle in this math class and the same teacher taught her for math support! Meanwhile her report cards were coming home below standard. My daughter and I worked hard to overcome her struggle. She finished the year with exceeding or meeting in all her classes. But the funny thing, when she started exceeding - she stopped bringing homework. She was told she was doing well enough! My daughter could have easily fallen through the cracks here. If you enroll your child to this school, make sure to stay on top of their education. I hope the new principal will develop a functional learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

Love the page espically kilo middle school nice and vert helpful school espically ms.Lodine the art teacher =) lol
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2008

im a student at kilo and this will be my third year. Ever since i was at kilo, i thought that the pe curriculm was great! the only thing i didn't enjoy was the teachers who were very rude to some students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2004

I'm a student at kilo and the school lacks in everything except fights. They are everywhere. The school lacks authority. The teachers are great but some of there teaching methods and teaching don't meet what the should. I'm leaving this school soon and you should never go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2004

Our 3rd child is at Kilo, the Kilo tradition continues. I have had teachers turn their back on and walk away from me when trying to get answers. The secondary school attitude is extremely strong at Kilo. Teachers will not return emails or don't know how to read them. Promises are made to help students and not followed through with. In essence, we are totally fed up with this school. All of our children are bright non-trouble makers. One is now at the UW in the honors program with a 3.9. Another at Todd Beemer and is 10th in his class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

Disabled students require strong, continuous advocacy. Be prepared for a 2nd career!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students47%
Female55%
Male38%
Black17%
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income36%
Not low income62%
Special education14%
Not special education53%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female82%
Male60%
Black72%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income68%
Not low income78%
Special education31%
Not special education80%
Limited English13%
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 Students48%
Female56%
Male41%
Black21%
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income35%
Not low income68%
Special education19%
Not special education54%
Limited English8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female74%
Male55%
Black54%
Asian59%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income55%
Not low income76%
Special education29%
Not special education70%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female78%
Male45%
Black43%
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income53%
Not low income69%
Special education19%
Not special education67%
Limited English17%
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 Students47%
Female56%
Male38%
Black24%
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income39%
Not low income60%
Special education4%
Not special education53%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male60%
Black57%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income58%
Not low income82%
Special education33%
Not special education71%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female70%
Male61%
Black48%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income55%
Not low income83%
Special education23%
Not special education71%
Limited English23%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
62%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income52%
Not low income53%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income96%
Not low income100%
Not special education98%

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 47% 60%
Hispanic 26% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 263%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 17N/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 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Auburn, WA 98001
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