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Cascade Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 239 students

 
 

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Posted July 6, 2014

My child attended the honors program and the communication from the teacher was excellent. He actually was interested in some of the topics and brought home new knowledge. His other teachers also communicated well via email. It would be great if they had more and better technology, current dictionaries and books they could keep. They do pretty good for a public school with not much money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2012

The school over all is a good school. If you plan on enrolling your child in their Honor's program.... DON'T!!! The teachers do not contact the parents and are unorganized with their program. Unless it is an urgent need, the principle attends to matters when it is convenient and not in a timely fashion. Other programs seem to be fine, but be very weary of actually being contacted by the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

This School is awesome! I recommend you to enroll your child here, and it's in a great neighborhood too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

I am deeply impressed with Cascade Middle School. The music program is great, the staff helpful, the administration some of the best I've ever seen. There is a bright future at Cascade and we're thrilled to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

this is the most amazing school i have ever attended taff and students are all kind and treat you with extreme respect even though the school is a bit old it is still an amazing educational center i went to cascade 6,7,8 and i am a better person for it , most teachers will stay after school and help you with homework or a project and every teacher is an amazing educator


Posted May 14, 2008

After five months of my childs Individual Educational Plan (IEP) not being followed, and increased aggitation from my child. I removed my child from Cascade, after many attempts and meetings with school officals failed. My child has shown fast improvment in a different school with proper care. Cascade failed to keep me informed and wore me down. I should have removed my child months sooner. My child is now four grade levels above where he was at, in Cascades care. They failed my child, but I did not. My autistic childs self esteem is now back on track. It shows some schools do a better job than others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I posted a review re: my 7th grader a few months ago stating that he had been mainstreamed from special resouce classes and was going downhill. We stayed at Cascade and the staff has been wonderful in attending to my son's needs. I believe parent involvement is the key for all students. The staff of Cascade will go the extra mile for their students to make sure they have the best placement for the best educational experience. It took some teamwork, testing, and time, but now my son is getting what he needs. My rating for Cascade has increased tremendously. For great caring teachers and staff, I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

Cascade is a great school, the teachers go beyond the last step to bring a great quality of life. Although the campus is old, and a bit worn. The ASB is always trying to improve the school, academically and socially. If you are considering coming to Cascade I would highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2005

This is the most awesome middle school in the World! The teachers are awesome they make everything fun and exciting while still learning!
—Submitted by a former student


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.

About these ratings

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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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students37%
Female39%
Male36%
Black6%
Asian46%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander17%
White50%
Low income28%
Not low income55%
Special education0%
Not special education42%
Limited English7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male64%
Black38%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander42%
White76%
Low income64%
Not low income79%
Special education3%
Not special education78%
Limited English30%
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%
Female45%
Male46%
Black45%
Asian47%
Asian/Pacific Islander31%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander8%
White52%
Low income36%
Not low income60%
Special education0%
Not special education51%
Limited English7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female64%
Male48%
Black59%
Asian53%
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander15%
White59%
Low income46%
Not low income69%
Special education0%
Not special education62%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female75%
Male38%
Black55%
Asian58%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander31%
White58%
Low income50%
Not low income63%
Special education22%
Not special education59%
Limited English33%
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 Students41%
Female48%
Male33%
Black17%
Asian43%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander23%
White53%
Low income37%
Not low income48%
Special education11%
Not special education46%
Limited English6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female63%
Male48%
Black39%
Asian57%
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander39%
White65%
Low income54%
Not low income60%
Special education11%
Not special education63%
Limited English6%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
Black28%
Asian57%
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander31%
White69%
Low income48%
Not low income68%
Special education11%
Not special education61%
Limited English0%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

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 Students84%
Female81%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income87%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

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 57% 60%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Black 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 19%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 257%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 77%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1015 24th St NE
Auburn, WA 98002
Phone: (253) 931-4995

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