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Rainier Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 818 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 27, 2012

My child is doing extremely well at Rainier because the teachers know how to engage the students to explain the curriculum. I really like how communicative the teachers are especially if you ask them questions in email. It is clear that the teachers have a passion for what they teach! We have also been impressed with the leadership at the school. The after school activities are also fun and educational. The PTA has offered several programs that my child has enjoyed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

My daughter goes to Rainier. She really likes it. There is rules and guidelines the student must follow otherwise they get detention and they add up to big trouble. This seems to work. My daughter came from a bad school (Olympic) and they did not know how to handle unruly kids. Thank Goodness Rainier does. Plus some of the teachers at Rainier truly care and make a difference. At Olympic my daughter was very fortunate to have great caring teachers that tried to provide as much support as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

This school is awful!!! The teachers will not answer questions from parents, office staff is rude, and even worse the children don't get text books!!! How is a child to learn without the basics?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My daughter and my stepson BOTH went to Rainier last year and I found it to be a wonderful experience! My step son has special needs and he was treated wonderfully...it was the first school that actually worked with him and showed him respect and consideration...because of this he excelled! My daughter recieved straight A's for the first time ever all due to the fact she truely enjoyed the school and her teachers! I would highly recommend this scholl to any parent concerned with what is best for their children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2006

I felt like my child was not given the support needed and was not treated as an equal or allowed a voice. I think that more support is needed for the kids who may need individual attention and that the staff needs to treat each child as an individual and not judge the so harshly.The teachers are not checked up on and in some cases crossed the line as far as discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Rainier has been an absolutely wonderful experience for my family! The staff is excellent and very involved and there is always fun extra curriculiar events planned! The teachers are great about keeping the kids on track and keeping the parents involved! This school gets an A+++ from our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2004

Great school. Enthusiastic, caring, dedicated teachers. Almost no staff turnover. Safe school environment. Principal and Vice Principal work great as a team.
—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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students58%
Female60%
Male55%
Black27%
Asian62%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income45%
Not low income72%
Special education6%
Not special education64%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black73%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income69%
Not low income86%
Special education16%
Not special education85%
Limited English16%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male61%
Black39%
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income58%
Not low income72%
Special education7%
Not special education69%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Black44%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income48%
Not low income81%
Special education0%
Not special education71%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male68%
Black56%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income68%
Not low income85%
Special education0%
Not special education82%
Limited English39%
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 Students50%
Female49%
Male51%
Black19%
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income38%
Not low income61%
Special education16%
Not special education54%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black48%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income53%
Not low income74%
Special education17%
Not special education68%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
Black36%
Asian55%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income44%
Not low income75%
Special education20%
Not special education65%
Limited English9%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

62 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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income91%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income100%
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 62% 60%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
Black 8% 5%
Two or more races 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 243%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 22N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 58%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Auburn, WA 98092
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