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Battle Ground High School

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Posted April 12, 2013

I am currently attending this high school and I find it to be lacking in a few areas. The school is overcrowded with over 2,000 children. This leads to not much organization. Also, it's hard for any student or teacher to be well-known for there is an excessive amount... For academics, the Honors and AP courses are pretty good. We get an adequate amount of homework and learn from a more rigorous course, plus there is less bullying. The teachers I've had in advanced classes teach quite well. However, I have taken some non-advanced classes, and I cannot say the same thing. Plus, those classes are were majority of the students fall into, which means that our school is below average in learning. Because there are too many people, we have multiple faculty members assigned to specific students by last name. I don't like this. Most of the time, we cannot even speak to our assigned one and have to end up talking to another because they're not always there, we don't get to know our own member. Perhaps most of these problems come from having a small, poor school district. I wish there wasn't a character limit so that I could say more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Why do you love Battle Ground High School? Staff is very helpful when I have questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2007

Battle Ground High School is such a friendly place. I love it! Teachers are easy to apporch and help you with furure goals.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2007

I'm a student right now and it's a great school. People get along really well and all of the teachers are always willing to help. I've been in many programs and all of them have been a success. We aren't great in sports but we still support each other no matter who you are. It's so great that there's so many people and that absolutely anyone can find a friend there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2007

Battle Ground is sadly lacking in encouragement for higher education. Our family is very education minded but my daughters instructors at this high school do not seem to care if she has higher education. I have been very disappointed in the last 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

the school is a little over crowded because of battle ground's recent popularity. the school is in a tight place right now because of the lack of funding. but the teachers are keeping it together and the students just have to be responsible. I love battle ground. my student has close friends and is in a sport. the teachers are ready and willing to combine with parents to find any way for student success. it's just an overall good place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2006

This school is an average school that has a number of great teachers and a number of mediocre teachers. A good education can be provided with close scrutiny of teachers and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

The facilities are not fancy but functional. (No individual lockers for the kids, which stinks.) Teachers are solid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

I attended this school as a teen. I felt lie I received the proper education. I am now attending college, and I fell like I was well prepared dor it. The instructors were great. Battle Ground High was a positive experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 24, 2006

Students are pretty divided at Battle Ground. Basically they either side radical right wing or radical left wing, and they don't get along. The education is ok, but the social environment is terrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2005

One of the worst schools in the district I believe. Teacher provide no help in classes directly with students, and after seeing this my student was transfered to Summit View High School. After the Transfer we saw termindious inprovements!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

I graduated from this school in 1998. I went To Columbia River my Freshman year and then transferred to Battle Ground for the rest of my three years. It is an outstanding school, and the people are great and almost everybody gets along. I would recommend this school to anyone. Also they have alot of good programs like the Skills Center which is a great program to get out and see what life is really like. The teachers are also great. Thanks to them I would have probably never graduated.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 2, 2005

I presently go to this school (2004-05) and am a senior this year. This is my first and only high school, and I think it is awesome. The People are very nice at this school including faculty and students. It is a very large school, and also offers many classes that you can't take at smaller schools. I don't think our sports teams are very good, but we still have school spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

I'm not a parent, but a student (freshman) in 2003-2004, and I'd just like to say that although this school is a little crowded, it is the best school that I've attended, and I have gone to six other schools. If you are considering having your child go to this school, I would recommend it, and believe me, hearing approval for a school from a student's lips is a rare thing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2003

I had a son graduate from this school in 2002 and will be having a daughter in 2004, this school has done an outstanding job with their students.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
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Biology I

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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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 22% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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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 19% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
58%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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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 15% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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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 Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income78%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income90%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White98%
Low income100%
Not low income97%
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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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

Algebra I

All Students46%
Female46%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income40%
Not low income51%
Special education20%
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students71%
Female68%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income67%
Not low income73%
Special education55%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income89%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/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

Algebra I

All Students29%
Female21%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Low income30%
Not low income29%
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology 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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students60%
Female52%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Low income46%
Not low income65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

483 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

431 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income87%
Not low income91%
Special education58%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income85%
Not low income93%
Special education80%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 86% 60%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 242%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 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: (360) 885-6550

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