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Tillicum Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 760 students

 

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Posted September 29, 2014

Tillicum is a great school for people to be motivated and to be social. I'm currently a sixth grader here and I feel as if I'm at home. everybody is helpful and teachers are great! I only wish that the math curriculum be modified. There are a lot of clubs and activities here and I'm happy to be here.


Posted September 18, 2014

This is our first year at with a 6th grader. Tillicum seems to be a well organized school with enthusiastic principal and teachers . The school has well thought out and enforced rules around behavior, performance, tardiness and support such as tutorial classes. The math teaching may need a bit more enthusiasm in teaching style from the male math teacher, but that is more than made up by the crazy, fun enthusiasm from the science teacher. The nursing/medical support team seems to be well on top of things and are super responsive. Great job so far Tillicum!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

Not very good. Needs more education help more parent involvement and better teachers. Could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I have had 2 children pass through these doors. After having 2 other children attend another school in another district, I never imagined that a school could be so nuturing and such a strong community member. The staff of Tillicum are always up to new challenges and express such a profound interest in our children in a postive way. I am so fortunate to have had these wonderful folks assisting my kids through some very though times. Kudos to all the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

This is a very good school. The vast majority of teachers are excellent and know how to teach well. My one complaint is the math curriculum that the school uses. Textbooks are ineffective, and the learning environment is very difficult. I strongly advise that the school, and possibly the district, modify the math curriculum in order to make it more effective.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2008

This is a great school! The teachers are all very helpful, they all clearly care about our education. I am a 7th grader currently , Tillicum has so many options and choices for you to make. All the students are respectful. I'm was elected officer on our ASB for this year. we basically control our school, tillicum is a very fun place to be. I love going to school. In all, i am sure that your student will be glad they chose this school. Even if you'e a new student...you'll have made friends in no time!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2006

A good school...if your child is self-motivated. Great sports and activities. Parents are very involved but average academics unless you take honors everything (honors just means better teachers). Too much freetime if your child isn't the most focused
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2005

its a great school. my kids went there.
—Submitted by a 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

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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income47%
Not low income80%
Special education24%
Not special education81%
Limited English35%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income56%
Not low income91%
Special education61%
Not special education88%
Limited English20%
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 Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income61%
Not low income91%
Special education33%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income73%
Not low income89%
Special education58%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income70%
Not low income95%
Special education63%
Not special education94%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income48%
Not low income87%
Special education30%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income61%
Not low income86%
Special education41%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income67%
Not low income94%
Special education52%
Not special education94%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
84%
Biology I

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income93%
Not low income95%
Special education77%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income96%
Not special education96%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
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 60% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 7%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Black 3% 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 16%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 219%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 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 53%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dion Yahoudy

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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  • Tutor
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16020 SE 16th St
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: (425) 456-6700

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