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Tyee Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 760 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted December 7, 2009

Being a student, obviously, school isn't what I look forward to in the day, and I'm not a huge fan of Tyee Middle School, but looking at TMS in comparison to other middle schools in the district, Tyee is really a great school. Of the percentages of students that qualify for free and reduced lunches in the Bellevue School District Tyee is the second best in terms of low percentages in the district with 14%. This shows how most kids arent in a financial crisis. But this brings up another issue with social status. Most of the kids at our school are very friendly, but there are certain clothes that everyone wears (expensive, I may add), and there is a lot of gossip. This doesnt mean that people are mean, just that there are rumours a lot. The teachers are mostly nice, and able to work one on one with parents/students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2009

Tyee is one of the best middle schools in Bellevue, Washington. This school has very good WASL scores for all three grades, and the grades of the students are very high each trimester they get report cards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

Tyee is a great school to put your child into. The staff are very nice and the children are also somewhat cooperative. The teachers are also great at what they do with helping the kids to understand what they are trying to learn. There are ups and downs about Tyee such as cliques but what school doesn't have them? I recently transferred schools and I realized and was amazed at how different the schools were. There was barely any fights, no pregnant teens, and a lot of the kids care more about their grades, and the school food is better than most! Overall this is a great school to enter a child into and I fully recommend it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2005

The teachers were very nice and seemed to know their stuff. There are 5 classes of orchestra taught by a very good teacher. My child sid the amount of PE equipment was effiecient and my child said she got a very good experience from Tyee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

I have a young 6th grader at Tyee middle school and the transitiona has been wonderful. She has been blessed with great teachers that give her the confidence to excel. I can definitely hear a difference in her musical skills, (orchestra) considering she doesn't take private lessons, I'm impressed. The sports program is a good program for those kids ready to have fun playing a sport without intense competiveness. The 6th grade camp was indeed the highlight of her 6th grade experience. I've often asked her about bullying within the school and she hasn't had any experience or known of anyone who has. I highly recommend Tyee as your school of choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

Tyee is the best school to be at. though in the 7th grade all classes are honors, making it hard for some but really easy for others. so people fail classes becasue they are not capable of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

My daughter switched to Tyee Middle School because she was very unhappy at her 'better' rated middle school. At Tyee she has found the most caring adults (both teachers and non-teaching staff) she has ever met. The students are also great-she has made friends with many of them. Tyee is as good or better than her other middle school academically. We are very greatful to this fine school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

Tyee works hard to provide the ideal learning environment for a large variety of learning styles. Parent involvement is very high compared to other schools in the puget sound region. Building leadership is focused on providing the best environment for each and every student. This is the best school I have worked at in my years as a teacher.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2003

It's about average overall. Most of the teachers are pretty laid back and the office staff as well. Its a pretty good school because they urge all students to do well in each subject.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2003

Tyee Middle School is a really really cool school and they have awesome activities. The parent envolement is at a pretty normal level. Overall, Tyee Middle School in Bellevue, Washington absolutly rocks!


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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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income43%
Not low income87%
Special education31%
Not special education88%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income57%
Not low income85%
Special education23%
Not special education89%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income69%
Not low income89%
Special education26%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income67%
Not low income85%
Special education30%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income77%
Not low income89%
Special education35%
Not special education92%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income49%
Not low income83%
Special education13%
Not special education82%
Limited English64%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income68%
Not low income90%
Special education19%
Not special education91%
Limited English60%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income59%
Not low income89%
Special education25%
Not special education88%
Limited English60%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

65 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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial81%
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income63%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
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 43% 63%
Asian 40% 7%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Hispanic 5% 18%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 119%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 21%N/A8%
Special education 29%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Bellevue, WA 98006
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