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Kiona-Benton City Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 117 students

 
 

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Posted April 25, 2010

The Teacher care at this School. It is nothing for a teacher to see a kid around town and stop and take time to ask our kids how they are doing. In a small town the teachers know all the kids. A great place to send your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Kiona-Benton middle school list of horrors 1. no funding and poor use of available funds. 2. majority of teachers don't care about students learning, they are simply there for the paycheck 3. ineffective and inconsistent use of disciplinary programs. 4. severely overcrowded buses (75 students on a 55 student bus) 5. out of date textbooks 6. ineffective and inconsistent administration 7. high percentage of instances of anti-Semitic and racial prejudice 8. extremely unhealthy school food served under less than sanitary conditions.(no hair-nets)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2008

I would not give Kiona Benton School a high rating. the teacher student ratio is high. The teachers are overwhelmed and students are stressed. My son attends. the classes are too short (45 minutes each) and by the time the children get settled in, it is time to go to the next class. Poor rating
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
51%

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students31%
Female33%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income23%
Not low income50%
Special education6%
Not special education36%
Limited English0%
Migrant4%

Reading

All Students49%
Female57%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income45%
Not low income57%
Special education24%
Not special education54%
Limited English29%
Migrant26%
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 Students53%
Female61%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income52%
Not low income57%
Special education17%
Not special education60%
Limited English20%
Migrant41%

Reading

All Students46%
Female54%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income41%
Not low income57%
Special education17%
Not special education51%
Limited English33%
Migrant26%

Writing

All Students38%
Female51%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income29%
Not low income60%
Special education11%
Not special education43%
Limited English20%
Migrant27%
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 Students35%
Female29%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Low income26%
Not low income54%
Special education0%
Not special education39%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant14%

Reading

All Students55%
Female64%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income51%
Not low income62%
Special education20%
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant50%

Science

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income54%
Not low income69%
Special education20%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant43%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
85%
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

 
 
91%

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 Students71%
Female68%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income70%
Not low income72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 60%
Hispanic 31% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 19%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 255%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 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 72%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Benton City, WA 99320
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