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Skyview Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 806 students

 
 

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Posted March 6, 2014

If you want your child to attend a good college, don't send them to this school. The administration is clueless. Students are allowed to disrupt class activities and nothing is ever done. Teachers are not allowed to teach accurate facts, for example, a teacher was reported to the principal for saying BC means Before Christ. This teacher was accused of being a witch. That is the kind of thing that is allowed to happen at this school. If you are able to send your child to another school, please make the effort. Otherwise, they will be completely unready for higher education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 20, 2013

I have one daughter just finishing with Skyview after 3 years and another about to start there. I have been quite pleased with her grades and her involvement in both band and drama. I was rather surprised to see that the previous poster said to stay away from these programs. The music program is bursting at the seams and should really have a second teach involved with the band/orchestra. This school has advanced classes in many subjects. Most teachers are communicative when a parent asks to be involved. The current principal does not allow student involved fund raisers that allow the kids to handle money. This is really really strange and I find it to be counter productive. Even my elementary child is allow to handle money in her fundraisers. I will note that the principal was willing to work with the music boosters to create a fund raiser that fit into her constraints and quite frankly it was an overwhelming hit. I do it again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

My child went to Skyview for three years. While their scores are high, the teachers can be very "clickish" and if they don't like the parent, the child's grades will suffer. My child had this happen. The new principal is a train wreck, she is more concerned with her wardrobe then governing a school. They had an interim principal who was outstanding, but the replacement is going to do nothing but bring the school down. There are several good teachers, but their hands are being tied by the leadership team. Stay away from Band and Drama!! Teachers are clueless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2012

My daughter is an 8th-grader at Skyview Junior High and she loves it. I am particularly happy about the "Junior High Challenge Program" implemented through out the Northshore School District since 2011-2012 school year. She is able to take several 9th-grade level classes and is doing very well. The couselors and teachers are all very friendly and helpful also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

We are new to Skyview community and so far, very pleased! We bought a house nearby because of its proximity to Skyview. Love the breakfast option and so does my seventh grade son. We have a bit of getting acquainted to do, but that will come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

amazing teachers awesome activities great food creative, green and supports charities GO TO SKYVIEW JUNIOR HIGH!!! it is so fun and amazing.


Posted June 18, 2010

We love this school! My daughter just finished the 7th grade and it was her first year there. We have had to move every year for many years now, so we have places to compare it to and by far this was the best. Most of the teachers are very nice, caring people who work with you for anything you need (only one teacher I was not happy with but she was only there for one class a day). Administration is very approachable. Good quality kids. HIGHLY recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

Skyview Junior High is an Excellent and Awesome school. I'm a seventh grader, and I just finished my first semester there, and my classes got traded. Mr. Nowak is a great teacher!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

its a good school. It challenges students to get better at what they need to know.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2008

I think skyview is just a really good school ! I am a sevie and i am new I recommend going to skyview -- because the 8th and 9th graders are nice to every one ! The teachers are so nice and supportive -- effort counts a lot here . Any kid would love the staff -- and on the plus side everyone is determind for the best Go to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2008

We are new to the area this year. I was worried how my child would adjust. Fortunately, my child easily made friends and is very happy. Teachers are very supportive, too. We are very happy with our choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

Hi, i am the asb president for skyview junior high. Recently the school recieved te wasl test scores from the previous year and our school did very well. In the area we have about 5-6 developments that are very nice houses and the people are great. But the only down side is that students like i who only live one mile from the school are being transfered to another nearby school that isnt so nearby. With this sudden fluxuation in students i and the administration are in charge of about 1000 kids. So overall i highly recommend who lives in the area or plans to move here to please attend this school we have the best music program in the district including a pep band, a steller football team, a very high standard soccer team and a very open and encouraging atmoshere. -Colin carter asb president for the school year of 2008-2009
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2008

I have came out of Skyview and can only say positive things about this junior high school. I grew so much academically, socially, as a student, and as a person. The teachers are excellent and really care about what they do. I visit my past teachers and they all remember my name and a great to be around. The academic and music program were great and so was the athletic program. As a former student, I could not have asked for more. I would indefinitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2008

Strong teachers who work to engage students. Balanced program including excellent physical education, arts programs. Jazz Band is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

im a 7ie and the teachers are great and the older students are wonderful
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2008

I go to this school and I think that the teachers are great. We have great funding and we also have a great tech department.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2007

I whent to this school and now my son does. I am proud of him and the teachers are great. Their is lots of activities and things to do that challenge them. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

Ninth grade's quality of education has been excellent. Music, art, sports, and other extracurricular activities are there for the picking. I specially like the ambience of the school and the security in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I think Skyview is a great middle school. I would definately send my child there. The extra curricular activities are great for a middle school. They have sports and clubs just like any other High School. The Parent involvment is great. The PTA program is superb. The academic programs are tops in the state and test scores are flourishing. Skyview is a great middle School. -Auburn Brown
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2005

This school has a great principal making it a quality learning environment. This school especially has an exceptional music program.
—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 64% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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82%

2011

 
 
73%

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71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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83%

2011

 
 
77%

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83%
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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
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%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income66%
Not low income88%
Special education39%
Not special education88%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income66%
Not low income84%
Special education52%
Not special education82%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income81%
Not low income93%
Special education65%
Not special education93%
Limited English50%
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%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income69%
Not low income80%
Special education30%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income72%
Not low income84%
Special education64%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income72%
Not low income90%
Special education67%
Not special education89%
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.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 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

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

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n/a

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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100%

2011

 
 
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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

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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

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

107 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 53% in 2013.

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n/a

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Integrated Math II

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

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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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
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 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
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Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

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Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income86%
Not low income93%
Special education76%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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
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 66% 63%
Asian 18% 7%
Hispanic 8% 18%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
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 22%N/A8%
Special education 213%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 12N/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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Bothell, WA 98021
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