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Skyridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 865 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted May 12, 2014

I've been a parent of a Skyridge kid now for two years and I am as impressed now as ever, maybe even more so. Not only does the school seem to have a strong comradere among its students, built around programs like track which enrolls something like nearly 300 of the kids, academics remain strong though not at all overwhelming. How anyone could fail to thrive here is beyond me. In fact, what strikes me when dealing with my daughter and the students in her class is the welcome friendships they have for one another. While there are in any group going to be variants, it seems everyone here is given room to become who they are and who they will be. My own daughter is enrolled in pre-AP and will be going to Poland and is also a self-motivated straight A student. Watching her grow up here is nothing short of a joy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2014

Skyridge was an absolute nightmare for my son. The principal is egotistical, incompetent, and negative. His attitude is perpetuated from the top down. The majority of the teachers are burnt out and washed up. There is an abundance of bullying, principal to staff, teacher to student, and student to student. For being a top rated district, it's appalling that Skyridge operates in such a manner. I suppose that if the test scores are good, all must be well, is the prevailing mentality. All is not well and it's only a matter of time before things will have to change. I've experienced middle schools in the area that have more socio-economic and cultural diversity that DO NOT facilitate the negativity and bullying that Skyridge does. There is more compassion and care in treating students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

We moved to Camas from Happy Valley in part for the schools and in part for the lower taxes. We were not sure what we'd find, but wow, have we been pleased, especially with Skyridge. Our daughter is now in sixth grade and has really excelled, almost like finding a new gear. In most instances I probably would not credit the school with this quite as much, but the structure the academics, offering pre-AP classes for instance that let the kids really take on that extra bit of a challenge, the serious but collegial feel of the campus, the sense of freedom they experience in selecting courses, and the high school quality sports programs, especially track, which has almost 250 athletes in it this year, is as impressive and as inspiring to me as it is to her. Moreover the lack of problems usually associated with schools, bullying and illicit drugs in particular, drives home the point that this is a 10-star school for a reason. The fact that so many parents here are engineers and small business owners and that all the kids from the community attend Skyridge, largely due to the lack of private schools in and around Camas, also seems to ensure continued strength here. Excellent job Skyridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2011

I was a student at this school until I had to leave because it was so bad. I felt that the classes were too easy. That being said, I didn't go into advanced academics because I didn't like the teachers that were involved in those classes. Also, some of the teachers were very mean. The yearbook advisor ruined my 8th grade year. She treated me so badly and the principals just excused her behavior! Lots of bullying goes on, the kids aren't very nice, and the teachers don't care about the students. The administration needs to figure out how to handle their school. I do not recommend Skyridge for anyone.


Posted January 19, 2011

As a parent of sixth grade twin boys, I cannot say enough positive comments about Skyridge. Both the principal and associate principal are hands on and always available to parents and students. The school has a strong anti-bullying program. Academically, the teachers and staff offer many challenging programs and events to encourage a strong learning environment. Science fair and Olympiads, band, choir, art and technology, and several other programs are available to students. Lastly, I'm very impressed by the teachers; they're here because they want to teach! In addition, all of my sons' teachers are available to help after or before school to those students who need a little extra lesson. First class school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

Though Dorothy Fox wasn't great, Skyridge was amazing. Great teachers that communicate well, hard working students, a lot of support groups and helpful counslers- programs supporting the arts are pretty good too


Posted May 28, 2007

As a student attending this school I think that this school is fabulous. I love going to school and feeling safe. THe pricipal Mrs. Perrin is really nice and my teachers seem to want to give us a better future. I will miss this school in High school next year but I definetly recommend this school. There are some of the greatest people here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2006

Some great teachers, some teachers there just for the paycheck, poor administration, spends more time with discipline than positive reinforcement, therefore school has a negative feel about it. Great advanced placement classes available if student qualifies.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
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 64% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic93%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income68%
Not low income86%
Special education14%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic93%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income68%
Not low income91%
Special education43%
Not special education93%
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%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income55%
Not low income82%
Special education14%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic94%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income63%
Not low income89%
Special education21%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic94%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income71%
Not low income93%
Special education31%
Not special education97%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income56%
Not low income87%
Special education13%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income65%
Not low income89%
Special education33%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income71%
Not low income90%
Special education50%
Not special education90%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

60 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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
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 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Hispanic 6% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 17%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%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 20N/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 97%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Camas, WA 98607
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