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Mountainside Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 733 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 1, 2014

I don't know what the bad reviews are about. Personally I feel that the staff are awesome. You should trust me. Why, because I go there. Everyone is nice and I think that everyone at this school is very curdious. Excuse my bad spelling that's my only major problem with English.


Posted January 24, 2013

We have had a very nice experience at MMS so far and we are half way done with our second year. They have even taken it upon themselves to go out of their way to call a meeting with all the teachers to help my son succeed in his classes. They do have one receptionist that can be a little curt at times, but believe she has good intentions. They use lots of technology in class as well to make it VERY easy for parents to be proactive in the children's education monitoring in real time assignments, grades and teacher communication. The only complaint thus far is there is no nutrition break and the food is HORRIBLE my son hates it. I have actually sampled cafeteria food from four different middle schools over the last two years and they do have the worst. LOL Other then the food that the School is GREAT, not perfect, but I believe one of the best in the the North West!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2012

Absolutely horrible staff. Called the school today, and was treated rather rudely and innapropriate. Expected more from the Mead school district. Have been with this district for generations. COMPLETELY UPSET - wow left an awful taste in my mouth. I have nothing nice to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Office staff was over the top with threatening "Becca Bill" when my 7th grader was sick for 3 weeks in spring. She is an superior student with normally very good attendance. Every absence I reported was met with a call from Councelor and followed up with demand for a doctor note. Had to have my Husband call Principal to deflate situation. My child's reputation for missing those days even followed her into her next year at MMS. Very good education, very parinoid staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2011

My child was being pushed down a long hall by another student. He went straight to an aid to let her know. She did nothing, saying it didnt seem to have a sense of urgency. An hour later my son was atacked by that same student. My son had done the right thing but administration always feels that there is no victim.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

What a wonderful learning place


Posted March 24, 2009

This school is just amazing. We couldnt be any happier with the teacher or the administration. There is no way we would consider any other school. Sarah
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

I would not have purchased a home in the Mead School district if I had known what I know now. Every one raved about the Mead School district when we moved to Mead, now I realize how misinformed they were or they were using history not present reality. Mead Middle School is a very poor performer, especialy administration.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income52%
Not low income80%
Special education22%
Not special education77%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female86%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income65%
Not low income83%
Special education49%
Not special education81%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female95%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income81%
Not low income92%
Special education71%
Not special education91%
Limited English23%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income48%
Not low income74%
Special education9%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income57%
Not low income79%
Special education36%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income65%
Not low income88%
Special education72%
Not special education82%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
95%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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 Students96%
Female90%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
Not special education96%

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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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 85% 60%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 232%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 93%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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4717 East Day Mt. Spokane Rd
Colbert, WA 99005
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