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Midway Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 566 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2012

hello l would like if do you have a preschool too...l need for my son next year...thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2012

I praise Midway for the unionform it helps to make all equal. But there teachers have no concern for students. The only thing the principal is interested in is how smooth the traffic flows for picking up students. There is no special things for students no special days no real Christmas or holiday recitals for kids, I wish my child could attend North Hill they have so much for kids and parents. The parents need to feel they are welcome and needed to help, but they are not.


Posted September 21, 2005

As a once strong supporter of Midway, I no longer will participate! Parents are made to feel as if they are a nucinace, and treated very disrepctivly by both staff and the administrator.Last year Midway had a large family center that housed a clothing and food bank, this year that is gone. In a school with test scores as low as this, parent involment should be encouraged not discouraged. I also belive that a lack of discipline plays a huge part in the faliure of this school. I often witnessed students roaming around aimlessly during school hours as well as class rooms totally out of control. All students deserve a safe place to learn and parents need to be welcomed and encouraged to particpate to make this school sucessful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

I was looking at the reviews for this school academic wise and they are very low. This is my childs first year here and I am extremely worried. The office staff is much more friendly than Parkside for sure though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

This is my son's first year at Midway, and it will be his last. I've been extremely disappointed with the teacher and parent involvement. It's unfortunate that there are teachers out there who don't take their careers seriously enough and think of it more as a 'paycheck' than a serious committment, as well as parents who don't feel that they need to be involved in their children's education. It saddens me a great deal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

I've sent 4 kids through Midway and I would do it again! The staff have become some of my friends and the office staff is some of the best. Midway has been through many changes and they have come through all of them looking great! The new principal is doing great things. I look forward to hearing good things about Midway in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

If the principal would give plain to the point answers I would feel more comfortable coming to him. I feel discipline could use some backbone here, but the teachers for the most part are awsome and caring. Principal/ parent realations could use some work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

They have just started a family center there. It is one thing that the school has going for it. Next year as a parent coming from a school who already had one this will add to the experience at the school. They will be able to bring more families in to help and feel welcome. I also heard they have a fantastic community outreach person who has set up a food bank and also a clothing bank. An item the families of that school despertaly need. Looking forward to attending there next year with all these things going for them.
—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 65% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
40%
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 63% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
9%
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 59% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students65%
Female56%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income63%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English55%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income63%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English55%
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 Students45%
Female49%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander40%
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female58%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander31%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander30%
Whiten/a
Low income52%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English8%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female51%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander31%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander30%
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English21%
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 Students43%
Female46%
Male41%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female42%
Male45%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female27%
Male36%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English21%
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 Students50%
Female67%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female70%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income56%
Not low income55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English35%
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

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
Hispanic 53% 20%
Black 14% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
White 8% 60%
Two or more races 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 139%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 289%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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22447 24th Ave South
Des Moines, WA 98198
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