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Des Moines, WA
Students enrolled: 680

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22705 24th Ave South
Des Moines, WA 98198

(206) 433-2581
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February 09, 2015
Don't let the dumpy look of the schools exterior fool you. Ok...or the dumpy look of the interior either...There are excellent teachers here who really care about students and lots of academic and real life-learning opportunities for students who want to learn. Design & Engineering and Honors Math are particularly helpful in preparing students for high school.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2014
Pacific middle school first off does not have one bathroom per gender so lets just clarify. The teachers here are not perfect for no human is but they have a growing and loving staff that cares. I am a student here and I actually spend my days here unlike parents interpreting a child's complaints about school which I know we all have and have had. Please believe me and not rumors:) and the new admin here is phenomenal much more involved if I say so myself for I've worked closely with both former and later principals-President of this years class

- submitted by a community member

February 11, 2014
Pacific Middle School is a nightmare. There is 1 teacher that actually takes the effort to communicate with parents, the rest seem to almost avoid it. There is a plague of violence (up from 2 ppl on security to 13 now) and they have ONE bathroom for each gender. Its falling apart, horribly ventilated, and very unsafe. Highline SD should be genuinely ashamed of the level of safety and education at this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2013
I've done a fair amount of volunteering at this school and while there is one crabby teacher, it is nothing but a place where the staff care about the students no matter where they are at. I also take these reviews with a grain of salt, most people only feel like posting a review if they are angered, and rarely if there are inspired.

- submitted by a community member

August 05, 2013
Pacific Middle School. Great School. Very impressed with the Special Ed teachers and Staff. The support we received was exceptional and highly professional all year long. Kudos to Mr. Londino, Mrs. Simpson and Mr. Mason.....Thanks a million!

- submitted by a community member

February 16, 2012
My son is first year here. I agree that teachers don't put any efforts to communicate wth the parents. I send an email to two different teachers & non of them replied. I am very disappointed as a parent I want know how my child is doing.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2010
this our son's 2nd year here. the staff is very child like but that problem starts with the principal. i feel that the families that dont come from money and are not of the right race are not welcome at this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2010
My child is in her second year at Pacific. She is a good student but hates going to school. She has had some very unprofessional teachers at PMS. Teachers showing childish tempers and making rude comments to students. It must be a tough job, but I wish my child did not have to attend there. Now add Danger. My child witnessed a brutal attack on a girl in the hall after school. Her pony tail was grabbed from behind, held, and the much larger student continually punched her in the face, bloodying her mouth, giving her a black eye. The emotional damage to her and the witnesses will hang on.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 16, 2009
My child is a student at this school. We were very disappointed in the lack of response from the teachers at the school.In my opinion they were quite unprofessional. I could not recommend this chool at all.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2008
i think pacific has great academics and is stepping up for kids that are being bullied there is no graffiti anymore and staff are stepping up there teaching skills i may be only a student but out of the 4 schools the highline district has i think its a good quality school

- submitted by a student

July 15, 2008
I have had four children go through this school and have had nothing but issues. The teachers dont communicate until its too late if they do at all. Even if you give them the information individually they still dont. The rest of the staff is not supportive or active when you have a concern either. In my opinion middle school at Pacific is a waste of time for everyone. They really need to step it up and provide the education our children all deserve. My youngest went from being an A student and had nothing but issues at Pacific, and they werent issues with the kid! If you have a choice...dont pick pacific and write letters to the district, they need to do something!

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2008
my student is just finishing up her first year at pacific and I am very dissapointed in the academic programs and the attitudes of the teachers. She went from honors to F's and I am transferring her to a different school next year. The pricipal does not have a clue.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2007
This is the worst school i have ever seen. Theres graffiti everywhere, I moved out of state. The teachers don't care about anything

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2007
The school lacks the respect for students that is taught in the weekly 'college' classes. Personal safety and learning is not a priority to some of the staff. Some teachers have a severe lack of control in the classroom and allow bullying to take place (even when they are present in the classroom). Consequences for behavior when a substitute teacher is in charge are not followed. The language students are allowed to use is appalling. I believe in the public school system and I am very disappointed in what is allowed to take place in this school on a daily basis. - Disgruntled & Frustrated Parent

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2006
I am impressed with the school and the teachers. They take an interest in the students and communicate with the parent(s)/guardian(s). Wish there was more money for the schools so more activities were available.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2006
My child attended this school for a year now and I am very dissapointed in what my child has learned. This school is a very poor example of what the Highline School District could be. I would like to warn parents that if they have a choice, Pacific Middle School is not a good one. They atmosphere of my child's school is not at all what I had expected based on the parent reviews posted on several online reports. I am disgusted with the staff's performance and the atmosphere my child has grown accustomed to. -Angry Parent

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2006
i feel the academic programs are top notch. easy to understand. after school activities are aboundant. however the parental involvement could stand a few more bodies.

- submitted by a student

January 31, 2006
Though the level of parent involvement is low, the teachers and staff at Pacific all share the ambitious goal to educate our students to the best of their ability.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2005
This school is a priviledge to let your child attend. The teachers are great and the students are helpful. This school may have its problems like any other but it definately has great potential of education if the child is willing.

- submitted by a student

September 07, 2005
Great education. Using the Microsoft method, and it seems very oriented to the individual.

- submitted by a parent

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Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Ave South, Des Moines, WA  98198
(206) 433-2581
Last modified Pacific Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pacific Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top