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Explorer Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 296 students

 

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Posted June 2, 2004

There seems to be an overload of parents attenting 'special meetings' regarding disciplinary issues with their children. Very little cooperation is set forth in supporting parents in guiding their children through the educational process. We know several children who attend this school, as well as our own, and the children seem to be upset most of the time. The principal travels through the hallways and attempts to make personal observations regarding performances of various individuals. I would recommend sending your child to one of the other Mukilteo Middle Schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 7, 2003

I have only praise for the leadership of this school. I believe they try to look at new ideas and comments from parents, and give them a fair shake. I haven't always seen the results I've hoped for, but I do feel listened to and respected as a parent. The current leadership has made huge improvements in the school, morale-wise and practically
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2003

Explorer is a Title I school with over 1/3 of students receiving Free or Reduced Lunch, but given the challenges it faces regarding attendance and student motivation, the school does and excellent job. Staff morale is high, and teachers meet the students where they're at academically and then challenge them to go higher. The school has implemented a highly successful discipline program, which helps students feel safe at school, as well as promotes citizenship. Overall, Explorer deserves praise for its efforts and successes in meeting student needs and improving student performance.


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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 59% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students63%
Female71%
Male57%
Black57%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income51%
Not low income89%
Special education25%
Not special education69%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male66%
Black71%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income63%
Not low income88%
Special education27%
Not special education79%
Limited English17%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
Black56%
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income62%
Not low income91%
Special education23%
Not special education79%
Limited English41%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male64%
Black56%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income65%
Not low income86%
Special education23%
Not special education79%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female87%
Male60%
Black69%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income65%
Not low income91%
Special education18%
Not special education82%
Limited English45%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black53%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income47%
Not low income76%
Special education10%
Not special education61%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
Black59%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income54%
Not low income83%
Special education14%
Not special education69%
Limited English5%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Black59%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income54%
Not low income85%
Special education19%
Not special education68%
Limited English11%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
Biology I

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

28 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 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 income100%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
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
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 38% 60%
Hispanic 31% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 7%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 116%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 268%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 18N/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 80%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ali Williams

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Kickball
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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