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Cascade High School

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4 stars

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Posted May 13, 2014

I go to Cascade, a lot of the teachers are indifferent towards their students and don't care about their learning and experience. A LOT of fights which the staff and administration don't do much about, also gang activity is present, which is not what a "school of pride" should have. After 2 years of attending, I am glad to be leaving to attend a different school.


Posted April 7, 2014

Cascade is one of the better HS in the area now. The Parent involvement is poor on a whole but there are passionate ones that make up for the others. The teachers we have had contact with are all excellent! My son is actually doing better now than in Middle School. Athletics are getting better and the Choir and Bands have always been tops in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

We have a lot of diversity, and we have a food drive that rocks our community. Our kids are compassionate and caring, and know that a service effort like the food drive really counts. Our kids manage to collect enough money to feed over 100 families. We also have an amazing staff that does a lot with limited resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

CHS is a real school of pride. We have creat diversity and wonderful staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

Great counselors and great teachers make for successful happy students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I'm a graduate of Cascade High and I couldn't have gone to a better school or had better teachers! The school was well maintained and the teachers were caring and obviously loved their jobs and worked hard to see that we succeeded! Cascade and the teachers who worked there helped pave the road to where I am now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

As a former student, I have to say that the science department could use work. Whoever designed the biology and physics classes seems stubbornly insistent on teaching philosophy and writing than actual science. Science test scores and 4-year university attendance reflect alarming trends. It annoys me to see them call it the 'School of Pride' when many students are indifferent to these problems. The future of Washington's economy lies on high technology, and Cascade needs to work harder at creating a good, challenging experience for everyone who wants one.


Posted July 24, 2008

I love it at Cascade it is wonderful.Our principle is new but shee will catch on to the Cascade way. There are excellent teachers and the students here are wonderful. There are really no cliques it is just a big circle of love. The colleges look at our school alot for sports and many other things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2008

As a parent and former Cascade student, I have to agree with the January 4 post. Everett has been a blue-collar town where kids left highschool and went to work where there parents did at Boeing or Weyerhauser. Not anymore, but I think that mentality has been slow to change. The 21st century workforce needs college educations to compete with the world market. When I went to Cascade only the 'really smart' kids were earmarked as college bound. Now, they tell the kids up front what their grades need to look like to get into college, not just what they need to graduate by the skin of their teeth!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

It seems that alot of students go to trade schools after graduating. Cascade does not seem to have a above average percentage of students goung off to a 4 year college. The teachers are fine. The athletics very good. The population of students seems to be too high. Other than that, it's a fine school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 6, 2005

While Cascade doesn't have the most parental involvement, it is a safe, calm environment with a fair number of opportunities for different kinds of students. It has good sports and music programs, and lots of good kids. For better or worse, the administration and some teachers seem to be working hard to raise test scores and 'achievement,' though test scores are already pretty good.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 3, 2004

I loved Cascade! The teacher and administration were awesome...no matter how bad a student is everyone tries their hardest to help and uplift that student.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
29%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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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 22% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
15%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
48%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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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 19% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
46%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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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 15% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
9%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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 Students50%
Female51%
Male50%
Black24%
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income49%
Not low income52%
Special education43%
Not special education51%
Limited English45%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Low income97%
Not low income95%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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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
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

Algebra I

All Students19%
Female26%
Male12%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Low income17%
Not low income21%
Special education7%
Not special education23%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black54%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income55%
Not low income83%
Special education38%
Not special education74%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income54%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/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

Algebra I

All Students20%
Female30%
Male8%
Blackn/a
Asian33%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Low income12%
Not low income33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students42%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students27%
Female35%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Low income26%
Not low income27%
Special educationn/a
Not special education28%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/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

Algebra I

All Students22%
Female20%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education22%
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
Hispanicn/a
White33%
Low income13%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education24%
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

444 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

407 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Black83%
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income80%
Not low income93%
Special education53%
Not special education91%
Limited English58%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black62%
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income72%
Not low income91%
Special education40%
Not special education88%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

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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 65% 60%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 3% 6%
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 15%N/A8%
Special education 18%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 213%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 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 56%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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