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Everett High School

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Posted June 24, 2007

Parents, pay attention to the recent changes in this school. Many honors/ap classes have been dropped this year without warning. Full year classes were stopped after first semester. Many teachers lack lesson plans and rebel against parent involvment. Administration, and counselling are poor. A few good teachers remain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

School has great music, athletics and leadership programs. My step son is the fourth generation to attend EHS and is proud of it. The Principal has squashed students' freedom of expression and reduced funding for very good programs that raise student self esteem and respect towards others. Some of the teachers are willing to go the extra mile to help the students succeed. Many will go out of their way to help students and parents in the students best interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2006

Outstanding teachers, coaches, and alumni. Very interesting small college type set up, across several city blocks. Outstanding Tech and PE teachers. Teachers seem to love the school and many have been there for 20+ years. AP courses are great and it's enables students to get the AA when they graduate. Overall outstanding school, with great sports, band, and community involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2006

We have been overall very happy with the education our student has received at EHS. The teachers and staff have been very helpful, they have excellent up and coming sports programs, and excellent programs for children who participate in other activities such as choir, band, etc. They need to bring the drama dept. back, hopefully that will happen soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

This school was a huge disappointment. They could not arrange my sons schedule to ensure that he was getting all of the necessary classes. As a sophomore he did not take a math class at all because they were just to full. The staff is not concerned enough about making sure kids are getting what they need and that they are on track. My son left this school and went to an alternative school, which unfortunately was a step up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

My fourth child is now attending Everett High. All excelled in high school because of the positive learning environment and the benefits gained from the diverse student body. The current music program (especially jazz) is outstanding and opportunities exist for athletics for all who want to be involved no matter the skill level. The campus is more like a small college campus including a wonderfully restored turn-of-the-century main building, a large civic auditorium, a small performing arts theater, and a state-of-the-art science facility. The encouragement my children experienced at Everett High enabled them to be very succesful in college and in their careers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

Academic programs are quite strong. School offers AP History and high level math and sciences. Students prepare for college writing by researching and writing a 5-7 page argumentative paper. Former students have returned to the school thanking teachers for preparing them for college level writing. Music program is phenomenal with a dedicated band and vocal music teacher. Students are very enthusiastic about both programs. School sports teams have quality coaches and have fared well against other schools. Especially strong are the girls volleyball and softball teams and the boys wrestling team. Parent involvement is somewhat high among the 'more affluent' parents but slowly gaining ground among the immigrant parents. Great ESL program that continues to improve. Principal Pat Sullivan is highly respected by his staff; he provides true leadership.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 15, 2005

Top level administration. Grossly misrepresented in the media as of late. Certainly worthy of commendations for job well done over the years working with a diverse population that presents a umber of challenges and great opportunities. I would recommend to any parent that they allow their child to attend the school. It's a fine public instidution that keeps finding new ways of inspiring the students and community. School spirit is excellent, es[ecially for a school that has low socio-economic population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2004

I graduated in 2000, there were some great teachers, like Garrow, Hastings,Kirkpatrick, Aeirs, Evans, especially him. The musical eduation was amazing. The math department was a discrace. One of my math teachers told me a parabola was two line backers head butting at the 50 yard line. However, Mrs. Johnson & Mrs. Mcloud were wothwhile, and Mr. Ryder is okay. The rest of the math department, is really terrible. Some teachers were just plan bad teachers. The Current Princeple is probably the rudest, least helpful, and most distrespectful staff member I ever met. He talks down not only to students, but to their parents. He likes to hold the power he has over students and parent's heads. He especailly loves to force other people to listen to his long, afual speaches. Scolially Everett is okay. It's less cliky then others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

Have to say that when I went there (1989-1991) the teachers were wonderful, I have no complaints what so ever. I moved in the middle of my Junior year and believe me I wish I never had, there is no comparing this school to anywhere else I can not wait for my niece to enter those hollowed doors. Thanks to all my teachers for making life so much batter for me and making learning fun. Especially Mrs. Garrow (world History) she is the best.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 11, 2003

Very happy with the overall high school experience. Great sports teams and coaches for those very few who make it, as well as unlimited participation in track, crosscountry and swimming. Unexcelled music program, both band and choir. Drama program was excellent, but is poor currently. Great leadership program. Excellent instructors in the challenge classes and science classes. Higher Math is a weakness - true of the Everett disctrict all over. Everett High has done very well at preparing students for the new high school graduation requirements.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra I

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%
Biology I

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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92%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
14%
Biology I

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
58%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Biology I

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

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Biology I

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

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36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% 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

All Students29%
Female37%
Male21%
Black25%
Asian31%
Asian/Pacific Islander22%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Low income22%
Not low income40%
Special education9%
Not special education33%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income90%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Low income89%
Not low income97%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Asiann/a
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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 Students11%
Female10%
Male12%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Low income10%
Not low income13%
Special education4%
Not special education13%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Black37%
Asian47%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income54%
Not low income85%
Special education21%
Not special education74%
Limited English12%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students42%
Female38%
Male46%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income35%
Not low income53%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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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
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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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%
Female26%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White16%
Low income21%
Not low income17%
Special educationn/a
Not special education22%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Male29%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education27%
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students15%
Female17%
Male12%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
White18%
Low income15%
Not low income13%
Special educationn/a
Not special education16%
Limited English7%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

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

Geometry

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
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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

348 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Black61%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income70%
Not low income90%
Special education37%
Not special education84%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black50%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic84%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income72%
Not low income93%
Special education37%
Not special education86%
Limited English24%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 60%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 16%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%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 55%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Catherine Matthews

Programs

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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2416 Colby Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: (425) 385-4400

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