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Gateway Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 727 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted June 30, 2014

I am old now but I was in the first class that went all three years at Gateway. I still think back on that time as an unforgettable time. Even the walk out that first or second year.


Posted September 27, 2012

I have now had three kids go to Gateway and it has been a great school for all of them. It is a challenge for them but with the support of the staff and here at home they are truly getting a better education that I ever did. We have had a few issues and the VP and Principal have been fantastic to work with. I would recommend this school. My oldest child had move on to high school and he feels like he was prepared well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2012

This will be the second year my daughter will attend this school. Our living situation has us temporarily near a Mukilteo school, and we considered changing. We found out the school next to us is a sewer pool of problems, while Gateway offered to keep consistency in our child's life, and see that she is transported to her "home school". Thanks to Gateway and Everett SD for helping me PROTECT my child and get her a fine education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2012

Such a great school. They somehow continually manage to amaze me on how much they can teach us without having us feel to buried. And it's not because the work is easy or because the teachers are very forgiving. I was always satisfied with my grade when I went into this school, and the curriculum for general ed covers the grade they are currently in and half of what they should learn next year! I am in advanced classes, and the teachers somehow make the most difficult concepts easy to understand! And the MSP scores for the school are pretty much flawless, proving that the work they do isn't just so easy that anyone could do it. They have multiple awards as well. A+ for amazingness, and I would definitely recommend this school.


Posted July 23, 2011

I used to go to this school, and let me say, it is a great school to go to. The academics are rewarded, and the teachers are great!


Posted June 20, 2011

I am very, very impressed with this school! It is a clean, bright facility and I like visiting or attending events. I feel as though my child's individuality is recognized and captured in her work. The teachers are very friendly and helpful. The 6th grade introduction night was very helpful and well thought out. Also I like how they have incentives for good behaviors. Teacher parent conferences are set up well and I really enjoyed the student-parent conferences are such a cool concept. My child learned how to use dreamweaver and make power point presentations! I can monitor her grades online and they even train you on how to do it. The only request is a wider range for afterschool clubs but then again there may not be enough student interest in other areas. Either way, I'm happy that my child attends this school! Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

Fantastic school! Ms. Nunes goes far and above the call for a Vice Principal. She is a pleasure to deal with and if it were not for her hard work my daughter would not be where she is today! Ms. Nunes A+++++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

Amazing school! Teachers are great, and my son loves it! It's a great atmosphere to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

Gateway Middle School has great leadership. It's crowded now because all the new construction has increased enrollment and I a bit concerned about that. However, I know that if I am involved with my kid's homework with guidance, looking at their daily planner, and being involved they will succeed. New schools are on the bond and I hope it will pass because new schools are definitely needed in South Everett. They greatly encourage parent participation with volunteering and a Walk-About program which allows parents to have a presence in the school. This is a great opportunity for parents/guardians to keep in touch with what's going on at school. I look forward to a great school year and am planning on being actively involved with my children's learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income77%
Not low income82%
Special education29%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income95%
Not low income95%
Special education86%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
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 Students82%
Female78%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income56%
Not low income88%
Special education33%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income77%
Not low income94%
Special education50%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female98%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic93%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income84%
Not low income94%
Special education71%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income67%
Not low income86%
Special education42%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic94%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income80%
Not low income92%
Special education42%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income82%
Not low income90%
Special education53%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
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.

21 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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

35 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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

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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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 61% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 7%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 16%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 210%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 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 66%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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15404 Silver Firs Dr
Everett, WA 98208
Phone: (425) 385-6600

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