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Chief Kanim Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 372 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted July 9, 2013

This school is outstanding! The teachers are fabolous and work well with the students. The principle, is a great leader. The teachers care about the kids and it shown through their actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

We moved into the area from Dallas during the 2012 school year. We came from an area of excellent schools and feel like Chief Kanim compares very well to the school we came from with the added benefit of being a smaller, more personal environment. I have two middle schoolers at Chief Kanim and they have both really enjoyed their teachers. The principal is great and easy to communicate with. I especially love the sports programs that are open to all and have something for everyone. I enjoy being in a smaller school district and I don't feel like the schools suffer at all from the district's size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2011

Excellent principal who respects students and prepares them for high school. Many caring teachers who go the extra mile to help students of all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

CKMS is definitely the most quality middle school in the SVSD. Principal is responsive and tough but kind. My biggest issue has to do with the fact that they have little to no opportunities for students who excel. The "hi-c" program has been abandoned in the humanities with teachers insisting that they are capable of managing blended classrooms. The reality is that students who should have more expected of them are zoning out. The math there is not up to par with neighboring districts where students leave 8th grade prepared to take geometry in 9th. At ckms (and the svsd in general) taking algebra 1 in 8th is considered "highly capable" while in neighboring districts students on a "highly capable" track are taking geometry in 8th grade. The district needs to respond better to children who are excelling and have more to offer them otherwise they will continue to seek better education out of district. Of course when they get done with middle school they are stuck with Mt. Si....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

CKMS is an inclusive, welcoming community that nurtures and inspires kids to be inquisitive and creative - and strive to do their best!! Three sons have attended - and I am grateful they had this opportunity!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

My teacher recommendations go to : Mrs. Vanderwood - 8th grade Humanities and Language Arts. Mrs. Treadwell - 7th grade Language Arts, Drama, and Humanities. Mr.Fowler - 6th grade Math, Science, Humanities and Reading.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2006

My daughter is doing incredible in this school. The teachers keep them responsible for their work, and they set the bar high. I love that they have the hi-c classes that work their brains. The only thing I would change would be to make sure that our kids have PE more often, depending on the classes they take, they can avoid PE all together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

As the parent of a 6th grader, our CKMS experience has been good. Grades are important and lots of emphasis on having good ones. Good progress reports. Good feedback from teachers. Our child feels safe there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

Very good school! the teachers are cool and the new vice principal is the coolest!! the after-school activities are fun and they are building a new gym which is supossed to be done next year. if your lookin for a fun school for your kids and a place to get education then this is the school. Its a blue ribbon school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2003

Chief Kanim is the best enviroment for any student and has the best teachers imaginable!!


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.

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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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income56%
Not low income79%
Special education8%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income63%
Not low income88%
Special education42%
Not special education89%
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 Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income46%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income69%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income85%
Not low income98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income78%
Not low income89%
Special education33%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income89%
Not low income91%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income95%
Not low income98%
Special education92%
Not special education98%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
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 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
Not special educationn/a

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 88% 63%
Asian 6% 7%
Hispanic 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 5%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 21%N/A8%
Special education 211%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 47%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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