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Saghalie Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 499 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 20, 2014

I love this school It helps me with math science and music and also other stuff I love the teachers and students at first I thought going to a new school and going to 6th grade will be stressed full but it is not I got welcomed my students and teachers and staff and I got new friends right away I love it here and I am going to 7th grade for the 14-15 year and I can't wait!!!!!!!! :D


Posted June 18, 2014

Teachers are really rude, This school is the WORST! Never go to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ms. Alig and Mrs. Weins/ mcgavick is the only nice teachers there. Mrs. Mcgavick was a 6th grade math teacher for 13-14 school year. Ms. Alig was a Choir,musical theater, general music,ect. for the 13-14 school year. My daughter told me she was watching hunger games in science, and I NEVER got a permission slip to sign or anything. Worst communication ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2014

Rather be homeschool than go to this school because it is the worst school in Federal Way maybe the whole Washington.


Posted April 9, 2014

Saghalie Middle School has gone under great transformation with new administrative leadership and vision through a small-schools approach with admin at each grade-level. A school-wide, integrated STEM approach with one-to-one technology through the use of Learnpads keeps students engaged and challenged. The school staff is focusing on 4 major school goals and is tracking the positive impact on student learning. Many engaging electives are offered and many courses offer high school credit to challenge students. The staff contacts families on a regular-basis and is committed to meeting students' needs. MANY after school clubs, activities, and sports are offered to students. Students may participate in Spring Intercession and Summer School for FREE! Many community partnerships have been developed to support the whole child. Please, contact us with questions or for a tour of the school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 2, 2009

Hey Hey! I'm an eighth grader at Saghalie and it is a great school! i would so recommend this school =] There is some drama there but that's only the normal stuff and be sure not to mess with any grade larger than you are because they will not like it... i mean at all so ya if you want to go there... Go for it! p.s I'm a cheerleader at Saghalie also!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2009

I am a student, and this is my second [Almost Third] year at Saghalie Middle School and I would have to say it is the best school in Federal Way WA,
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2009

This is my son's second year at this school and we are extremely happy with the caring teachers and office administration. Student participation in some sports is lower than we would like but overall they have excellent programs. The only opportunity for growth I can see with this school is I wish the children were a little more academically challenged. My son is pretty smart and seems to breeze through the classes. Overall, we are very pleased and my son has had no problems interacting with other children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

being at sagahlie middle school was a great experience.they are very good at what they do and is looking forward to go back
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2008

I luv bieng at this school it is better than all other schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2005

I've had 2 children attend Saghali Middle school. For the most part, the teachers are caring. I especially love the office staff, and the counselor, Ms MacDonald. Ms Macdonald will care for your child as if he/she is her own. The music teacher is great! Although in the past, activities at the school were poorly organized. I'm happy with saghali, as are my kids.
—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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students41%
Female46%
Male37%
Black31%
Asian74%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander50%
White46%
Low income32%
Not low income59%
Special education5%
Not special education46%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female67%
Male54%
Black48%
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander60%
White71%
Low income53%
Not low income75%
Special education14%
Not special education67%
Limited English27%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
Black32%
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income44%
Not low income65%
Special education10%
Not special education56%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female64%
Male43%
Black44%
Asian57%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income48%
Not low income60%
Special education15%
Not special education57%
Limited English23%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female58%
Male42%
Black40%
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income47%
Not low income53%
Special education19%
Not special education53%
Limited English31%
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 Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
Black27%
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income33%
Not low income52%
Special education3%
Not special education47%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
Black49%
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income53%
Not low income69%
Special education19%
Not special education66%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
Black38%
Asian55%
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income38%
Not low income55%
Special education6%
Not special education51%
Limited English15%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
91%

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 Students39%
Female44%
Male33%
Black42%
Asian36%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Low income38%
Not low income39%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
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 income100%
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 30% 60%
Hispanic 29% 20%
Black 16% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 111%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 271%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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33914 19th Av SW
Federal Way, WA 98023
Phone: (253) 945-5000

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