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Vista Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 418 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 18, 2011

I WANT TO THANK FERNDALE SCHOOLDISIRICT FOR HAVING MY SON JAMES IVY HE'S IN GARY COCAS SPECIAL ED CLASS AT VISTA THNKX AGAIN
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

Vista is great for my child. He has become a leader in everyday life, and is much more sharp and physically fit. I reccomend Vista for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

Vista was a wonderful school. They have amazing teachers and very high academic standards. I went to school there in the seventh grade and enjoyed every moment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 14, 2005

the academic programs are wonderfull. they have a truley terrific teacher in all of their classes and especially in their 'aiming high', Gail Smedley. Music programs are band, orchestra, and choir, and a jazz band in the morning. the teachers are very talented. parent involvement is high but you don't have to be involved. The principle and vice principle at vista are some of the finest educators you could possible find!
—Submitted by a 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.

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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 64% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic33%
Native American36%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income49%
Not low income82%
Special education14%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female72%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic47%
Native American0%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income55%
Not low income75%
Special education37%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic55%
Native American27%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income67%
Not low income84%
Special education37%
Not special education82%
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 Students53%
Female58%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native American13%
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income36%
Not low income68%
Special education5%
Not special education59%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Native American21%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income41%
Not low income74%
Special education11%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female66%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native American33%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income56%
Not low income84%
Special education35%
Not special education75%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students90%
Female87%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income83%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
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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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 71% 63%
Hispanic 14% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 2%
Asian 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 143%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 22%N/A8%
Special education 218%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 13N/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 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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6051 Vista Dr
Ferndale, WA 98248
Phone: (360) 383-9370

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