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Harbor Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 180 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 13, 2014

Harbor Ridge Middle School. This is school is overall the best middle school in the Harbor. Great kids, family involvement, clean grounds, safe learning environment. I am please with progress that my child has made at HRMS and am greatful that she is receiving a super education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Excellent. Teachers are great everything is great. All staff are always friendly even the principal is accessible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2013

No recent reviews? This is a great school and great schools are contagious!!! Purdy Elementary was a great school for my daughter and Harbor Ridge has been a continuation of that. I will say that the teachers need to update the Parent Portal more often but in general this is a great experience for any student and their parents. Keep up the great work and a special mention to the Principal and Vice Prinicipal!!! Heavily involved and the administrative office staff is great too!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

Harbor Ridge Middle school in beautiful Gig Harbor is the best middle school in the district. Excellent administration, solid teachers who truly care about the students. The student body is friendly and welcoming. No gang, drug or piercing problems in the school. Very supportive environment. This school is top notch & in a beautiful setting.


Posted November 27, 2007

Absolutely tremendous principal, vice principal and staff. We moved this summer from a highly rated school system in Dallas, TX. Our daughter had a learning disability in math that qualified her for nothing but an excellent math teacher. She was above avererage in all other subjects. The philosophy of HRMS is to intervene sooner rather than later and boy did they. Within one month my daughter had been given the WISC by the school psychologist and there was a team meeting. She was switched to a class where she might possibly learn math easier. The team meeting was at 7:30 am. Two psychologists attendend, the principal Connie West, her former and new math teacher, her new Social Studies teacher, etc. I'm a 'seasonded' mother of many children, dedicated to their success. I have never had the pleasure of experienceing a staff under the guidance of Principal West and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

Harbor Ridge has been a good school for my daughter. Disappointed in the fact that they are currently the only middle school in the district to drop choir. I think the administration is very sports oriented. Some of the newer teachers are great but a few of the older ones need to retire. Not much parent involvement. Disappointed with 6th grade block, but the 7th and 8th grade block picked up the slack. Lots of school pride. Absolutely stunning location and beautiful view
—Submitted by a parent


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 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income51%
Not low income82%
Special education46%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income66%
Not low income90%
Special education55%
Not special education87%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income68%
Not low income82%
Special education27%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income73%
Not low income81%
Special education46%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income78%
Not low income81%
Special education27%
Not special education84%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income61%
Not low income71%
Special education23%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income75%
Not low income76%
Special education23%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income66%
Not low income81%
Special education36%
Not special education81%
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.

19 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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

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.

38 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
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 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 60%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 219%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 17N/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 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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9010 Prentice Ave
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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