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Cougar Mountain Middle School

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Posted October 21, 2010

I am so glad the old guy who was a principal is gone! The new administrators are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

this school is the best school! they work hard on keeping the students(like me) focused on school education. They give us the best time and make us feel good to come to school the next day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2008

I feel welcomed to join my son within his school day by all staff and teachers. They encourage me to show up at my convenience and spend how ever much time I have to spend during the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

This school is so cool. The kids are easy to get along with, and the teachers are kind and always willing to help me! I love coming to this school, I am a student, and on the Leadership Class, we help take care of our school. At lunches we even play games to help the students get more involved. I love Cougar! Cougar Pride! GRRRRR!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2006

I am a syudent here at CMJH, and I have to say that it is the best possible junior high you can be in! The honors program, for highly academic students, is tiered in two levels: one class for the above average students and another for the over achievers. Math goes up to the 11th grade level, and students can go up to 2 years ahead in math. Science and physical education stay in the same grade despite your skills. CMJH offers many choir opprotunities, a wonderful orchestra program, and an outstanding band program. Band and choir have different classes for different skill levels, and orchestra, along with the other two groups, participate in local music festivals. Band even gets to go into the Daffodill parade, which is one of the year's biggest events for 8th and 9th grade students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2005

i am a student at CMJH, and i think it is a great school. the teachers are great, and they are very friendly. the building is brand new, and there isnt any gang activity or violence!
—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.

About these ratings

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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

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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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
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

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Reading

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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 Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income48%
Not low income67%
Special education23%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income63%
Not low income75%
Special education41%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income65%
Not low income84%
Special education36%
Not special education79%
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 Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income33%
Not low income38%
Special education12%
Not special education40%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female64%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income51%
Not low income59%
Special education6%
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female52%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income44%
Not low income52%
Special education15%
Not special education54%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
78%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

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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 Students54%
Female47%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income58%
Not low income52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Low income91%
Not low income100%
Not special education96%

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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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 75% 60%
Black 7% 5%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 249%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 12N/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

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:15 am
School end time
  • 1:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Sara Stewart

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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5108 260th St East
Graham, WA 98338
Phone: (253) 683-8000

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