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Hoquiam High School

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Posted January 26, 2013

I am currently a Freshman at HHS, and I love this school. We have incredible teachers. They do everything in their power to help us succeed. I was about to fail this semester, but with the teachers' guidance, encouragement, and support, I was able to pass. We may not have the technology that Aberdeen High School has, but we have amazing teachers that actually care about our well-being.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2011

I agree with one other rating on this school. Very early on each student is defined as to which GROUP you will be in. And most of the staff all the way down from the top don't help. They actually encourage POPULARITY in the school. If you have a name and know someone, your IN! As for a learning experience, I'm really disappointed with their academics. If a student falls behind the only way to help them catch up is a suggestion of a 7th period, for the following year. There is no tolerance in this school for students that just do not fit in. And counselors seem not to care. I would give this school a ZERO star rating if that was possible. I have had three students attend and none of them LIKE this school and have transfered . Even the parents play the popularity game on this one. They are not open to any new ideas. As far as sports goes, I think that all kids should have a chance, regardless of their academic abilities. But not Hoquiam. As a parent and graduate of this school I'm ashamed and VERY DISAPPOINTED in this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

This is a small school with a large heart in a caring community. The teachers care about the success of their students and the community supports the school activities. Proud to be a Grizzly!


Posted July 8, 2007

Hoquiam has several multi-talented teachers, young and old, that come from various backgrounds. My daughter has had a lot of success with the various classes she's taken with the business instructors and active involvement in drama, volleyball, and track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

Hoquiam High School Is a nice school. I like it because it's not to big, and most of the kids are pretty nice. They have an awesome arts program that opens up a lot of opportunities for kids to experience new things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2006

I am currently a Senior at Hoquiam High School, and all I have to say is it is GREAT o be a Grizzly! Yes we have a lot of coaches for our football team and yes we do have a new boys basketball coach this year, but our football team has about 75 people on it, thus needing quite a few coaches. We do have a new boys basketball coach but not everyone can stay at one thing for forever. At Hoquiam High School I can guarantee that your son/daughter will have the best High School experience as possible. Everybody knows everybody and our ASB is VERY involved and is always trying to make our High School a better place for the kids. Take this from someone who has first hand experience, G-R-I-Z Hoquiam is the place to be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2006

I am currently a sophmore here, going into 11th grade, and am in every organization you could imagine. Trust me, if you want info all you have to do is ask one of our ASB kids, or a teacher. Communication is great, the 'word' gets passed from mouth to mouth in a day. If there is a rooter-bus trip to go cheer for our team, everyone knows about it. I feel that anyone who isnt involved with our community witthin the school, has no place talking about it. We all talk and we all get along.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2006

This is probably the best school district in Grays Harbor county. My son attends Hoquiam High School and has a plethora of activities & classes to choose from. HHS has several creative teachers; from technology gurus, great writing staff, teachers that know their math, and overall supportive folks to be around. The district's only weekness is they tend to over-utilize rehire-retire for administrative positions or place current administrators in multiple positions. 'Half-timers' in key positions can hurt communication can some anxiety amongst staff, students, and parents. Another major weakness to this community is there hasn't been any major economic development in the area since the Jimmy Carter administration! To the parent below - most of those football coaches, along with the trainer, are volunteers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Hoquiam is a medium sized school. It has some really good academic programs, but you have to ask. Most of the kids participating in the advanced programs are teachers' kids. The sports programs for the boys are very good. I understand our basketball coach is quitting after this season. Music and art take a back seat to sports. We have two music teachers and ten football coaches. I was at a football game and a parent from the other school made a comment about playing a bigger school because of the nunmber of kids playing and all the coaches. This was a JV game. Communication is not good. I am a senior parent & I just found out there have been maetings of the parents all year but I didn't know about them. A friend told me. The facility is good. It was built in 1968 and has been maintained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2004

I have mixed feelings about having graduated from this school. There are extracurricular activities but all but a very few require an invitation or passing other qualifications to participate. Students are defined very early on as far what group they as seen as belonging in. Once this is done, it is very hard to gain acceptance as anything else. Teachers seem to favor the same students throughout the four years. If one is in a favored group there are many chances for good educationally experiences. Others are left to struggle. The campus is surprising nice for a small town.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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55%

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57%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
83%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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92%

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97%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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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 22% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

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24%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
68%

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61%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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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 19% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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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 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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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

All Students45%
Female59%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income37%
Not low income65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students80%
Female88%
Male67%
Blackn/a
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Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income58%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students90%
Female97%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Low income76%
Not low income100%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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.

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

All Students30%
Female43%
Male19%
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Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White16%
Low income29%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education50%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income60%
Not low income67%
Special education13%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students75%
Female67%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income64%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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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.

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

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Biology I

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Geometry

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Integrated Math I

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Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

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Special educationn/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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
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Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

155 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income84%
Not low income86%
Special education25%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female96%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income84%
Not low income86%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 60%
Hispanic 14% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 2%
Two or more races 3% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 16%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 259%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 18N/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 63%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Hoquiam, WA 98550
Phone: (360) 538-8215

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