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Pacific Cascade Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 250 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted June 8, 2014

This is a wonderful school. The atmosphere of the school is welcoming and the principal gets a lot of credit for this. My son has not reported an bullying and he has found it academically challenging. This has been a great year. Thank you PCMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2014

I was surprised to see this school as 8/10 compared to the other Issaquah middle schools! It is one of the newer interior facilities and my sons (grades 6 and 8) have had an excellent, challenging experience here. Dana Bailey's (principal) leadership and connection with the kids is outstanding, as is the band program under Jeff Miller. My boys report bullying is very low and my 8th grader hasn't seen or heard of much substance use. I couldn't have hoped for more from a middle school - keep up the great work! - from an appreciative parent
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Posted August 16, 2011

I had two daughters that attended this school. My daughters made great friends and they had a great experience too. The only problem I have is with some of the teachers that violate students privacy, by going through their cell phones. Over all is a great school in
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

This school is excellent in so many ways, and my child enjoy's it here too. I moved here from Medina last year and I must say I'm impressed. My child made some great friends at this school and neighborhood and I meet some great parents too.
—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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income67%
Not low income85%
Special education52%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income78%
Not low income89%
Special education44%
Not special education93%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income36%
Not low income92%
Special education21%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female92%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income55%
Not low income87%
Special education25%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female94%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income55%
Not low income88%
Special education33%
Not special education89%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income50%
Not low income73%
Special education22%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income59%
Not low income87%
Special education26%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income55%
Not low income85%
Special education26%
Not special education88%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
85%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%
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%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income83%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Not low income99%
Not special education99%

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 63% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 7%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Issaquah, WA 98029
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