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Issaquah Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 764 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 19, 2014

Well this school sucks. I went there for the first year, and it sucked. The meanest teachers ever and the kids were all about bullying and drugs. The teachers always pick favorites, and 1 teacher actually was picking on one of the kids who has a mental problem and doesn't understand that well. The principle is not very good but the vice principle is nice to everyone (even the bad kids) and is great with everyone. Other than that I didn't like the education either. If you want to fit in you have to be rich, snotty, have cool parents, and. Are allowed to wear makeup, and you can't be weird.


Posted February 16, 2014

Its a pretty good school. This is my 3rd year here at IMS and its been kinda fun. The teachers are pretty nice and the students are too. There's a bit of a popularity contest though. You have to have pretty and expensive clothes to fit in. But that's not the school's problem. I like the school. What I don't like is that its an outside school and its really cold during the winter. But if it snows, we can go outside and pretty much play in it. Its a fun school.


Posted November 19, 2013

My son's second year at IMS, and we love it! Teachers are great, kids are great. Facility not so great, but they are building a brand new on in the near future, so no dings on that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

I cannot believe this school has any stars. Horrible, uncaring office staff and bottom of the barrel teachers. It is run like a concentration camp.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

This school doesn't deserve any stars at all. IMS has ruined my life. All the students are just nasty and they bully me for no reason at all. Expecially the girls. because of this bullying i was pressered into drugs and other stuff. i didn't know how i survived 2 years here. i'm glad i moved and forgot about this place. the teachers are horrible they expect WAYY to much things. Beyond High school expectations! and they always play favorites. basicly if you want to survive at this school, you have to be rich, own all brand name clothing, and be really mean to the ones who you think aren't very pretty. if i was a parent i wouldn't let my child go here. it's just a nasty place to be. there was so much negative energy coming from it. i'm glad i transfer


Posted November 4, 2009

I am currently a student at Issaquah Middle Scool, flourishing intellectually each day. All of my teachers are outstanding, supplying everything a student would need in order to fulfill their enrichment during school. I would highly recommend this school to any people new to the area or looking for a truly amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

Great kids, teachers, administration, PTSA, and location. Kids are encouraged to be involved in the community and to strive to do/ be their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

This school is great! Sure it is a little lower budget school but it is great. I just hate it being an outdoor school...
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2009

This school is the best it doesn't have any bad children and my daughter sayed it was a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

3 words... Best. School. Ever. lol I have been going here since 6th grade and am now in 7th grade. the teachers are magnificient, my fellow students are amazing, and Mr. Adams our assistant principle Rocks!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2006

I love this school alot! It is the best middle school ever!!
—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 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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

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 64% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income40%
Not low income86%
Special education5%
Not special education84%
Limited English41%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income48%
Not low income92%
Special education11%
Not special education90%
Limited English16%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income46%
Not low income93%
Special education32%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income60%
Not low income90%
Special education32%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female94%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income54%
Not low income92%
Special education42%
Not special education90%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income49%
Not low income82%
Special education14%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income62%
Not low income89%
Special education38%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income62%
Not low income88%
Special education38%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
80%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income71%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
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%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
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 65% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 7%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 18%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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400 1st Ave SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone: (425) 837-6800

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