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Park Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 310 students

 

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Posted June 1, 2014

i currently go to Park. and i must say, i love it. sports are great, the music program is AMAZING (S/O to mr. bond! ) & the teachers work great with us kids... well besides a few ( but every school has a few bad teachers) . you might hear from others about "gang-related" poems are at our school or that our school gets threats, well im not going to lie, yes, our school got a threat but that problem was resolved also that one poem that was "violent" is all a metaphor. park is honestly the safest school in the kennewick school distract. i couldn't imagine going to another middle school. the school principals are just great, they actually do care for us kids. the only problem i got is the main principal cut off marching band for the year :( i was extremly upset about it but, i respect his decision. and our disipline sytem at school is not bad at all! it is actually good and works very well. no gangs, no drugs, a couple fights ( dont worry, every school has fights) and no weapons (like guns and stuff, ya knowwww.) P.s if you're entering your child at this school make sure they join band bc mr bond is da bestttttttt.


Posted January 5, 2010

Park Middle School is an Excellent school. Great teachers and a Great learning enviorment. I would know i go to school there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2008

I have to admit that at first I was worried about sending my daughter to Park, I heard so many stories from people whose children went there like 10 years ago. Park does have a strict discipline program but it is only there for the good of the children there to protect them from the gangs and violence that once was a problem there. This is now my daughters second year at park and not once has there been any problems with violence or bullying. They have a great honors programs for the children that apply themselves, and work hard to help the other children that just dont seem to care. I have to admit that there are a couple teachers that really should receive the boot because they dont work with the children, but seriously EVERY School has teachers like that. Dont Judge an Entire School By that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2008

right now I am currently looking for a new school to transfer my three children too because of the school because every afternoon my children come home i asked them what they learned and they all reply,'nothing, the teacher didn't do anything'. I might even be forced to homeschool them.After we moved here all my childrens grades went froms A's to F's,maybe all the rest of the parents should take a closer look at whats going on there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

I would give Park Middle School a 5 out of 5 stars because it has a excellent disipline program and all the teachers and faculty are fair and very respectful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2007

As a parent, I am shocked that other parents would not want their children to go to a school with strict rules and guidelines. I have two sons attending Park right now and they are thriving, learning, and enjoying the education they are receiving. It never ceases to amaze me that parents believe learning only occurs at school. As parents, it is also our responsibility to ensure our children continue their education at home and also make sure they are getting adequate nutrition and sleep at home so they are prepared to learn. Park has wonderful opportunities to learn but both parents and children need to be invested in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

I really feel that these parents have not fully understood the aspects of the discipline plan at Park Middle School. This plan focuses on students respecting others and taking responsibility for their actions. It provides an environment where students learn and teachers teach. It does not treat students as criminals. Students make choices with their behavior and know the consequences for choosing behavior that is not appropriate. It is a discipline system that is fair and holds students accountable. All three of my children went to Park and I have worked there for the past 10 years. I would not want to work anywhere else. At Park, it is all about what is best for kids. The staff and administration are committed to providing an excellent education for students in a safe and positive learning environment.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted November 7, 2006

We are looking for another school for our children because [of] Park's discipline program. I fear that it wont be long before the students seriously rebel against this schools faculty and admin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

This school forced me to homeschool my daughter. There is an extremely strict discipline program, which in effect treats all of the students as if they were criminals and not people. The treatment of children with special needs is even worse.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students40%
Female46%
Male35%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income38%
Not low income50%
Special education10%
Not special education43%
Limited English10%
Migrant31%

Reading

All Students57%
Female66%
Male50%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income55%
Not low income72%
Special education55%
Not special education57%
Limited English31%
Migrant46%
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 Students51%
Female48%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income49%
Not low income58%
Special education24%
Not special education54%
Limited English10%
Migrant36%

Reading

All Students52%
Female51%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income50%
Not low income60%
Special education35%
Not special education54%
Limited English17%
Migrant49%

Writing

All Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income51%
Not low income58%
Special education24%
Not special education56%
Limited English17%
Migrant54%
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 Students39%
Female41%
Male37%
Black27%
Asian21%
Asian/Pacific Islander21%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income35%
Not low income54%
Special education7%
Not special education42%
Limited English18%
Migrant38%

Reading

All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
Black55%
Asian21%
Asian/Pacific Islander21%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income46%
Not low income62%
Special education15%
Not special education52%
Limited English18%
Migrant43%

Science

All Students37%
Female39%
Male36%
Black46%
Asian14%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income33%
Not low income60%
Special education15%
Not special education40%
Limited English7%
Migrant31%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income100%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

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
Hispanic 56% 20%
White 37% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 121%N/A8%
Special education 11%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 283%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 19N/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 73%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Kevin Pierce

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1011 West 10th Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 222-6904

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