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Mill Creek Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 880 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2014

What a wonderful place...filled with wonderful toys and pretty flowers and puppy dogs...can't wait to go back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

Can I rate it negative stars? This school is a joke. Bullying and fight rampant! No respect by the kids and no action taken by the teachers. The current principal is clueless and needs to go back to elementary school. You can say that you do not stand for bullying in your little letter to the parents and if that's true, why am I reading about your poor school in the Kent Reporter. A story of a poor girl bullied a beaten. Surely this is not the first incident. I hope you take this seriously. Besides behavior this school ranks extremely low in test scores. 78% worse than other schools in Washington State. Embarrassing. Where is the accountability.


Posted January 2, 2010

this school is great school it gives children opertunitys to do something with there life .They also have activitys so children can learn leadership, responsibility,respect.my child has become senetor and that tought her leadership .The school has great technolegy for current information that text books dont have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

I personlly thought Mill creek was the best middle school i ever been to.The teachers are cool an to this day i have good memories from there and im a junior in high school now. I think this is one of the best schools you can enroll your kid in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2008

I thought this school was a great school for my daughter! We enjoyed having our daughter be part of the Technology Academy of Mill Creek Middle School... My daughter will go into HS with 2 years of computer skills under her belt...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I think this schoool is great. It's diverse and teachers here are nice if you follow the rules. We have strict rules so that our school can be a place were you can feel safe. This is my first year here but I get used to it now!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

This school is great for those people that love computers. I have gone here for both of my middle school years and it has been great! Even though I am not in the Kent Tec Acadmey I still love it .The teachers are awesome and all problems were handled very fast. Even though they have really strict rules it has helped to keep this school clean and safe for students and staff!
—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 64% in 2013.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black46%
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander47%
White69%
Low income49%
Not low income77%
Special education4%
Not special education62%
Limited English21%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female63%
Male50%
Black43%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander47%
White76%
Low income49%
Not low income81%
Special education4%
Not special education62%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female76%
Male51%
Black50%
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander65%
White77%
Low income57%
Not low income82%
Special education16%
Not special education68%
Limited English23%
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 Students40%
Female49%
Male32%
Black22%
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander21%
White52%
Low income33%
Not low income64%
Special education4%
Not special education45%
Limited English3%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female57%
Male45%
Black34%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander42%
White66%
Low income41%
Not low income81%
Special education14%
Not special education55%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female51%
Male40%
Black24%
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander32%
White63%
Low income35%
Not low income77%
Special education13%
Not special education49%
Limited English5%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
76%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students51%
Female59%
Male43%
Black29%
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial53%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low income51%
Not low income53%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
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 income100%
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
Hispanic 29% 20%
White 26% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 7%
Black 16% 5%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 117%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 268%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 7N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 65%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Debbie Dempsey

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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620 North Central Ave
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (253) 373-7446

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