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Komachin Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 733 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 8, 2014

Odd that my experience is so different from the last post - three kids and seven years at Komachin and I couldn't ask for more. Honors classes and Socratic seminars, book discussions and photography classes... They even have a robotics club. The test scores are the highest for middle schools in the district and better than the State scores in writing and reading... I did laugh when they went to one way hallways, but that's a part of their community building - same with the advisory bonding stuff. All my kids feel like they belong. My middle son, a sophomore at TLine, keeps reminding my daughter how well prepared she will be for high school and college because of her a Komachin teachers. If anything, students are too busy. Sometimes the homework load seems like too much... Depending on the teacher...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

WARNING! This school is not your average middle school. They treat the students as if they were back in 3rd grade, giving them happy notes for walking down the hall using the arrows. They play games called angry pickle, happy sun to voice unhappy feelings, really? This is 7th grade not preschool!! My child came to this school from a school that was challenging. This school is a joke, my child is learning things like simple poetry, and water painting in language arts (same lessons for the past 2 months!) and in math she never seems to get a solid lesson. I respect teachers and appreciate the level of care but it is middle school not day care. I am looking into home schooling for the first time because she has fallen so far from where she has to be to do well in high school and then college. I have met with the teachers but got nothing as far as lessons or goals, I left more confused then ever. Avoid this school if possible, the test scores speak volumes!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

it was the worst 2 years of my life. they treated me and my family like hell. the teachers and staff are inexperienced and would care less about you. my mother was forced to leave the school grounds because she defended me while i was sick in the health room. please do me a favor and take your children else where. also, put me behind in test scores by not teaching and using youtube to teach the class 70% of the time. i have struggled especially in math all through high school... parents stay on top of the new math curriculum because they expect you to know all of it to tutor your child daily.


Posted October 15, 2011

My second child is now at Komachin. I really like the school and although things have had to change recently due to budget cuts, my daughter is still getting a good education. I really feel like the teachers care about the students and love the school where they teach. The teachers are very accessible to both parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

Words cannot express how much I dislike this school. My child was tormented daily at this school and the staff could not have cared less. Every time I drive by the school I cringe and am just thankful my kid survived and got out of Komachin. "Horrible" does not describe it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

I have had two children go through Komachin. I have always been pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

I love Komachin! I am currently a 7th grader and I love the way the school is set up with the houses. I recomend house three I think it has the best teachers. The staff is so friendly and everyone in my house is like a family you feel very welcome at Komachin.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

My daughter went to Komachin Middle School for 7&8 grade. I think Komachin is a good school and has great teachers. I really like the Family Access Web site they provide where you can check your childs grades and any missed assignments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

Komachin is a great school. The teachers, staff and students are very friendly and welcoming. If you want your child to go to a school with great teachers, friendly students and exceptional standards, Komachin middle school is the place for you. There is a lot of diversity and they have a great music program.
—Submitted by a former 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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
Black48%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander71%
White62%
Low income53%
Not low income67%
Special education12%
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
Black60%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander79%
White71%
Low income66%
Not low income75%
Special education50%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female89%
Male73%
Black60%
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander93%
White80%
Low income78%
Not low income83%
Special education50%
Not special education84%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black45%
Asian52%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander30%
White61%
Low income46%
Not low income61%
Special education10%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male66%
Black58%
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander50%
White75%
Low income64%
Not low income75%
Special education39%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Black67%
Asian74%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander60%
White83%
Low income72%
Not low income81%
Special education57%
Not special education80%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income91%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 60%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Two or more races 14% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Black 7% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%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 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 82%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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