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Chinook Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 616 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 8, 2013

This school is not a very good school .We have found the north thurston school district to not be very good. They do not have very good policies in place for kids who are bullied and stand up for themselves. If you have a child who gets hit kicked beat up and the child hits back to stand up for themselves they. will get the same punishment as the bully they need better disciplinary rules in place and they need some kind of coverage for the victim. I tell my child to stand up for himself everyday ! The prinicipal in our opinion is awful ! One of the worst we have ever dealt with. However we seem to like the new assistant principal this yea r!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

This school is pretty cool. im an advanced student and they even have classes that challenge me. but of course they have an excellent special education. in addition to that they make it fun to go to schooL!!!


Posted March 3, 2011

Really Nice School. Just completed a Remodel opening up the school. Great Administration and Teaching Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2006

It's the best school ever I've gone to. Their support and teaching really helped me alot. The teahers are very nice and they try to help you get thru.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 21, 2006

We love this school. We have to drive our dughter to and from becouse we live so far from the school. We will did it again next year. The staff is the best. The teacher care alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2005

Excellent school. I would definately recommend it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2004

My daughter is going to Chinook and she has told me many times how middle school is more fun than elementary. Chinook is also has great teachers that care about the students. The past month the students have raised over a thousand dollars for the Red Cross. Overall Chinook is a great place for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
Black42%
Asian53%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income49%
Not low income75%
Special education0%
Not special education70%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female76%
Male62%
Black50%
Asian42%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income56%
Not low income77%
Special education20%
Not special education73%
Limited English6%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female86%
Male63%
Black67%
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income62%
Not low income82%
Special education27%
Not special education78%
Limited English18%
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 Students50%
Female46%
Male53%
Black14%
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income37%
Not low income60%
Special education6%
Not special education56%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
Black71%
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income65%
Not low income80%
Special education31%
Not special education79%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Black29%
Asian48%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income50%
Not low income70%
Special education17%
Not special education67%
Limited English14%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income81%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 58% 60%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Black 4% 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 16%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 242%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 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 79%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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4301 6th Ave NE
Lacey, WA 98516
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