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Timberline High School

Public | 9-12 | 1642 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted September 4, 2014

Timberline is a horrible school and that is putting it nicely. Kids are allowed to smoke in front of the school. I asked about this and was told by the principal that it was off school property and they had no control over that. The teacher and administrative staff have no control over the school. A child can act out all the time with no consequences. They will just give them another chance. I regret ever sending my child to this place. This high school should be banned from existence. The staff should be all fired. If there are any out the considering sending your child to this school, don't do it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2014

I'm still going to this school. This school isn't one of the best schools out there, there's more drugs and drug dealers and fights at this school then south sound. they set you up to fail that's why this year only half of the seniors graduate which is normal for this school. teachers don't care nor help if you ask they don't care so you watch YouTube all the time that's how we learn. teachers don't even stay in the classroom one of my teachers would leave or not even show up, this school is one of the worst schools out there and I don't recommend going to it if you want to succeed


Posted August 22, 2013

My four children all successfully graduated from Timberlin. My '04 & '07 grads would have benefitted from more structure, howeve twins graduated in '11, enjoyed the autonomy, and maximized their opportunities. One went on to play Volleyball forCommunity College in Florida, the other earned an academic scholorship and is atteng University of Washington. As an Air Force Recruiter, I regularly visited all schools in the region. Timberline is the best HS in North Thurston School District. (Capitol & Olympia are both great Olympia School District High Schools. (Spacing errors due to cell phone/ app). :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

This school i was enrolled in was very good but they didn't have a good system to help students out that really struggled with academics but overall i liked this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2010

This school was horrible. The teachers screamed 24/7 and never taught us anything. I was constantly bullied, only for me to get in trouble. Not a accepting school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

i freaking love this school everyone is friendly and my family went to this school i feel very welcome as a freshman at Timberline! -Ailini Hood
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

I love this school.It makes it simple for me to learn and have a good time.Many might think that our scores are low.Thats not because of the teachers it is because of the student.I love the teachers and our curriculum.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2008

I was a homeschooled student coming into Timberline, and I could not imagine a more welcoming environment! I absolutely love it, and I hope any other students considering going here know that we are an intelligent and inclusive student body - there are no cliques.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

School is not interesting and boring. Site needs to be updated and they need to spend more attention on the needs around the school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2008

I have two kids attending this school, and they are completely bored, not challenged in the classroom, and the school has weakest sports program. The teachers are not pushing college entrance and lack communication with the Parent's. They seem to rely on the Family Access Page as a means of keeping you informed. I am pulling them out this year, and regret ever being involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2007

We move around a lot and I think this is the best school i've ever been to! the teachers are friendly and the extracurricular activities are great!! the building itself doesn't look good but they're trying their best to make it better!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2005

Timberline High School is a great school and the best fr academics in North Thurston Public Schools. It has every sport imaginable for fall, Winter, and Spring. Activities are always going on and are highly recommended to students. Every Wednesday there is an activity period for clubs, sports, doing homework, or talking to friends. There are many art and music programs available as it is a required credit a student must take to graduate. All in all, this is a very good school especially for the area of Lacey.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2004

The school physically could use some improvement, but we have the most supportive, friendly teachers in the world and more extra-curricular clubs than I have ever seen in any school. I can't stress enough how much the teachers care about every student and their needs. They will become not just educators, but friends, to as many students as they can.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2004

An excellent school - especially in science - the best school in the county
—Submitted by a teacher


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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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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 22% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
28%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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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 19% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
22%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
40%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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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 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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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 Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
Black60%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income57%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial94%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income85%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial95%
White97%
Low income100%
Not low income96%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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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

Algebra I

All Students31%
Female35%
Male27%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Low income21%
Not low income40%
Special education5%
Not special education37%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
Black59%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander50%
White82%
Low income70%
Not low income82%
Special education80%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income69%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/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

Algebra I

All Students32%
Female31%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Low income47%
Not low income23%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology 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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students42%
Female38%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Low income50%
Not low income36%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

377 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

390 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black86%
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic98%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander92%
White95%
Low income86%
Not low income96%
Special education79%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black89%
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic94%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White97%
Low income91%
Not low income97%
Special education83%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Black 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 231%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 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/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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