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Lacey, WA
Students enrolled: 283

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5900 54th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98513

(360) 412-4400
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November 23, 2014
Last year was my last year at Aspire and I'm really glad I went there. In my freshman year of high school, I am taking geometry and I learned all of the things that we have gone over so far in the class in my years at aspire.

- submitted by a community member

August 06, 2014
This is a great school with an emphasis on performing arts where all the kids thrive.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2014
Amazing!! Great to have smaller class size. Truly challenging at all levels. All kids leave this school ready for what's next in life!

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2014
This school is by far the best I've been too. I am graduating this year, '14. I've made such good friends and you have so many opportunities for activities, such as dancing,singing, acting and instrument playing. Also, we have a challenge academy program and it is for kids who exceed there grade level standards so they learn higher grade level stuff. All in all this school is by far the best!

- submitted by a community member

September 03, 2013
My 12 year old daughter will attend Aspire Middle School (challenge academy) for the 2nd year. It is truly amazing. I was shocked by the amount of after-school work she brought home last year, but after several months she figured out how to balance her time better, and the workload is not as bad for her now. The teachers are amazing, and really push the kids. Overall my wife and I are VERY impressed with the challenge academy.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2013
Fantastic school, North Thurston school did a awesome job to bring challenge academy in Aspire. Kids are way ahead in maths & science. I wish if all school will have same type of curriculum as Aspire has.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2013
Great school. Great teachers. The teachers go above and beyond to teach the kids the best they can. They put lots of time after school for after school activities and improvements and they do hard work to be the best school ever.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2012
My son was in the Challenge academy which is located in Aspire Middle School. We found that it was a weird mix of Academically gifted children and performing arts children. For 7th and 8th grade the standards were high but the homework load is what we found unrealistic. My son left after completing 6th grade and 1 quarter of 7th. He was miserable.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2012
This is truly an exceptional middle school. Aspire is a magnet school and they have a high ratio of challenge academy and TAG teachers who don't seem to alter their curriculum down for the "regular" kids. This translates into a tough but effective curriculum for the kids. If your kids get in, prepare for a heavier load than other schools. The school has a focus or emphasis on the performing arts, so the drama, dance and music programs are exceptional indeed. You should hear and see the talent of the kids there - it's phenomenal! Mark my words, some of them will be famous artists and entertainers some day. The only downside, is that parent involvement doesn't seem to be quite as easy or welcome as in elementary school - maybe that's just a middle school thing. The principal hasn't seemed open and friendly to me really, but the success of the school speaks for itself regardless of what my impressions of her are. There is a long waiting list to get in. Our older son got in, but the younger one was in the low 20's of I think over 200 on the waiting list - it's taken a year to move 14 places. Why can't this be the standard for other schools?

- submitted by a parent

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Aspire Middle School
5900 54th Ave SE, Lacey, WA  98513
(360) 412-4400
Last modified Aspire Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Aspire Middle School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top