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North Tapps Middle School

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Posted September 5, 2013

North Tapps Middle School is a great school with a fantastic staff and wonderful parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

North Tapps Middle School is the most amazing school because the people in charge insist on respect and good behavior from students, as well as outstanding scholastic's. Since our district is very small, we do not have a high school. Therefore, halfway through the school year, the 4 neighboring High Schools come to our school to "encourage" our students to choose "their" particular school. Our students academic scores combined with the arts and sports create a very desirable group. Being a parent of 2 children who have attended North Tapps Middle School, I thank Heaven above that we were fortunate enough to be involved with such a great group of Administrators and Educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

North Tapps Middle School is a great School with caring, involved parents and an active PTSA organization, very well organized sports programs and fabulous positive leadership. The classrooms are clean, with state of the art technology and thier test score are awesome. The programs are set up to reward positive behavior, like thier "All Star" fun field trips. Mys son loves it and is thrieving there. Choosing North Tapps Middle School for my children is one of the best decisions I have made as a parent so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

So glad we're out of there ... peerless academics, toxic snobbery - high price to pay for a great education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I graduated from here a few years ago. This school was great. The teachers were prepared, smart, and funny. The sports teams were good. Our band was superior. I loved how hard the teachers pushed us. It really showed to me how hard this school was when I got to high school and we had to take advanced classes to be in our level of education. It had a very high expectation of the kids. The admininstation is good. I loved this school. Great students, great school. Bring your kids here. Good school. Loved it. (: -NTMS GRAD '08


Posted February 6, 2010

i like the school teachers are nice the sports every thing is great about NTMS
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2010

Ntms is a good school.im in six grade and the teachers are very nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2009

A wonderful Middle School. This middle school is by far the best sachool my children have attended. The principal is a great person who dedicateds himself to making sure the kids are learning in a safe and enjoyable enviroment, while also having strict expectation that the great students of NTMS always acheive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

i am an 8th grader at NTMS. the school is excellent, we just had a huge remodel, 4 science labs, weight room, gym, lockers and health room. we have an amazing staff. and they all get to really know every student. every one is nice to one another........kind of.i have been in the district since 4th grade and its been awesome. north tapps offers alot of sports and i've played every one since 6th grade.they offer lots of extra curricular activities. like, for instance, im the sound and lights technician for plays, assemblys and that stuff. NTMS is awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2009

I currently go to North Tapps, i have been in this district since i was in 3rd grade. We love it! I could tell that the 3rd graders in my new class were a year or so ahead of my old school (Graham Elementary School). I caught up because of my awesome teachers cooperation. They really helped me become a great student and i eventually became head of the class. I love Dieringer School District. There is no better place to grow up. I wish i would have gone here since kindergarten! They have every sport you could imagine also. They recently remodeled the schools. They look just great and brand new. The whole staff is loving and nuturing. If you are unsure of what school district to raise your kids in.. Choose Dieringer because it is the best you can get.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2008

Great school overall. Use of technology is well incorporated and the science program really challenges the students. Raise in the WASL scores is proof of that! Some academic afterschool programs, but there could be more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

Program offerings for every type of student. The principal seems to believe the best about every kid and is really approachable. Some teachers are better than ever. I'm less than impressed with the science department. English dpepartment is very strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2006

I've had two children in the Dieringer School District for 8 years now, and it is awesome. It's the closest you'll ever come to a private education in terms of quality. The staff at North Tapps especially REALLY truly care about the kids and are committed to their success. The greatest place in the NW to raise your kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

The curiculum is fantastic and the teachers really care. they have almost every sport available and the coaches are fantastic.
—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 59% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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 64% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income59%
Not low income72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income77%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income83%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income67%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income89%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
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 Students64%
Female68%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low incomen/a
Not low income63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
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

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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%
Female87%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 60%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 16%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%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 17N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:49am
School end time
  • 2:47pm
School Leader's name
  • Nate Salisbury
Fax number
  • (253) 862-2587
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Sports

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  • Equestrian
  • Ice hockey
  • Softball
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20029 12th St East
Lake Tapps, WA 98391
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