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Lochburn Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 567 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2014

I am a parent of a sixth grader who has some learning difficulties and started Lochburn in September of last year. Since starting this school my son has only had homework maybe two times this year. The teachers have a bad attitude and my son has gone from winning an award for reading in his last school to failing. I do not want him going back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

Lochburn middle school My son hates this school he was injured and the staff were more concerned with the other students rights when asked I was not issued a incident report and denied any information now my son stuck with the joy of looking at the student that chipped his tooth
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

My son attended Lockburn until our family moved to Parkland where we purchased our first home. Alan always loved going to school. Yes,he was bullied at this school just as there are bullies at every school. When ever he told a teacher or Principal of an incident with another child the staff always took care of it. The teachers at this school really care about the students success. We always had great communication with all of our son's teachers,and they even went out of their way to set up an email system with us for communication. Since our son has started attending another school he has had nothing but problems,and we as the parents have not been able to communicate with any of his teachers no matter how much we've tried. Now we are going for an out of district transfer to get our son back into Lockburn because we feel they have a much better learning environment for our son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I went to Lochburn last year. I was one of the 8th grade-co presidents, and very involved in the school. While it definitely has its flaws, I think it is a much better school than its reputation portrays it to be. Many teachers are very earnest in their effort to make sure as many students as possible succeed. The administration (for the most part) tries very hard to keep the school in check. Mrs Wilson, the principal is a really great principal, who honestly cares about all students' success. The cultural diversity is spectacular, and shocking, considering most of the country would never allow the mixing Lochburn does. Most students pay no mind to ethnic heritage, when choosing their friends. The thing about Lochburn that makes it great, though, are the students and many of their involvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2009

when my son went to Lochburn for his junior year, He was all excited about embarking on a new journey in his life that would prepare him for his high school years, but instead my son grades began to drop, he was label by staff , and he did not have any support.the way My child was treated by staff at lockburn is unexceptionable and I feel that someone need to really pay close attention to their child , so that will not be treated like my child was treated at lockburn. I know that that their are others parent with the same story that I have about their child junior years at lockburn middle school However, Education is not just for some students , It fall all student, and each and ever one of the student that attend Lochburn middle school should have the opportunity to feel care for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

I went to Lochburn as a child and of course my child now goes to Lochburn. I would of thought by now that things at this school would have been changed for the better but it has changed but for the worse. The Principals leadership skills and actions taken in all events that have been seen have been appalling. He is the worst Principal by far that I have had the pleasure to meet. The Vice Principal on the other hand seems to be far more intelligent and seems to be far better when it comes to dealing with the children. I personally do not trust this principal with my child and plan on changing schools for my child if this principal remains at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2007

I believe the quality of education is exceptional considering the innercity enviornment and community from which our students live. One might assume that socioeconomic conditions dictate the level of academics in most innercity schools, however I believe the students can learn and are motivated to achieve when Educators teach with passion and never give up on students. This is the case at Lochburn. We have a diversified student body that face many challenges in school, whether its ELL, Special Needs etc, which is a relative norm in our society today. The Educators here do a superb job attending to the needs of students and support them in various ways. The students realize we are sincere in our efforts to provide them the best education possible. The Programs offered serve as stimulates for student involvement. We have a variety of activities that benefit the students in aspects of Leadership, Organization, and Socializaation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2006

well i really think that Lochburn is a nice place to learn because i go to that school they have many activites after school and many sports what i really like about that school is that they have dances it really gives the students to have a break and they really have nice teaqchers like Mrs. Knoll she is strict but shows us new things and Mrs. Bryant she is really a nice and cool teacherwell i like to thank everyone that was there to help me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2005

All of my child's teacher's made both of us feel welcome and accepted. They kept in close contact with me to advise of my childs progress. We also received great suggestions and advice as to how to make learning fun for both of us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

I think the school, the teachers and the students are great. the only thing I have a problem with is having no lockers. They could really help out. It will stop the kids backs and shoulders from hurting and they can learn how to use a locker before they go to highschool. My daughter came from a middle school in another state and they had lockers, the whole school was set up as a junior high though. I highly recomend getting lockers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

My daughter loves this school so much. She always comes home and tells me about her wonderful day at school. She has never liked school since she was old enough to go and now that she goes to Lochburn, she says school is her hobbie. She has been getting good grades and I want to thank Lochburn so much for providing all this help for my straight A student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 17, 2004

My son has never enjoyed school and has always struggled with grades. He has ADD. We just moved here and put him in Lochburn. He loves the school so much, he is now putting forth effort that I've never seen before. He is making good grades for the first time. His teachers are so encouraging and they make it enjoyable to learn. He actually likes math for the first time in his life. He had a problem with one boy calling him names and he went to the counselor. She took care of it promptly. I love Lochburn and I'm so happy that my son is there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2004

I think Lochburn is great school heading forward thrust into the future. They have so many new concepts and great students and the two just combine and make this school a great place. Thank you Lochburn for teaching me so well and hope you do the same for others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2004

Lochburn is great learning environment! Mr. Wilson and Ms. Hahn are great Co-Principals (which is a great new concept) that are extremely involved in the student life, yet not so much in the parent life! I wish they could work on the a little more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2003

This year is my oldest daughters last year. I am glad that she is in this school. She is not bored and she enjoys school vewry much. My youngest daughter is now going here. She is getting better grades and is more willing to keep on trying her best. She ios not bored like she was in elementary school. She feels challenged. My one wish for the school is that they get lockers. My oldest daughters backback broke from carring so many big books. Both girls say that their backs hurt. Their friends say the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2003

My son just moved on to Clover Park High School (9th grade). Throughout his 3 years of enrollment, he was a B average student. He always scored high on the WASL. Lochburn has came a great way from the fights, drugs, and failures that always ruled the school. Now it's a quiet, functional, and educational environment. I only have a few complaints about the school to better it's already thriving environment. While my son was in 6th grade, they removed the lockers due to violence, vandalism, and theft. Now that there's a new batch of students about, I think they should reinstall lockers. my son always carried around books that were heavy and he complained of his shoulders and back hurting. I think that in of itself, would better the school. I loved Lochburn and hope it thrives in it's later years.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
16%
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 Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander27%
White38%
Low income32%
Not low income54%
Special education7%
Not special education39%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female45%
Male46%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander55%
White41%
Low income42%
Not low income85%
Special education7%
Not special education52%
Limited English13%
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 Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
Black40%
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander53%
White64%
Low income45%
Not low income39%
Special education10%
Not special education49%
Limited English4%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female47%
Male38%
Black54%
Asian47%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander29%
White50%
Low income41%
Not low income56%
Special education25%
Not special education45%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female64%
Male48%
Black56%
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander60%
White72%
Low income58%
Not low income50%
Special education30%
Not special education60%
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

Math

All Students34%
Female36%
Male32%
Black21%
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Low income33%
Not low income39%
Special education10%
Not special education37%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female45%
Male36%
Black33%
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income39%
Not low income50%
Special education10%
Not special education44%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
Black33%
Asian53%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income36%
Not low income57%
Special education29%
Not special education40%
Limited English16%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 Students92%
Female91%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income96%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
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 Students100%
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 education100%

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
Hispanic 37% 20%
White 20% 60%
Black 16% 5%
Two or more races 13% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 118%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 284%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 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 59%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Helen Wilson
Fax number
  • (253) 583-5428

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Soccer

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  • Band
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Lakewood, WA 98499
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