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Cascade Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 189 students

 
 

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Posted October 31, 2009

The past 3 years I went to Cascade and had a constant 4.0. All of my English and History teachers were great. Science is a joke so don't expect anything of that subject. The main advanced math teacher is exceptional but most students really don't get pushed. Their music, sports, and arts programs are phenomenal. However, I had several 'run ins' with the administrators and find they handle a situation horrendously. That would also be the largest fault of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2009

I am proud to call mt self a Cascade Cavalier. Cause this school is the best and the teachers are awesome. My dad and older brother both went to cascade and they loved it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2008

Cascade is a good school, the teachers are all pretty much outstanding. My child is a 4.0-3.8 student. I have done a little bit of volunteer work here, there are a lot of students I would personally consider 'creepy'. Not trying to be prejudice at all. The school is located in a very wealthy community & to make it fair, a lot of the kids who live in the Highlands go here. If they didn't make it that way, Monticello would have a population of about 850 and Cascade 300. The teachers really do try their best to teach...altough there is one teacher I have heard a lot about as to not really care. Other than that, the teachers are all superb!! They have great athletics placing as no. 1 in Longview/Kelso in quite a few categories. :) English here is sensational as well as Math, & Social Studies!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

This is a great school. The teachers all care about you and treat with so much respect. I am proud to consider myself a Cascade Cavalier!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2005

Awful experience, I am so thankful that my child no longer attends. The staff is very rigid and unsupportive, unreasonable and does not seem to have the childrens best interest at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

Cascade Middle School is situated in one of the wealthiest communities in Longview. The school district boundaries however bring a well rounded study body together. CMS has very good programs in excellerated learning programs, however parents interested in programs should get involved early, as parental contact seems light here. Most student programs are limited. Sports programs are in place, however as a middle school it does not have a great following. Longview schools generally receive funding from bond measures without problems so there are no glaring omissions in the curriculum. Overall, the school program is good and the teachers seem engaged in the learning process. Administration in the past has been off-hands, but I am not familiar with the latest group of admins there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

My son is an eighth grade student at Cascade M.S. He is an A/A- student. He regularly describes the quality of his teachers to me. He believes 50% of his teachers have been challenging, providing a rewarding educational experience. He believe the other 50% are literally 'useless' and should retire because (a) they are 'burned out' and not interested in teaching or (b) are unknowledgable about their subject areas. science education at Cascade M.S. is severely deficient, particularly for exciting kids about careers in chemistry, physics, biology, and related technical fields (e.g. medicine, engineering). Fortunately, my son has had an outstanding math and English teacher during his 2.5 years at Cascade, and these are skills he has clearly developed in middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

I am a student at cascade middle school and this school without a doubt has the worst couciling and administrative staff ever. first off the councilers do exactly the oposite of council the mostly do nothing or make you feel worse about why you came there and the only time they do work is when they try to find some sort of loop hole so they dont have to help you. the administrative staff have cut the budget so much that each student only has $2.00 dollars allowed for printing fo the entire year, and also there have been several accounts of a teachers inapropriate behavior and the teacher has yet to have been delt with.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2004

I attend Cascade Middle School right now and if I could give you advice before you go to the school. Dont go. We have no bells so teachers just let you out when they think is time. We are to have 2 min. between each class to go to locker, bathroom, ext. The teachers are all slakers in some ways. Some dont really care when you turn in your work, some always has a bad attitude and others dont help you with your work. Not only that but most teachers pick favorites.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

I have really enjoyed the school for the past 2 years. My daughter is in 8th grade this year and I am hoping that the high school change and quality will be as good next year.
—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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students41%
Female40%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income27%
Not low income58%
Special education4%
Not special education49%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female62%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income42%
Not low income74%
Special education7%
Not special education67%
Limited English15%
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 Students48%
Female53%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income29%
Not low income72%
Special education4%
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female66%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income43%
Not low income75%
Special education8%
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female68%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income49%
Not low income69%
Special education4%
Not special education67%
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 Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income21%
Not low income63%
Special education0%
Not special education43%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income39%
Not low income78%
Special education0%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female54%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income30%
Not low income71%
Special education0%
Not special education53%
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.

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students90%
Female96%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
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 68% 60%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 258%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 88%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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